Northern Lights Vacations in Canada
The nighttime display of phosphorescent green, yellow and pink lights that shimmer like stardust across northern skies have entranced travellers for centuries. This spectacle is the Northern Lights, and Canada is one of the planet’s top places to see them, with optimal viewing between November and March.
Our Aurora Borealis tours take you to the best places to see the Northern Lights in Canada and include winter adventures to keep you busy once the sun rises, from dogsledding to snowshoeing.
The team at Fresh Tracks can help you customize your Canadian Northern Lights Tour.
Where to view the Northern Lights
Discover the best locations across Canada to view the Northern Lights.
Sit in the quiet of the Yukon wilderness and get photography tips to capture the Northern Lights as they dance overhead. By day, explore Whitehorse, or go full Canadian by drilling a hole in the ice to fish, or zooming across the same frozen lake on a snowmobile. Then relax in a natural hot springs.
Head to Hudson Bay to chase the Aurora Borealis across the night sky after a day spent snowshoeing on the frozen tundra near Churchill, Manitoba. These tours are all about the Northern Lights — you can even sleep in a giant tundra buggy to see them far from any light pollution — but there’s a chance to see polar bears, too, if you visit in November.
ONBOARD A SLEEPER TRAIN
You can also watch the Northern Lights brighten the atmosphere like fireworks from the comfort of a passenger train trundling north between Winnipeg and Hudson Bay, or winding its way through Banff or Jasper in the Canadian Rockies.
These are some of our favourite trip ideas which you can personalize and make your own with the help of our Canadian Insiders.
Northern Lights of the Yukon
Northern Lights of Churchill
Get your personalized trip plan organized and arranged for you
- Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
- Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
- Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.