Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Scouting for the mystical aurora borealis, or northern lights, is Yellowknife’s most famous bucket–list experience (prime time: November to March, mid–August, early September), but the rare attractions don’t end there. Try kite–skiing across frozen lakes in winter, golfing under the midnight sun in summer or paddling through epic wilderness for hours (or days or weeks).
Where to stay
- The Explorer Hotel offers complimentary use of a telescope in a luxurious cottage-like settingThe Explorer HotelFor the royal treatment