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Address: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2N4 , Canada
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+1 867-920-4654
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See Yellowknife through the eyes of people who came for two years and...

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.

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Awesome City Tour with Trevor!

We booked the city tour for our first full day in Yellowknife! Glad we did as it helped alot with the "lay of the land". Trevor our guide was very professional, great personality... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
jason j
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Hamilton
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Hamilton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We booked the city tour for our first full day in Yellowknife! Glad we did as it helped alot with the "lay of the land". Trevor our guide was very professional, great personality and answered all our questions. A wealth of knowledge! Hit all the main tourist spots and let us get out and took a few pics for us.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Yellowknife in March to view the northern lights and contacted My Backyard to rent clothing. Their outdoor gear is very high quality, in great condition, and fit properly. The convenience of delivery and pickup at the guest house made it even better. We encountered a few people who were trying to make it on their own and they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did the aurora viewing at Margret's cabin which is the owner of the tour. Great snacks, free tripods, we felt like we were friends for years. Bill went out of his way to help me adjust my camera to take the best possible pictures. Would recommend this tour to everyone. Best of the three night tours.

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yellowknifemargaret, Owner at My Backyard Tours - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you, it was a pleasure for us to meet you and have you join us on our tour. Margaret and MBYT team More 

Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very reliable, great tour.... Our winter clothes were there for us, in excellent condition and quality. Especially good to have them because our bags were delayed by a day and we were fine. The city tour was wonderful, tailored to our interests and with insider access and knowledge to everywhere we wanted to go plus plus places we didn't know... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pick up by Tim was very on time, and he knew some of us haven't been on the ice road, so he took the ice road to the cabin instead. Really appreciated with the flexibility. Even though I didn't see the northern lights that night due to clouds, the cabin is warm and smell great with Margaret's bake scorns... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

How do I begin!! The aurora tour was the highlight of our stay in Yellowknife!! It was so personalized and we truly felt like we were visiting with family!!! Margaret made delicious homemade treats to go with the hot chocolate that warmed us up!!! Bill and Murray were also exceptional!! They were so patient in showing us how to set... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

A great experience with my backyard tours ~ We are a group of 9 ppl with adults and kids. A warm, cozy and private cabin, professional advice on our camera settings. the snacks are freshly made and our birthday boys are surprised with the yummy bday pie by Margaret. The aurora viewing can be done all ways around the cabin... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Yellowknife in November and rented clothing for 8 days. I absolutely was impressed with the quality of clothing and they were very accommodating. They made sure our clothing was at our hotel upon arrival which I appreciated since we got in so late. The clothing was inexpensive and definitely worth it since I am not use to... More 

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yellowknifemargaret, Owner at My Backyard Tours - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great review and joining on our tours. I will make Tim aware of the review. I hope you will join us when you next come North. M. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We had booked clothung rental with another cimpany that let us down and i called my backyard tours the morning i was fkying out and Margaret was very helpful and friendly and saved the day. The clothing rebtalbwas ready and waiting at our B&B wheb wecarruved abd was great quality and very warm! We booked a hike to the frozon... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We rented winter clothing for our late night, -39 degree Celsius, aurora hunting outings from My Backyard Tours. Margret was wonderful to communicate with over email and the phone. Email communications were very prompt so we were not waiting around wondering about where we stood with respect to our order. When we arrived, everything was waiting for us in our... More 

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yellowknifemargaret, Owner at My Backyard Tours - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. It was a pleasure meeting you. I hope you enjoyed your visit to Yellowknife and I look forward to having you join us again the next time you travel to Yellowknife. More 

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