Northern Lights above Whistler Village

A rare but dazzling appearance of the Aura Borealis in the sky above Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains

Having lived in Whistler for nearly two decades I have been fortunate enough to have been able to play witness to some pretty spectacular cosmic events from Whistler village. 1997 was one of those incredible years where the Northern Lights, also known as the Aura Borealis, came out to play on several summer nights as did the incredible Comet Hale-Bopp that lasted for months in the summer sky of Whistler.

This past week, just in time for St. Patrick’s day the Northern Lights came out in full force and put on a dazzling cosmic display for the night owls. Breakfast Television (BT Vancouver / CityTV) was able to obtain stunning time-lapse video of the Aura Borealis.

David Mccolm – Whistler-based adventure photographer that specializes in shooting landscapes, time lapses, sports and as he says, “…always… the night sky!”