Brilliant shades of emerald, icy blues, and vivid pinks are often on display during the spectacular natural phenomena known as the Northern Lights.
And what better place to view the Northern Lights than, well, the North! Yelloknife’s natural geography make it the perfect place to view nature’s light show. This is partly due to the long nights with clear skies common in the area but also because of the absence of large cities with lights and smog that obscure the Aurora Borealis.
For the best chance to see this natural display of beauty in action, visit Yellowknife any time between November and April. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you’ll even have a chance to watch the Northern Lights dance across the sky in late summer or early autumn.
Several viewing options exist in the area, including:
Aurora Village Northern Lights Experience
Experience what life was like for traditional Indigenous tribes who inhabited this area many years ago by viewing the northern lights from Aurora’s Teepee Village.
Your journey begins on the Aurora Hunting Trail where you will be led by glowing lanterns and eventually arrive at the viewing site equipped with several Teepees for guests and situated against towering trees to protect from the wind. With options for overnight stays and discounted rates for extended stays, you can enjoy the natural tranquility provided by this unique location for as long as you like!
Yellowknife Tours ltd. Aurora Borealis Tours
Awarded operator of the year in 2015, Yellowknife tours provides guests with an exceptional experience by offering the choice to take part in many excursions like dog sledding, ice fishing, snowmobiling, biking, and Northern Lights Tours.
Their experienced tour guides will tell you all about the Aurora Borialis and will help you feel completely at ease in an unfamiliar environment. They even provide tours in three different languages – Mandarin, Cantonese, and English!
Plan your trip to Yellowknife and experience the Northern Lights first hand!