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AURORA BOREALIS VIEWING ADVENTURES


Come view the awe-inspiring aurora borealis in the Canadian north. The aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights, are one of nature’s most amazing phenomena. They are a luminous display, alive with shimmering colours that dance across the night sky. You will get a spiritual feeling and sense of amazement viewing the aurora borealis and Canada offers some of the most consistent viewing locations in the world. Though the northern lights are present all year long, they are best viewed in the fall and winter when the nights are longer. Escorted tours to view the aurora borealis are available from several northern communities, such as Whitehorse, Yellowknife, and Flin Flon.
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View the aurora borealis on this tour from Yellowknife
View the aurora borealis on this tour from Yellowknife
Aurora borealis viewing from the city of Whitehorse, Yukon
Aurora borealis viewing from the city of Whitehorse, Yukon
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Northern lights safari and caribou migration adventure from a lodge in the Barrenlands, Nunavut
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$3995.00 CAD
Northern lights safari and caribou migration adventure from a lodge in the Barrenlands, Nunavut
Aurora Borealis Viewing | Difficulty: Easy / Moderate | Max 24 People

This Aurora Borealis Arctic safari adventure takes place at an Arctic 5 star lodge on Ennadai Lake. Located at the heart of the arctic Aurora Borealis, this lodge is the ideal location to view unspoiled northern lights. Cool evening skies are filled with the majestic northern lights, and unforgettable day-time safari adventures await. 

Daily excursions include wildlife viewing safaris for caribou, wolves, eagles, geese, wolverines, and more. Guests can explore the tree line on foot, explore the edges of Ennadai lake on kayak, or motorized boat, take part in world class fishing and experience the beginning of the fall tundra colours as the caribou migrate on the eskers surrounding Ennadai Lake. 

Every fall the Qamanirjuaq caribou herd leaves their summer calving grounds and journeys five hundred kilometers southward to their winter home. The Qamanirjuaq caribou are one the healthiest herds in Canada and several narrow sections around the lake provide natural crossing places for the caribou. This lodge is located on their migratory path.

Many other animals such as wolves and wolverine depend on the caribou. Large numbers of caribou means large numbers of predators. At this lodge you may also see wolves and wolverines.  Fresh tracks around the lodge are common.

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Aurora borealis viewing from the city of Whitehorse, Yukon
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$495.00 CAD
Aurora borealis viewing from the city of Whitehorse, Yukon
Aurora Borealis Viewing | Difficulty: Easy | Max 12 People

Enjoy the beauty and mystery of the aurora borealis on this tour to view the northern lights in and around the city of Whitehorse, Yukon. To the north an eerie, sulfurous-green sheen begins to ripple into the night sky.  It arcs itself into an ebb and flow, slowly growing, then suddenly bursts across the full expanse of the night sky waving and dancing as if it were happy.  It's the spectacular and mystical Northern Lights and viewings such as the one above are common in the Yukon.

This aurora borealis package combines the comfort of a hotel accommodation with evening tours at heated and comfortable facilities away from the city lights to view the northern lights. Whitehorse is considered one of the best places in the world for viewing this natural wonder and the area boasts a high success rate for seeing the lights.

Your package begins with pick up service at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Whitehorse.  This same evening you will participate in your first aurora tour.  You will transported by van from Whitehorse to a remote cabin a short drive from the city.  Here you will enjoy the spectacle of the lights in the comfort of a cozy heated cabin.  On day two, you will be treated to a tour of the city of Whitehorse and each evening you will return to the viewing location for a guided aurora tour.  

To fill your afternoons, various day activities can be added to your package.  Optional tours include snowshoeing, dogsledding, snowmobiling, wildlife preserve, hotsprings tour and ice fishing in the winter. Hiking, hotsprings tours and a visit to a wildlife reserve in the fall.

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View the northern lights (aurora borealis) from a wilderness lodge in the Yukon
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$189.00 CAD
View the northern lights (aurora borealis) from a wilderness lodge in the Yukon
Aurora Borealis Viewing | Difficulty: Easy | Max 20 People

View the amazing spectacle of the aurora borealis from this wilderness lodge in the Yukon. A scenic 35-minute drive (55 km) from Whitehorse, Yukon's capital city, will find you surrounded with nature's best and one of the best places in the world to view the northern lights. The crystal clear waters of Marsh Lake, spectacular mountain views, pristine forests, as well as an abundance of outdoor activities provide opportunities for all. 

This region of the Yukon is considered one of the best in the world for viewing the aurora borealis.  These dancing streamers can be pale green, pink, red and blue. Most often the aurora is greenish in colour, the result of particles streaming into atmosphere at speeds of up to 37,000 miles per second.   

The season for viewing the aurora borealis is anytime from late August to mid April, when daylight hours are at a minimum and dark night skies prevail.  Viewing success is weather dependent and can never be guaranteed but if skies are clear the chances of seeing the lights is good.

