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Aurora Summer Adventure

Experience the magic of Canada’s far north

Travel to spectacular Yellowknife, perched along the northern edge of Great Slave Lake, to experience summer in Canada’s far north. During the day, you’ll explore the scenic city and at night, you’ll be whisked away to hunt for the Northern Lights!

This 4-day package is full of Aurora adventure: you’ll have three nights to see the stunning lights with your guide on 100% Indigenous-owned Aurora Hunting tours. If you think seeing the Aurora Borealis is a winter-only activity, prepare to be dazzled by this late summer/early fall experience!

4 Days

Fly with our preferred partner:

Let us add your flights with Air North into Yellowknife with service from:

  • Toronto (non-stop beginning in May, 2022)
  • Vancouver
  • Ottawa
  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Yellowknife
  • Victoria

Primary Location

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Departures

Seasonality is from August 15 to October 15th

Included:

  • Smaller groups for a more personal tour experience
  • 3 nights Hotel Accommodation
  • 3 nights Aurora Hunting Tour
  • Sightseeing City Tour
  • Complimentary use of headlamps, tripods, and camp chairs
  • Complimentary transfers from accommodations for all tours
  • Complimentary airport shuttle
  • 100% Indigenous owned tour company

Not Included:

  • Optional Day Tours
  • Meals
  • 5% GST
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

Click Book Online above for dates, availability and to make your reservation request - if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us

  • The exact program is tailored to the preferences of the participants and seasonality

Optional Extras:

  • 2 & 4 Night Packages Available
  • Toronto package available including additional hotel night and non-stop flights with Air North. Departs Fridays and returns Tuesdays. Click Book Online for details.

Itinerary

This compact tour offers a perfect blend of activities to give you a taste of Canada’s far north, with some free time built in for you to add on optional experiences of interest. And, of course, each night will include time for the main event: Aurora hunting! Yellowknife is perfectly situated under the Aurora Oval for prime Northern Lights viewing and the temperatures in late summer and early fall are pleasant for spending time outdoors.

But the best part of this tour is that your guides know all the best scenic spots to make the most of each night under the stars and are able to relocate during poor weather. With mobile Aurora hunting, you’ll have a chance to see the Northern Lights set against a variety of landscapes — you might even catch an Aurora reflection in the lake, a truly incredible sight. Experience the magic of the Aurora Borealis, learn about the science of the lights and hear the Indigenous stories that have been passed down for generations.

DAY 1

Welcome to Yellowknife!

Once you arrive in the Northwest Territories, you’ll be transferred to your hotel to check in. Explore the city at your leisure. Yellowknife is a walkable city but there is a taxi service available
for those in need of it. Explore the small downtown core that has some unique shops and pleasantly surprising restaurants.

In the late evening, you’ll be picked up at your hotel for your first Aurora Hunting Tour! Your experienced guide will drive to various locations that have amazing vantage points to see the Lights. Snacks and hot beverages will be available. This is not a stationary tour — you’ll move around to different locations, searching for the beautiful Aurora. If you’re lucky and the Aurora is visible that night, your guide will assist you with taking some very memorable photos.

Overnight at the Explorer Hotel or similar

DAY 2

Today you will get to experience Yellowknife with a local guide who has grown up in the scenic city. See the famous Oldtown district where Yellowknife originally started almost 90 years ago and learn about the area’s unique history and rich Indigenous culture. Your tour will include a visit to the downtown area as well as the Visitor’s Centre where you’ll receive an official Yellowknife pin and a North of 60 Certificate.

One of the best parts of the tour is the local knowledge your guide will provide — it is like visiting an old friend and taking a trip through his/her hometown. Colourful stories guaranteed!

Enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore at your leisure or head back to your hotel for a rest before the night’s Aurora activities.

In the evening, you’ll be picked up once again for a night of Aurora hunting. On clear nights, you’ll be amazed at the stars and the stunning milky way.

Overnight at the Explorer Hotel or similar

DAY 3

Today’s itinerary is completely up to you!

Continue to explore Yellowknife at your leisure or choose an optional adventure tour for the day.

That evening you’ll be picked up from your hotel for one final Aurora hunting adventure.

Overnight at the Explorer Hotel or similar

DAY 4

Today you will say goodbye to the Northwest Territories and head back home with amazing memories and some incredible photos.

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