Churchill, Manitoba Cruise Port, 2019 and 2020 Cruises to Churchill, Manitoba | The Cruise Web
 

Churchill, Manitoba Cruise Port

The secluded port of Churchill in Churchill, Manitoba is an arctic getaway tucked away in the middle of Canada. This big, yet small town of fewer than 1,000 people is located off Hudson Bay and is less than an hour’s drive—slightly longer by snowmobile or dogsled—from the Manitoba/Nunavut border. The vast wilderness surrounding the town is home to a plethora of migratory bird species and various arctic mammals included the illusive polar bear. Beluga whales can often be seen in the seas adjacent to the port. The town is rich with heritage. The Thule people established a presence over 1,000 years ago and the Inuit culture remains an important aspect of the region. There is a museum dedicated to Eskimo history and a number of cultural centers offer first-hand knowledge. The Aurora Borealis can sometimes be seen from Churchill depending on the time of year. Many arctic cruises also begin in or travel through the port.

 

  • For an authentic dog sledding experience, Blue Sky Expeditions has you covered. Not only do you get to take a thrilling ride along with a trained team of dogs, you’ll also learn about the process.
     
  • The Eskimo Museum is filled with interesting artifacts and each one has a story to tell. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, but if you prefer, pre-recorded audio tours are also available.
     
  • Explore the Prince of Wales Fort and get a good idea of what the town and surrounding area was like under British rule. The fort is masterfully maintained and offers great views.
     
  • The Miss Piggy is a supply plane that went down many years ago; however, the wreckage remains for visitors to explore. Luckily, everyone survived the crash.
     

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