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Aurora Village

#9 of 48 things to do in Yellowknife Features Animals
Aurora Lake, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P4, Canada
+1 867-669-0006
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Poor tour guide...UNPROFESSIONAL

Actually we enjoyed the dinner and the experience at the campsite very much. However, the tour... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Hong Kong, China
Dog Sled Ride

Despite the language challenges when booking the dog sled ride we had a really good time. We took... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Elaine L
Toronto, Canada
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Aurora Lake, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P4, Canada
+1 867-669-0006
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Actually we enjoyed the dinner and the experience at the campsite very much. However, the tour guide - Nathalie was extremely unprofessional. Upon her arrival at around 11pm, she escorted the group to Buffalo Hill. Then she spent almost rest of her time to chitchat...More

8  Thank ivyursula
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Despite the language challenges when booking the dog sled ride we had a really good time. We took our own food as we were not sure if food was available. Definitely book to ride and drive the sled (Dog Sled Combo).

1  Thank Elaine L
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Aurora Village takes away all the stress of planning an aurora viewing. They have an excellent setup and bus picks you and and drops you off at your hotel.

2  Thank Calvin P
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

It is always pot luck with weather if you see an Aurora and although we had a clear sky we also had a full moon. That meant even though Aurora was out it just looked like white fluffy cloud to the eye. Only looked green...More

1  Thank rwe003
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is a mass bus tour to a big site out on the lake where they have heated tipis. If you don't mind being with a million other people, this is a good option, as it is a lovely spot to see the aurora. However...More

1  Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Pro: - The teepee(camp) is warm and hot drinks are provided - Nice location to view the aurora if you want to stay warm - Dogsledding is lots of fun Cons: - Definitely overpriced. You are better off booking your own hotel and find other...More

2  Thank Keli C
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This was my second time taking this tour. The first time, I didn't know what to expect so I didn't come prepared, but was still dressed warm. The lights weren't very good that night. The tour guide wasn't all that informative with questions when we...More

Thank lisawH1014PD
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I have noticed that jackets rented for Chinese people are shabby dirty old, whereas for Japanese customers are new, clean. Why we paid same price but were treated differently? That's unfair! When comes to aurora view, is also below my expectations. Tipi were crowded, cold.

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Aurora Village is a must in Yellowknife. They are a big operation but it did not feel crowded and the place is beautiful. Totally worth it. Things I liked: The location, the tepees, the aurora with the tepees, they rent a tripod, they show you...More

Thank sbessega
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We joined the aurora village for the hotel and aurora village for three nights. I would say it is a good choice to join the aurora village. They are actually a professional team and the aurora village is big. Everyday you can see tons of...More

Thank Jennie C
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Rikita Z
5 March 2017|
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Response from CuriousoneHongKong | Reviewed this property |
The official Aurora site said that From mid-August to the end of September and from mid-November to mid-April are the best aurora viewing seasons in Yellowknife. These are the seasons they are open because there will be... More
Marie Dreiss W
11 February 2017|
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Response from Dartagnham | Reviewed this property |
Better call then directly. You will have questions and they can help you immediately.
RayandJay S
3 June 2016|
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Response from idafun | Reviewed this property |
Sep is not high season so the answer is no. However, good thing to book in advance allow you to plan your day better if you got other activities you wanna join