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USA TODAY had a chance to witness the phenomenon firsthand on a trip to Yellowknife in Canada’s Northwest Territories, organized for journalists by Expedia, and the wispy green light in the sky did not disappoint.

But the aurora can also be unpredictable and hard to spot. Seeing it is not always a matter of just going somewhere northerly and cold and staring up at the sky, so if you’re planning a Northern Lights trip, you’ll want to go somewhere that has other activities you’re equally excited to do.