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Yellowknife third best place to view the Aurora

According to the Huffington Post, Canada is the 3rd best place to view the Aurora or Northern Lights in the world. However the photo they used within their article is from right here in Yellowknife. They seem to not know too much about the Aurora in Canada mentioning that Lake Superior in Ontario is one of the best places in Canada. Clearly two of the best places in Canada to view the Aurora are Whitehorse and Yellowknife.

Huffington Post was putting countries on the mark for the best place to view the Aurora. With Canada (cough Yellowknife cough) in third, Norway took the title of second with its town of Tromso, which is above the arctic circle. Taking first place is Finland, where their motto is “Listen for Your Aurora Alarm.”

Yellowknife Aurora


One aspect that the Huffington Post fails to mention is that the Aurora season, here in Northern Canada anyways, starts in August and goes into April. Our Aurora season is active for over half of the year.

Do you think Yellowknife is the best place in the world to view the Aurora Borealis? 

Check out some of the best spots to see the Aurora around Yellowknife.


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Kyle Thomas

Kyle grew up in Yellowknife and is a local entrepreneur, writer, baker, and Yellowknife Advocate who is addicted to learning as much as he can about the community and sharing it with anyone who'll listen. In 2009 he developed YkOnline.ca. A website all about living, working and thriving in Yellowknife for residents, newcomers, and visitors.

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