Northern Lights Eco Escape
From Iceland to Sweden to Alaska and Norway, there are a handful of countries you can visit to catch the aurora borealis AKA the Northern Lights, and Canada is right up there with some of the best.
Hit the back country of Yukon Territory, Yellowknife, Whitehorse, Calgary or Manitoba with a jeep and a prayer and you could see yourself blessed with a view of this natural light show as it dances across the skies.
If you're searching for the best times to see the Northern Lights in Canada, we've sussed out the answer. Read on for our tips and tricks and then prepare to get your camera out, you're not going to want to miss a moment of the action.
December to March.
December through March offers the longest hours of darkness in Canada and the Northern Lights are best seen at the darkest time of night.
Canada's northern provinces extend deep into the Arctic Circle and offer some of the most amazing locations from which to see the Northern Lights. Visiting towns that are furthest away from major cities will ensure the least amount of light pollution and the best view of the Lights.
Although it's ideal to visit during the darkest months, planning your holiday for the beginning or the end of winter will mean cheaper accommodation and tour prices.
The best time to see the Northern Lights, weather-wise: Travelling between September and November and between February and March will mean that you avoid the coldest winter months.
The cheapest time to see the Northern Lights: Travelling during the shoulder months, such as in early September or late March, will mean cheaper hotels and tour prices though reduces your chance of catching the lights. Alternatively, try searching for package deals during December and January.
To get closest to the lights, we'd recommend searching for flights to places like Yellowknife in the Northwest Territory, Edmonton or Calgary in Alberta or Whitehorse in the Yukon.
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