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View the amazing aurora borealis (northern lights) from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Yellowknife is the capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories and is located directly under the ‘Aurora Oval’, a narrow band encircling the polar reaches of the globe in which the mysterious coloured lights of the aurora borealis are at their most brilliant. Coupled with its clear nights, this favorable geographic location makes Yellowknife consistently one of the best places in the world for aurora viewing. The ideal location of this city is the reason clients, who book at least  three consecutive nights of aurora viewing, have enjoyed a success rate of at least 95% over the past five years.

From the strategically located viewing facilities outside of the city and far away from any man-made light, guests experience massive curtains of light that flash dramatically across the night sky, swirling and twisting into magnificent coronas. The aurora borealis, or northern lights, are actually giant electrical storms formed by solar flares from the sun that react with the Earth’s magnetic field. Although they are usually about 100-500 kilometers above the Earth’s upper atmosphere, in Canada’s North, our guests often feel that they can reach up and touch these spectacular light displays!  The viewing location is largely made up of tepees, kept warm for your enjoyment, while waiting for the aurora. Guests can learn about the scientific and legendary element of the aurora borealis and receive information on how to photograph them.  There are heated seats for your aurora viewing comfort.  Food and drinks are served nightly in our dining hall.  We have designed the viewing area to maximize the viewing pleasure of our guests and introduce them to our culture, the northern environment and offer them some good wholesome fun!

 



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TRIP TYPE

Aurora Borealis Viewing

SEASON

November to April

DIFFICULTY

Easy

MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE

100

GUIDE INFORMATION

Guides will accompany you each evening to the aurora viewing facility outside of the city.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Guided activities such as dogsledding, snowmobiling and air tours can be added to the package.


TRANSPORTATION

Trips originate and end in Yellowknife, NWT.  Airport transfers are included. Yellowknife is accessible by air from Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton on Air Canada or West Jet.  Yellowknife can also be reached via the Mackenzie highway in northern Alberta.


WEATHER

Winter temperatures can reach -30 or -40 degrees Celsius, but usually average in the -15 to -5 degrees Celsius range.  The coldest and shortest days are in December and January.


REGION

Northwest Territories
Detailed Region Info
The Northwest Territories is a region of immense size, diverse landscapes and remote wilderness. This territory is home to Nahanni National Park, two of the largest lakes in the world (Great Slave and Great Bear Lake) and home to Canada's largest free-roaming bison herd. The abundance of lakes in the territory mean world famous fishing lodges abound and offer the comforts of home while you fish for trophy lake trout, northern pike, arctic grayling and arctic char. Canoeing and rafting trips on the famous Nahanni River are on every paddlers ‘to do’ list and in the winter you can enjoy dogsledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing and more. Fly-in lodges are open summer and winter and offer a variety of outdoor pursuits.

This region is probably best known as one of the most consistent places in the world for viewing the aurora borealis or northern lights. During the fall and winter months people converge on this area to view this amazing natural phenomenon. Tours are available from fly-in wilderness lodges or from the city of Yellowknife, so there is a tour option available for all levels of adventurer. Nothing rivals the experience of watching the lights dance across the sky in a vibrant display of colour.

The city of Yellowknife is the capital and it is often referred to as a small city with big city amenities. Located on the shores of Great Slave Lake, Yellowknife offers a variety of accommodations, dining experience, outdoor adventures, museums, galleries and shops.

PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

Meet and greet at the Yellowknife airport, baggage handling, orientation upon arrival, transportation between Yellowknife and aurora viewing facility, winter clothing rental, heated seats at the aurora viewing facility.


SUGGESTED CLOTHING

Winter clothing is provided.   If bringing your own, winter boots, skidoo suit, parka, snow pants, mitts, wool touque and balaclava are recommended.  


SUGGESTED ITEMS

Camera, tripod.


ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations are in a local hotel such as the Explorer Hotel or the Coast Fraser Tower Suite Hotel.


MEALS & DINING

Hot beverages and snacks provided on the aurora tour.  Meals during your stay are not included but are available at local restaurants.


4 day tour, available November 20, 2014 - April 7, 2015
$890.00 / per person - CAD
Double occupancy
$1250.00 / per person - CAD
Single occupancy


5 day tour, available November 20, 2014 - April 7, 2015
$1130.00 / per person - CAD
Double occupancy
$1600.00 / per person - CAD
Single occupancy


PAYMENT INFORMATION

Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.



Balance of payment is due 45 days before trip commencement.

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS

Deposit non-refundable. Balance non-refundable within 30 days.

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