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Aurora Village

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Address: Aurora Lake, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P4, Canada
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+1 867-669-0006

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Sit and Watch versus Hunting

This is more relaxing and comfortable than aurora hunting because of the onsite facilities (warm tents and washrooms), more suitable with small children. However, don't like "have... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2016
Sing Y
Coquitlam, Canada
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

I was very much looking forward to out time at Aurora Village, but was disappointed. It breaks my heart to give this feedback, because it is a beautiful location. The dinner was average at best and service was poor. The fish chowder made my husband ill. Viewing of the Aurora was accompanied by smashing us into a tepee with at... More 

3 Thank Kimberly P
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Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

I would like to suggest aurora visitors spent 1 night at this campus, because I like to have their tent in Picture. I go 2 nights with another local tour because they are chasing aurora. If lucky you will see aurora on campus, but aurora is flowing. The village is great but everything cost $$$. I got free pictures from... More 

Thank Xiaoli Y
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

First let me say that Carmen our guide the first night was kind and gracious but on the second and third night the non-Japanese guests had to walk down an icy driveway to get to the bus and our Japanese tour guide could only say "So Sorry." My father -in-law and mother-in-law are 85 and 82 and should not have... More 

2 Thank 587Peter
Coquitlam, Canada
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Reviewed 23 February 2016

This is more relaxing and comfortable than aurora hunting because of the onsite facilities (warm tents and washrooms), more suitable with small children. However, don't like "have to buy" professional picture once is taken whether there's aurora or not. So, be prepared to have your own photo equipment. Hunting provides a better chance of seeing the aurora.

1 Thank Sing Y
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

too bad their main objective is to squeeze as much money out of you as possible. everything is an add on surcharge.

Thank Seema C
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

For £126 per person we got picked up by a coach jammed full of tourists and got driven 40 minutes away to aurora village. We sat in a teepee with everyone on our coach and went out to take photos of the lights. The night we went the lights appeared at 10 and only lasted 30 minutes so we just... More 

3 Thank Clare-anna82
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

We booked three nights hotel at explorer hotel and two night tours from Aurora village. Their quality is very good, just you are treated as a number, settle tourists in different temp by race which make me feel quite uncomfortable. I highly recommend the snowshoeing and Dogsledding activities. Spending one day in this village is quite worth it. Snowshoeing is... More 

3 Thank jessica c
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42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

I came to Yellowknife and didn't see the Northern Lights, which was fine but I found myself getting rather bored at this place. Basically, you're assigned to a Tipi and wait for the Aurora to start but there is never a guarantee that it will. So there I stayed for four hours. It would be great if alternate entertainment were... More 

4 Thank Jessica M
Yellowknife, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Great for tourist, but better in winter. The restaurant closed in late 2015. You can drive there, but they prefer that you use their bus service.

2 Thank John-Ross d
Seoul, South Korea
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42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

They're little pricey, but worth visiting at least for a night. Teepees look great on photos, five hills are different in every way so you will never get tired of. You can also extend your night if the Northern lights are flaring up.

2 Thank SarahKim841

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