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?

The wild landscapes of the Yukon and the Northwest Territories provide the ideal backdrop for viewing the northern lights on an action-packed adventure. By day enjoy a range of activities from a scenic sleigh ride to thrilling dog sledding, snowmobiling to ice-fishing - there's something for everyone. As darkness falls, turn your attention to the skies where hopefully you'll be rewarded with a mesmerising light display overhead.

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!

In October and November each year, the frontier town of Churchill in northern Manitoba becomes the polar bear capital of the world. While the focus of these trips is very much on wildlife encounters, sightings of the aurora are possible.

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"Everything was perfect and went without any hitches at all. All our tours were awesome to say the least! We even saw the northern lights and boy what a thrill it was. I was smiling from ear to ear all the way through this adventure holiday!"
Mrs Walford, Yukon Winter Dream

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Over our two full days on the Tundra Buggies we encountered at least 60 bears, some with cubs, others sparring but most just lounging around waiting for the ice to form!
Barry Nelson
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