6 Top Places to See the Northern Lights in Alberta This Winter


Welcome to the ultimate guide to see the Northern Lights in Alberta this winter. You will learn what causes the aurora borealis, when and where to see them, and how to make the most of your experience. 

This iconic national park is not only a winter wonderland, but also a stunning place to see the northern lights.  

Banff National Park 


This famous lake in Banff National Park is a popular destination for skiing, skating, and snowshoeing, but also for aurora viewing. 

Lake Louise 


This charming town near Banff National Park is another great option to see the northern lights, as it has less light pollution and more open spaces. 



This town in the Badlands region is known for its dinosaur fossils and hoodoos, but also for its dark skies and northern lights. 



This city in southern Alberta is not too far from the US border, but it still offers some chances to see the northern lights, especially from the coulees or the river valley.  



This national park in the southwest corner of Alberta is part of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Waterton Lakes National Park 


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