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Aurora over the Yukon

Canada Northern Lights Holidays

With its northern provinces extending deep into the Arctic Circle, Canada offers some fantastic locations for northern lights holidays in some of the world’s great wildernesses. Combined with a host of thrilling winter activities and picturesque snow-covered scenery, Canada is an aurora 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 active adventure in the Yukon, staying in Whitehorse, an ideal base from which to venture out into the wilderness, or relax with a stay at the aptly named Northern Lights Resort & Spa followed by an independent tour through the Rockies.

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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In awe and wonder, we watched in silence as surely nature's most extraordinary spectacle swirled above us.
Barry Nelson, Classic Polar Bear Adventure

Northern Lights Holidays in Canada

Canada Northern Lights and Winter Adventure

from £780
excluding flights
3 nights Jan-Apr, Dec
Experience the best of Canada’s winter wonderland in the Yukon, with its natural beauty and snowy landscapes coupled with gracious hospitality.
  • Northern Lights
  • Independent
  • Active

Aurora at Blachford Lake

from £1,710
excluding flights
4 nights Jan-Apr
Combine the frontier city of Yellowknife with remote Blachford Lake Lodge.
  • Winter Break
  • Northern Lights
  • Independent