Fly on a bush plane – equipped with floats in fall and skis in winter– and land alongside Blachford Lake Lodge, an oasis of rustic luxury in the Northwest Territories’ wilderness near Yellowknife. In fall, watch the Aurora turn the night sky green, red and blue. During the day, hike, paddle and go fishing amid autumn foliage. In winter, skate on the frozen lake, stomp off on snowshoes or hop on a snowmobile and experience the wide-open Northern backcountry. Sit down to local northern cuisine like bison and pike. Then slip into the hot tub and watch curtains of Northern Lights shimmer and loop across the horizon– fireworks on a cosmic scale. Once you dive under your down duvet for the night, drift to sleep knowing you’ve signed up for the “Aurorawatch” service – to be awakened should the Aurora Borealis come to life while you’re dreaming.