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Aurora Village

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Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
+1 867-669-0006
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A phenomenon

While the restaurant has only two choices, fish and bison, the food was quite good. Getting to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Palo Alto, California
Not worth it!!

I booked with Aurora Village because I thought they would offer a great experience since they are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelle D
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A place where traditional Aboriginal culture blends together with modern amenities for a truly remarkable experience discovering the mystery of the aurora borealis. We are the aurora-viewing destination of choice in Yellowknife, Canada, providing the utmost in comfort and absolute beauty.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the restaurant has only two choices, fish and bison, the food was quite good. Getting to the village before dark was very helpful to get a lay of the land. Having one of the warm tepees with hot drinks to come to if you're...More

Thank yakherd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked with Aurora Village because I thought they would offer a great experience since they are the largest tour operator in Yellowknife, and were recommended to us. Turns out, it's just an overly commercialized company that cater to a particular type of tourist. They...More

1  Thank Michelle D
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hi Michelle, We are so sorry your experience did not live up to expectations. We strive to offer the best Aurora viewing experience to the quickly growing number of tourists that are visiting the north. We have made note of your comments and are going...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We joined Aurora Village for Aurora viewing in the evening. They charged a premium price in comparison to other tours but we still went with them as they have been around for a long time and we had the choice of English speaking tour guide....More

Thank Reviewer W
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

We apologize for the experience you had at the Village. We are looking into why the hot water would have run out that night and will provide further training to some of our newer staff in hopes of not having something like this happen again....More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Actually we enjoyed the dinner and the experience at the campsite very much. However, the tour guide - Nathalie was extremely unprofessional. Upon her arrival at around 11pm, she escorted the group to Buffalo Hill. Then she spent almost rest of her time to chitchat...More

9  Thank ivyursula
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Despite the language challenges when booking the dog sled ride we had a really good time. We took our own food as we were not sure if food was available. Definitely book to ride and drive the sled (Dog Sled Combo).

1  Thank Elaine L
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Aurora Village takes away all the stress of planning an aurora viewing. They have an excellent setup and bus picks you and and drops you off at your hotel.

2  Thank Calvin P
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

It is always pot luck with weather if you see an Aurora and although we had a clear sky we also had a full moon. That meant even though Aurora was out it just looked like white fluffy cloud to the eye. Only looked green...More

1  Thank rwe003
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is a mass bus tour to a big site out on the lake where they have heated tipis. If you don't mind being with a million other people, this is a good option, as it is a lovely spot to see the aurora. However...More

2  Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Pro: - The teepee(camp) is warm and hot drinks are provided - Nice location to view the aurora if you want to stay warm - Dogsledding is lots of fun Cons: - Definitely overpriced. You are better off booking your own hotel and find other...More

3  Thank Keli C
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This was my second time taking this tour. The first time, I didn't know what to expect so I didn't come prepared, but was still dressed warm. The lights weren't very good that night. The tour guide wasn't all that informative with questions when we...More

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Rikita Z
5 March 2017|
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Response from CuriousoneHongKong | Reviewed this property |
The official Aurora site said that From mid-August to the end of September and from mid-November to mid-April are the best aurora viewing seasons in Yellowknife. These are the seasons they are open because there will be... More
Marie Dreiss W
11 February 2017|
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Response from Dartagnham | Reviewed this property |
Better call then directly. You will have questions and they can help you immediately.
RayandJay S
3 June 2016|
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Response from idafun | Reviewed this property |
Sep is not high season so the answer is no. However, good thing to book in advance allow you to plan your day better if you got other activities you wanna join