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Yellowknife is the best place in the world to view Aurora! We are a smaller tour company, so we can offer a more personalized Aurora viewing experience. We take you out and “hunt” for the Aurora! When we reach our destination we park and view the Aurora. We will tell you about the science of Aurora, identify the planets, the many stars, look for shooting stars (make a wish!) and maybe even see wildlife!
As an Aboriginal tour company, we will talk about our Aboriginal stories and legends of the Aurora. If guests want, we will take photographs of you for free! Guests are allowed (n+5) free photos, additional photos can be purchased. All of our photos will have our watermark on them. We will be happy to offer our assistance to help you set your camera so you can also take wonderful photos of the Aurora. We also have tripods available for free; we have limited tripods so please reserve when you book your tour. We also have comfortable folding chairs for you to sit on but some guests like to lay down on the frozen ice and look up to enjoy the stars and Aurora!
Because we hunt for Aurora, we offer you the best chances to see Aurora! Other tour companies take you to their camp and stay there. We will go where we have to so you can see Aurora, we try our best for you. So if you’re looking for more personal Aurora experience, the best chances at seeing Aurora and like to meet other wonderful guests from all over the world and delicious snacks, this tour is for you!
Mother Nature is boss, so on some nights the weather is not good with too much clouds and we cannot see Aurora. So try to book your tour after you look at the weather forecast for those dates. Because of this, some months are better than others for viewing Aurora. We recommend the following months (in order of best to worst viewing chances) to visit Yellowknife:
1st best month – September (warm temperatures, Aurora reflecting off the water, amazing!!)
2nd best month – August (warmer temperatures, Aurora reflecting off the water, amazing!)
3rd best month – April (blue skies, blue Aurora! sunny days, warmer temperatures!)
4th best month – March (warmer weather, more clear nights, Snow Castle is open!)
5th best month – January (clear nights, very cold, maybe -40C!)
6th best month – February (clear night, still very cold, maybe -40C!)
7th best month – December (some clear nights, some cloudy nights, ice road opens!)
8th best month – October (getting cold, lots of cloud, low chance to see Aurora)
9th best month – November (still lots of cloud, low chance to see Aurora)
DO NOT come from October 8th to November 14th. We CLOSE during this time because Yellowknife starts to get snow so there many days of heavy cloud cover and snow, very low chance to see Aurora.
Mother Nature is boss, some nights we may not see aurora, we will try our best but be prepared for some nights with no aurora.
We go out into the wilderness to look for Aurora, we do not have a cabin or tents and no washroom facility so be prepared for this.
Even though our vehicles are comfortable, some nights they will be full and for some this can be a tight squeeze, so be prepared for this.
This is Canada’s north and it can get cold, so be prepared for this. For more information on our Aurora tours please see our Aurora Tour Terms & Conditions
You can confirm your booking with deposit or full payment, please review our Payment & Cancellation Policy.
For groups bookings of 8 or more persons, a 25% non-refundable deposit will be required at time of booking.
FREE PHOTOS!!! – Guests can get up to n+5 (n = your group size) FREE PHOTOS, additional original full size photos can be purchased for $4.99+GST/photo. Please note FREE photos are of guests only. Aurora photos can be purchased for $9.99+GST.
You can also purchase our North Star Photo Package. This includes ALL of your photos at high resolution full size. It also includes our best North Star promo Day Tour photos, our best promo Tour Videos and 10 best Aurora photos, guest interviews and a personal thank you video from Joe the Aurora Hunter himself! For more information please click on our Photo Terms & Conditions.
We offer free pick-up and drop-off for most downtown locations, if you are out further from the downtown area there is a pick up charge depending where stay.
Stay nice & warm while saving on baggage space and cost! We offer winter clothing rentals to keep you toasty warm! Includes the world famous Canada Goose down parkas, insulated ski-pants, Sorel Glacier boots, warm mitts and neck warmer. We deliver! Click here to book your Winter Clothing.