Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) in NWT

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Northern Light attractions in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Aurora Borealis adventures and activities including sightseeing tours, guides, and resorts.

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Aurora Borealis Viewing in the Northwest Territories, Canada

The Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, is a natural phenomenon attracting people to the northern regions of Canada from all corners of the globe. The lights are best viewed 240 nights of the year when skies are clear and nights are darker.

Best Time to View the NWT Northern Lights

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Best viewing months are during the months of October to March. It is then when the skies dance best with colors - one wave after the other - sometimes green, yellow, blue or red. No where can the Aurora Borealis be any closer than in the north of Canada.

How Do the Aurora Borealis Lights Work?

The wave of colored lights of the Aurora Borealis is a chemical reaction. The lights are created form the mixture of electromagnetic radiation (beamed down from the sun) and the earths atmosphere. The Northern Lights are the result of the mixing gases high above our heads.

Northwest Territories Northern Lights Tours

Throughout the NWT region are lodges and tours catering the crowds who visit the territory every season to experience the lights in the northern skies. Some of the tours provide accommodations, meals and transportation to Northern Lights viewing grounds. Transportation to the site could be in the form of cross country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding or airplane.

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