If you have been longing to experience the Northern Lights firsthand with your family, you will be thrilled to know you can see this phenomenon right here in North America. Yes, you read that right! You don’t need to travel thousands of miles to see these lights dance across the nighttime sky. Start reading to see where you can see the Northern Lights in North America during your next family vacation.
Fairbanks is known as Aurora City. The reason for this is the town is located directly underneath the Auroral Oval. Another reason is Fairbanks hardly ever have precipitation. So, the sky is almost always clear on the nights when the Northern Lights are out in abundance.
The only times you can experience the Northern Lights in Fairbanks is from the month of August through April. As long as your family vacation in Fairbanks is at least three nights long, you have a ninety percent chance of seeing the Northern Lights.
You can see the Northern Lights in Fairbanks on your own. Or I can plan for your family to take one of the many fabulous tours.
Yellowknife is also located directly underneath the Auroral Oval. If you want to have one of the best chances to see the Northern Lights during your family vacation, you may want to choose this destination. Especially since there are more than two hundred nights to see the spectacular lights every year.
If you choose to visit between the middle of August through the end of September or from the middle of November until early April, you can see the lights. The first couple of months is seasonably warm, while the latter months are much colder and snowier.
Over in the Canadian town of Churchill, you can see the Northern Lights during a few months of the year. The best months to see the lights are between August and September or the end of January through April.
This is an excellent destination to see an abundance of wildlife during the day. So, if your family loves polar bears and other wildlife, this may be the perfect option for your next family vacation.
Idaho is a state that normally gets a bad rap and is often known as potato country. But it is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights in North America. Prime viewing time is between the months of September and March. While you can see the Northern Lights from a few different locations, Priest Lake is often the best. Just make sure you choose a clear, dry night to head out to see these magnificent lights in Idaho.
These are the best places to see the Northern Lights in North America. If these lights are on your travel bucket list, but you don’t want to travel too far to see them, choose one of these destinations. The result will be making ample memories with your family.
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