NORTHERN LIGHTS

 

FULL FESTIVAL PACKAGE

Welcome to the Northern Lights Festival where bucket list adventures are our everyday surroundings! The people of Northern BC appreciate that we are home to the best viewing of the Northern Lights. In March and August every year, the Northern Lights shine bright and bring the energy of the Fort Nelson First Nations ancestors! Come and feel the atmosphere that only tradition and culture can create!

 

Nestled in the town of Fort Nelson, a quaint Northern BC community, the Fort Nelson First Nations and the people of Fort Nelson welcome you to share in their culture, traditions, ceremonies and to see all of the natural wonders that live and breathe in the North. 

 

Your Northern Lights Full Festival Package includes all of the events of the Northern Lights Festival, an overnight trip to the Fort Nelson First Nations Lodge at Liard Hot Springs and two adventures into the history and lifestyle of Northern BC. 

 

Your journey to Liard Hot Springs is one you will never forget. Here you will have the chance to see the Northern Lights while soaking your body and soul in the naturally heated waters of the hot springs. This trip includes a wilderness drive with animal sightings and incredible views of the Northern BC landscape. 

 

Two more adventures await you! First, a historical sled dog ride. You will learn what it was like to travel through the snowy terrain, being pulled by champion sled dogs from Streeper Kennels! Next, our partners, Jag Adventures, are ready to train you how to drive a snowmobile! Two hours of fun learning how to drive through the trail system around Fort Nelson to access places that you cannot see by foot or by car. 

 

Your week of culture and community includes daily festival shuttle transportation to make it easy to experience the First Nations culinary demonstrations and traditional performances, the Opening Ceremony where you will be able to join in for a traditional First Nations Ceremony, and so much more! Try moose meat and bannock, wander through the Northern Lights Marketplace and get your picture in all of the selfie stations set up around town. You will receive a commemorative festival brochure and gift bag with offerings from local businesses and souvenirs to take home. 

 

This package includes airport transfer to the festival from Fort St. John or Fort Nelson airport. 

 

The Northern Lights Full Festival Package:

 

  • Commemorative Program

  • Pocket Guide to events

  • Festival Map 

  • Passport to Fort Nelson

  • Gift Bag with festival sponsored items and souvenirs

  • Festival Shuttle Bus - from 10am to 2am daily

  • Opening Ceremonies

  • Northern Lights Viewing

  • Cultural events, performances and demonstrations

  • First Nations culinary tastings of traditional foods

  • Community events

  • Winter activities including hill sliding and snowman building

  • Northern Lights Marketplace and Festival Shop

  • Young Living Northern Lights Farm and Distillery Tour

  • Cultural concert night

  • Closing Ceremonies

  • Overnight adventure to Liard Hot Springs Lodge including dinner and breakfast

  • Return transportation to Hot Springs

  • Wilderness viewing and landscape scenic tour on the way to the Hot Springs

  • Dog Sled Adventure including warming fire, snacks and hot drinks

  • Return transportation to Streeper Kennels for historical sled dog ride

  • Snowmobile Adventure including a lesson and ride on trails

  • Return transportation to Adventures snowmobiling station

  • Closing Ceremonies

 

Come experience it all - Tickets on sale now. 

Packages are limited.

LIARD HOT SPRINGS

 

DOG SLED ADVENTURE PACKAGE

Your Liard Hot Springs - Sled Dog Package includes all of the events of the Northern Lights Festival, an overnight trip to the Fort Nelson First Nations Lodge at Liard Hot Springs and a historical sled dog ride to give you an experience into the history and lifestyle of Northern BC. 

 

Your journey to Liard Hot Springs is one you will never forget. Here you will have the chance to see the Northern Lights while soaking your body and soul in the naturally heated waters of the hot springs. This journey includes a return four hour wilderness drive with animal sightings and incredible views of the Northern BC landscape. 

 

Next, a historical sled dog ride. You will learn what it was like to travel through the snowy terrain being pulled by the best sled dogs in Canada by Streeper Kennels! You will experience how to drive through the trail system around Fort Nelson to access places that you cannot see by foot or by car in complete silence… a bucket list experience!

 

Your week of culture and community includes daily festival shuttle transportation to make it easy to experience the First Nations culinary demonstrations and traditional performances, the Opening Ceremony where you will be able to join in for a traditional First Nations Ceremony, and so much more! Try moose meat and bannock, wander through the Northern Lights Marketplace and get your picture in all of the selfie stations set up around town. You will receive a commemorative festival brochure and gift bag with offerings from local businesses and souvenirs to take home. 

 

This package includes airport transfer to the festival from Fort St. John or Fort Nelson airport. 

