Seeing the Aurora Borealis: Yellowknife, Canada

I’ve always wanted to watch the Northern Lights over the night sky. Where’s the best place to go see them?

Feb 4, 2013
Outside Magazine
alaska aurora borealis canada russia travel northern lights

The haunting green of the northern lights in Canada.    Photo: David KK/Flickr


Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories is the closest you’ll find to an actual tourist destination for the Aurora Borealis. Sky gazers from around the world come to this frigid-but-welcoming spot specifically to stay up late and watch the Northern Lights from the comfort of a heated seat at the somewhat-primitive Aurora Village outside of town. The cost of a night viewing session, including transportation from your hotel, is $120.