Winter Daytime Activities
Aurora Village Winter Combo
Dog Team and Snowshoe Experience
Aurora Village is the best place to experience the beauty & wonder of the North. By day enjoy the village as a winter wonderland. Get into the dog sled and enjoy a dog team ride before getting closer to the land with our snowshoeing experience. We’ll show you how to wear traditional, wooden snowshoes and take you along the back trails from the picturesque Teepee Village through the surrounding forest.
Enjoy two of our most popular daytime winter activities at Aurora Village. First – the dog team ride experience will take you on a traditional sled for an exciting ride on our frozen lake and through the wooded trails surrounding the Village. You can meet the dogs and enjoy learning about one of the most important modes of transport in the north. These dogs are essential life in arctic conditions and were relied on for centuries to stay alive. You will understand the community love and respect for animals in the Northwest Territories.
This activity is part of our winter activities afternoon where you will be joined by other guests who are booked on various other activities. 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, before trying out the traditional snowshoes for a guide cultural snowshoe tour in the forest surrounding Aurora Village and enjoy panoramic views over the frozen landscape.
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.
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.
- Dog Team Ride
- Snowshoe Tour
- Winter Activities afternoon including unlimited use of slide, marshmallow roasting and more…
- Round-trip transportation from downtown Yellowknife with hotel pickup.
- Hot Beverages.
- Language Specific Guides (English, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese)
- 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.