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Best places to see the Northern Lights in Fort McMurray

Toronto, Canada
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Best places to see the Northern Lights in Fort McMurray

My husband and I are going to Fort McMurray in a few days hoping to catch the Northern Lights. We will be staying at the Sawridge Inn.

What are the best spots around there (walking distance from the hotel, if possible). I heard that some people go somewhere around the airport to see the Lights when the forecast is good. Would that be a good option? If yes, where exaclty?

Another, more general question: Is there a specific direction/part of the sky that we should focus on when looking up for the Northern Lights?

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1. Re: Best places to see the Northern Lights in Fort McMurray

Looking north would be your best bet.

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2. Re: Best places to see the Northern Lights in Fort McMurray

Hi!!

I am travelling from India to Canada and including a trip to Fort McMurray only to see the Northern lights.

The dates are 22 to 25 th May. Can I expect to see the Aurora? Or should I schedule another trip?

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