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  • 4 to 6 hrs
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English and 2 more
Your evening starts with a pickup from your centrally located Yellowknife accommodation between 8:30pm and 10:30pm (departure time varies seasonally). Begin the trek out of the city in the comfort of a mini-coach equipped with free Wi-Fi.

Once in the backcountry, guides begin hunting for the best views of the Northern Lights. At each location, you’ll have access to washrooms, the warmth of your transportation vehicle, and, at certain stops, heated tents and teepees.

Between photo opportunities of the dancing lights, enjoy hot beverages and snacks with your group, and listen as your guides explain how and why the Northern Lights exist in this region of Canada.

After a night of sky-gazing, relax in the comfort of the coach on the return trip. Your adventure ends back at your doorstep in Yellowknife.
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The Aurora Borealis Experience - Day Tours
Witness the unbelievable colors of the Aurora Borealis on a tour that takes you deep into the Northwest Territories. Guides ensure you get the best possible views by visiting a number of isolated locations far from the lights of the city. Warm up under the starry sky with hot beverages, and return to Yellowknife with Northern Lights photos that will last a lifetime. Hotel pickup makes for a seamless experience.
  • Journey to ideal viewing locations: ice roads, frozen lakes, and open fields
  • Tour the backcountry in comfort with access to hot drinks and washrooms 
  • Learn how the Northern Lights are formed in this part of Canada
  • Camera equipment not necessary as photos included at no extra cost
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Reviewed 6 April 2018
gave meaning to 'aurora hunting'

My wife and I did a quick trip to Yellowknife in early February'18 in the hope of catching the aurora, but the weather was not cooperating. We went out with Roland and Olivia with what had initially seemed a disappointing trip, but they went above...More

4  Thank me4man
Reviewed 30 March 2018
Amazing aurora tour with great tour guide

I joined the aurora tour on my second night in Yellowknife 25 March 2018, it was amazing and fun, we saw huge aurora dancing in the sky luckily. Olivia is great tour guide, she helped us to take many photo in cold condition, even taught...More

Thank Karen-Li-Ning
Reviewed 27 March 2018
Aurora Hunting with North Star Adventures

It was a wonderful experience. First our guide Eddie drew our attention to the faint streaks of Aurora outside the bus window. Then we stopped & had a magnificent view of Aurora in the open. Ample time was provided for us to take photos as...More

2  Thank adelyno2017
Reviewed 20 March 2018
Great value and fun tour

We booked the aurora tour on short notice upon our arrival in Yellowknife and Julian was very helpful with providing us info given that we were undecided due to cloudy weather. We decided we would try and we were lucky to see the aurora and...More

Thank laura p
Julian B, Owner at The Aurora Borealis Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Hello, Thank you for the positive feedback. We are so happy you could see a strong aurora and enjoy our snowmobile tour! Thanks!

Reviewed 15 March 2018
Poor tour

The lights were not cooperating that night such is the weather however the tour offered no explanation regards any info on the Northern Lights, also although claimed to be multilingual less this 50 words were spoken in English during 4.5 hours compared to hundreds plus...More

Thank morcowan
Julian B, Owner at The Aurora Borealis Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Hello, I am really sorry to hear about your experience. Our guides speaks four languages combined and often english is the least used. We appreciate your feedback and will definitely make adjustments for the future. I hope you were able to see aurora while in...More

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