Adventure to a tiny town with bags of character, where bucket-list polar experiences include magical polar bear sightings and one of nature’s most spectacular phenomenon, the Northern Lights. This is one the best wildlife holidays on the planet.

Why travel to Churchill

Do you want to discover polar bears at their natural habitat? Plan your luxury trip to Churchill, Canada, to experience the life of polar bears and beluga whales, enjoy dog sledding or see the Northern lights. Once a trading post of the Hudson Bay Company, the small town of Churchill is most famous for polar bears, substantial numbers of which migrate here from August until the bay freezes in mid to late November. Thanks to the natural topography of Hudson Bay, the big freeze starts here, at the mouth of the Churchill River, which creates the perfect haul out for ring seals – the polar bear’s favourite meal.
During the summer months, around 60,000 beluga whales migrate here also to breed and calf in safety of the open water. The sight of them is astounding but the sound of these ‘canaries of the sea’ is even more impressive.

If that is not reason enough for a trip to Churchill, this is also one of the finest places in the world to see the aurora borealis. Located directly under the Van Allen belt, the aurora is visible for some 300 days of the year. February is the perfect time to experience these fabled lights.

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KEY FACTS
CURRENCY

Canadian Dollar

LANGUAGE

English/French

TIME ZONE

GMT -04:00

TIPPING

15-20%

PEAK TIME

June - September

USEFUL PHRASES

Hello - Bonjour
I'm sorry - Je suis désolé
Thank you - Merci
Please - S'il te plaît
Good morning - Bonjour
Nice to meet you - Ravi de vous rencontrer
See you later - À plus tard
Goodnight - Bonne nuit

HOTTEST MONTH

July
15°C on average

COLDEST MONTH

January
-10°C on average

SUSTAINABILITY

We believe travel is precious

The world has transformed dramatically since cazenove+loyd was founded in 1993. On every trip we take, we wonder how that destination will look in another 30 years. We are passionate about our destinations and understand that it has become more important than ever to conserve their wildlife, habitats and communities for future generations.

Churchill

Our Destination Expert’s top tip

A the height of Polar bear season look left and right before crossing the road, you are checking for bears not cars.

Caroline Maber

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Polar regions, Central + South America and The Caribbean
Local lowdown

No roads lead to Churchill – Churchill is not accessible by road. The only way to travel to Churchill is by a two-day, 1,700km train ride or a 3-hour flight.

Did you know

Not only is Churchill known as the Polar Bear Capital of the World, but it is also the Beluga Whale Capital of the World. In the summer over 3,000 belugas swim right into the Churchill River.

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