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The Best Spots to View the Aurora on the Ingraham Trail

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October 10, 2017

With Aurora season underway, locals and visitors alike are flocking down the Ingraham Trail to catch the NWT’s world-famous northern lights shows.

To make sure those aurora hunters are well-equipped to find the safest, most spectacular locations for aurora viewing, Industry, Tourism and Investment has produced a ‘Safe Aurora Viewing Locations’ map.

Distributed to hotels, campgrounds, car rental companies and other information hubs around the North Slave, the maps are a hit!  Produced in English, French, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean, they highlight the best locations to park and enjoy the show.

“We have heard great feedback from the tourism service providers on how useful the maps are for enhancing aurora-viewing experiences.  They are particularly glad we included safe pull off locations and safety tips for the tourists that are not used to driving in our spectacular, but rugged, region. People recognize their language and ask for the maps at the counter” says Kris Johnson, Superintendent for Industry, Tourism and Investment’s North Slave region.

To make the maps more accessible they will be published online so that any device with a web connection can find the best locations to enjoy the lights safely.

Investing in resource materials in just one of the many ways the GNWT is working to encourage and support tourism for a diversified economy.