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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.

Experiences

Northern Tales Travel Service, Yukon
Camp like an old timer

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.

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Yas Yamamoto
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The Aurora Pod, Churchill
See the Lights from a cozy pod

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.

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Jillian Recksielder
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Blachford Lake Lodge, Northwest Territories
Watch from a hot tub

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.

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Julie Warnock
Media Relations

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Aurora Village, Northwest Territories
Stay in a tipi village

Head to Yellowknife’s Aurora Village, where star seekers can overnight in fur-lined tipis after a spectacular Northern Lights show.

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Julie Warnock
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Beck’s Kennels, Northwest Territories
Dogsled under the aurora

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.

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Julie Warnock
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The Takhini Hot Springs, Yukon
Soak in the hot springs under the Lights

Watch the aurora borealis from the Takhini Hot Springs, while unwinding in its balmy, naturally heated outdoor waters.

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Yas Yamamoto
Travel Media Market Manager - Asia/Pacific

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RAW:churchill, Churchill
RAW:churchill, Churchill

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.

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Jillian Recksielder
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Watch from your private chalet

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.

 

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Yas Yamamoto
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