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Northern Light Show Experience
Created by the collision of particles, atoms, and molecules in the atmosphere, the aurora borealis (also called the Northern Lights) is one of the most outstanding celestial phenomena in the world—and there's no better place to watch them than in Yellowknife. Our city lies directly underneath the aurora oval, giving us an unparalleled front row seat to this most astonishing of natural wonders. Yellowknife is known at the Aurora Capital of the World.