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View the aurora borealis on our Yellowknife aurora tours


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 of our Yellowknife aurora tours 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. 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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$695.00 CAD
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TRIP DETAILS
DESTINATION
EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING
ACCOMMODATIONS
MEALS & DINING
DATES & PRICING
ITINERARY
TRIP TYPE
Aurora Borealis Viewing and Northern Lights Tours
SEASON

Mid August to mid April

DIFFICULTY
Easy
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
100
GUIDE INFORMATION

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

RESTRICTIONS
Not Applicable
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

In the winter guided activities such as dogsledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing and snowshoeing can be added to the package.

In the summer/fall guided activities such as hiking, boat tours and wildlife 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.

When arriving in Yellowknife on the first day, you must arrive no later than 6 pm to be in time to participate in the viewing tour on that evening.

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.

Summer/fall temperature averages can range from 15-20 C in August to 0-10 C in October. Evening can be cool.

REGION
Northwest Territories
PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

Shuttle transportation between the airport and your hotel, transportation between Yellowknife and aurora viewing facility, winter clothing rental.

SUGGESTED CLOTHING

Winter clothing rental is included in the winter packages. If bringing your own, winter boots, skidoo suit, parka, snow pants, mitts, wool touque and balaclava are recommended.  

If coming in fall bring a warm jacket, rain gear, comfortable walking shoes and some warm underclothes.

SUGGESTED ITEMS

Camera, tripod.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations are in the Explorer Hotel, Yellowknife's largest hotel located in the heart of downtown. Other hotel options are available.

MEALS & DINING

MEALS & DINING

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

4 day tour, available November 15, 2017 - April 14, 2018
$790.00 / per person - CAD
Double occupancy. 3 nights.

$1100.00 / per person - CAD
Single occupancy
5 day tour, available November 15, 2017 - April 14, 2018
$1025.00 / per person - CAD
Double occupancy. 4 nights.

$1500.00 / per person - CAD
Single occupancy
4 day tour, available August 7, 2017 - October 14, 2017
$695.00 / per person - CAD
4 days/3 nights. Double occupancy.

$905.00 / per person - CAD
4 days/3 nights. Single occupancy.
5 day tour, available August 7, 2017 - October 14, 2017
$820.00 / per person - CAD
5 days/4 nights. Double occupancy.

$1285.00 / per person - CAD
5 days/4 nights. 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.
ITINERARY
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