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Will I be able to catch the Northern Lights in Lake Louise or Banff at the end of October or is this too early?

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    Hi! Unfortunately you won't be able to see them from Banff and Lake Louise. You need to be above the Arctic circle. Here is some very factual information about where and when - http://www.tgo.uit.no/articl/nord_eng.html. This is an adventure company who may be able to help http://adventures.ca/gasnet/abv.htm over 6 years ago

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    I am in Banff and we see them every 10 days or so. Keep your eye on the forecast in October and your chances are not bad if you're here long enough. over 6 years ago

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    • That would be awesome, thank you. Danielle over 6 years ago
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    Even in Calgary I've seen them in September in the city. They are dulled by the bright lights from the city but they are there. But the farther north you go the brighter and more often they'd be. When i was in the Yukon it would be the only light in the sky in the winter, but red green and purple dancing in the night sky. Truly a sight that is awe inspiring and life changing, a must see! over 6 years ago

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    No you need to be north of Swan Hills over 4 years ago

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    It is possible, though not hugely likely, to see northern lights as far south as Banff/Lake Louise. But the further north you go the better your chances are. If your intention is to take a trip for the northern lights, then Banff should not be your destination. Instead try any of Canada's three territories - Yukon, Nunavut or the Northwest Territories. over 4 years ago

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