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Aurora Village

Aurora Lake, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P4 , Canada
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Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in Yellowknife
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Sendai-shi, Miyagi, Japan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
13 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

They have nice arrangements to view the aurora. They bring you to the village, which is on the bank of a lake (frozen in winters) and have teepees in which you can keep yourself warm, till the aurora appears. There are arrangements for tea and coffee. The area on the lake provides a nice and dark sky to view even... More

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Vancouver, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We really enjoyed our time at Aurora Village, but you should know that in many ways it is what you make of it. The Aurora Village is located along the Ingraham Trail, approximately half an hour outside of town. They offer a bus service which will pick you up from your hotel, but we opted to drive ourselves and follow... More

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Monroe, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
48 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My personal opinion is that Yellowknife was the best place to see the Northern Lights (they come right over you head not just in the horizon)and the Aurora Village made the entire process and experience delightful. I am NOT a winter sports person so I needed to invest in some heavy duty clothes since one evening it was -42 degrees... More

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Irvine, California
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Snug in our Canadian goose jacket and well-padded super-heavy boots, the aurora viewing experience was very enjoyable, too bad the activity was low. But, the highlight of the day was the fish chowder!! More of this and less chicken noodle soup please. Wished there was also a short explanation on the aurora to noobs like us.

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Oakville, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Aurora Village seems to be getting better. The village is a great place to see the Aurora, and it was better organized than some previous reviews have warned. However, they are still slow at helping patrons understand the logistics of the village and the experience. Both the day- and night-time activities are very group oriented, and so we spent a... More

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