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4- to 6-Hour Northern Lights Tour from Yellowknife

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Overview
Join your guide on this evening tour, 4-6 hours, from Yellowknife and discover the breathtaking Northern Lights!  Be picked up at your hotel in a mini-coach and visit multiple locations to find the best viewing.  Hot beverages and snacks are included. There is also a professional Aurora photographer to take complimentary photos as a momento of this unique experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to Expect
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Hotels in the Yellowknife area
Departure Time
Departure times range from 8:30pm to 10:30pm, depending on the time of year
Duration
4h
Return Details
Your accommodation in the Yellowknife area
Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Transport by mini coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Dinner
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The tour got me to see the northern lights, which was its stated goal, so that’s something I guess. That being said, I found the TripAdvisor description of what you get during this tour was optimistic, at best. Let me say it borders on Fyre Festival levels of accuracy in some
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-This is not aurora hunting, so you are staying at the tent, which has fireplace but not so warm so that you need to dress warm.:) -You are expected to pay $10 each for tip. -They gave me some cookies and hot chocolate/tea, sweet potatoes. This tour was little cheaper than
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Although it was a rather cloudy night and with not much expectation for viewing the Aurora successfully, the guide Ciry made every possible effort at taking pictures/sample shots at all stops in all directions just in the slight chance that a clearing might occur. The chase was
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Thanks to Roland, Kathy, Siri and Julian, our time on this tour has been unforgettable. We had the chance to see many wonderful northern lights. Overall, our experience was enhance by their professionalism and friendly attitude. They came to pick us up at our Airbnb and we
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PRO: Overall service is great. The first night was amazing with clear sky and intensely strong aurora! So we could stay in only one place with a warm camp, hot beverages and good snacks. The second night was cloudy so they did an aurora chasing by driving to many places for 3
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By: The Aurora Borealis Experience - Day Tours
101 reviews
marktE4772OO
10
See the aurora, get shaken down for tips
The tour got me to see the northern lights, which was its stated goal, so that’s something I guess. That being
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maureenmW8903WF
10
told us to "shut up"
We've never been treated so rudely. We asked his name so we could complain to his boss. He hid his name tag and
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Yuka344
Vancouver, Canada
30
Good
-This is not aurora hunting, so you are staying at the tent, which has fireplace but not so warm so that you need
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davidmW8147WO
10
Aurora borealis viewing industry Yellowknife needs to set quality standards
There are some unfortunate apples in the local industry that are giving it bad name. . Employees with the company
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Yellowknife321
90
Chasing the Aurora
Although it was a rather cloudy night and with not much expectation for viewing the Aurora successfully, the guide
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Catherine M
Quebec, Canada
40
What a great time we had!
Thanks to Roland, Kathy, Siri and Julian, our time on this tour has been unforgettable. We had the chance to see
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am0rnpunw
10
Wonderful experience
PRO: Overall service is great. The first night was amazing with clear sky and intensely strong aurora! So we could
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Eleanorb8901
30
Good service
Service picked me up from my airbnb no problems, the tent we were in was a little bare but once the fire got going
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kjb_travel
La Fortuna de San Carlos
22
Excellent tour, poor customer service post-tour
Tour date: Nov 4th 2019. This tour was enjoyable and engaging. We went to a few locations and managed to catch
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clareisabelly
Singapore
21
Great service
We went on the tour with Julian & co for three nights - sadly, didn't get to see the Lights, but still had a very
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Traveler76524
10
professional experience of tour guide Winfred
On 10/20/19, we have a northern lights tour with tour guide Winfred, who is the expert of Northern lights (his
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_P6590OZ
Vancouver, Canada
31
最高(Awesome)
3つのスポットを回りました。最初のスポットは満点の星空。期待が高まった。それ以降はオーロラが見えました。ガイドさんも全員の写真を撮って下さり、気さくで楽しかったです。 We went to three spots. The
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nachigo
10
Thanksgiving - Oct, 2019
Me and my friends (from Vancouver, BC) decided to go watch the Aurora lights for the Thanksgiving long weekend.
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Petrina D
31
Great experience in Yellowknife
We were a group of seven who booked a two-night Aurora hunting tour. Our tour guide, Julian, was simply amazing
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nynyny_ca
Vancouver, Canada
10
Good stuff, great experience
We were luck to enjoy three wonderful nights with the good service provided by Julian, Helen, Ming and Robert. We
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