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Yellowknife and the Northern Lights

Located under the Auroral Oval, Yellowknife is one of the top places in the world to see the Northern Lights
From its colourful gold rush history to its rich Indigenous heritage, Yellowknife is one of Canada’s coolest places to visit. On this 4-day winter excursion into the Northwest Territories, you’ll not only get to experience Yellowknife but you’ll also have a chance to see the spectacular Northern Lights each night. During the day, you’ll take a city tour of Yellowknife, visit the Prince of Wales Heritage Centre and drive on one of the famous ice roads. At night, you’ll head off to the Aurora Village to experience the magic of the Aurora Borealis. The dark nights and clear weather of winter are the perfect time to catch the Aurora, which is
4 Days from $1125/person CAD

Primary Location

Yellowknife Northwest Territories

Departures

November 20, 2022 - April 15, 2023

Included:

  • 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation at the Explorer Hotel (or similar)
  • 3 Nights guided aurora viewing at Aurora Village
  • Winter Clothing Rental
  • Transfers from accommodations for all tours
  • Complimentary airport shuttle

Not Included:

  • Flights to and from Yellowknife
  • Meals
  • GST
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • Rates are based on double occupancy

Optional Extras:

  • Flights to and from Yellowknife
  • 4 night packages available

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Yellowknife

Enjoy all that Yellowknife has to offer with a stay right in the heart of the city. Yellowknife is a walkable city but there is also a taxi service available. Explore the small downtown core that has some unique shops and an incredible array of restaurants offering cuisine from around the world.

In the evening you’ll head to the Aurora Village with your guide for your first night of Aurora viewing. The location, away from city lights, is set up for maximum comfort during the evening and night of watching the Northern Lights, with heated teepees and an onsite restaurant that serves good food as well as wine and beer until midnight.

Accommodation: Explorer Hotel (or similar)

Day 2: Explore Yellowknife

Spend the day at leisure exploring some of Yellowknife’s top attractions. We recommend a visit to the Prince of Wales Heritage Centre, the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly. We also recommend walking around Downtown and the Old Town – which will give you a great overview of life in the north.

In the evening, your guide will once again take you for a night of Aurora viewing at the nearby Aurora Village.

Accommodation: Explorer Hotel (or similar)

Day 3: Explore Yellowknife

Spend the day at leisure exploring Yellowknife further. Be sure to try some of the cool local food options for which Yellowknife is known. Have a pint with the locals at the Woodyard Brewhouse, try arctic char sashimi at the local sushi spot or head to the fun and eclectic Bullocks Bistro.

Enjoy one last night of Aurora viewing at the Village. They say that those who visit the Aurora Village for three nights in the winter, have a 95% chance of seeing the Northern Lights. While weather conditions and Aurora sightings can never be guaranteed, those are some pretty great odds!

Accommodation: Explorer Hotel (or similar)

Day 4: Departure

Today you will say goodbye to the north and head back home. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have time to take in a little more of Yellowknife before heading to the airport.

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