Thanks to friends who were also interested in travel, photography, and the Northern Lights, we did some research and made the trip up north to the capital of Yukon last week in hopes of seeing the lights. There is no guarantee that they will appear. It depends on so many factors like the solar wind, aurora activity level, weather, and many other things I don't comprehend, but we were incredibly hopeful. During our time there, we went out three nights and were lucky enough to see them two out of three nights!
These are some of my favorite shots I managed to take. It was a struggle to shoot in -30*C weather in near darkness, and it was my first time to use a tripod and take long exposures to boot. Focusing on infinity was also crazy hard. But it was all worth it to be able to witness and photograph these lights.