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“Best Experience by far!”

North Star Adventures
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Welcome to Yellowknife! We offer a number of fun, exciting and interesting summer and winter Day Tours and Packages. Our specialty is our Aurora Hunting 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! We look forward to having you on our tours! :)
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
“Best Experience by far!”
Reviewed October 19, 2011

My boyfriend and I travelled up to Yellowknife for a few days of exploring and we were lucky enough to find Joe to take us on a ski-doo'ing tour. It was wonderful and great value for money. We had never been on a ski-doo before and it is definitely something you need to put on your bucket list. We had such a great time with Joe, he is such an accommodating guy and so easy going and friendly. It was the highlight of our trip in Yellowknife as well as Canada! Cannot recommend him enough. Thanks Joe!

Visited November 2010
Thank Lisa H
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Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
“Slew shark fishing”
Reviewed October 19, 2011

Joe and his fishing guide took Larry, Steve and me out on Great Slave Lake for northern pike. It was the highlight of the trip the guys - Steve landed the biggest one but Larry caught more. Joe has pride in his business and offers very personal service. Being on the lake is awesome!

Visited August 2011
Thank ClaireFestel
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NorthStarAdventures, Owner at North Star Adventures, responded to this review, October 27, 2011
Hi Claire, thank you for your kind words! It was nice meeting you, Larry and Steve. I enjoyed our time fishing out on the Great Slave Lake you guys were alot of fun! Hope we can do it again, hey, where is the famous paddle? I am curious to see what Steve did with it. - Take good care Clair, keep up the good work and thank you once again for choosing North Star Adventures - Joe :)
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
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“Highly Recommended *****”
Reviewed October 18, 2011

I highly recommend North Star Adventures for anyone who is visiting Yellowknife to view the amazing Northern Lights. Although aurora activity was low during our visit as it was rather cloudy, our amazing guide, Joe, did his best to ensure that we had the best experience and even went till the extent of driving us way out of town to "run away" from the clouds. True enough, we had a fun and managed to see a couple of auroras that literally took our breathes away.

As for the price for the packages it was reasonable considering the fact that we are students which i personally feel is affordable.

From what i recall, North Star Adv. also operates various tours which includes driving on Ice roads during winter, boat tours on the great slave lake as well as other sightseeing adventures at a reasonable price and they were also featured on WestJet's UP! magazine (Sep 11) about the Northern Lights @ this link:

Visited October 2011
2 Thank Ronald L
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“Brilliant - enjoyed every moment of the tour”
Reviewed September 18, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Joe, we did the Yellowknife City Tour, and also the Northern Lights. We were the only the people on the City tour, and Joe was happy to customise the tour based on our interests. He had a wealth of knowledge about the area and the people. Highlights were the Northwest Territories Legislative Building, and stopping out on the ice road - scary, as you can see the cracks in the ice below your feet!

For the Northern Lights / Aurora tour, we (and other tour guests) went out in Joe's comfy luxury SUV to a remote area (near another ice road) and sat out on chairs on the ice watching the sky. He provided some warm clothes to top up ours - it was below minus 40 degrees C!!

For both tours Joe took photos of us, and its so nice to be able to receive digital photos, rather than the "snap and print" tourist shots that are often provided.

Visited March 2011
1 Thank JandNTravels
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Darwin, Australia
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“Best Guide In Yellowknife! A must!”
Reviewed August 25, 2011

Joe is a warm friendly and accommodating guide with a passion for what he does.

We travelled from Australia to experience the Aurora and what Yellowknife has to offer. Did the city tour and 2 nights of Aurora viewing. The city tour was good to see the in's and out's of the town and the Aurora... well one of the wonders of the world.. cant be beat! It was good that Joe gives an additional dimension with his Dene heritage.

We were let down by another tour operator for an additional Aurora viewing and Dogsledding and rang Joe and was most accommodating to get another tour organised with hours notice.

The winter gear for hire was also in good condition. (especially for 2 frozen Aussies!)

We both can't wait to come back in the summer! Thanks Joe for a great time!

Visited February 2011
1 Thank Frigid-Frozen-Aussie
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