5 Days / 4 Nights
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
As an Aurora viewing destination, the Yellowknife area in the Northwest Territories boasts the highest percentage of Aurora sightings.
The Aurora Ovals are located in the atmosphere in the area surrounding the Earth's magnetic poles. Yellowknife is situated in an advantageuous position under the Northern Aurora Oval based on magnetic latitude is far from the ocean with a flat geographical landscape and a high percentage of clear skies. These factors, combined with latitudinal position, equals a high probability of Aurora Borealis sightings.
We have taken the amazing northern lights package based at the remote Blachford Lake Lodge and added time in Yellowknife to complete your aurora experience.
Blachford Lake Lodge provides you with the chance to enjoy a pristine environment with comfortable facilities, wonderful food and various activities. You will have an exclusive, front row seat for nature's own light show after dark. Relax and explore the lodge that Royal Highnesses Prince William and Kate Middleton visited during their trip to Canada's North. In late summer, the Aurora often fills the night sky, reflecting off the shimmering waters of Blachford Lake. On crisp winter nights, the Aurora, the moon and the stars light your way on snow covered paths. The northern lights have been in existence since the earth formed an atmosphere, and shine most intensely in this region. Discover the magic of the north!
Two nights accommodation Yellowknife at Days Inn, standard room
Yellowknife airport shuttle upon arrival and departure
One guided, aurora viewing tour out of Yellowknife (approximately 3 hours)
Round trip scenic bush-plane flight from Yellowknife to Blachford
Two nights all inclusive accommodation at Blachford Lake Lodge in cabin or lodge, as chosen
Gourmet meals and snacks while at lodge
Two hour interpretive experience daily (snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, fat tire biking or ice skating/hockey) - Guided
Use of most lodge equipment for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking, igloo building, quinzhee building, wildlife tracking, ice fishing, fat tire biking, skating and hockey
Use of lodge facilities - Aurora lounge, fireplaces, library, hot tub, sauna, tipi, Aurora viewing decks
All night aurora watch service
Aurora photography tips and hints
High-speed wireless internet (up to 200MB/day per guest - additional use at extra cost)
Manditory 10% gratuity at lodge
Airfare to/from Yellowknife from your home city
Meals other than indicated
Alcholic berverages at Blachford Lake Lodge
Additional rentals and guide services
Winter clothing rental (see Rates and Departures for description and pricing)
Items of a personal nature
High percentage chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)
Experience a cozy, wilderness lodge without giving up creature comforts
Snowmobile, snowshoe and hike in the pristine wilderness
Try your luck at ice-fishing
Explore Yellowknife and learn about its frontier history
Aurora viewing, bonfires, cross country skiing, hot tubs, sauna, snowshoeing, handicrafts, kick sledding, fat tire biking, ice skating, hockey, ice-fishing, net fishing, quinzhee building, winter camping, snowmobile tours, wildlife tracking
Fly north to Yellowknife and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. This vibrant city, located on the shores of Great Slave Lake, boasts endless stunning artic landscapes. Explore Old Town, featuring panoramic views from Bush Pilot's Monument, as well as a variety of unique shops and cafes. There are several tours that we can book for you to enjoy this afternoon (time permitting) such as a city tour, snowmobiling or a glass workshop. Just ask and we'll be happy to provide you with the details and pricing for the activities you wish to add. This evening you will go out into the countryside for an evening aurora tour.
Your tour concludes after breakfast this morning.
Prices are in Canadian dollars per person based on occupancy indicated, inclusive of taxes
January 1 - October 11, 2019
(Days Inn Yellowknife/cabin at Blachford Lake)
(Days Inn Yellowknife/lodge room at Blachford Lake)
6 day / 5 night - Saturdays
7 day / 6 night - Tuesdays
8 day / 7 night - Saturdays, Thursdays
10 day / 9 night - Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
Taste of Touring (2 hours, $118.00 CAD)
Whiteman Loop (10 km ride, $168.00 CAD)
Whiteman Trail and Historic Cadieux Cabin Cookout (3 hours, lunch included, $231.00 CAD)
Ice Pressure Ridges on Great Slave Lake (3 hours, $243.60 CAD)
Watta Lake - Grace Lake Tent Frams (37 km, $336.00 CAD)
Ice and Exploration - The Ultimate Great Slave Circular Tour, with meals (Full Day, $420.00 CAD)
Overnight Expedition - Winter Camping (1 night, $630.00 CAD)
Traditional Dene Net Fishing (2 Hours) - $231.00
All optional activity prices are shown in Canadian dollars, per person and are subject to a 10% gratuity. It is recommended to book the optional activities at the same time as your accommodation to ensure you can take part.
Full gear rental includes a goose down parka, insulated snow pants, lined boots, thermal gloves and hat. Price includes fitting, delivery of gear to the air charter base at the start of your trip and pick up at the end.
Full gear Package - $127.00 per person
Hotel delivery - $23.00 per person per direction
Disclaimer: We do our utmost to ensure that information posted on our website is correct at the time of publication, however trip details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved.
We appreciate your business and look forward to working with you again soon.