Up, up and away!

Hot air balloons are a wonderful sight, but the Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championship put on an extra impressive show for more than 1,000 spectators Friday night, who turned up in High River, Alta. to watch the annual "Balloon Glow."

Despite uncertain weather with high winds, organizers gave the go-ahead for 12 balloons to light up, creating massive, glowing orbs high into the night sky.

The Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships take place in High River this weekend. The winner will get the opportunity to compete at the World Championships being held in Brazil in 2014.

Take a browse through some of the stunning photos below:

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  • Onlookers watch hot air balloons glow at sunset during a kick off event for the Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships in High River, Altberta, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

  • Onlookers watch hot air balloons glow at sunset during a kick off event for the Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships in High River, Altberta, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

  • Onlookers watch hot air balloons glow at sunset during a kick off event for the Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships in High River, Altberta, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

  • Onlookers watch hot air balloons glow at sunset during a kick off event for the Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships in High River, Altberta, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

  • Onlookers watch hot air balloons glow at sunset during a kick off event for the Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships in High River, Altberta, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

  • Onlookers watch hot air balloons glow at sunset during a kick off event for the Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships in High River, Altberta, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

  • Onlookers watch hot air balloons glow at sunset during a kick off event for the Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships in High River, Altberta, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

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  • Over 400 hot-air balloons take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in an attempt to set a world record for collective taking-off during the event "Lorraine Mondial air ballons", an international hot-air balloon meeting. (AP Photo/ Alexandre Marchi/L'est Republicain, Pool)

  • Over 400 hot-air balloons take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in an attempt to set a world record for collective taking-off during the event "Lorraine Mondial air ballons", an international hot-air balloon meeting. (AP Photo/ Alexandre Marchi/L'est Republicain, Pool)

  • Over 390 hot air-balloons prepare to take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France on Aug. 1, 2013 to set a world record of collective taking-off during the yearly event "Lorraine Mondial air ballons", an international air-balloon meeting. (AP Photo/ Jean Christophe Verhaegen/ Pool)

  • Over 390 hot air-balloons prepare to take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France on Aug. 1, 2013 to set a world record of collective taking-off during the yearly event "Lorraine Mondial air ballons", an international air-balloon meeting. (AP Photo/ Jean Christophe Verhaegen/ Pool)

  • Over 390 hot air-balloons prepare to take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France on Aug. 1, 2013 to set a world record of collective taking-off during the yearly event "Lorraine Mondial air ballons", an international air-balloon meeting. (AP Photo/ Jean Christophe Verhaegen/ Pool)

  • Over 390 hot air-balloons prepare to take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France on Aug. 1, 2013 to set a world record of collective taking-off during the yearly event "Lorraine Mondial air ballons", an international air-balloon meeting. (AP Photo/ Jean Christophe Verhaegen/ Pool)

  • Over 400 hot-air balloons take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in an attempt to set a world record for collective taking-off during the event "Lorraine Mondial air ballons", an international hot-air balloon meeting. (AP Photo/ Alexandre Marchi/L'est Republicain, Pool)

  • Over 400 hot-air balloons take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in an attempt to set a world record for collective taking-off during the event "Lorraine Mondial air ballons", an international hot-air balloon meeting. (AP Photo/ Alexandre Marchi/L'est Republicain, Pool)

  • Over 400 hot-air balloons prepare to take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in an attempt to set a world record for collective taking-off during the event "Lorraine Mondial air ballons", an international hot-air balloon meeting. (AP Photo/ Alexandre Marchi/L'est Republicain, Pool)

  • Over 400 hot-air balloons take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in an attempt to set a world record for collective taking-off during the event "Lorraine Mondial air ballons", an international hot-air balloon meeting. (AP Photo/ Alexandre Marchi/L'est Republicain, Pool)

  • Over 400 hot-air balloons take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in an attempt to set a world record for collective taking-off during the event "Lorraine Mondial air ballons", an international hot-air balloon meeting. (AP Photo/ Alexandre Marchi/L'est Republicain, Pool)

  • Over 400 hot-air balloons take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in an attempt to set a world record for collective taking-off during the event "Lorraine Mondial air ballons", an international hot-air balloon meeting. (AP Photo/ Alexandre Marchi/L'est Republicain, Pool)

  • Hot air-balloons fly over Chambley-Bussières, eastern France, on August 1, 2013 as part of the yearly event 'Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons', an international air-balloon meeting. (JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Hot air-balloons take off from Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, to try to set up a world record with 408 balloons in the sky on July 31, 2013, as part of the yearly event 'Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons', an international air-balloon meeting. (ALEXANDRE MARCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

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