THUNDER BAY – TRAVEL – The Aurora Borealis, Polar Bears, and a great culinary experience, an option for people looking for something far different than a trip south to Mexico or Florida. Frontiers North Adventures, in collaboration with Parks Canada and the creators of RAW:almond, announce rates and dates for RAW:churchill, scheduled to take place March 10 – 12, 2016 in Churchill, Canada.
“Never before has a culinary experience like this been hosted in Churchill,” said John Gunter, President and CEO of Frontiers North Adventures. “At RAW:churchill, our guests will enjoy a world-class meal underneath the northern lights on the exact same spot that the women and men of the Hudson’s Bay Company would have more than 250 years ago, right within the walls of Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site.”
RAW:almond cofounder Joe Kalturnyk said, “We’re so excited to bring the award-winning RAW:almond experience from a frozen river in Winnipeg to the frozen shores of the Hudson Bay.”
Part of the adventure is for guests to embark upon an official Tundra Buggy® and travel across the frozen Churchill River to Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site. Once there, protected from weather and wildlife by the fort’s 6.5 meter (21 feet) tall and 11 meter (36 feet) thick stone walls, guests will experience stunning cuisine and spirits in a heated transparent-roof ‘pop-up’ restaurant. Post-dinner, guests will complete their adventure with more northern lights viewing from the warmth and comfort of the Tundra Buggy.
Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site is managed by Parks Canada. “Parks Canada is pleased to be working with Frontiers North Adventures and the creators of RAW:almond on this unique experience at Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site,” said Marilyn Peckett, Superintendent of the Manitoba Field Unit of Parks Canada. “This initiative is a great example of how, by working together, we can provide exciting new ways of experiencing our parks and sites in all seasons.”
Churchill is located directly under the auroral oval and the RAW:churchill restaurant structure has been designed purposefully with a transparent roof to take advantage of the opportunity for guests to dine while northern lights dance overhead.
Frontiers North Adventures, the company that helped pioneer tourism in Churchill and owners of the world-famous Tundra Buggy adventure, has curated five RAW:churchill package options:
RAW:churchill Air Return – $1600 CAD
RAW:churchill One-way VIA, One-way Air – $1250 CAD
RAW:churchill VIA Rail Return – $815 CAD
RAW:churchill Land Package – $500 CAD
RAW:churchill Evening – $250 CAD
www.raw-churchill.com details inclusions for each package and instructions on how to book.
About Frontiers North Adventures
Frontiers North Adventures (www.frontiersnorth.com) is a leader in responsible tourism, specializing in life-changing authentic tours that share the wildlife, history and culture of Canada’s North. Owners and operators of the world-famous Tundra Buggy®, Frontiers North offers a variety of wildlife-viewing programs, the most popular being to visit Churchill to view polar bears.