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Address: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2N3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 867-446-2900
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Welcome to Sombe Ke! ("Yellowknife" in our Denesuline language)....

Welcome to Sombe Ke! ("Yellowknife" in our Denesuline language). We offer a number of fun, exciting and interesting summer and winter Day Tours. As a 100% First Nation's owned tour company, we take great pride in showing our guests our homeland and sharing our culture and stories from the old days. All of our guides are Aboriginal and from the area.

Our primary guide Joe, is First Nation's he is a descendent of the true Yellowknife's Dene, he grew up in the Great Slave Lake area, he knows the history, the places and people of Yellowknife, he knows Yellowknife and he is always happy to share his stories with you.

If you are looking for a smaller, more personal tour experience with a local First Nation's tour company then North Star Adventures is for you! 100% First Nations owned - 50,000 Years of experience.

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Alex Lau

Run by local Yellowknife people. Team consists of 3-4 vans. Each van can carries about 12 visitors. Customers are pick up at their hotels and driven into the night to find Aurora... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Run by local Yellowknife people. Team consists of 3-4 vans. Each van can carries about 12 visitors. Customers are pick up at their hotels and driven into the night to find Aurora. Staffs consisted of many nationalities from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Canada. Big Joe the leader will lead the team to several locations where Aurora are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I (6 of us in total) were in Yellowknife for 3 nights, and we joined North Star Adventures which gave us the best experience of our lives. During the nights, Joe and his crew would take us aurora-hunting and with them, you will definitely have a high chance of seeing the lights. They will drive relentlessly for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were picked up at the hotel by a 12-passenger van, and a convey of vans went on the aurora hunt. Joe, the lead Dene guide, was expert at finding auroras and dodging the clouds. We spent about 4 hours altogether. A camera with time exposure is needed to get good results, and Joe took one of us against a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed in Yellowknife for 3 nights, and ended up joining their aurora hunting tour all 3 nights. They certainly are very good at their job, we were able to see the aurora on those cloudy days even when some other tour companies couldn't. All the staff were wonderful and very helpful, they helped me take many photos with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The tour was great , Joe introducing us on photo taking technique and explain a lots on the aurora and different stars, definitely recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We joined North Star on a cloudy night. Joe drove us for an hour to run away from cloudy area and we saw great aurora. In fact we have joined different tours here and no one did it like Joe. North Star is the best.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I travelled with my family and we are a total of four people- my parents, my elder brother and me. We joined Joe's tour on our second night out in Yellowknife for aurora viewing. We had a bit expectations since we were lucky enough to see a level 3 aurora the day before. We were one of the first few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These guys are awesome! We had a two nights tour with them and we were very lucky to see the great northern lights. The first night was very cloudy but they managed to go somewhere where we could see a little aurora. They tried and took pictures of all people while they could. Then the clouds and rain moved in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took Aurora hunting tour on 8th September with North star Adventures at Yellowknife.They picked us around 10P.M from our hotel and the tour was over around 2 A.M .We are very happy with the service we received. I will definitely recommend people to take tour with them. We are in our 70,s .The tour guide and and his companion... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

North Star Adventures provided better opportunities for us to see northern light. We have stayed at Yellowknife for 4 nights and joined 2 night aurora hunting tours with North Star Adventures. There was one night we wereimpressed with the beautiful northern lights and milky way, while people who joined other tour staying at a fixed location only able to see... More 

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