A Few Questions That People Are Asking Us

  • WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF SEEING THE AURORA?

    In Fort McMurray, there is a 90% chance of seeing some aurora if the sky is clear and dark.
  • WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SEE THE AURORA?

    It is possible to see the aurora in any month of the year with a clear and dark sky. The aurora is active all year. The aurora occurs when the solar wind carries charged particles into the earth’s atmosphere and these charged particles react with the gasses in the atmosphere, creating light.
  • IS FORT MCMURRAY A GOOD PLACE TO SEE THE AURORA?

    Fort McMurray is located on the southern edge of the aurora oval, which makes it an ideal location for watching the aurora borealis.
  • IS IT POSSIBLE TO JOIN A TOUR FOR THE VIEWING ONLY?

    Inquiries about joining the aurora tour for viewing only can be made by email to sales@altacan.ab.ca
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