Experience Canada's Northern Lights

Arguably one of the most breath-taking wonders of Canada are the Northern Lights (scientifically named the Aurora Borealis). The Northern Lights are a combination of gas particles in our earth's atmosphere, and particles from the sun's atmosphere colliding, the product of which is a beautiful multi-colored night sky.

The Northern Lights are only visible in specific weather and atmospheric conditions – so when you have the chance to see it, it is a remarkable and rare experience. Here are some ideal locations you can visit in Canada to try and catch the magnificent Aurora Borealis. To experience the northern lights it is best to follow a website like http://www.aurorawatch.ca where data is taken and translated into usable information for people looking to view the Northern Lights.

PS – You can watch for an occurring Aurora Borealis without leaving your house on this live webcam based in Manitoba! https://explore.org/livecams/zen-den/northern-lights-cam

Jasper National Park (Alberta)

"Due to it's vast size and location, the 11,000 sq km (4,247 mi) Jasper National Park is considered to be the world's largest accessible Dark Sky Preserve." – Travel Alberta


Photo: https://www.jasper.travel/blog/all-about-aurora-borealis/

Fort McMurray (Alberta)

Photo: http://www.fortmcmurraytourism.com/explore-wood-buffalo/northern-lights

Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)

Photo:Ashlyn George

Churchill (Manitoba)

"Churchill lies directly beneath the Auroral Oval in the Northern Hemisphere. With auroral activity occurring on over 300 nights a year, Churchill offers unique access to this mysterious and compelling phenomena." - https://www.churchillscience.ca/about/northern-lights.cfm


Photo: http://everythingchurchill.com/experiences/northern-lights/

Muncho Lake Provincial Park (British Columbia)

Photo via Instagram : @boymeetscamera