Canada's Aurora Village is one of the best places in the world to see the northern lights

Dec 10 2019, 1:05 pm

Aurora Borealis, aka the Northern Lights, is one of the most beautiful naturally occurring sights to behold.

It’s an almost magical experience to watch the lights dance across the sky.

 

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For many, it is on their bucket list to witness them, and one location is making it pretty easy.

Aurora Village in Yellowknife, Canada, provides guests with an ideal location to witness the natural phenomenon up close and personal.

Visitors are able to explore the north in all its glory via individual or combined winter tours.

 

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Aurora Village doesn’t just offer jaw-dropping viewing tours. It also provides fantastic daytime winter activities at their teepee Village as well as outstanding dining experiences.

Guests can partake in multiple authentic northern experiences such as dog sledding, snowshoeing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and even dream catcher lessons.

You can select from a hassle-free arrangement with the company’s packages or opt for a combination of daily tours at a discount, providing you with the flexibility to organize your trip and save money. 

 

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In addition to picking and choosing your winter experiences, guests can enjoy a variety of other fun activities including warming up and roasting marshmallows on the fire pit, tubing on the giant slide, and trying out traditional snowshoes, all included in the tour prices.

Since the Village opened in November 2000, it has evolved to become “Yellowknife’s premier aurora-viewing destination.”

CEO Mike Morin and his family are originally from Fort Resolution, the oldest trading settlement in the northern territories and home to mostly Metis and Dene people.

 

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The Village is also entirely owned by First Nations peoples.

“We have called Yellowknife home for many years,” Morin says on the Village’s website. “It is our mission to share the Northwest territories Aboriginal heritage, culture, and traditions with others through Aurora Village.”

 

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Guests that tour with the company for three nights of aurora-viewing have roughly a 95% chance of seeing the lights at least once, and 98% if they make it four nights.

Those are pretty good odds!

 

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The best times of year to visit Aurora Village to try and see the northern lights are the summer/fall season from August 12 to October 14, or the winter/spring season from November 20 to April 13.