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Aurora Village

Address: Aurora Lake, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P4 , Canada
Phone Number: 867-669-0006
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Yellowknife
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Banff National Park, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The Aurora Village was such a fantastic experience with the warmth of the operators, incredible food .. do not miss the Reindeer !!! Also, the tents and then of course the Aurora was a night I will never forget. This is worth a long weekend trip from Edmonton or Calgary to experience this incredible facility.

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YELLOWKNIFE
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Aurora Village is a bit pricey, but so worth it. Dinner at the Lodge is an amazing experience. The service is at times lacking, but the food is AMAZING! You will not find cuisine like this anywhere else in the North. Worth every cent. The Aurora Viewing facilities are second to none and the tour guides are friendly and knowledgeable.

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Hong Kong, China
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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

First time in my life I saw aurora, thank God I saw it at last after so much searching around the world. My friend said some people are yelling and some are weeping because of it. We joined the Aurora Village for 2 consecutive nights in sept 2014, everything is well organized and the well equipped. The hot chocolate, soup... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Extremely well run catering for all those seeking to see the Aurora. We were two of a very few non-Asian visitors on the 3 nights and were put together with other English speaking guests.. Busloads of visitors each night but great fun! Now here's a tip...STUNNING food and wine at The Lodge Restaurant on site. I'm sure you can go... More

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Hong Kong, China
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150 reviews 150 reviews
128 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We visited Yellowknife with an aim to view aurora and were lucky enough to view active "northern lights" in four consecutive nights by late March 2012 (just recall to write and upload photos for others viewing right now). Aurora was so active that you could not only viewed the phenomenon in the aurora village at the outskirt but even in... More

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Sendai-shi, Miyagi, Japan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

It was my first experience to see the northern lights. The view is beyond description. We watched beautiful Aurora for 5 nights. Also we had nice tour guides. They explained everything in detail. We had a delicious soup every night with a biscuit. It was a miracle place to visit. You should go there.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We spent our 2nd Aurora-Viewing night there. Aurora Village was very organized, the facilities are great. Unfortunately, it was overcrowded. We couldn't imagine they assigned more than 30 people in a teepee. There were not enough seat and we could hear someone complaining abt it. Although there were seats near the teepee entrance, no one could seat there because of... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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20 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I had a really wonderful time at the Aurora Village. I do agree with others though, they don't cater very much to the non-Asian visitors. The facilities are great, very clean, and when the lights are out it's stunning. I was lucky with some great aurora action, but I can imagine if the weather was bad I would have been... More

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West Vancouver, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
16 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We booked 2 Aurora Viewing Tours (one of them preceded by Dinner) and one day-time activity (Dog Team Riding) with Aurora Village. They took 2 days to get back to my first enquiry, but after then, their response was always prompt (within 24 hours) and polite. Aurora Village was very organized. We spent our first & third Aurora-Viewing nights there.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The Aurora Village was where I spent my first night in Yellowknife and while the facilities were interesting and seemingly organized, there was very little personal touch for non-Asian visitors. The evening was crowded and cold and there were lots of questions we had but relatively few people to ask. The aurora didn't begin until 2:20am when we were walking... More

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