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4- to 6-Hour Northern Lights Tour from Yellowknife - with unbiased reviews

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4- to 6-Hour Northern Lights Tour from Yellowknife

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Witness the unbelievable colors of the Aurora Borealis on a tour that takes you deep into the Northwest Territories. Guides ensure you get the best possible views by visiting a number of isolated locations far from the lights of the city. Warm up under the starry sky with hot beverages, and return to Yellowknife with Northern Lights photos that will last a lifetime. Hotel pickup makes for a seamless 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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  • 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
4–6 hours
  • Guide
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Transport by mini coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: The Aurora Borealis Experience - Day Tours
Miranda L
Yellowknife, Canada
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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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
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
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
-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
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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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
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
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
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: 4–6 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese
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