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)
Aurora Village is a unique Aurora-viewing facility situated 25 minutes from downtown Yellowknife. Simply the most popular Aurora-viewing experience in the world!
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.
Aurora-viewing guests can discover the unique flavours of the north when you dine at The Lodge. Our delicious northern foods are prepared from scratch and served in a rustic, fine dining atmosphere. Enjoy scrumptious house-made breads, bannocks, deserts and dressings and make sure to try an arctic char, Great Slave Lake whitefish, bison, or reindeer dish. We use local meat and fish, prepared to perfection, and boast an extensive Canadian wine list for a lasting memory of your dining experience at Aurora Village.
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.
Have your next meeting at a unique venue so close to town, yet feels like miles away in the natural setting of Aurora Village. Our expanded Dining Hall can easily accommodate 100 people. it is one of the cleanest and the most beautiful in Yellowknife. Breakout into smaller groups in our heated teepees. Add some group activities such as dog team rides or tubing on a slide for team building. It will be the most memorable meeting or party you've had in long time! Lunches and Dinners can be arranged to suite your needs. Transporation available.