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YABV: 5 Day Yellowknife Aurora Borealis Viewing



Day 1: Arrive in Yellowknife, NWT

Our amazing stay begins in Yellowknife, famous for its rustic beauty outdoors, but that doesn’t mean we can`t relax in absolute comfort indoors as well. Yellowknife is one of the best places to view one of Earth’s greatest natural wonders, the Aurora Borealis colloquially known as the Northern Lights. This is possible because the area experiences more clear nights than other northern locations - amazing Aurora displays are possible on over 240 nights each year! On arrival there will be time to relax before an evening welcome dinner, where we will meet the rest of the group.

Overnight: Yellowknife
Hotel: Chateau Nova Yellowknife
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Yellowknife, NWT

This morning we travel to Great Slave Lake, one of the world’s largest fresh-water lakes. Here we will observe an aboriginal ice fishing demonstration that will teach us an important practice of the traditional way of life. We then return to a lodge and enjoy a feast of freshly caught fish.Following dinner, we have time to spend at leisure before heading out for our first night of Aurora Viewing. We travel away from the city lights to witness the amazing Aurora Borealis, where we stay in warm chambers and look up at the night sky. Throughout our time spent there, we can enjoy hot drinks and late-night snacks.

Overnight: Yellowknife
Hotel: Chateau Nova Yellowknife
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3: Yellowknife, NWT

Today we explore Yellowknife on an informative city tour. We visit the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, a museum that chronicles Aboriginal and European history in the North and features environmental exhibits. Following our city tour, we have this afternoon at our leisure, with time to explore more of Yellowknife or relax before tonight’s activities. Following dinner, we depart for our second night of incredible Aurora Borealis Viewing

Overnight: Yellowknife
Hotel: Chateau Nova Yellowknife
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4: Yellowknife, NWT

Today is full of excitement, excursions, and experiences! Following breakfast, we depart the hotel for a traditional Dog Sledding experience. Our tour starts with a visit to the kennel, where we meet the Northern dogs who have trained their entire lives for this. We get settled in our toboggans while the professional guide prepares the teams of 12 -14 dogs. Then it’s time to mush! We take off on a scenic ride around twists and turns, through the snowy terrain and get to explore this incredible land while being comfortably tucked in our sleds with warm blankets.This afternoon we try our hand at Snowmobiling. Prior to heading out, we learn the basic safety and operating instructions. We carve our way through the back country wilderness, travelling on thickly forested trails. We stop along the way and take photos of breathtaking scenery, and play on Yellowknife’s pristine frozen lakes as you get to know the “wild side” of this country. Not to worry, these snowmobiles are all fully automatic and easy to operate. Tonight we join together for a farewell dinner, where we have the opportunity to share our favourite moments of our time spent in Yellowknife, before departing on our last night of Aurora Borealis Viewing.

Overnight: Yellowknife
Hotel: Chateau Nova Yellowknife
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5: Depart Yellowknife, NWT

Our Yellowknife adventure has come to an end. Following breakfast, we depart the hotel at our leisure to begin our onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before any applicable taxes. The pricing reflects twin-sharing, per-person costs without airfare to/from the tour; however, we can book flights from your home airport for an added cost. Contact us for a no obligation quote.


Start Date
End Date
Single Supplement
Wed 22 Jan 2020
Sun 26 Jan 2020
$2,020 USD
$425 USD
Wed 12 Feb 2020
Sun 16 Feb 2020
$2,020 USD
$425 USD
Wed 18 Mar 2020
Sun 22 Mar 2020
$2,020 USD
$425 USD




CAD (does not include 5% tax)
Arrival and departure flights can be booked for any time on first and last day of the tour. Aurora Viewing happens late at night, typically between 11:00pm and 3:00am. Winter clothing rentals available at an additional cost.


  • Yellowknife City Tour
  • Dog Sledding Excursion
  • Bison Viewing
  • 3 Nights of Aurora Borealis Viewing
  • Aboriginal Ice Fishing Demonstration
  • Guided Snowmobiling Tour




  • Ground transportation in Yellowknife
  • Professional Tour Leader
  • 4 nights of accommodation (3.5–4 star)
  • 8 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners




  • Winter Clothing Rental Package



Hotel List

Chateau Nova Yellowknife

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation

A 5-minute walk from the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, this airy hotel is 2 km from both Snowking's...
... A 5-minute walk from the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, this airy hotel is 2 km from both Snowking's Winter Festival park and the Bush Pilots Monument.

The relaxed rooms and suites feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, microwaves, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas. Upgraded suites have whirlpool tubs.

Parking is free. There’s a warm steakhouse and a laid-back bar, plus a fitness room, a steam room and a sauna. A business centre and meeting/event space are available.

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