Aurora Village
City Tours • Cultural Tours • Night Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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. We also provide complete experience from the beginning to end of your visit to Yellowknife. During the winter months you can experience Dogsledding, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling, giant ice slide and roasting marshmallows over the open fire. In the summer Experience our Cultural Hiking experience and see how the land and wildlife connect into our culture, take a cruise on Great Slave Lake, explore and hike Cameron Falls or a guided wildlife tour and see if you can spot Bison and other local wildlife.
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

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Jamie Coats
Kelowna, Canada2 contributions
Sep. 2022
Booked 28 & 29th Of September - Auror Village is nicely laid out, with different places to camp out. What I found irritating was the complete lack of timing flexibility. People travel from all over the world to view this phenomenon and in my case, the aurora borealis kicked off 20 minutes before we were meant to leave. Instead of being flexible, we were repeatedly told to leave. This is hardly customer friendly or aware of the efforts made by guests.

I am sure they will say you can book extra time, if they say this then this is double irritating, yes you can but you have to do it earlier which given there was little sign of them showing is not likely and when they did, it was too late based on their rules. What they should have done is said those not on the bus pay the extra.
Written October 7, 2022
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Anne W
Yellowknife, Canada6 contributions
Nov. 2019
I had heard from friends that went several years before that it was a great experience but apparently since then they have been growing too much and not keeping the quality of the service. They pack people on their buses, sometimes 8 or 9 buses a night and bring them to a area where they jam you into teepees with no room to sit. They spend the 30 bus trip saying you will see the Aurora even if the possibility is very low that night. They also spend this trip telling you how much it cost of rental of cameras, heated seats, etc etc. I total RIP OFF. I am embarrassed as a person who lives in Yellowknife that Tourists get scammed by this company.
Written July 7, 2020
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PKB
6 contributions
Mar. 2020
Our tour group unfortunately flew into Yellowknife on 16 March only to learn that Aurora Village had just closed due to new government restrictions relating to the coronavirus. However I wanted to give a big wrap to James Robinson from Aurora Village who was extremely patient and helpful to all of us under very difficult circumstances. If this is any indication of the service we would have received at the actual village then I couldnt recommend it highly enough.
Written April 7, 2020
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jdlieb
Chicago, IL1 contribution
Mar. 2020
The night we went, it was about -22 F (-30 C), so very cold. We really appreciated the dark skies and being able to go back to the warm teepee periodically. We also happened to see some great Aurora, so the whole thing was definitely worthwhile. While there were some aspects that were a bit touristy, the overall experience was streamlined and convenient. I'd recommend it if you're looking for a convenient way to see the Aurora from a place with dark skies.
Written March 20, 2020
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Hippo W
Hsinchu, Taiwan1 contribution
Mar. 2020 • Family
Great services, good facilities and friendly attitude! Prefer to reserve tours again next time and strong recommend you to try.
Written March 19, 2020
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auroragazer2020
London, Canada1 contribution
Mar. 2020
This was the only large tour we booked on our trip North. I expected large crowds competing to view the aurora but I was pleasantly surprised. The layout of the village is such that you hardly notice you are with hundreds of other viewers!
Written March 19, 2020
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donaldk994
Niagara Falls2 contributions
Mar. 2020
We enjoyed an evening in the VITeePee which turned out to be the right choice for us. The sky was overcast so there was no Aurora so we spent most of the evening in our private teepee relaxing and enjoying a bottle of wine. Board games were provided and it had been years since my wife and I played backgammon. The lit village teepees were stunning. Our private teepee was beautiful. Word of advice, wear a t-shirt as the teepee was really warm and we had to undress out of our winter clothing. Reason for scoring 4 stars, the meal needed to be better for the price (and it was high). The meal was only good.
Had the Aurora been out, we may not have rated the place so high as we had quite a walk up the hill. The pictures cost money to buy and were expensive. If you are going to Yellowknife, I would say it is a place you should visit and try out others as well. Overall a great experience.
Written March 18, 2020
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johnbeward
1 contribution
Mar. 2020 • Family
The office staff Jessica was amazing as was all the English speaking Guides we had. Celine was the best of the best and All the others Cecil (sp) Cristiano and Bonnie made our experience one we will never forget. There were seven of us in total all in their 30's to 70 and to a person we were well cared for.
Written March 16, 2020
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Brian B
36 contributions
Mar. 2020
Great facility with its tents and permanent log cabin set up. Tents are numbered so you can cancel find your designated tent, it is well organized . Tents have stoves which are maintained to keep it comfortable. The guide is very good, speaks many languages and could show us some northern lights. Unfortunately, it was snowing therefore dampened the mood. So people gathered around the stove and chatted.
Buses are older, windows freeze up, sides are coldand deprive us from looking out to see out. Pick up was on time. Would be fantastic on better night which I hear is more typical.
Written March 13, 2020
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Foreverliz10
Vancouver, Canada327 contributions
Feb. 2020
I was wary of this experience given some of the other reviews...but I had an amazing night there. The pickup was prompt, and it was a 30 min drive to the village where we were given a brief tour of the village and shown to our teepee. It was so cold (Feb 29) that I spent a lot more time in the teepee than expected, though did walk out to a couple of the viewpoints. The tea/coffee/hot chocolate powder and hot chocolate was great. The guides were all really nice and told us when there was something to see outside. We ended up with the most spectacular light show about 10 mins before the buses left to go back. It was perfect! If we hadn't seen anything this would have been a very expensive trip to a frozen field of teepees, but it was a fun experience and worth the money because we saw the aurora.
Written March 11, 2020
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