Experience the magic of the northern lights as they dance across the night sky during a stay at a remote and rustic lodge set deep in the Canadian wilderness.
One of the most renowned spectacles of the Canadian north is the northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis. These bright dancing lights, listed among the planet’s greatest natural wonders, are caused by collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere as a result of solar flares with atoms in the thermosphere. Most of the particles disappear into space but if some enter our upper atmosphere, around polar regions where those magnetic fields converge, they react with the gases found there. These auroral displays can appear in many colours. Although green and pink are the most common, red, yellow, green, blue, and violet sightings of aurora borealis have also been reported. The northern lights can also appear in many forms, from large patches and scattered clouds, to streams of lights, arcs, and rippling curtains of light.
One of the best places to see the northern lights in Canada is in and around Yellowknife, NWT. Because of the limited cloud cover, the skies are often clear, allowing for excellent aurora viewing. During your lodge stay, which is ideally situated in the Canadian wilderness, far away from any light pollution that would impede viewing, you’ll have a front row centre seat as you watch the ever-changing dance of light ebb and flow across a clear night sky. Here, in the quiet and solitude of this magnificent setting, you can spend your days enjoying a variety of outdoor activities, exploring the terrain. Then at night, settle in for one of the most unforgettable light shows you’ll ever witness.