Person on a frozen lake with arms stretched to the sky under the purple and green northern lights.

Aurores boréales

While the natural wonder known as the northern lights or the Aurora Borealis can be seen throughout all of Manitoba, Churchill experiences the phenomenon nearly 300 nights a year. With its ideal position under the auroral oval, Churchill draws in eager nature enthusiasts every year to see its beauty.

Marvel at the northern lights on a winter adventure

In Churchill, the peak viewing time for witnessing the flickering green hues of the Aurora Borealis is between February and March, with plenty of multi-day tour options available to take you north.

Manitoba's northern lights experiences are found throughout the province on Treaty 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Territory and in communities who are signatories to Treaties 6 and 10. Manitoba encompasses the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Anish-Ininiwak, Dakota, Dene, Ininiwak and Nehethowuk and the homeland of the Métis.
Three people on a deck at a yurt, watching the northern lights dance overhead near Churchill.

Top 10 Northern Lights Viewing Experiences

Northern lights can be seen across the province with Churchill being considered one of the best places in the world to see them. There are a variety of ways to partake in this natural wonder all over Manitoba.

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From northern lights viewing domes to outdoor experiences, find an opportunity that matches your comfort level this winter.

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Treat yourself to a feast for your eyes and taste buds at Dan's Diner, an extraordinary culinary experience beneath the northern lights.

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We would love to help you check aurora borealis off your bucket list! Come experience the magic of the northern lights with us!

Plan Your Manitoba Northern Lights Getaway

Once you've chosen your northern lights destination, start planning the rest of your winter escape with accommodation options in the area!


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