The Winter Cultural Tour
Spend the afternoon at Aurora Village and enjoy a guided walk on the back trails of Aurora Village on traditional snowshoes. Our cultural snowshoe experience takes you on a journey into the woods at Aurora Village, you’ll learn about the local traditions of the land and the wildlife and flora of the area. Keep your eyes open, and you’ll likely see paws or hoof prints in the snow.
Take a guided walk on the back trails of Aurora Village on traditional snowshoes. Learn about the flora and fauna that people of this land have used for centuries. Our cultural snowshoe experience takes you on a journey into the woods at Aurora Village, you’ll learn about the local traditions of the land and the wildlife and flora of the area. Keep your eyes open, and you’ll likely see paws or hoof prints in the snow. You’ll also be shown important survival skills about fire, how to find shelter, and life in the extreme cold. The guided walk itself is approximately 75 minutes and suitable to all fitness levels.
This activity is includes in our winter activities afternoon where you will be joined by other guests who are booked on other activities at the VIllage.. In addition to your Dog Team Ride Experience, you will enjoy a host of other winter fun including tubing on the giant slide, marshmallow roasting on the fire pit, trying out the traditional snowshoes for a quick walk or photo op, etc all included in the tour price.
You will have about three hours to take in the winter afternoon in a safe, comfortable, and beautiful environment. We have heated washrooms, full A-La-Carte Restaurant for lunch and place to warm up where you can help yourself to complimentary hot drinks.
* Wheelchair Access – See our website for more details
For an additional $50 per person, you can add our Dog Sledding OR Snowmobile experience on the same day. Additionally, in a combo, your guide would take you on guided Snowshoe Hike onto our land OR Snowmobiling on a hidden lake nearby. Please see the Winter Activities Package for details. Our office must know in advance.
What do I need to bring?
Winter clothing is essential – we rent winter clothing per day to Aurora Village guests.
The Resturant is Open!
Meals are available at the Aurora Village Resturant by day and by night. With A La Carte dining and three-course dining experience, you will love some of the items on our menu.
Winter Activity Pickup Times.
Please be in the lobby of the hotel at least 5 minutes before the scheduled time. Our guides will be waiting in the lobby of the hotel. We do consider on-time departure important. We thank you for your cooperation!
12:30 Chateau Nova
12:25 Explorer Hotel
12:20 Days Inn
12:15 Discovery Inn
12:10 Quality Inn
11.55 Super 8/Stanton Suites (On request – charges may apply*)
Approximately 4.5 hours – including 20-30 minutes transportation each way.
- Round-trip transportation from Yellowknife
- Journey along the Ingraham trail
- Access to Aurora Village
- Snowshoe Tour 60 Mins
- Complimentary Hot Drinks
- Unlimited Giant Ice Slide use
- Marshmallow Roasting
- A cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled two (2) days or less before tour.
- A cancellation fee of 10% applies to all cancelled bookings.