Majestic Aurora

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SUGGESTED MONTHS: SEPTEMBER TO APRIL

The shimmering, neon green curtain of THE NORTHERN LIGHTS — THE AURORA BOREALIS— makes for unforgettable nights in Edmonton. Begin your tour at TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE -EDMONTON to understand the cosmic forces that create this sky dance. In the evening, go to the Aurora Borealis viewing area to skygaze at galaxies and more through a telescope. An astronomer will be on hand to advise on how to best photograph the Aurora.

Then head north on Highways 2, 55 and 63 to FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta’s northernmost city, to experience the mysteries of constellations that spellbind residents and visitors alike in the crisp night sky.

During the day, take a tour of Alberta’s famous OIL SANDS. Or consider a dog sledding and snowshoeing tour capped off with hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting by a warming fire. Opportunities also abound for Aboriginal experience and wilderness experience tours as well as scenic nature trails, snowboarding and skiing.

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