Aurora Village, Yellowknife

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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. Plan your Aurora Village visit and explore what else you can see and do in Yellowknife using our Yellowknife online vacation planner .
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  • We went to aurora village for dog sledding and snowshoeing during the day and it was awesome! The guides there are super friendly and caring. During the night, the guides were also nice too. Natalie, ...  more »
  • Stayed 3 nights at the Fraser hotel Basic hotel but clean We had the 2 bedroom apartment which has lots of living area Daily hotel clean Guides would pick us up and drop from hotel. 30 minute drive to...  more »
  • Viewing the northern lights and sled dog tours, winter clothes rent applied by individuals. Aurora visible is inevitable, so depends upon the weather. Dog sled tour was so much fun. Hockey, snowshoe experience and roasted marshmallows. Especially tube slide was popular among the children. If there is one drawback, an individual, cold weather wear owe is a pretty old? Cold weather wear had been given. From the Japan tour was unfortunately are all relatively clean.
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  • The BEST place to see the Northern Lights with knowledgeable Northern-born guides. Great service and amazing food! Nothing else like it in North America.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It's pretty much only tourists for Aurora
  • Nice place for viewing aurora.

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Where to stay in Yellowknife

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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