The Northern Lights – or Aurora Borealis to give them their correct name – are one of the most spectacular, natural sights in the world and there is no better place to see them than in the Northwest Territories in Canada. Blachford Lake Lodge – visited by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their visit to Canada – plays host to this amazing light show, caused by solar flares and eruptions of gas on our sun, from late January to early April. Combine this with a few days taking in the winter atmosphere at the splendid Fairmont Banff Springs in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, where snowshoeing, ice skating, ice climbing and other exciting winter activities are on offer, and you will have the perfect winter holiday in Canada.
Mr S Sheard - Travelled Alberta & BC
"All in all I would give it 10/10"
Thank you for sorting out our holiday. We had a fantastic time across the whole trip, and did lots of things that we have never done before. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise was nothing short of sensational, and the Hilton Whistler was also superb. I wished we had had more time in Whistler. Stopping at the Sundance Guest Ranch was a real experience and the heli-hiking and Bear viewing tours were also excellent. I have come back feeling like I have had 5 or 6 different holidays. All in all I would give it 10/10.
Itinerary (8 Nights)
Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.
Calgary to Yellowknife
Arrive in Yellowknife via flight from Edmonton and take independent transfer to the Chateau Nova hotel for...
Arrive in Yellowknife via flight from Edmonton and take independent transfer to the Chateau Nova hotel for an overnight stay.
1 night Chateau Nova
Yellowknife to Blachford Lake Lodge
Today you will fly into Blachford Lake Lodge for a three-night stay.* Your stay includes...
to Blachford Lake Lodge
Today you will fly into Blachford Lake Lodge for a three-night stay.* Your stay includes return flights to and from Yellowknife, accommodation in the lodge or a cabin, all meals and use of hot tub, sauna, snowshoes and skates. Your package also includes Aurora orientation and basic photography presentation, free AuroraWatch (wake up) service, Tire sur la neige feast (maple sugar on snow), and an interpretive cross-country ski, snowshoe or hiking trip. Optional extras include dog sled rides, snowmobile rentals and guided touring.
3 nights Blachford Lake Lodge.
Blachford Lake Lodge to Banff
Following your departure by plane from the lodge to Yellowknife, you will fly into Calgary...
Blachford Lake Lodge
Following your departure by plane from the lodge to Yellowknife, you will fly into Calgary and then transfer to Banff for three nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
3 nights Banff.