Summer Combo

Yellowknife by lake and land

Aurora Summer Combo

Tour the city and learn about the history of Yellowknife from its beginnings of “streets paved with gold” to our deeply rooted Aboriginal culture. Visit local attractions explore old town and learn about the capital of the Northwest Territories. Then enjoy a boat tour on Great Slave Lake, the world’s 10th largest freshwater lake. You will cruise through the local houseboats, and past Latham and Jolliffe Island around Yellowknife Bay. Take in a view of the city from the water, and see the vast ocean-like lake stretch off into the distance…

Product Description

This two-hour tour features stops at the Legislative Assembly of the NWT, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center, a scenic drive through downtown and old town Yellowknife, and finishes at the Aurora Village Trading Post. In the summer we stop at Pilot’s Monument where you can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of Great Slave Lake, Old Town, the city of Yellowknife and beyond.

Then its time to explore the lake. Our boat tour will cruise Yellowknife Bay on Great Slave Lake, the world’s 10th largest freshwater lake. You will cruise through the local houseboats, have a view of the city from the water, and see the vast ocean-like lake stretch off into the distance. You may see wild birds fly by, or bush planes taking-off and landing.

​* Wheelchair Access – See our website for more details

Additional Information

VERY IMPORTANT: The cruise will depart from Old Town dock, behind Dancing Moose Café. The city tour will drop guests at the cafe for boat tour. The Combo does NOT include transportation back to hotels.

You can enjoy walking around the Old Town before and after your cruise. There are shops and restaurants readily available within walking distance. You can also climb up to the Pilots’ Monument. It will give you a great panoramic view of the entire Yellowknife bay area. The leisurely walk from downtown is about 20 minutes. Taxi and city bus service is also available.

Please note we may have to cancel the cruise due to bad weather.  Full refund will be made in such case.

Tour Duration

Approximately 4 hours – including transportation one way

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!

The tour departs daily at 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (August 13 until October 12). Minimum 2 people.   On-line booking will confirm 1:00pm departure only.  If you prefer 2:30pm, please email the office, or upon arrival in Yellowknife tell your guide at least one day in advance.

The tour departs daily at 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (August 13 until October 12). Minimum 2 people.   On-line booking will confirm 1:00pm departure only.  If you prefer 2:30pm, please email the office, or upon arrival in Yellowknife tell your guide at least one day in advance.

Summer
August 14 – Sept 30

2:00  Chateau Nova
1:55  Explorer Hotel
1:50  Days Inn
1:45  Discovery Inn
1:40  Quality Inn

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Includes
  • Guided Boat Tour
  • Approx. 1.1 hrs 
  • All safety equipment and rain poncho if needed
  • Houseboat Bay
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Pilots Monument
  • Old Town
  • Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center
  • Legislative Assembly
Cancellation policy
  • 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.
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