Growing up in Tasmania, a place far enough south to see the southern lights but still never seeing them is a bit of a downer.  Living in Banff which is certainly far enough North to see the lights but not seeing them is more of a downer. Last weekend was when I finally got my break.  I was camping after a day of rafting beside the Red Deer River, just happened to be up at 2am and there they were.

Not the best photos this time, but just wait until next time.