Aurora VillageCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 5114 52 Street Yellowknife, NT X1A 1T7, Canada
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
- Tags: Village, Tourist Center, Family And Kids
Aurora Village - Review
The northern lights are one of the most fascinating phenomena on earth. Colorful strands of radiant light dance on the hemisphere to bring out the magnanimous and kaleidoscopic show that nature puts up for awestruck eyes. Yellowknife is known as one of the best places to view the northern lights.
Aurora village is a camping village and lodge where group tours are organized to view the aurora borealis. Tents are set under the open sky and warm dinner is served around a bonfire with professional staff helping you with any information you need. The location is majestic and very private. The opportunities to see nature, dog sled, watch aurora, and enjoy a fabulous meal abound. They offer a full service including winter-clothing rental, tripod rental in the gift shop on the spot of aurora village, making it incredibly convenient for visitors.
How To reach Aurora Village by Public Transport
- Travel by taxi to reach this destination.
Restaurants Near Aurora Village
- Thornton's Wine & Tapa Room
- Mainstreet Pizza & Deli
- Corner Mart Pizza Chinese Food & Convenience Store
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Things to Know Before Visiting Aurora Village
95% of people who visit Yellowknife include Aurora Village in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
92.25% of people start their Aurora Village visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Aurora Village
63.69% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Aurora Village
Aurora Village Map
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Aurora Village, Yellowknife Reviews
Once you see it... You can't unsee it... The marvelous blue-green harmony of Sun and Earth will take away all your troubles. It's a long trip to there but definitely worthy of seeing Aurora once in a life time.
We went to the Aurora Village for a long due family trip and it was a great experience. For a place as unique and niche as Yellowknife, you really do need a knowledgeable guide to make the most of it! The staff at Aurora village were very friendly and approachable - I loved the homey feel of the place! We booked multiple Yellowknife experiences at a variety of companies and I would say that I enjoyed the ones at Aurora village a lot. A nice centralized and organized experience is key to making the most of the short amount of daylight up in the north. In contrast to going Aurora hunting, being able to rest in a heated teepee was as comfortable of an experience as you can get if you want to see this amazing natural phenomenon! Having so many people on the lookout for the lights means you won’t miss a thing. As well, huddling around the fire with snacks and tea always available makes for great family time. In terms of dog sledding, we tried both Beck’s kennels and Aurora village. I found that with Beck’s kennels, we never really were told what we were doing and were just sort of herded from place to place with minimal information and a lot of confusion. At Aurora village, there were more facilities and many things to do aside from the dog sledding experience. Although there was less dog interaction I found, the dog sledding ride was far superior. The scenery was diverse and not just an empty lake! We had half the riders in our sled than we did at Beck’s kennels which meant we didn’t have to get out when going up hills (due to the slide being too heavy). All in all, it is worth it to pay the extra $$ considering that going to Aurora village is an array of activities with a comfortable atmosphere!
We went to Aurora Village over the Christmas holidays. It was an excellent experience. Being able to watch the Aurora Borealis from the comfort of heated teepees was a unique experience. We had tried the hunting tours but it comprised of being driven out to the boonies in a cold bus to take pictures on your own. The tour guides were very friendly and made sure we were taken care of. The viewing of the northern lights is at the mercy of nature, so we did not get spectacular pictures, but our didn't turn out too bad. The staff at Aurora Village were friendly and if it weren't so cold we would have done more activities. The giant slide was really fun but you need to be careful (ride at your own risk). We would definitely recommend Aurora Village to anyone especially after hearing they are planning many improvements to the resort!
We just back from yellowknife, we stayed in yellowknife for 4 nights and 5 days, we joined Aurora village for two nights viewing aurora and two days activities (dog sledding and snowshoeing), they provided great service, they had Korean, Japanese, Chinese and English service, tour guides were nice, friendly and patience. We also rented snow jackets, pans and shoes, they all clear and comfortable, they also provided photo service in the night, their village was in the great location, we can easy to see the aurora, it was bright, the teepee was warm, also they put coffee and tea inside, no worry cold season to see aurora. nice experience to join their team, we recommend Aurora village to other people, and we may back on summary season to view the aurora again.
The greatest view on earth! Just to let you know that "mild hypothermia" is when you feel sleepy and drowsy. So please understand your limit.