A videographer from Steinbach captured an incredible timelapse of the Northern Lights this past weekend.  

Marcel Laferriere does a lot of work with Travel Manitoba and Hunt Fish Manitoba these days. He notes Saturday night he was out with a friend when both of their Aurora Borealis forecasting apps alerted them.  

“There are apps nowadays that do a really good job of tracking Aurora activity and you can get notified based on your location if there is a higher probability chance on that given night.” 

Laferriere says they went out and got a pretty special show. 

“It got pretty crazy right away, and it started at like 10 P.M. I was like 'I'm gonna put a camera out overnight.' That timelapse is an eight-hour timelapse so I was taking photos for eight hours overnight and it put all of the photos together and makes it into a video and it turned out to be pretty insane.” 

Arguably, the most spectacular moment comes right at the end of the video, just before dawn.


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Though Laferriere did happen to be filming in northern Manitoba over the weekend, he notes this was a show that everyone could enjoy. 

“My job takes me to some pretty incredible places in the province and sometimes you get to amazing places and you see amazing things but northern lights were one of those things where you don't really need to be in a specific place. Those northern lights were seen everywhere, from every corner of the province which is pretty insane.”