Aurora Village – A Class of Its Own

Aurora Village is a unique Aurora-viewing facility situated 25 minutes from downtown Yellowknife. Simply the most popular Aurora-viewing experience in the world!

We are the only place in the world offering custom-made, heated outdoor viewing seats that swivel 360 degrees, so you can catch every angle of the Aurora Borealis. We consulted Aboriginal elders to develop a unique design resembling traditional sleighs, which are guaranteed to keep you cozy and covered. With five viewing hills located throughout our expansive wilderness property, you can quietly absorb the unobstructed wondrous night sky in seclusion or share the experience with a group. The choice is yours.

From November to April, Aurora Village also transforms into a daytime winter wonderland offering the quiet joys of snowshoeing, the exhilaration of driving a dog team across the white landscape or the thrills of our giant snow slide.

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Simply the most popular aurora-viewing tour in town. The highlight of your visit to Yellowknife should be none other than the nightly Aurora-viewing Tour to Aurora Village. It has the world-class facility for aurora-viewing. Its image with aurora dancing over it is recognized throughtout the world. Warm and attentive service will make your experience easy and comfortable. Tour prices include round trip transportation from downtown Yellowknife hotels. You will base yourself in one of our heated teepees, as you go on your way exploring for the best spot to see the aurora. Lantern-lit paths offer an intimate, friendly northern lights experience. Catch the Aurora from a hilltop or on a lake, with a 360 degree view. We have access to special heated seats which accommodate two in a reclining position for warm and comfortable waiting and viewing. Late-night snack of soup and bannock is served in our beautiful dining hall while aurora slide shows are presented on the big screen. Hot beverage is provided in the teepees. Approx. 4.5 hours ($120, and REDUCED price for additional nights). Aurora photographer on site can take your photo with the Aurora. Premium grade winter clothing is available for rent. Summer/Fall Aurora-viewing Season AUG 12 - SEP 30. Winter Aurora-viewing Season NOV 12 - APR 10.

 

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MOST POPULAR TOUR! We invite you to have an afternoon of winter fun at Aurora Village with list of things you can enjoy. The most popular is the dog team rides. A dog kennel is on-site and visitors can meet our teams and have pictures taken. About 15 minute ride on beautiful wooded trails with ups and downs, and curbs left and right. In a temperature of minus 30, 40 degrees during the winter this is most comfortable ride. The tour includes not only the dog team ride experience, but hot drinks, a marshmallow roast at our fire pit, and tubing on our giant slide, try out our traditional snowshoe, and much much more. The tour last for about 4 hrs in the afternoon. ($95) Or, you can drive your own dog team for 20 minutes after brief instruction ($145). For additonal activity such as 30 minute snowmobile ride or guided snowshoe nature walk add $50. 

 

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SUMMER-FALL ONLY. A drive to the Mackenzie Bison Sanctuary as we head west and down the main highway leading south. You will be able to see the herds of free roaming 'buffalos' on the roadside, or on the road. There are lone buffalos that are not shy from giving you the photo ops. About 5 hrs.($150) 

 

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