If you would like to see the northern lights (aurora borealis), you may want to join us on one of our late season multi-day expedition style raft & canoe trips.
Many of the rivers we travel are located within the auroral zone (see map), which means that there is a good chance of seeing aurora anytime the night sky is dark.
Many of the rivers we travel are located within the auroral zone (see map), which means that there is a good chance of seeing aurora anytime the night sky is dark. Here in the North, we enjoy almost 24 hour sunlight for most of our paddling season, which eliminates your chances of seeing the northern lights. However, the night sky returns in late August, and we are offered a short window of summer weather, with night skies that are often clear and perfect for seeing the northern lights.
Our late season trips on the Nahanni River offers good aurora viewing opportunities.
Tips for viewing the northern lights
I’ve witnessed the northern lights more times than I can remember. Here are a few of my tips to increase your chances of seeing them and make the experience of viewing them more memorable.
How to photograph the northern lights
When I first moved to the Northwest Territories, I was lucky to befriend a local photographer who taught me how to photograph the northern lights. The skills I learned allowed me to capture some pretty incredible aurora photos (see below). Here are a few of my tips to help you take better photos of the northern lights: