THINGS TO DO:
Northern Lights & Dark Sky
Bright curtains of green and pink light dance all across the night sky, causing our tour group to utter a collective gasp. For some people in the group this is their first visit to Fort McMurray in northern Alberta to see the northern lights in real life. And even though I’ve been up here on many a winter night to watch the aurora borealis, I gasp right along with the rest. This year I also explored the snowy boreal forest on a wilderness experience tour. The knowledgeable guide made us aromatic tea from plants growing nearby, perfectly brewed over a campfire.