The Northern Lights or aurora borealis is one of Canada's many natural wonders. These lights dance across the night sky in shades of green, red, and blue. While it is possible to spot these lights year round outside of the big cities, the fall and winter are the best times for viewing them. Also, there are prime viewing spots across the provinces that may also offer a viewing package.

For instance, in northern Manitoba there is a lodge on Lake Athapapuskow that provides some of the best views around. You can sit on the outdoor deck or even lounge in their year round hot tub to watch the lights. This lodge also offers hiking, fishing, ice fishing, and snow mobiling for its guests.

In the Northwest Territories it is possible to take a tour originating out of the capital of Yellowknife. Due to its northerly location, a three night tour should give you a 95% success rate of seeing the Northern Lights at least once. For this tour you will need to dress warmly. You will be taken far out of the city and away from any manmade light source for maximum viewing potential. Also in the Northwest Territories you can go to an isolated ski lodge in Blachford Lake. In addition to wake up service aurora viewing, you can also enjoy guided cross-country ski and snow shoe tours or eating maple sugar on snow.

Finally, the southern part of the Yukon has two Northern Lights viewing lodges in Whitehorse and Marsh Lake.