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Yellowknife Northern Lights Viewing Tour Including 3-Nights Accommodation

Yellowknife Northern Lights Viewing Tour Including 3-Nights Accommodation
4 hours
USD 542.06
Hunt for the mystical Aurora Borealis, or more commonly known as the Northern Lights, and then dine at the classy Aurora Village lodge restaurant. The first 2 nights of your tour will take you into the wilderness to search for the best aurora viewing. Transportation is included to and from your hotel. On your third night, the tour takes you to one of the world's best aurora viewing facilities featuring heated tee-pees. Wine and dine at the Aurora Village camp whilst waiting for the Northern Lights to paint the sky for you. At the end of the tour your driver and guide will guide you back to your hotel.

Aurora Veiwing Experience

Aurora Veiwing Experience
4 hours 30 minutes
USD 92.92
<p>Aurora Village is a place for visitors to experience the magic and wonder of the North. Located in on the Ingraham Trail near Yellowknife, in Canada's Northwest Territories - it is the best place in the world to see the Northern Lights, better known as Aurora Borealis. Come and join us in our Teepee Village and watch in comfort as the brilliantly beautiful Aurora dances across the northern sky...<br><br><br></p>

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Things to do in Yellowknife if you have a Yellowknife Airport Layover or Extended Yellowknife Airport Stopover

If you have an extended layover at the Yellowknife Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Yellowknife.LayoverIdeas.com.

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Northern Frontier Visitors Centre

Northern Frontier Visitors CentreThe best place to start any visit to Yellowknife is the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre. Easily accessible (it's just off the main highway leading into town), the centre has exhibits on Yellowknife history, mining and geology, natural history, and aboriginal culture. A small gift shop offers a selection of northern souvenirs. The centre's staff can help you plan your visit, providing brochures and information on allthere is to see and do.

You can drop-in in person, or visit the online Yellowknife Visitor's Centre before you go: Yellowknife Visitor's Centre

See the greatest light show on earth

See the greatest light show on earthAurora Borealis (Northern lights) This is the one thing that you must see. There are many different ways of seeing the Aurora Borealis, such as snowmobile, sled dog expedition, photography workshops and tractors rides to various lodges.

Bush Pilot's Monument

Bush Pilots MonumentThe Bush Pilot's Monument, situated on top of a large outcrop (nicknamed "The Rock"), is a simple needle that pays tribute to pioneering bush pilots who opened up the Northwest Territories. Climb the stairs to the viewpoint for a spectacular view over Great Slave Lake.

Go dogsledding

Go dogsleddingTalk about once in a lifetime! For a truly northern cultural experience, go dog-sledding. The professional mushers who raise, train and care for the dogs help them do what they love most: to work and run! Accept this unique experience to be with the dogs and their handlers as you enter their world, and are literally carried away!

Learn about the northern history and culture

Learn about the northern history and cultureThere are good cultural and historical centres worth visiting: 

  • The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is the Northwest Territories' (NWT) museum and archives. The museum manages objects and archival materials that represent the cultures and history of the Northwest Territories.
  • The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) is a 313 seat theatre facility, built with the help of the Globe and Mail's fundraising efforts across Canada. The only fully equipped live performance theatre in the NWT, the NACC venue supports northern, national and international artists. 
  • The Diavik Diamond Mines Visitor's Centre tells the story of Diavik Mine. The interpretive exhibit, showcases the geology of kimberlite deposits, sub-arctic mining technologies and the process to turn rough stones into beautiful diamonds. 
  • The NWT Mining Heritage Society has begun development of a mining interpretive centre at the old Giant Mine townsite. The outdoor minung heritage exhibits of old mining machinery, vehicles, and some buildings are on display for public viewing near the Public Boat Launch at Giant Mine. 

Go hiking

Go hikingYellowknife is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. There are several scenic walking and hiking trails within the city boundaries. The Ingraham Trail (Highway 4) connects Yellowknife to many lakes, rivers, and hiking routes that draw campers, hikers, paddlers, fishing enthusiasts, and hunters.

Take in a festival

Take in a festivalYellowknife has a few big festivals each year:

  • The Snow King Festival, Caribou Carnival, and the dog sled races are annual winter events. Every year they even build a huge snowcastle on Great Slave Lake - definitely worth checking out.
  • In the summer, visitors can take in the Summer Solstice Festival, Raven Mad Daze (with its 24-hour golf tournament), and Folk on the Rocks, a popular music festival. 

As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to the Yellowknife Airport in time for your connection and enjoy your layover city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.

Yellowknife Attractions

Yellowknife Ice Road Adventure

Yellowknife Ice Road AdventureDuration:
2 hours
USD 42.59
Explore Yellowknife - Dettah Ice Road on Great Slave Lake one of the world largest and deepest lake on hour and half trip guided tour.

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Yellowknife Sightseeing Tour

Yellowknife Sightseeing TourDuration:
3 hours
USD 61.18
Discover Yellowknife the home for famous arctic diamonds, Ice Pilots television series and the spectacular Aurora Borealis on this 3-hour sightseeing tour.

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Aurora Bus Viewing tours Yellowknife

Aurora Bus Viewing tours YellowknifeDuration:
4 hours
USD 61.95
A warm safe comfortable way to View the Beautiful Aurora your motor coach is your cabin on wheels for the duration of your Aurora tour .

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4- to 6-Hour Northern Lights Tour from Yellowknife

4- to 6-Hour Northern Lights Tour from YellowknifeDuration:
4 to 6 hours
USD 65.82
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.

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Yellowknife Snowshoeing Tour

Yellowknife Snowshoeing TourDuration:
2 hours
USD 71.24
Walk in our shoes exploring frozen Great Slave Lake on 2 hours guided snowshoeing tour wearing comfortable snow-shoes. As you journey through frozen lake and boreal forest, learn the history of the lake. At the end of trail enjoy beautiful ice cave.

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Yellowknife Dog Sledding Tour

Yellowknife Dog Sledding TourDuration:
1 hour
USD 73.56
Sled through frozen lakes and trails with the fastest sled-dogs in the north and the defending champions of the Canadian Dog Derby. You don't want to miss this thrilling ride-of-a-lifetime. These intelligent dogs know the way and love to sled fast on a cold arctic winter day. Make sure you bring your GoPro camera to capture the best moments on your dog sledding adventure.

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Northern Lights Tour from Yellowknife

Northern Lights Tour from YellowknifeDuration:
4 hours
USD 77.44
This 4-hour guided tour takes you on a mission to see one of the world's most famous natural phenomena: The Aurora Borealis! Also known as the Northern Lights, this tour takes you various places outside Yellowknife where city lights can't disturb your mission of experiencing the natural phenomenon.

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Cameron Falls Hiking Tour from Yellowknife

Cameron Falls Hiking Tour from YellowknifeDuration:
4 hours
USD 77.44
Enjoy this 4-hour hiking day tour at Cameron falls and reconnect with nature and wildlife at its best. On this tour you will encounter some northern wildlife, take in stunning views, and learn about the region and wildlife!

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Last Updated: 22 Feb 2022