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Canada Northern Lights Vacations (Aurora Borealis)

Canada Northern Lights, also known as the Canadian Aurora Borealis, is a natural phenomenon attracting travelers to the northern regions of Canada in anticipation of catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights which illuminate the northern skies in a rainbow of colors.

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Best Time To View Northern Lights:

Canada's Northern Lights can be viewed on many nights of the year, however, weather conditions may impact viewing visibility. When nights are longer, between October and March, the viewing conditions and colors are at their best.

Winter and early spring months are the best times for a Northern Lights vacation. The colors in the skies are most vibrant, at times covered in waves of green, yellow, blue or red. Green being the most common.

What Is The Aurora Borealis:

The Canadian Northern Lights are a result of a chemical reaction between the sun and our atmosphere. The sun beams down electromagnetic radiation. The beams of light interact with the gases in the earth's atmosphere. The end result is the Northern Lights.

Northern Lights Tours:

Throughout the northern regions of many of our provinces and all of our territories are lodges and tour companies catering to the crowds who arrive every season to experience the Aurora Borealis.

Companies showcasing the Northern Lights vary in what services they provide. Services may include accommodations, meals and transportation to and from the viewing grounds.

Popular accommodation choices are lodges, resorts offering teepees or cabins. Transportation to the best Northern Lights viewing areas is part of the fun, and could be cross country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snow cats or bush plane.


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Some Canada Northern Lights Vacations Tips

- research lodges and resorts for Northern Light packages.
- bring liquids and snacks.
- in the north dress in layers as weather can be unpredictable.
- view lights away from urban areas. The darker the better.
- check the local weather forecasts for clear skies for best viewing.
- pack a video and camera.
- to take a picture set your digital camera with an ISO setting of 1600.
- arrive early as lights can last for a few minutes or hours.

Plan a Northern Lights Vacation in Canada today!