Aurora Village, Yellowknife
About Aurora Village, Yellowknife
Aurora Village, Yellowknife - Address
Address: 5114 52 Street Yellowknife, NT X1A 1T7
Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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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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The staff were very nice and helpful when I booked my excursion online. Upon arrival they met me at the airport with a welcome package and itinerary before dropping me off at the hotel. Everything ran on time and was quite pleased by that! The Village itself was OK, I would have liked more 'history' behind the land but I looked it up myself afterwards. There were a couple of trails you can go in the village but it was a little underwhelming. A lot of people complained about not seeing the Aurora on the first night but you have to take that into consideration when booking these things - its not always guaranteed! Luckily I was able to see it on my second night and was able to take a couple of photos with my Samsung Camera. You definitely need a professional camera to be able to take ANY photos! The only complaint I have is not using English. On my last day on the drive to the airport they only spoke in a second language and I had no clue what was being said. I would recommend this company to organize your trip but not expect an over the top service.
So far, the WORST travel experience I have ever had in my life with travel agencies. Though during the booking session, we called and kept either email record or other document indicating that we need to rent also winter boots. The books are not delivered to our hotel with other winter clothes rental. We have to call many times and obviously they forgot it. Then they told us it would be delivered in like one and half hours which it did not. Then we called again and they said may be still another hour. As Yellowknife is really small and it does not make sense to take this long. We decide to pick those boots up by ourselves. They would have told us earlier if they actually prefer us picking them up!! So we would not wasted 2 hours because of their lies!! I start to have very bad feeling about the coming arrangement. Also after we got picked up from the airport, on the shuttle bus, the guides can only speak Korean or Japanese and there was a moment I thought I was not in Canada. Though on the contract we chose the service to be in English or mandarin, obviously they ignore it. So you cannot understand japnanese or Korean. You are busted here. This is so like a scam! I am gonna see whether later on during the night aurora viewing your whether there are any English or mandarin. If not I will cancel the whole thing and call a refund!! This is NOT WHAT I SIGN UP FOR.
Well the experience of aurora is always one of a kind. It's hard to take picture of it but you can always play in your camera settings. YOU NEED A TRIPOD to take great photo. The tour guides are very friendly and nice. The hot choco in the tent is awesome! The photographer are not so nice and won't tell instruction if you want to take professional grade pic with aurora.( quite understandable as the aurora changes and might be gone after a couple of mins) So just stay still and smile. The whole experience is way better in person and aurora is more beautiful with your eyes.
This is really BAD BAD BAD service. The money we spent are not even worth the service, my family experience horrible customer service.thumbs down don't go there really BAD BAD BAD!
The food was delicious and the views from the restaurant was very nice!