Historically, the area was a major transportation route for the Klondike Goldrush of 1898.   This adventure lodge offers a natural log structure that affords luxury accommodation and lifestyle pursuits in a retreat-like setting. Choose from one of the well-appointed guest suites each with their own special comforts. The lodge's great room, library and solariums offer a variety of personal spaces. Enjoy at your leisure the outdoor hot tub and sauna or simply experience Yukon's natural offerings from the spacious deck areas.

For one's adventure appetite, a variety of outdoor pursuits such as dog sledding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and snowshoeing are available during the day in the winter. And hiking, canoeing, kayaking and fishing in the fall. This lodge is one of the very few places where you will be able to enjoy the aurora borealis from the comfort of your room.

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Aurora borealis viewing from this wilderness lodge in the Northwest Territories
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$1100.00 CAD
Aurora borealis viewing from this wilderness lodge in the Northwest Territories
Aurora Borealis Viewing | Difficulty: Easy | Max 35 People

View one of the most spectacular phenomenon on earth, the aurora borealis, from this wilderness lodge in the northern Canada. Viewable throughout the fall and winter, this location is among the best in the world for viewing the northern lights. Nothing can rival the experience of watching the aurora borealis. Awash in vibrant colors, these northern lights dance across the sky to speak to the moon in mystical voices. 

Travel to the last frontier of northern Canada, where your adventure will begin with a short ski-plane flight from Yellowknife to a secluded wilderness lodge. Let your senses come alive. You'll revel in natural surroundings and inhale the cleansing fragrance of spruce. You will feast your eyes on the northern vista in all its glory and drink in its beauty. 

Aurora watchers and stargazers agree there are few better places to see the Aurora than from this lodge. From mid-August, when night skies turn a velvety black to mid October when the lake begins to freeze, guests can be treated to late night shows of the northern lights. On calm nights the lake also reflects the sky, doubling the awe-inspiring images.  Autumn is a great time to sit outside in comfort and just lean back and enjoy the show. Day activities during this time of year include fishing, canoeing, kayaking and hiking. 

In the winter the adventure continues. The lodge itself, is welcoming atop a rolling, snow covered hill. Inside the main lodge, or in one of our cabins, a cozy wood fire offers warm comfort. Through the day, follow well-marked trails on skis, snowshoes or by snowmobile. Relax with your favorite beverage in the early evening before sitting down to a gourmet dinner prepared by our red seal chef. Later, on clear nights, the Aurora may dance overhead. Enjoy the lights from one of our decks, our hot tub, or snuggled under a duvet in your room. The lodge even offers Aurora Wake Up Service to catch the Northern lights at their best.

One may ask why not just stay in Yellowknife and view aurora? To experience northern lights to the fullest potential you have to get away from city lights and the "light glow" of any populated area. This lodge is fly in only -- there are no other camps or cabins within many miles -- you are in the true wilderness with no light obstructions to hinder your view of the aurora.  The main lodge was designed with aurora viewing in mind. All bedrooms offer prime viewing as do the dining, lounge areas, aurora room, decks, sauna deck and hot tub. Come experience the northern lights playing directly over the Lodge in awesome multicoloured displays. You'll have an exclusive, front row seat for nature's own light show after dark.

This lodge lies below the Auroral oval, the enormous band of energy that circles the North Magnetic Pole. Here you are as close to the Aurora as any earthbound spectator ever gets. If the weather is clear, chances are good that you'll see the Aurora on almost any night between mid-August and mid April

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Aurora borealis viewing from a lodge in northern Manitoba
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$550.00 CAD
Aurora borealis viewing from a lodge in northern Manitoba
Aurora Borealis Viewing | Difficulty: Easy | Max 90 People

View nature’s most amazing light display on this tour to view the aurora borealis in northern Manitoba. Accessible by air or by road, this lodge’s location offers a very good opportunity for viewing the aurora borealis (northern lights).  Just as breathtaking as the summer months, winter brings a whole new sense of adventure and thrill to northern Manitoba.  In the cold winter evenings the aurora comes out to put on one of the most awesome displays of nature.  Sit out on the deck or enjoy the show from the outdoor hot tub.  From the beauty of sparkling frozen waters, snow covered trees, icicles on rooftops, to the frolicking of wildlife as they leave behind their distinctive and enticing trails in the snow, nothing short of a winter wonderland unfolds. 

At the lodge there is never an opportunity to succumb to cabin fever.  Besides viewing the aurora borealis, there are so many adrenalin pumping and heart pounding winter activities available that are sure to spark a little adventure in anyone.  Just because summer ends and winter begins does not mean that you have to hang up your fishing rod for another year.  The ice fishing at the lodge is excellent.  The lodge also offers snowmobiling, trapline excursions, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, tobagganing and ice skating.

At the end of the day come and enjoy a fine dinner in our dining room, and perhaps close your evening with a soak in our outdoor hot tub as you watch the aurora borealis dance above you. There is nothing more tempting than a walk into the crisp, cool air and then easing your way into an incredibly soothing whirlpool of warmth. And at the end of your soak, return to your toasty and very comfortable cabin for a good night's rest.  

 

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