Aurora Borealis

How to see the Northern Lights

Aurora Borealis Information

Aurora Village is the best place for visitors to experience the magic and wonder of one of the most phenomenal displays on earth. But what are the Northern Lights… better known as Aurora Borealis? When can you see them? How do they happen? Read on below and then come and join us in our Teepee Village and watch in comfort as the brilliantly beautiful Aurora dances across the northern sky!

See them in Action

Yes!  Aurora moves like that! The videos you see are great examples of what you get to see at Aurora Village and the Aurora dancing and moving acorss the sky really happens…. all the Time!

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When the sky is dark!

Aurora is like the wind, we never know where or when it will appear. Sometimes it’s there all night, other times it comes and goes.

Summer/Fall – 12 August – 14 October 2019  (CLICK TO SEE TOURS)

Winter/Spring – 20 November 2019 – 14 April  2020  (CLICK TO SEE TOURS)

Yellowknife is right in the middle of the Auroral Oval.
(Meaning we have the highest % chance of see Aurora at our latitude on the planet.)

The land around here is really flat, and therefore there are not so many clouds as they don’t get trapped by mountains!

Also, the cold weather makes for less moisture in the atmosphere hence less cloud and more clear skies.

Yellowknife is also a small and isolated city, therefore there is not a lot of light pollution.

A picturesque gathering of 21 traditional Teepees and hilltop viewpoints surrounding a pristine frozen lake…

Aurora Village is a magical place to experience the best light show on earth. With the Aurora Borealis dancing overhead you can enjoy the comfort and warmth of your woodfire and hot drinks inside a traditional Teepee. Aboriginally owned and operated we are simply the best and most comfortable Aurora experience in Canada.

No sorry! We are a tour company and take people on tours to our Aurora Viewing location – Aurora Village. We work with all the hotels in town providing pickups from local hotels. We have a world class facility of 21 Teepees to provide comfort while Aurora viewing. Head to our about us page to find out more about our facilities.

You can also explore the local hotels that we include in packages on our “tours and packages page”.

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Tours and Packages

You can choose from a hassle-free arrangement with our full packages or, choose from one of our daily tours which will give you the flexibility to join individually when you want. Aurora Village offers not just aurora viewing tours, but also incredible dining experiences and daytime activities.

Our multi-language team of guides and guest services in English, French, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, and Cantonese look forward to serving you in your language.