Churchill Summer Getaway

Summer Dog Sledding, Bird Watching and Dazzling Northern Lights

3 Days | Manitoba

Experience the best of summer getaway activities on a Churchill river mushing tour, a bird-watching boat tour, and Aurora Borealis viewing. Take in several thousand years of Inuit culture and northern artifacts at the intimate Itsanitaq Museum.

Start Price



3 Days



Activity Level



April to September

Churchill Summer Getaway Itinerary

Northern Lights Viewing

Aurora Inn

Dog Sledding

Bird Watching

Region: Manitoba

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Flight from Winnipeg / James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG) to Churchill Airport (YYQ)
Check in: Aurora Inn

The Aurora Inn offers 18 spacious 2 story apartment-style suites, with 2 wheelchair access single-story rooms. It is centrally located and steps from Churchill’s restaurants, shopping, recreation, bars, and train station; perfect for a summer getaway.

Locally owned and operated!


Day 2

Dog Sledding with Wapusk Adventures

Get a glimpse of Métis heritage from Canada’s largest sled dog kennel and a leader in this northern mushing community. This award-winning, small operation has grown through hard work and commitment to dogs and to Churchill into a full-fledged kennel just inside the treeline.  Try summer Churchill River mushing!

Aurora Domes

View the spectacular Churchill Northern Lights from the comforts of being indoors through heated, plexiglass “bubbles”. The remote location is a 20-minute drive from the town of Churchill, allowing visitors to see the Auroras at their best, away from other light pollution from the town.


Day 3

Bird Watching on the Churchill River

Travel up the beautiful Churchill River, on your summer getaway, in the “River Dog” an 18-foot Transport Canada approved jet boat, specially designed for boating on this shallow waterway. This tour is your best bet to find the rare Ross’s Gull and you may also see Little Gulls, Sabine’s Gulls, Bald Eagles, Osprey, Golden Eagles, Tundra Swans plus other birds of interest. You will be transported from Wapusk General Store to the Goose Creek marina for this 2 1/2 hour tour.

Flight from Churchill Airport (YYQ) to Winnipeg / James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG)

What's Included

This package includes experiences with the following authentic Indigenous tourism businesses:

  • Wapusk Adventures is owned and operated by Dave Daley (Metis).
  • Aurora Inn is owned by operated by the Daley Family (Metis).

Package includes:

  • 2 nights moderate accommodations
  • Dog sledding
  • Bird watching boat tour
  • Churchill northern lights viewing
  • Comprehensive documentation package

* Package price is the suggested starting price per person based on a double occupancy and does not include taxes.

** Flight option not included in package price. Transportation may vary to customer request and availability.

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