A beautiful location to get a mountainous foreground while watching the northern lights dance.
1 - 2 hours
Message from Danielle Marie Lister
Annie Lake is around 50 min outside of Whitehorse and is ideal location to watch or capture northern lights because of it's open north facing sky. In the winter, when the lake is frozen there will be a packed trail going on the lake made by dog mushers. You can watch the northern lights right from the road or if you're after a good foreground in your photos I would suggest walking along the packed trail on the frozen lake (it will be pretty obvious once your there). There are some back roads in this area that takes you to parts of the lake however they are unmaintained so unless you have a 4x4 vehicle I wouldn't suggest going down them.
-Check the weather - a clear sky is ideal but it's worth going even if it's says its cloudy because there's often breaks in the sky
-Check the Aurora forecast? - I find them to sometimes be inaccurate so even if it says low I would send it anyways
-It's called Aurora Hunting for a reason - you never know what to expect and it can be a bit of a waiting game, so don't give up too quickly. They always seem to be out when you least expect it!
-Cell service is spotty so download your playlist to set the vibe 😉
-Brings camp chairs and blankets so you can get cozy and take in show
-Bring snacks and hot chocolate
-You can have a campfire but if you do, try to use the areas where people have already had fires to reduce the impacts
📍 On the traditional territory of the Carcross Tagish First Nation
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