Watching the aurora borealis dance and zigzag across the night sky is thrilling—a once in a lifetime experience that people travel across the globe to witness. And Canada's north is one of the world's top places to see it. In the Northwest Territories, the Northern Lights can be viewed an average of 200 nights per year—from a backcountry hot tub, luxury lodge or fur-lined tipi.
Camp in a prospector-style wall tent once used by gold seekers, listen to stories of Northern life and watch the sky light up with the aurora borealis with Northern Tales Travel Service.
Take cover in an Aurora Pod in Churchill, Manitoba: A comfortable, heated shelter with windowed walls and a glass roof, for optimal, 360-degree aurora watching.
Skate, dogsled, snowshoe and snowmobile by day, then slip into a hot tub at night to watch the Northern Lights shimmer at remote fly-in Blachford Lake Lodge in the Northwest Territories.
Head to Yellowknife’s Aurora Village, where star seekers can overnight in fur-lined tipis after a spectacular Northern Lights show.
Zip across the moon-lit snow in a Beck’s Kennels’ dogsled, pull up to a cabin under the stars and watch the aurora begin to shimmy across the sky.
Watch the aurora borealis from the Takhini Hot Springs, while unwinding in its balmy, naturally heated outdoor waters.
At RAW:churchill, you’ll feast on a world-class meal at a historic fort, with unobstructed views of the shimmering, dancing Northern Lights show parading overhead.
Stay in a quaint log cabin overlooking the Yukon Valley at Northern Lights Resort and Spa’s chalets, the perfect home base for aurora viewing. aurora viewing experience.