Growing up in Canada is a unique experience, especially for those who have the opportunity to witness the northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis. As a child, I was fortunate enough to experience this breathtaking phenomenon on a few occasions, and it left a lasting impression on me.

The northern lights are caused by charged particles from the sun colliding with the Earth’s magnetic field. The result is a mesmerizing display of light in the sky, with colors ranging from green to pink to red. Growing up in Northern Canada, I was surrounded by natural beauty, but nothing was quite as awe-inspiring as seeing this natural display dance across the sky.

In Canada, the winter nights are long and dark, providing the perfect canvas for the northern lights to make their appearance. It was always a thrilling experience to step outside on a crisp winter night, look up at the sky, and see them illuminating the darkness. The silence of the Canadian wilderness made the experience all the more magical.

I remember one particular night when my family and I were out for a drive, and we saw the northern lights in all their glory. We pulled over to the side of the road, turned off the car, and watched in awe as the lights danced across the sky. It was a moment of complete stillness and peace, and I felt a profound sense of gratitude for being able to witness such a beautiful sight.

If you are looking to catch a glimpse of aurora borealis in Southern Alberta, look no further than Aspen Crossing. While working as a Camphost last year, there were several evenings when the distinctive lights in the sky would dance and once again I was transported to the back seat of our station wagon seeing this unforgettable experience that left a lasting impression on me. The natural beauty of the Northern wilderness and the awe-inspiring display of the aurora borealis served as a reminder of the power and majesty of nature. For those who have never seen the northern lights, I highly recommend adding it to your bucket list, as it is an experience unlike any other.