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The Northern Lights in Canada are an incredible spectacle of colorful lights, dancing in the sky causing an amazing and unique scenery. The Northern Lights are a rare sight and only seen in the most northern parts of the world. The event attracts people from all over the world and is that is for a reason.

About Northern Lights in Canada

The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis in Canada is a natural phenomenon that can paint the night sky with unearthly, surreal color. To observers at far-northern latitudes, they're a frequent occurrence, but many who live in more temperate climates have never seen them. As a naturally occurring phenomenon, the appearance of the Northern Lights is notoriously difficult to predict any further in advance than about two hours before it happens. 

To see the northern lights requires patience, luck, and the following conditions to be met:

  • The night must be as dark as possible (full moon will dim the aurora)
  • There should be as little unnatural light (light pollution) as possible
  • There should be little to no cloud cover
  • There must be enough solar activity

The best places to watch the lights are the northwestern parts of Canada, such as in Yellowknife. Combine your northern lights adventure with another outdoor activity to make it an even more unique experience! We offer a great variety of northern light tours in Canada.

We are simply your best chance to find a tour for witnessing the northern lights. Get detailed information below and you can book instantly online.


  • Watch the northern lights around Yellowknife


Best Time to Visit

Good season: October - February