Learning Vacations

Unique Learning Vacations

Have you always dreamed of visiting Churchill, Manitoba, but want more than the usual package tour experience? Why not consider the Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC), an active research facility located 23 km from town where the northern reach of the boreal forest meets the southern extent of arctic tundra? Each five to seven day course is a true learning experience led by professional scientists and expert guides. Participants will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the culture, history and wildlife of the Churchill area through daily interaction with visiting scientists and fellow travellers. There are no tests and no grades, but guided tours and presentations will open new doors to learning for even the most seasoned traveller.

The CNSC offers programs on birding, beluga whales, wildflowers, subarctic ecology, northern lights & astronomy and, of course, polar bears. Some learning vacations are offered by the Centre under the CNSC Learning Vacation brand, while others are organized by partner organizations such as Road Scholar or Earthwatch Institute.

All accommodations, meals, airport/train shuttle, local tours, wildlife viewing opportunities and presentations are included in the course price. Accommodations are basic, but comfortable, with dormitory-style rooms (each sleeping up to 4 people during peak season) and shared washrooms with private showers.

Packing List and General Information

For more information about Churchill and how to prepare for your program, take a look at our general information package.
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Supporting Our Community

We're partnering with our local school and Pack for A Purpose to get school supplies to Churchill affordibly.
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Annual General Meeting

See our AGM Poster for details!

From 7-9 PM on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at the Pioneer Gallery at the Complex

Please join us in celebrating the achievements of the past year, and looking forward to the future at our annual general meeting.