Photos: Northern lights dazzle B.C. skies over Thanksgiving weekend

Northern lights were seen in Pitt Meadows, B.C., on Oct. 11, 2021. (Evan Beer photo)

Residents across B.C. were treated to a dazzling show of the northern lights to cap off the Thanksgiving long weekend.

Even those living in Metro Vancouver – where light pollution may have reduced the vibrancy of the spectacle – managed to catch a glimpse late Monday night.

Photos were shared across social media:

Still can’t believe we could see Aurora Borealis from Vancouver last night!!! @NOkeit @DailyHiveVan @CBCVancouver @HelloBC #Vancouver #AuroraBorealis #NorthernLights

— Diego Rebello (@diegohrebello) October 12, 2021

#AuroraBorealis #Vancouver #Aurora #NorthernLights #vancouverbc #canada

— Ifka Kestřánková (@ikestrankova) October 12, 2021

Very wide #Aurora visible just now in #Vancouver thanks to a solar storm.
Note: while these colours/brightness only show up in long exposure photos, you could clearly see the aurora with the naked eye, as well as on a smartphone camera #AuroraBorealis #NorthernLights

— Claude Schneider (@claudeschneider) October 12, 2021

Northern lights visible even in the middle of downtown Vancouver!

— sedinitronic (@sedinitronic) October 12, 2021

Residents across B.C. also enjoyed the show:

Northern Lights in Whistler tonight. #RainbowPark

— Mark Teasdale ★ (@MarksGonePublic) October 12, 2021

Spectacular #NorthernLights tonight in my front yard - with the city lights! Really cool show!

— Dan Davies (@Daniel_Davies) October 12, 2021

Had to head out of town to get some better pics of the #NorthernLights - OMG - I am so glad a did!! (Loads of people parked on the side of the road as well) I took a bunch! Here’s a few ….. enjoy!

— Dan Davies (@Daniel_Davies) October 12, 2021

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