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The best places in Canada to view the northern lights

The skies across the country will light up with the breathtaking colours of the aurora borealis during the solar maximum this year. Here are some of the best spots to catch the view.

Photo: Robert Postma, courtesy Tourism Yukon
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Aurora Village, one of many northern lights tourism companies, invites guests to enjoy the lights from heated lounge chairs. (Photo: courtesy of Northwest Territories Tourism)
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A ghostly glow peaks through the clouds over a plot of land in Fort McMurray, Alberta. (Photo: Alanna Dumonceaux)
Photo: Miriam Körner, www.pawsandpaddles.com
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Photo: Satoru Seki, courtesy of Travel Manitoba
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Photo: Courtesy Nunavut Tourism
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Photo: Gilles Boutin/Tourism Nunavik
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Photo: Mandy Poole, courtesy Destination Labrador
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Photo: G. Mark Lane, courtesy Destination Labrador
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The northern lights from the roof of a Halifax apartment. (Photo: Michael Boschat)
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