If you haven’t yet had the privilege of witnessing cold weather’s dreamiest phenomenon, now might be your chance. Aurora activity has been particularly stellar of late; even just this week a severe geomagnetic storm created some of the most amazing aurora panoramas in recent memory.
The aurora (one of many of the planet’s amazing natural light phenomena) is notoriously devilish to predict, so maximizing the odds of catching the undulating light show is always in fashion. Your best bet may just be a new stay in Churchill, Manitoba, a remote Canadian town that reports aurora activity an impressive 300 nights a year.
The pad to watch it from? Natural Habitat Adventures’ new Aurora Pod, which debuts this month. Parked on the outskirts of the remote Canadian town, the custom-built structure affords unobstructed 360-degree views of the night sky through its geometric glass roof and surrounding walls.
Inside: ultra-cushy armchairs where one can sit back and enjoy the show.
Lindsey Olander is an Assistant Editor at Travel + Leisure.