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Aurora Village

Aurora Lake, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P4 , Canada
867-669-0006
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Ranked #6 of 16 attractions in Yellowknife
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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West Vancouver, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
9 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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Pune, India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Edmonton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We spend 12 fun packed hours at Aurora Village for a Valentines weekend! We rented all the clothing to ensure we weren't hampered by the cold. The 3 story ice slide was a blast...very safe and so much fun. The Dog sledding was yet another highlight. The dog handlers and mushers were so professional and accommodating...I only wished I had... More

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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The Aurora Village offered impeccable service and hospitality as one would expect from any other respectable Japanese tour provider. All the staff are very helpful and friendly and speaks a variety of languages. The trademark feature of Aurora Village is the tipi (traditional-style tent), which provides a warm base for resting and hot drinks and also doubles as a wonderful... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

If you prefer to view the Northern Lights with your closest several hundred tourists - this is the place for you. Just not the atmosphere I was looking for - with hundreds of (mostly Asian) tourists everywhere throughout the property. Had much better experience with Beck's and North Star Adventures for aurora viewing. Day activities are more fun here -... More

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