 

The Northern Lights Adventure Package:

 

  • Commemorative Program

  • Pocket Guide to events

  • Festival Map 

  • Passport to Fort Nelson

  • Gift Bag with festival sponsored items and souvenirs

  • Festival Shuttle Bus - from 10am to 2am daily

  • Opening Ceremonies

  • Northern Lights Viewing

  • Cultural events, performances and demonstrations

  • First Nations culinary tastings of traditional foods

  • Community events

  • Winter activities including hill sliding and snowman building

  • Northern Lights Marketplace and Festival Shop

  • Young Living Northern Lights Farm and Distillery Tour

  • Cultural concert night

  • Closing Ceremonies

  • Overnight adventure to Liard Hot Springs Lodge including dinner and breakfast

  • Return transportation to Hot Springs

  • Wilderness viewing and landscape scenic tour on the way to the Hot Springs

  • Sled Dog Adventure including warming fire, snacks and hot drinks

  • Return transportation to Streeper Kennels for historical sled dog ride

  • Closing Ceremonies

 

Come experience all of this - Tickets on sale now.

Packages are limited.

CULTURE AND COMMUNITY

 

FESTIVAL PASS

Your Cultural Community Festival Pass includes all of the events of the Northern Lights Festival. This pass includes the main stage Cultural Concert night in the Arena and viewing of the Northern Lights!

 

Kids 12 and under are free! (Separate ticket must be added to checkout).

Your week of culture and community includes daily festival shuttle transportation to make it easy to experience the First Nations culinary demonstrations and traditional performances, the Opening Ceremony where you will be able to join in for a traditional First Nations Ceremony, and so much more! 

 

Try moose meat and bannock, wander through the Northern Lights Marketplace and get your picture in all of the selfie stations set up around town. You will receive a commemorative festival brochure and gift bag with offerings from local businesses and souvenirs to take home.
 

The Northern Lights Culture and Community Package:

 

  • Commemorative Program

  • Pocket Guide to events

  • Festival Map 

  • Passport to Fort Nelson

  • Gift Bag with festival sponsored items and souvenirs

  • Festival Shuttle Bus - from 10am to 2am daily

  • Opening Ceremonies

  • Northern Lights Viewing

  • Cultural events, performances and demonstrations

  • First Nations culinary tastings of traditional foods

  • Community events

  • Winter activities including hill sliding and snowman building

  • Northern Lights Marketplace and Festival Shop

  • Young Living Northern Lights Farm and Distillery Tour

  • Cultural concert night

  • Canadiana concert night: wiL with Special Guest, Ryan McMahon, Heartwood

  • Country concert night Gord Bamford featuring Jess Moskaluke, JoJo Mason, Eric Ethridge, Andrew Hyatt, Cory Marks, Duane Steele, Ghost Boy

  • Closing Ceremonies

 

Come experience it all - Tickets on sale now. 

Passes are limited.

LOCAL SPECIAL

 

FESTIVAL PASS

Your Local Special Festival Pass includes all cultural and community events, including the Cultural, Canadiana and Country concerts on the Main Stage!

                  

Here in Fort Nelson, we are home to an abundance of culture and community. During the Northern Lights Festival, you are welcomed to join in with people from around the world in celebrating the traditions and history of our community. 

 

Your Local Special - Festival Pass includes all of the community and culture events of the Northern Lights Festival and all of the arena concert nights!

 

Your week of culture and community includes your opportunity to experience the First Nations culinary demonstrations and traditional performances, the Opening Ceremony where you will be able to join in for a traditional First Nations Ceremony, closing ceremony and so much more! 

 

Try moose meat and bannock, wander through the Northern Lights Marketplace and get your picture in all of the selfie stations set up around town. You will receive a commemorative festival brochure with your festival pass.
 

The Northern Lights Local Package:

 

  • Commemorative Program

  • Pocket Guide to events

  • Festival Map 

  • Passport to Fort Nelson

  • Opening Ceremonies

  • Cultural events, performances and demonstrations

  • First Nations culinary tastings of traditional foods

  • Community events

  • Winter activities including hill sliding and snowman building

  • Northern Lights Marketplace and Festival Shop

  • Young Living Northern Lights Farm and Distillery Tour

  • Cultural concert night - Artists to be announced

  • Canadiana concert night - wiL with Special Guest, Ryan McMahon, Heartwood

  • Country concert night - Gord Bamford featuring Jess Moskaluke, JoJo Mason, Eric Ethridge, Andrew Hyatt, Cory Marks, Duane Steele, Ghost Boy

  • Closing Ceremonies

 

Come experience it all - Tickets on sale now. 

Passes are limited. Proof of residency is required. Pass holder must be from the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality.

FESTIVAL DAY PASS

 

INDIVIDUAL

CONCERT TICKETS

Your day pass to the festival is available for March 19th / 20th and  21st only. Your day pass provides you entrance into all festival activities throughout the community (excl. Northern Lights Viewing) and entrance into the Main Stage performance.

Day passes are available for:

March 19th - Cultural Concert Night - DJ Shub,

Alex Wells, Traditional Muskwa River Dancers

March 20th - Canadiana Concert Night - wiL with Special Guest, Ryan McMahon, Heartwood

March 21st - Country concert night - Gord Bamford featuring Jess Moskaluke, JoJo Mason, Eric Ethridge, Andrew Hyatt, Cory Marks, Duane Steele, Ghost Boy

Join us for one or all with our Concert Festival Passes.