09/28/2013 02:40 EDT | Updated 09/28/2013 02:53 EDT

Hot Air Balloons Light Up Canadian Championships In High River (PHOTOS)


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:

Hot Air Balloons Over High River

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