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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  • Attentive staff very's is me. To be honest, I felt the difference between Korean staff. (Wry smile) thanks how to photograph Aurora and camera settings, child's Companion, but also take care of the children look well, I was happy! Village toilet with flush without having to worry about because it is not used to clean than other was okay.
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  • Aurora Village’s tour was highly organized. From the booking process up to when we arrived, everything was perfect. The booking is quite a tedious process, but it is to make sure that everything will ...  more »
  • Yellowknife Airport is very small. Aurora Village staff and waiting at the exit, make sure the name. Tours of various companies in Aurora Village will throw. It is Confluence seemed to be attending a Broadway tour. Take bus notes while listening to send it to the hotel. A few hours later gathered in the hotel lobby, also in mixed me up the village. That day was already seen northern lights from the bus. Teepee village is no wasted light, so a lot of my location, location of toilets is not understood picture pay, are called for in the more or less near the Lake. You see, to see until you are safely able to check-in you can try good luck 3 nights, 2 night flight was a level 5 6:00, is village staff will pick up in the hybrid car around 4 Aurora Village staff works better anyway, is the impression that he is the Museum was 9/12 it was pretty cold, I was considered look at Japan winter preparation make sure Eat rice in Calgary were concerned about six hours transit airport in wandering around suspicious pictures while doing the money buying a DSLR, without taking digital camera, iPhone and no skills, I downloaded apps of-Kun digital camera, shot entirely with the iPhone apps take a star had a barely slept during the day was a big success-Kun and shopping at a nearby supermarket.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • although the teepee wasn't the warmest we saw the strongest aurora here at aurora village.
  • Lots of winter fun!

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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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