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Address: Aurora Lake, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P4 , Canada
Phone Number: 867-669-0006
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Magically beguiling and spellbinding Auroras in a surreal setting!

We had the blessings to experience spectacular and majestic auroras for three days straight! Staff at Aurora were trained, helpful and cheerful. They are always on time and our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
48 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

As everyone knows you roll the dice coming here hoping to see the northern lights. If it's a clear night and the aurora come out to play, then using this company and coming to this location can't be beat. Hot beverages, chairs and bathroom facilities are provided. However to avoid disappointment, if you're in Yellowknife for more than a day,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I am surprised with some of the bad reviews of the Aurora Village, as we had nothing but perfect service from the place. Firstly, If you want to see the Aurora, this is possibly the best spot in Yellowknife to go. I spent a few extra nights to travel around Yellowknife on my own to take photos and the aurora... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

As a B&B /small Inn owner for 16 years I have had hundreds of customer enjoy tours here but this winter I was invited to dinner! It was my friends birthday!mi think 20 people were picked up at the Hotel and we drove to thier site. We had a great banquet! The Roos excellent! The service excellent! And we had... More 

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Hong Kong
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I was firstly attracted by the website and tripadvisor's rating. However, I found my experience there was not good. Nearly 30 people crowded in on teepee. I think there may be minimum 100 or more people on that night (17th March 2015). There was no snack or food at all (don't say world class comfort). Toilet is located outside without... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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92 reviews 92 reviews
55 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I've just done a 4-night hotel and aurora tour package and the through-train service from airport pick-up to pick-up for departure flight saved me lots of time and proved effective. I got a discount for the reason that I had all the winter clothing for the aurora tour. I did not expect that but that was the outcome. I was... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had the blessings to experience spectacular and majestic auroras for three days straight! Staff at Aurora were trained, helpful and cheerful. They are always on time and our English speaking guide, Carmen was a true gem. She found chairs for us to view the AB and was always around to assist us in a friendly manner.The bed at Explorer... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A cool place to watch the aurora lights under comfortable chair, with hot chocolate and fire place in the tent to keep us warm just in case we didn't dress properly.. A little expensive to my standard, but it is worth a try...

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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The place is well built, with lots of activities. However, the group are so big and they provide so few information about aurora and Yellowknife, yet buns of information about the souvenir shop, extension charge of viewing aurora, etc. To me, it is too commercial. And they urged us to leave when time's up evening when the aurora just appeared.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Had lovely dinner at the lodge, food was wonderful and the chef and servers were fun to chat with. The restaurant serves only Canadian wine, which is fine as there are some lovely Canadian wines, but they didn't have any of those. Go for food... not pairings. If Aurora is out, wonderful photo opportunity (bring good camera, that is set... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Really mixed feelings about Aurora Village. On the positive side, the ambiance created by the lit tipis is amazing and makes for beautiful pictures. Our 4 hour excursion was scheduled to end at 1am. As luck would have it, after 3 hours and 50 the Aurora made their debut. I had just handed in my rental tripod and as I... More 

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Address: Address: Aurora Lake, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P4 , Canada
Phone Number: 867-669-0006
Location: Canada  >  Northwest Territories  >  Yellowknife

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