Northern Lights in the Wild

Northern lights at Dymond Lake Ecolodge. Photo courtesy of Raja Banerjee.
Northern Lights. Great Ice Bear Adventure. November. Dymond Lake Ecolodge. Raja Banerjee photo.

There are few phenomena more universally fascinating than the aurora borealis. Our remote wilderness Lodges are located in the pristine heart of northern Canada, far from light pollution, and ideally located for those who love to watch the lights dance across the sky!

We’re often asked, “When is the BEST time to see the northern lights?” The answer is that it’s possible, given the right conditions, to see the northern lights while on any of our safaris! Excellent viewing possibilities present themselves throughout our season from July to November.

Northern Lights. Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Charles Glatzer photo.
Northern Lights. Hudson Bay Odyssey. August. Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Charles Glatzer photo.

While the winter months are thought of as the traditional time to view the northern lights, they can also be spectacular on a clear summer or fall night. Plus, it’s a lot more fun working with cameras in the warmer months at 10° C instead of -40° C!

Northern Lights. Seal River Heritage Lodge. Jad Davenport photo.
Northern Lights. Birds, Bears and Belugas. August. Seal River Heritage Lodge. Jad Davenport photo.

Whichever safari you decide on, you can rest assured that our staff will monitor the skies at night and wake you up when the lights make an appearance, so you won’t miss out on the spectacle of a lifetime.

Aurora Borealis. Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Ryohei Orihara photo.
Aurora Borealis. Hudson Bay Odyssey. September. Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. Ryohei Orihara photo.