North Star Adventures

Cultural & Community Tours
Summer / Winter
Aboriginal Culture City Tour: Welcome to Sombe K’e (Yellowknife), it means “place of money” in our Denesuline language. On this tour we will introduce you to our Aboriginal culture. We will talk about our customs, our history and teach you some of our language, we will show you our Aboriginal village. Feel free to ask as many questions as you want - our Aboriginal guides are always happy to share colourful and enlightening stories about our culture and how we are trying to maintain our culture in today’s modern world. On this tour you will meet some very cool Aboriginal and Inuit friends. Includes traditional foods, snacks, pick-up and drop off from your hotel or B&B and free photos. Tour dates and times: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 2:00-4:00pm. Visit our website for more details.

We offer interesting and fun Day Tours in both Summer and Winter seasons. We also offer multi-day adventure experiences, each showcasing one of many wonderful places to see and experience here in the Northwest Territories. We are a smaller tour company so we can you a more personal tour experience. We grew up in Yellowknife, we worked, played and lived in many communities all across the NWT, we know Yellowknife! We know the Northwest Territories! Also as a 100% Aboriginal owned tour company with all Aboriginal guides we are able to provide our guests with a genuine, authentic Aboriginal experience. Visit our website for more details about our fun Day Tours and our cool multi-day Adventure packages. 

Contact Name: 
Melissa McPherson
Primary Phone Number:
(867) 669-2900
Alt. Phone Number:
(867) 446-2900
Second Alt. Phone Number:
(867) 446-5374
Cell Number:
(867) 446-2900
Fax Number:
(867) 669-0470
Address: 
P.O. BOX 352
STATION MAIN
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N3

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Aurora Day Trips
Summer, Winter

Aurora Viewing Tours: Yellowknife is the best place in the world to view Aurora! We are a smaller tour company, so we can offer you a more personalized Aurora viewing experience. We take you out and “hunt” for the Aurora. When we reach our destination we park and view the Aurora. We will tell you about the science of Aurora, identify the planets, photograph the Milky Way, the moon and the many stars, look for shooting stars (make a wish!). We will take free professional photos of you and Aurora. If you have your own camera we will help with your settings so you can take own awesome photo of the Aurora, and we even have free tripods. We offer 3 Aurora tour options:
1. Aurora Hunting (Large group, max. 26 people) - $109.00+tax/person;
2. Aurora Photography Tour (Small group, max. 8 seats) - $199.00+tax/person;
3. Aurora By Snowmobile - $199.00+tax/person.
Visit our website for more details.

Boat Tours
Summer

Great Slave Lake Boat Tour: Enjoy a comfortable 2 hour boat cruise on one of the largest lakes in the world, the Great Slave Lake! See Yellowknife and its surrounding scenery just as famous explorers Hearne, Mackenzie and Franklin saw it over 200 years ago. As a 100% Aboriginal owned tour company, you will learn about the history of the Yellowknives Dene Indians, the history of Yellowknife and the wildlife and geography of the area. We will boat beside and talk about the colourful houseboats, the floatplane base and the Indian Village. Then we head out further on the Great Slave Lake to one of the many islands 15km from Yellowknife for a nice, quick nature hike and great photo opportunities, then back to Yellowknife. Meet us down at the boat or we offer pickup and drop-off service for $10.00/person. Guests should wear proper footwear for some light hiking. Includes healthy snacks, water and free photos. Please note: If winds are 20kms or more tour is cancelled or re-scheduled.
Tour Dates and Times: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 1:00 – 3:00pm; Sunday 6:00 – 8:00pm, $79.00+tax/person. Visit our website for more details.

