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Old thread ... 11 years! But ...

Originally Posted by rhm View Post
I have never really seen the aurora borealis, AKA northern lights. A couple times when I was a kid and my family went camping up in the Adirondacks or the Algonquin I saw faint fingers of light dancing around the northern horizon, but you really had to take it on faith that that was indeed the aurora borealis. So... I'd like to do it right sometime.

I'd love to hear anyone's experience with touring way up north, especially if it involved seeing the northern lights. Thanks!
I've seen the northern lights many times.

You can see them around Winnipeg, but they're usually just green there.

You can see them around Red Deer, in fact we had a fantastic autumn overnight tour that was highlighted by northern lights and the howls of coyotes.

And you can see them up around Grande Prairie where I lived for many years.

In both Red Deer and Grande Prairie, they appeared in red, green, and white.

But apparently there are even more colours further north.

Personally, I want to see the "southern lights".
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