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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  • They offer packages comprising hotel, day time activities, aurora viewing and clothing rental so you do not need to look anywhere else. This is particularly convenient for first timers. The village is...  more »
  • I joined 3 different tour companies for the aurora viewings. It really depends on luck if mother nature is cooperating. Our second night with Aurora Village, the forecast said moderate activities. We ...  more »
  • This place is very organized in so many ways. They picked us up at the airport, gave us detailed instructions about the tour, and a packet of information. They checked in to our hotel and left a set o...  more »
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  • We went to the Aurora Village for a long due family trip and it was a great experience. For a place as unique and niche as Yellowknife, you really do need a knowledgeable guide to make the most of it! The staff at Aurora village were very friendly and approachable - I loved the homey feel of the place! We booked multiple Yellowknife experiences at a variety of companies and I would say that I enjoyed the ones at Aurora village a lot. A nice centralized and organized experience is key to making the most of the short amount of daylight up in the north. In contrast to going Aurora hunting, being able to rest in a heated teepee was as comfortable of an experience as you can get if you want to see this amazing natural phenomenon! Having so many people on the lookout for the lights means you won’t miss a thing. As well, huddling around the fire with snacks and tea always available makes for great family time. In terms of dog sledding, we tried both Beck’s kennels and Aurora village. I found that with Beck’s kennels, we never really were told what we were doing and were just sort of herded from place to place with minimal information and a lot of confusion. At Aurora village, there were more facilities and many things to do aside from the dog sledding experience. Although there was less dog interaction I found, the dog sledding ride was far superior. The scenery was diverse and not just an empty lake! We had half the riders in our sled than we did at Beck’s kennels which meant we didn’t have to get out when going up hills (due to the slide being too heavy). All in all, it is worth it to pay the extra $$ considering that going to Aurora village is an array of activities with a comfortable atmosphere!
  • We went to Aurora Village over the Christmas holidays. It was an excellent experience. Being able to watch the Aurora Borealis from the comfort of heated teepees was a unique experience. We had tried the hunting tours but it comprised of being driven out to the boonies in a cold bus to take pictures on your own. The tour guides were very friendly and made sure we were taken care of. The viewing of the northern lights is at the mercy of nature, so we did not get spectacular pictures, but our didn't turn out too bad. The staff at Aurora Village were friendly and if it weren't so cold we would have done more activities. The giant slide was really fun but you need to be careful (ride at your own risk). We would definitely recommend Aurora Village to anyone especially after hearing they are planning many improvements to the resort!
  • We just back from yellowknife, we stayed in yellowknife for 4 nights and 5 days, we joined Aurora village for two nights viewing aurora and two days activities (dog sledding and snowshoeing), they provided great service, they had Korean, Japanese, Chinese and English service, tour guides were nice, friendly and patience. We also rented snow jackets, pans and shoes, they all clear and comfortable, they also provided photo service in the night, their village was in the great location, we can easy to see the aurora, it was bright, the teepee was warm, also they put coffee and tea inside, no worry cold season to see aurora. nice experience to join their team, we recommend Aurora village to other people, and we may back on summary season to view the aurora again.
  • The greatest view on earth! Just to let you know that "mild hypothermia" is when you feel sleepy and drowsy. So please understand your limit.
  • totally good of all, except little expansive any tour shop. but if You Travel YellowKnife for viewing Aurora and other activity, you try once! and Are You not so good English speak? its fine . various country staff in there.( Korea,France , China, Japan.. etc)
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