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Yellowknife, Northwest Territories ~ Aurora Viewing

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Yellowknife

  • Product ID AUR04YZF
  • Vacation Style Seasonal, SIC Tour, Wild Life & Natural, Winter
    • Activity Level Easy
      1/8
    • Duration 4 days
    All about Yellowknife, Northwest Territories ~ Aurora Viewing.
    Experience the magic and wonder of the North. here is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights; you can find that perfect viewing spot on the frozen lake, wide-open space, or Teepee Village and watch in comfort as the brilliantly beautiful Aurora dance across the northern sky. Enjoy free time and explore this area during the day, taste local foods, or do more activities in this unique wonderland.
    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    2 nights Aurora Viewing (3.5-4 hours a trip) (Extensions available, fee apply) in Warm Teepees with Log Fire Wood Stoves, Hot Beverages.

    3 nights accommodation (double occupancy)

    3 night winter clothing rental (including Parka, pants, boots, mitts) which are delivered to your hotel prior to your arrival (winter season only)

    Round-trip airport transfer to/from your hotel ( via Air Canada or West Jet)

    Yellowknife City Tour (2 hours)

    Photography tips and tricks.

    Welcome Package

    1. Day 1 Arrive in Yellowknife - Aurora Viewing

      Arrive at Yellowknife Airport. Meet with the transfer guide around the baggage carousel, and then the shuttle bus will transfer you to the hotel; after check-in, the winter clothing (3-night rental) will be in your room ready to use immediately; In case your flight arrive earlier, you can relax at the hotel or explore a downtown of Yellowknife.

      Around late night time (please check with front desk to reconfirm Aurora shuttle pickup time), meet with our tour guide in the lobby of your hotel, leaving city and take a journey to Aurora Village. Following a brief orientation, you can walk around our spacious property to find your perfect aurora viewing location using the Teepee as a base. The Village is sheltered from the subarctic wind by a beautiful forest – with groomed trails leading up to surrounding panorama hills for remote and straightforward viewing of the stunning display from mother nature. Guests will be wowed by the Aurora Borealis dancing overhead and we have everything they need to enjoy the experience…. After midnight, transfer back to the hotel the aurora viewing tour finish the first night.

      /Option: stay longer with Extended viewing <additional fee apply> /

      Accommodation suggestion
      Explorer Hotel or Chateau Nova Yellowknife (4 ) or more selective

    2. Day 2 Yellowknife - Aurora Viewing

      Morning as leisure, have a good sleep-in at the hotel. Afternoon join 2 hours Yellowknife City Tour to find more beautiful northern scenery, learn about the history of Yellowknife from humble beginnings, to “streets paved with gold” and the deeply rooted Aboriginal culture. It features stops at the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, and a drive through downtown and Old Town Yellowknife. In winter, we will drive onto the Great Slave Lake on the famous Ice Road, and get off the bus to see the ‘ice’ when it is safe to do so. (It is normally safe to drive on the ice by early December.) In summer, we climb the Pilot’s Monument in old own. You will enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of Great Slave Lake, the city, and far beyond.

      Around late night time (please check with front desk to reconfirm Aurora shuttle pickup time), meet with our tour guide in the lobby of your hotel, leaving city and take a journey to Aurora Village. Following a brief orientation, you can walk around our spacious property to find your perfect aurora viewing location using the Teepee as a base. The Village is sheltered from the subarctic wind by a beautiful forest – with groomed trails leading up to surrounding panorama hills for remote and straightforward viewing of the stunning display from mother nature. Guests will be wowed by the Aurora Borealis dancing overhead and we have everything they need to enjoy the experience…. After midnight, transfer back to the hotel the aurora viewing tour finish the first night.

