Aurora Village, Yellowknife

3.7
#2 of 9 in Parks in Yellowknife
Mix traditional Native American living with modern amenities when you stay at Aurora Village. At the attraction, visitors spend the night in a wood-heated teepee stocked with hot chocolate to keep out the region's cold climate. A highlight here is the viewing of the aurora borealis--the Northern Lights. Staff find you when it's time to observe this nighttime wonder. You can also take part in other activities like dogsledding here, and a restaurant and lodge are on-site as well. To visit Aurora Village on your trip to Yellowknife, use our Yellowknife tour planner.
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  • April 28, 2017
    Though warm tent to eat, and Aurora kotatsu Lake and dog sledding, but staff are so suited to the Aurora for the first time. However, on the hour, would be unfit for expert systems to buy tickets and pay the extension fee if necessary.
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  • April 16, 2017
    Actually we enjoyed the dinner and the experience at the campsite very much. However, the tour guide - Nathalie was extremely unprofessional. Upon her arrival at around 11pm, she escorted the group to...  more »
  • April 10, 2017
    Air ➖ it was 30 degrees below Aurora already remarkably 見remashita. Call waiting in a tent in the Aurora, did get the cold does not particularly care.
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  • March 20, 2017
    Don't freeze your butt in -40c to save a few bucks. If you're coming to Yellowknife for aurora, you must come here. Yes you can see it on your own outside of town, but the village offers comfort and ease of access. Rent your clothing with them as well as tripod if you need to. Offered hot water isnt quite hot enough for cup noodle.
  • May 5, 2017
    Clothing rental is worn-out with unpresent smell. Place full of working holiday staff; staff without much local experience. The lake and place to view the Aurora is fine.
  • April 9, 2017
    A tour company that brings people in a bus to this remote location to view aurora borealis between 9 pm-2 am. Pricy, but worth spending the money since they provides tipis where you can warm up in between the sightings. Compared to the native indian operated tour company, a very commercialized and seems to be cut and dry. But if you are there for viewing Aurora Borealis, worth the money.
  • December 31, 2016
    although the teepee wasn't the warmest we saw the strongest aurora here at aurora village.
  • April 10, 2017
    Lots of winter fun!

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Accommodations in Yellowknife come in the form of small hotels, bed and breakfasts, and guesthouses scattered throughout the city. For the most interesting scenery, stay north of the center near the Bush Pilots Monument. If you choose to visit between November and March to chase the northern lights, make sure you stay well out of town for the best chance to see the spectacle without the intrusion of light pollution.
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