My Backyard Tours - Day Tours

My Backyard Tours - Day Tours

My Backyard Tours - Day Tours
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City Tours • Walking Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Hiking & Camping Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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See Yellowknife through the eyes of people who came for two years and stayed a lifetime. Enjoy learning about Yellowknife's history, meet local artisans or hike to Cameron Waterfalls. Want to experience more of the Northwest Territories? Our fly-out fishing and photography adventures will immerse you in the authentic splendour of the Northwest Territories and provide you with memories that will last a lifetime. Day tours range from 2 - 5 hours in length. Fly-out package range from 4-8 days. Custom packages are available as well as step-on guide services. Our professionally guided tours offer personalized service and participants interests are incorporated into City, Ingraham Trail and Northern Lights Tours.
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

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(21 reviews)
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Susan S
1 contribution
Nov. 2022 • Friends
Great knowledge of the area so you can maximize your stay and get the most out of the city. The clothing we rented was fabulous and kept us warm. I highly recommend this tour provider
Written November 28, 2022
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Aurora watching and touring Yellowknife when it's well below zero is fun when you're dressed in the right clothing. Thanks so much for your booking and for choosing our company. We look forward to your return.
Written December 2, 2022
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Shimi K
Vancouver Island, Canada2 contributions
Oct. 2022
This was a once in a lifetime experience! I wasn't sure how things would go as my timing was off-season. The team at My Backyard was amazing and I saw, learned and experienced so much. Bill was a wealth of knowledge, Amanda brought her beautiful energy and Jessica even made homemade pastry. I left feeling grateful, inspired and renewed AND with stunning pictures i will cherish forever.
Written October 24, 2022
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Did you ever think you'd be modeling under the northern lights and FaceTiming with your family so they could see the aurora too? We're happy you liked the photos taken on tour and your time spent under the aurora surrounded in a nature. Thank you for joining us and for your review.
Written October 24, 2022
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Janice C
2 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Couples
Thank you Margaret, Bill and Geoff! Even though the northern lights were intermittent, you made the evening very enjoyable with good company, delicious treats, stories and education. We learned a lot and appreciated the wonderful hospitality. Knowing more made our next night, when the northern lights were far more active, a great experience and we were prepared to capture some great photos.The homemade bannock and saskatoon jam were a highlight!
Written October 16, 2022
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We're very happy that you joined us and glad that you found our tips and information helpful. Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to post a review.
Written October 24, 2022
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SEOku
4 contributions
Sep. 2022
The format of the aurora tour--waiting for the Northern Lights while enjoying hot-out-of-the-oven bannock in the cozy comfort of a warm cottage--made for a delightful evening. Our hosts and our guide shared fascinating facts and fables about the aurora, and easy and helpful tips and techniques for successful night photography. Highly recommended.
Written September 19, 2022
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Thank you! We were delighted to host you and hope you'll be back again.
Written October 24, 2022
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Excursion695543
Kingston, Canada3 contributions
Jul. 2022
We would highly recommend taking the city tour with My Backyard Tours. This was our first full day in Yellowknife and Mike, our guide gave us a wonderful intro to the city and surrounding area. Having lived here for many years, Mike was a great ambassador for the city. He took us to see so many different things all the while telling us stories of the history of the area.
Written July 22, 2022
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We glad you choose our City tour when you first arrived so you get the most of your time in Yellowknife and enjoyed your tour. Mike and our guide team have called Yellowknife home for many years, they know the history, local knowledge and have a knack story telling. Thank you for visiting, your booking and review. We invite you to consider returning for a winter experience next time!
Written October 24, 2022
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Chris F
Edmonton, Canada1 contribution
Jul. 2022
We greatly enjoyed the City Tour. Laurie and Carla were friendly and knowledgeable guides, providing a comprehensive tour of Yellowknife. The tour included a visit to Greg's future wildlife museum, which was fantastic. Thank you!
Written July 11, 2022
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Thank you very much for your review and for joining us on our City Tour. I hope that you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Yellowknife and will be back to join us again. . Greg's new Wildlife Museum is going to be a great add-on to our tours. and we were very happy that we could include it on your tour. Hopefully you will consider joining us at our Peterson's Point Lake Lodge as we would love to show you more of our Backyard.
Written July 17, 2022
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Savannah S
1 contribution
Mar. 2022
Rented Winter Clothing for 2 weeks of Winter Training. This is a great family owned business that is run by Amanda and her mother, we had a large group that rented from her and they were able to handle all of our different sizes and requests. They were also able to meet us for pickup and drop off at our hotel location which was super convenient. Highly recommend if you are in need of winter clothing for a variety of activities (northern light viewing, snowmobiling, winter camping).
Written April 13, 2022
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Thank you very much for your great review and for your rental! With the Northwest Territories border being closed to leisure travelers for the last two years, it's so GREAT that the borders are open and we are able to provide our winter clothing rental and tours again! We hope you'll be back soon.
Written April 13, 2022
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Lorenzo el Jefe
Ontario, Canada3,126 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Couples
Q-Trip #1) In my view My Backyard offers THE experience. Why?
Small group, intimate personal experience ... and the homemade treats.
Q-Trip #2) Backyard has a front yard #1 guide (and driver) in Bill Harden.
- Ice Road; He wrote a book. ‘The Good Road’ ...
- Diamond Mine; He wrote ‘the’ book.
- Air Tindi; He wrote ‘the’ book.
- Aurora photo book ‘Aurora Up There’ ... a WOW in pictures.
Get it (or others) personalized by the author himself.
Q-Trip #3) Bill Harden’s slide show and talk was the BEST in Aurora information.
Q-Trip #4) Like a comfortable warm cabin overlooking the lake as your base?
Take your outer layers off ...
BUT ... if you like the hunt stick to a small van or bus.
BIG Q-Trip conclusion with a WARNING: The most popular Aurora experience has over 6 buses heading to the camp.
You may have 400 people sharing the experience. If you like a group grope ... this is your tour.
An orchestra of whoopsies at each sighting ...
Written March 7, 2020
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Thank you for putting out your top reasons why you enjoyed your tour with us - we really appreciate the fantastic rating you gave us and for taking the time to review our services. Speaking of that, it sounds like our what we offer was the ideal match to the experience you wanted to have during your time in Yellowknife, we're hope you return to explore more of our backyard.
Written March 10, 2020
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Becky W
3 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Friends
Warm winter clothes, also great for taking pictures. Fantastic services as well~ thank you so much.We had a great time in Yellowknife.
Written March 4, 2020
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We're delighted to read your 5 star review and know that you had a great time in Yellowknife. It's our mission to help people have the time of their lives during their stay in Yellowknife and we're glad to be a part of it. Our sincere thanks for taking the time to post a glowing review of our service and for your booking. We hope to see you again; we'd love to show you more of our backyard! From all of us here @mybackyardtours.
Written March 5, 2020
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Sonny R
Marietta, PA70 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
These people are super nice and very very helpful. They really took great care of us. They have a cabin far out of the city lights near a lake . Bill helped so much with my camera which I personally did not know how to use. We got great photos, ate cookies, drank hot chocolate, and spiced cider. It was just perfect!
Written February 20, 2020
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We're really enjoyed hosting you and are happy that you had a great time on tour with us, plus got to learn how to photograph the aurora! Thank you again for your booking and for taking the time to post a review.
Written February 22, 2020
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