Aurora Village, Yellowknife

Aurora Village, Yellowknife - Address

Address: 5114 52 Street Yellowknife, NT X1A 1T7

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Time Required: 05:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About Aurora Village, Yellowknife

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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Aurora Village, Yellowknife Reviews

  • 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!

  • totally good of all, except little expansive any tour shop. but if You Travel YellowKnife for viewing Aurora and other activity, you try once! and Are You not so good English speak? its fine . various country staff in there.( Korea,France , China, Japan.. etc)

  • 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.

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