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The Aurora Borealis here in the Northwest Territories is amazing!! I have always said Yellowknife is the Aurora capital of the world. We recently attended a presentation on the Aurora by one of the world’s leading Aurora experts, Dr. Kamide of Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Kamide also acknowledged this when he proclaimed that in his experience, although Alaska was good for Aurora viewing, Yellowknife was better.
I have seen the Aurora’s since I was a little child and I agree with Dr. Kamide, Yellowknife is the best place in the world for viewing the Aurora! The Aurora can start as early as July but September is when it really starts and because of the warmer temperatures, when compared to January or February, September is a good time to come and see the Aurora. Below you will see a list of best times to come to Yellowknife for viewing the Aurora. If you can try and avoid coming in later October and November, during these months we get most of our snow so Yellowknife experiences constant cloud cover making it difficult to see Aurora.
Best months to come to Yellowknife to view the Aurora:
Best month for viewing - September
2nd best month for viewing - January
3rd best month for viewing - March
4th best month for viewing - February
5th best month for viewing - August
6th best month for viewing - December
7th best month for viewing - April
In addition to amazing, breathtaking Aurora, you will be amazed by our clear night skies! You will see millions of stars, planets, and if you time it right, certain celestial shows. If that is not enough wait until you breath in our cool, clean northern Canadian fresh air!!
As you may know Aurora activity varies from year to year. This is called the Solar Cycle. It is a 11 year cycle and the peak year is when we will see the more spectacular Aurora, and that year is this year, 2012/2013!! So call, email or text us today and book your Amazing Arctic Aurora Package now!