Aurora Viewing & Winter Activities
Aurora Winter Package
Aurora Village is the best place to experience the beauty & wonder of the North and to marvel at the Aurora Borealis. By day enjoy the village as a winter wonderland. Get into the dog sled and enjoy a dog team ride before a cultural snowshoeing tours from the picturesque Teepee Village through surrounding forest. By night watch the Aurora dance in the sky across the wilderness of the Northwest Territories…
Begin your visit to Yellowknife with a visit to our winter wonderland at Aurora VIllage. with lots to do. By day enjoy the village as a winter wonderland. Get into the dog sled and enjoy a dog team ride before a cultural snowshoeing tours from the picturesque Teepee Village through surrounding forest. 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.
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.
The Aurora Viewing Tour begins with a journey along the ‘Aurora Hunting’ Ingraham trail to Aurora Village. We escape the crowds and tour buses to our world-class facility for Aurora viewing. After we arrive at the Village we follow along the dim lantern lit paths to our Teepee for the evening. Wood Fires burning upon arrival, we welcome the warmth of our Teepees from the (sometimes extreme) cold. This gives us a sheltered place to enjoy the evening when the Aurora is not on display and to warm up with hot chocolate, coffee and tea.
Following a brief orientation, you can walk around our spacious property to find your perfect aurora viewing location using the Teepee as a base. The Village is sheltered from the subarctic wind by a beautiful forest – with groomed trails leading up to surrounding panorama hills for a secluded and clear viewing of the stunning display from mother nature. Guests will be wowed by the Aurora Borealis dancing overhead and we have everything they need to enjoy the experience…
For people that want that extra comfort you can upgrade to our custom built heated seats. Cosy up inside these specially designed seats with 360° swivel – giving views from all angles to enjoy the show. There is a photographer on hand in our Village Gift Shop where we provide tips and tricks for the perfect Aurora photo. If you bring your own camera we also rent tripods. The Gift Shop is stocked with locally harvested goods, crafts, syrups, teas, art and souvenirs we also have an incredible range of Aurora Photography for you to choose from and take home. And don’t worry, we have very warm, spacious, and well-lit washrooms for maximum comfort!
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.
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!
November 20 – March 19
21:00 Chateau Nova
20:55 Explorer Hotel
20:50 Days Inn
20:45 Discovery Inn
20:40 Quality Inn
March 20 – April 13
22:30 Chateau Nova
22:25 Explorer Hotel
22:20 Days Inn
22:15 Discovery Inn
22:10 Quality Inn
Approximately 4.5 hours – including 20-30 minutes transportation each way
- Round-trip transportation from downtown Yellowknife with hotel pickup.
- Dog Team Ride on Dog Sled
- Winter Activities including Ice Slide
- Approx. 4 hrs Aurora Viewing (Extensions available)
- Warm Teepees with Log Fire Wood Stoves
- Hot Beverages.
- Photography tips and tricks.
- Nightly Ice Show*
- 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.