Canada Northern Lights Holidays
With its northern provinces extending deep into the Arctic Circle, Canada offers some fantastic locations to see the northern lights in some of the world’s great wildernesses. Combined with a host of thrilling winter activities and picturesque snow-covered scenery, Canada is a northern lights holiday destination that’s hard to beat.
Where can you see the northern lights in Canada?
By day, enjoy a variety of outdoor activities in the wild Yukon, Northwest Territories or northern Alberta - from a scenic sleigh ride to thrilling dog sledding and snowmobiling there's something for everyone here. As darkness falls, turn your attention to the skies where hopefully you'll be rewarded with a mesmerising light display overhead.
Northern Alberta’s Fort McMurray is renowned for reliable northern lights activity, claiming more clear nights than any other aurora-watching destination in Canada. There is over a 90% chance of seeing aurora activity from a night sky viewing centre where local astronomy experts are on hand to answer questions and share photography tips.
Further north, enjoy an action-packed adventure in the Yukon, staying in Whitehorse, an ideal base from which to venture out into the wilderness. Alternatively, the little-visited Northwest Territories is home to Blachford Lake Lodge - accessible only by floatplane, here you can choose to view the aurora from the comfort of the lodge or take advantage of the outdoor hot tub!
Popular Aurora Holidays
- Yukon Winter Dream (small group escorted tour)
- Aurora at Blachford Lake (independent)
- Ice Bears & Aurora
"The highlight of the trip had to be the Northern Lights. We had clear nights throughout our stay in Fort McMurray, and did see the lights reasonably well each of the 3 nights but were very lucky indeed with a superb "show" on the last night."