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4- to 6-Hour Northern Lights Tour from Yellowknife

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Overview
Join your guide on this evening tour, 4-6 hours, from Yellowknife and discover the breathtaking Northern Lights!  Be picked up at your hotel in a mini-coach and visit multiple locations to find the best viewing.  Hot beverages and snacks are included. There is also a professional Aurora photographer to take complimentary photos as a momento of this unique experience.
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    The Aurora Borealis Experience - Day Tours
    Stop: 5 hours -
    Witness the breathtaking Northern Lights with us!
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Journey to ideal viewing locations: ice roads, frozen lakes, and open fields
  • Tour the backcountry in comfort with access to hot drinks and washrooms 
  • Learn how the Northern Lights are formed in this part of Canada
  • Camera equipment not necessary as photos included at no extra cost
What to Expect
Your evening starts with a pickup from your centrally located Yellowknife accommodation between 8:30pm and 10:30pm (departure time varies seasonally). Begin the trek out of the city in the comfort of a mini-coach equipped with free Wi-Fi. Once in the backcountry, guides begin hunting for the best views of the Northern Lights. At each location, you’ll have access to washrooms, the warmth of your transportation vehicle, and, at certain stops, heated tents and teepees. Between photo opportunities of the dancing lights, enjoy hot beverages and snacks with your group, and listen as your guides explain how and why the Northern Lights exist in this region of Canada. After a night of sky-gazing, relax in the comfort of the coach on the return trip. Your adventure ends back at your doorstep in Yellowknife.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up times vary by location. Please provide us your exact pick up location and we will respond with the corresponding pick up time.

Airports

  • Yellowknife Airport, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Canada
Departure Time
9:00 PM
Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Transport by mini coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Dinner
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This was the most horrible experience for us. We booked the bus tour, specified the pickup hotel, and paid the full price ALL BECAUSE FEB 18 WAS A GREAT NIGHT TO SEE AURORA BOREALIS. The itinerary said pick up time is 9:00pm. We waited at the lobby from 8:30pm to 10 pm, all
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The first time that I'm writing a review because I'm so disappointed and frustrated. I would not recommend this company to anyone. Here is my story of my Aurora tour on the 18.12.2019. We (me and my partner) wanted to book the Aurora tour quite shortly (same day). We
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The tour got me to see the northern lights, which was its stated goal, so that’s something I guess. That being said, I found the TripAdvisor description of what you get during this tour was optimistic, at best. Let me say it borders on Fyre Festival levels of accuracy in some
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-This is not aurora hunting, so you are staying at the tent, which has fireplace but not so warm so that you need to dress warm.:) -You are expected to pay $10 each for tip. -They gave me some cookies and hot chocolate/tea, sweet potatoes. This tour was little cheaper than
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Although it was a rather cloudy night and with not much expectation for viewing the Aurora successfully, the guide Ciry made every possible effort at taking pictures/sample shots at all stops in all directions just in the slight chance that a clearing might occur. The chase was
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By: The Aurora Borealis Experience - Day Tours
Miranda L
Yellowknife, Canada
20
tour guide and tour bus never showed up!!! I waited 1.5 Hrs at hotel lobby.
This was the most horrible experience for us. We booked the bus tour, specified the pickup hotel, and paid the
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Vincent
13
Horrible Experience - In Jeans at -41°C
The first time that I'm writing a review because I'm so disappointed and frustrated. I would not recommend this
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Mark T
12
See the aurora, get shaken down for tips
The tour got me to see the northern lights, which was its stated goal, so that’s something I guess. That being
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Maureen M
10
told us to "shut up"
We've never been treated so rudely. We asked his name so we could complain to his boss. He hid his name tag and
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由佳子 三
Vancouver, Canada
30
Good
-This is not aurora hunting, so you are staying at the tent, which has fireplace but not so warm so that you need
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David M
10
Aurora borealis viewing industry Yellowknife needs to set quality standards
There are some unfortunate apples in the local industry that are giving it bad name. . Employees with the company
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Frequent Traveler
100
Chasing the Aurora
Although it was a rather cloudy night and with not much expectation for viewing the Aurora successfully, the guide
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Catherine M
Quebec, Canada
40
What a great time we had!
Thanks to Roland, Kathy, Siri and Julian, our time on this tour has been unforgettable. We had the chance to see
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Amornpun W
10
Wonderful experience
PRO: Overall service is great. The first night was amazing with clear sky and intensely strong aurora! So we could
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Eleanor B
30
Good service
Service picked me up from my airbnb no problems, the tent we were in was a little bare but once the fire got going
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese
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