Bus Tours & Services
Summer, Winter

Sightseeing City Tour: Welcome to Yellowknife! On this tour you will learn the rich history of Yellowknife. As lifelong residents of Yellowknife we can give you a uniquely personal insight into Yellowknife and its colorful history. Joe grew up on the famous “Ragged Ass Road” playing kick the can and cowboys and Indians and will give you a fun 1.5hr sightseeing tour of the Aurora capital of the world! We will show you Old Town, downtown, new southside, and we will also show you the restaurants, souvenir stores, museum, the visitor center and more! Includes pick up and drop off from your hotel or B&B, free photos and if we have time a quick stop at Tim Horton’s. 1.5hr - $79.00+tax/person

Fishing Day Trips
Northern Pike
Summer
The Great Slave Lake is one of the largest lakes in the world and is home to MONSTER Northern Pike! Our Aboriginal guides are courteous, skilled, and professional and know the best spots to catch your MONSTER Pike. This 3.0hr tour provides enough time for some quality and relaxing big lake fishing. We provide all the gear, you just need to show up or if you need a ride, we offer a pickup and drop off service for $10.00/person. Guests will be required to present a valid NWT Sport Fishing License prior to departure. Please note: If winds are 20km or more, tour is cancelled or re-scheduled. Starts at $119.00+GST Tour dates and times: Daily 7:00am to 12:00pm; Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun 1:00pm to 5:00pm; Tue, Thu, Sat 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Starts at $109.00+tax/person. Visit our website for more details.
Nature & Wildlife
Summer, Winter
We offer 2 Nature Hike tour options. Both tours takes you out into the wilderness trails outside of Yellowknife. If you're looking to experience northern Canada wilderness and get some light exercise these tours are for you. Bring your macro, wide angle and zoom lens if you have them, this tour provides a great opportunity to take some pretty cool photos. We will also take photos of you throughout the tour. Includes free pickup and drop-off, healthy brown bag lunch and drink, walking poles and free photos and videos (please provide USB or SD card). Please Note: Guests do not need previous hiking experience, however it is preferred that you are in reasonable physical shape and have proper footwear. Walking poles are provided if needed. 3.0.hr Prelude Nature Hike: $99.00+tax/person; Cameron Falls Nature Hike: $109.00+tax/person. Visit our website for more details.
Nature & Wildlife
Summer

On this 8hr tour, we will drive the highways of northern Canada and look for wildlife including North America’s biggest buffalo! We will have a scenic lunch on the shores of the mighty Mackenzie River! Our Aboriginal guides will talk about the animals, the birds, and share stories about our culture. We will stop at other spots along the tour and take many cool photos and videos (please provide USB or SD card for video or you can buy our North Star Memory Package for $39.00+GST) on our way to the small Aboriginal community 300kms from Yellowknife on the Mackenzie River, the 2nd longest river in North America! Minimum 4 persons per tour needed for tour to go ahead, if not then you will receive 100% refund. Price: $199.00+GST/person.

On this overnight tour, we will spend the night in the picturesque Aboriginal community of Fort Providence (pop. 750) on the shores of the mighty Mackenzie River! Enjoy a drive through the highways of northern Canada and look for wildlife including North America’s biggest buffalo!

Our Aboriginal guides will talk about the animals, the birds, and share stories about our culture. We will also drive to the scenic Lady Evelyn Falls and visit the tiny Aboriginal community of Kakisa. We will stop at other spots along the tour and take many cool photos and videos (please provide USB or SD card for video or you can buy our North Star Memory Package for $39.00+GST). Minimum 4 persons per tour needed for tour to go ahead, if not then you will receive 100% refund. Price:

$499.00+GST/person includes hotel accommodation, 1 breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 dinner meal

Snowmobiling
Winter

Go for a fun snowmobile ride thru the wilderness and on the frozen lakes of northern Canada! Snowmobile to our trapper's tent where we will stop for delicious bannock and hot drinks. Listen to the stories about how life was like in the old days. Drive your own snowmobile! There will be 2 guests per snowmobile unless when possible we can do 1 guest per snowmobile. For an additional charge, guests can drive their own snowmobile. Minimum 4 person per tour. 3.0 hr - $149.00+tax/person; 3.5hr - $199.00+tax/person