Canada Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis 

Canada Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis is a natural phenomenon attracting travelers to the northern regions of Canada in anticipation of catching a glimpse of these dancing lights which illuminate the northern skies in a rainbow of colors.

Canada Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis

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Canada Northern Lights viewing times

Canada Northern Lights can be viewed on many nights of the year in some of Canada's north. As we move south the weather conditions, light pollution and temperatures may impact viewing visibility. When the nights are longer, between October and March, the viewing conditions and colors are at their best in Northern Canada.

How do Canada Northern Lights work?

The colors in the skies are most vibrant, at times covered in waves of green, yellow, blue or red. Green is the most common color. The 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.

Aurora Borealis Tours in Canada:

Throughout the northern regions of our Canadian provinces and all of our territories are wilderness lodges. Selected lodges provide northern light tours and accommodations.

Complimenting the lights, some lodges or wilderness resorts also provide snowmobiling, xc skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding tours so you can chase the lights. Popular accommodation choices for viewing the Northern Lights are lodges, resorts providing igloos or cabins.

Companies showcasing the Northern Lights vary in what services they provide. Services may or may not include accommodations, meals and transportation to and from the viewing grounds. 

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Some Canada Northern Lights Vacation 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.

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