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Address: Station Main Box 352, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2N3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 867-446-2900
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Our specialty tours are our Aurora Hunting tours and fun Sightseeing...

Our specialty tours are our Aurora Hunting tours and fun Sightseeing City Tours. We will find the best spots for you to view Aurora in our warm non-smoking vehicles. You will learn about Aurora, you will professional photos for free. Our City Tours is the best in Yellowknife! Your Aboriginal guide Joe grew up here he knows the history, the places and people of Yellowknife and will take many photos of you.

Winters can get cold up here, we also rent warm winter clothing, save on luggage space, and stay warm with our Canada Goose winter clothing! If you are looking for a smaller, more personal tour experience with a local Aboriginal tour company then this tour company is for you! 100% Aboriginal Owned - 50,000 Years of Experience.

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Joe the dreamaker

I am from Venezuela, I did the tour 3 days with joe, it was cloudy but we drove a lot finally the last day joe was able to take us to our dream, to see the aurora. great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am from Venezuela, I did the tour 3 days with joe, it was cloudy but we drove a lot finally the last day joe was able to take us to our dream, to see the aurora. great conversations with joe and he helped a lot with my photos of the aurora. Gracias Ana

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As there are a lof of positive comments about Joe‘s aurora hunting tour so 3 of my friends & I decided to join during our stay in mid September 15... That night.. Joe‘s colleagues came to pick us up at around 9pm... there were some other boys from / girls from Korea in the car already... afterwards we went to... More 

Thank Lily L
Hong Kong Region, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a cloudy night and we thought it would not be possible for us to see aurora. However, Joe, our tour leader, showed us on his camera screen that green light was emerging between the clouds. That was unbelievable before we saw it. Then Joe taught us the techniques in taking photos of aurora in such weather condition, which... More 

1 Thank Sui C
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Excellent experience with this group. Hunting the northern lights in different locations, you can take a break inside the comfortable van to stay warm. I recommend doing this as first thing before other northern lights activities.

1 Thank M L
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Wonderful experience! Do this if you only have one night or do this first if you can stay longer for multiple nights. Tour is about 4 hours long spent either in a van or outdoors. Must dress warm and beware there may be no bathroom facilities depending on where the group ends up - it's all contingent on where the... More 

2 Thank elycee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

My family and I booked two nightly tours with Northen Star Adventures on our first trip to Yellowknife. The wearher had been a bit cloudy and even some rain so we were unsure if we would see anything. Well let me tell you that due to the experience and skill of Joe and his team, they took us to spots... More 

3 Thank Ward B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Went on 19th sept to see the aurora, and as it had been a rainy day we were not getting our hopes up. We were so lucky to see the aurora and Joe and staff were really great! It was a night I'll remember forever and I'm really grateful to Joe and the team for enabling us to see this... More 

1 Thank Rachael K
Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We first ran into Joe while he was taking another group on a hike and had a friendly laugh. We were already considering booking a tour with North Star, so after that we decided he was the best guide to go for. And we were right! The aurora was hidden by clouds the night we went, but Joe made the... More 

2 Thank Alisha D
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

What I loved most about my tour with North Star Adventures was the driver, whose name I believe was Murray. I loved talking with him and getting to hear his stories about his talented sons (of whom he is very proud!) and about his life and experiences in the far north of Canada. This personal touch made this trip special... More 

4 Thank Dan W
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

A friend recommended North Star to me for my aurora hunting trip, and I'm SO glad I chose it! There are various aurora hunting tour companies in Yellowknife, but North Star was one of the first - and its biggest strength is its owner, Joe. Joe is very knowledgeable about the area and especially the aurora, and his aboriginal background... More 

2 Thank BethanieKay

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