Experience one of the world’s greatest natural phenomena in one of the best areas in the world to view the Aurora Borealis. Guests on this outstanding incentive program travel to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada to take in one of nature’s most magnificent shows – the Northern Lights.
Auroras – natural light displays caused by highly charged electrons interacting with elements in the earth’s atmosphere – are primarily seen at high latitude areas surrounding the earth’s magnetic north and south poles. These colorful, shimmering curtains of light that dance across the sky are amazing to witness firsthand. At 400km south of the Arctic Circle, Yellowknife is an ideal spot for experiencing the Northern Lights. It’s remote location, paired with a vibrant local culture and the infrastructure of a modern city, also make it a prime place for embarking upon an arctic adventure!
Uniquely Northwest’s Northern Lights Program in Canada features three different and exciting evenings viewing the magic and beauty of the Northern Lights: by snowmobile, from private teepees, and from the Arctic’s only sky-deck observatory. Day time activities on this incentive program immerse guests in the culture and lifestyle of the Arctic North. This historic mining town is also rich in aboriginal culture, including the Yellowknives Dene First Nations group for whom the city was named. Incentive travelers are immersed in the culture by trying their hand at ice fishing, mushing a dog sled team across the frozen terrain, and enjoy traditional games and music during a visit to a Dene camp. Exploring the winter wonderland by snowshoe, or getting a breathtaking birds-eye view of the area on a floatplane tour, this fascinating program offers a true departure to another world.
Contact Uniquely Northwest to create a customized incentive trip to get off the beaten path to Canada’s Northwest Territories and experience the splendor of the Northern Lights!
photo by nomadicphoto via creative commons