On winter nights the Aurora Borealis is often so vivid it seems close enough to touch. Far from city lights, watch the night sky light up. A place where traditional aboriginal culture blends together with modern amenities for a truly remarkable experience discovering the mystery of the Aurora Borealis. It’s a marvel that seems to embody the mysteries at the crossroads of heaven and earth in all of its elegance and raw beauty.
- 4 night guided vacation
- 4 nights accommodation
- 8 meals – 4 breakfast, 4 dinners
- Sightseeing tours with professional tour leader
- ground transportation
- winter clothing rental
Vacation Sightseeing Highlights
- Guided Snowmobiling Tour
- Yellowknife City Tour
- Aboriginal Ice Fishing Demonstration
- 3 Nights of Aurora Borealis Viewing
- Dog Sledding Excursion
|Feb 2 or Mar 24, 2022|
|Double Occupancy||from $2599|
|Single Room Supplement||add $520|
|Round trip return airfare to Yellowknife additional and can be added once available|
Deposits are non refundable, though if you cancel more than 30-60 days prior to tour departure date, the deposit paid is transferable to any other tour taken within 12 months of the original tour start date, minus a $50 per person transfer fee. Less than 30 days prior to departure, all monies paid are 100% non-refundable, nontransferable.
Leisure travel is not allowed in North West Territories at this time but hopeful that will change in the future for vaccinated travellers. If it does not, this will change the cancellation policy.
Important Note: Aurora Borealis Viewing happens late at night, typically between the hours of 11:00 pm and 3:00 am. While the tour is deliberately planned during a season with the best chance of Aurora viewing, there is no guarantee the Aurora will be visible as it is a natural phenomenon and subject to weather conditions.
These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring ‘off the beaten path’ destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination’s local culture and traditions
• Expert Tour Leader
• Maximum 18 passengers
• Unique inns and 3-4 Star boutique hotel
• Mini coach and comfortable local transport
• Variety of ‘off the beaten path’ experiences
• Breakfast and dinner daily
• Most gratuities included*
• Daily dining in unique local restaurants
Day 1: Arrive in Yellowknife, NWT
Our amazing stay begins in Yellowknife, famous for its rustic beauty outdoors, but that doesn’t mean we can`t relax in absolute comfort indoors as well. Yellowknife is one of the best places to view one of Earth’s greatest natural wonders, the Aurora Borealis colloquially known as the Northern Lights. This is possible because the area experiences more clear nights than other northern locations – amazing Aurora displays are possible on over 240 nights each year! On arrival there will be time to relax before an evening welcome dinner, where we will meet the rest of the group.
Day 2: Yellowknife, NWT
This morning we travel to Great Slave Lake, one of the world’s largest fresh-water lakes. Here we will observe an aboriginal ice fishing demonstration that will teach us an important practice of the traditional way of life. We then return to a lodge and enjoy a feast of freshly caught fish.Following dinner, we have time to spend at leisure before heading out for our first night of Aurora Viewing. We travel away from the city lights to witness the amazing Aurora Borealis, where we stay in warm chambers and look up at the night sky. Throughout our time spent there, we can enjoy hot drinks and late-night snacks.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: Yellowknife, NWT
Today we explore Yellowknife on an informative city tour. We visit the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, a museum that chronicles Aboriginal and European history in the North and features environmental exhibits. Following our city tour, we have this afternoon at our leisure, with time to explore more of Yellowknife or relax before tonight’s activities. Following dinner, we depart for our second night of incredible Aurora Borealis Viewing
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Yellowknife, NWT
Today is full of excitement, excursions, and experiences! Following breakfast, we depart the hotel for a traditional Dog Sledding experience. Our tour starts with a visit to the kennel, where we meet the Northern dogs who have trained their entire lives for this. We get settled in our toboggans while the professional guide prepares the teams of 12 -14 dogs. Then it’s time to mush! We take off on a scenic ride around twists and turns, through the snowy terrain and get to explore this incredible land while being comfortably tucked in our sleds with warm blankets.This afternoon we try our hand at Snowmobiling. Prior to heading out, we learn the basic safety and operating instructions. We carve our way through the back country wilderness, travelling on thickly forested trails. We stop along the way and take photos of breathtaking scenery, and play on Yellowknife’s pristine frozen lakes as you get to know the “wild side” of this country. Not to worry, these snowmobiles are all fully automatic and easy to operate. Tonight we join together for a farewell dinner, where we have the opportunity to share our favourite moments of our time spent in Yellowknife, before departing on our last night of Aurora Borealis Viewing.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Depart Yellowknife, NWT
Our Yellowknife adventure has come to an end. Following breakfast, we depart the hotel at our leisure to begin our onward journey.