      /Option: stay longer with Extended viewing <additional fee apply> /

      Accommodation suggestion
      Explorer Hotel or Chateau Nova Yellowknife (4 ) or more selective

    3. Day 3 Yellowknife (free day)

      Morning as leisure, have a good sleep-in at the hotel. You may take time for an option tour plan; In winter, Dogsled experience, snowshoeing, ice fishing, snowmobile tour for true winter adventure. In summer/Fall, Hiking, wildlife viewing or boat tours on Great Slave Lake fully colour scenery on the journey.

      Tonight you can be adding an option for Aurora viewing night (never has the same pattern when Aurora dancing) or find a local restaurant to enjoy the northern feast.

      Accommodation suggestion
      Explorer Hotel or Chateau Nova Yellowknife (4 ) or more selective

    4. Day 4 Yellowknife - Hometown

      Today, the guide will meet up with you in the lobby of your hotel at the scheduled time for each flight.   Drive you to Yellowknife airport, your unforgettable aurora viewing tour concludes.

    Aurora Village
    Dogsled 1
    Yellowknife boat tour 1
    Add-ons

    Fall season (Mid August ~ Mid October) 

    Wildlife Viewing Tour 4 hours (PM)

    The wild landscape of the Northwest Territories is home to stunning views, lakes, rivers and amazing Wildlife. It is one of the last remaining places you will see Woodland Bison or ‘Buffalo’ roaming free in the wild. Also, you can spot various wildlife such as foxes, black bear, wolverines, bald eagles, sand cranes, and other rare animals that may show up along the way…

     

    Cameron Falls Hiking Tour 4 hours (PM)

    Cameron Falls is a destination for both locals and visitors alike. Located in Hidden Lake Territorial Park, the hike is a moderately easy 30-minute walk to the spectacular view of Cameron Falls. The trail leads through the boreal forest and along the rocky terrain, across streams and in and out of small valleys. Our guides will take you along the hiking trail and over the rocky landscape until you reach Cameron Falls. The trailhead is located approximately 45 km up the Ingraham Trail. You will see other local lakes and potentially wildlife along the drive.

     

    Winter season (Mid November ~ Mid April) 

    Dogsled Tour 4 hours trip, tour duration:10 minutes (PM)

    You can meet the dogs and enjoy learning about one of the most important modes of transport in the north.                These dogs are essential to life in arctic conditions and were relied on for centuries to stay alive.                                          You will understand the community love and respect for animals in the Northwest Territories.

     

     

    Snowshoe Experience 4 hours trip, tour duration:60 minutes (PM)

    Take a guided walk on the back trails of Aurora Village on traditional snowshoes. Learn about the flora and fauna that people of this land have used for centuries. Our cultural snowshoe experience takes you on a journey into the woods at Aurora Village, you’ll learn about the local tradi-tions of the land and the wildlife and flora of the area. Keep your eyes open, and you’ll likely see paws or hoof prints in the snow. You’ll also be shown important survival skills about fire, how to find shelter, and life in the extreme cold. The guided walk itself is approximately 75 minutes and suitable to all fitness levels.

     

    Nature viewing experience by Snowmobile 1 hour  (AM/PM)

    Have you ever wanted to feel the thrill of freedom as you embrace one of Northerners’ favourite seasons?                      Glide over a frozen lake and through forested trails? Carve your way through our backcountry wilderness, travelling on thickly forested trails. Stop along the way and take photos of the breathtaking scenery, and play on our pristine frozen lakes as you get to know the “wild” side of frontier country.

     

     

    Ice Fishing Demonstration; tour duration:2.5 hours (PM)

    Take you down to a nearby lake – one of the best in the area for Ice Fishing. In a heated van, we explore the ice fishing holes and your guide will demonstrate how we ice fish and how we catch fish in the north. After pulling in the lines, hopefully, you are successful in catching something worthy of a photo opportunity. We then take your catch back to the village and into a Teepee where the guide will show you how to prepare fish and you can learn the real art to fishing – filleting. We then cook the fish over the open fire and with some local bannock and a little soup you enjoy a light and fresh northern meal.