In The Yukon, where there’s very little light pollution, there are many areas renowned for spotting the Aurora. If you’re not staying in an accommodation that alerts guests when the aurora is on display, download the My Aurora Forecast app or check the Aurora Forecast to see when the lights may appear that evening.
Travelers can stay at a lodge in the Southern Lakes Region to have the full quintessential Yukon experience with a fireplace and cozy décor. The auroras are usually seen between 10 pm and 3 am. As you’ll be waking up in the middle of the night to see the northern lights, staying here is ideal as you won’t have to travel to a dark sky area to see the auroras dance.
If you’re staying in the Whitehorse area, you’ll need to drive out of town to get away from the city’s light pollution to Fish Lake or Chadburn Lake Road. In Dawson City, head up to the Midnight Dome—a scenic lookout high above the city.