We get a lot of questions about the Northern Lights up here in Northern Ontario. How do we spot them? Where's the best place in Ontario to see the Northern Lights? How do you take pictures of the Northern Lights? Well, we've got the answers. Not only are we the best place in Canada to spot the lights, we're also the easiest to get to—just a few short hours from Southern Ontario and you're in aurora borealis paradise. We've even got a Northern Lights festival—Canada's longest-running annual festival!
We've rounded up our top stories about the Northern Lights into one handy guide.
3 northern Ontario road trips for spotting northern lights
You've heard of storm chasers? Chasing the Northern Lights is no different! Keep an eye on the space weather and get ready to hit the road on one of these 3 Northern Ontario road trips for Northern Lights lovers. Whether you're in your RV, car, or motorcycle, just keep looking up while you drive and once you've reached your destination—these are 3 spots where the lights are common sightings.
So you want to see the lights? Here are 4 tips to help your chances. Tip number one? Get out of town.
Taking photos of the Northern Lights is notoriously difficult. Here are our two guides to taking better photos.
Sunset Country in Northwestern Ontario is a vast place. It can be hard to know where to go for the best Northern Lights viewing. Here's an insider's guide to 3 of the best spots to catch the lights—take it from a local who knows.
Tips for spotting the Northern Lights in Algoma Country
If you're trying to spot the lights from places like Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, or White River in Algoma Country, check out this guide for predicting the lights and photographing them—plus some great photos. "In Algoma, a KP level of 3 is enough to capture lights with your camera—the higher the number the stronger and more prevalent the lights are.
When you do spot the lights, it's often a moving experience. Depending on who you're with and where, it's something you'll remember for a lifetime. Here's one woman's story about why seeing the Northern Lights was one of the best nights of her life.
What's the best time of year to see the Northern Lights?
Fall and winter are the best times to spot them.
What kind of weather is best for seeing the Northern Lights?
Basically, clear and cold. Check www.spaceweather.com for the best time to spot them.