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Yellowknife Northern Lights

Northern Lights in Yellowknife & the Rockies

8-day tailor-made holiday from £2,205 pp incl. flights


Short description

Search for the Northern Lights in the remote town of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories


  • Witness the Northern Lights in the spectacular Northwest Territories from Aurora Village
  • See some of Canada's most famed & beautiful regions
  • Tour the frontier city of Yellowknife
  • Snowmobile through the Aurora Forest

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Calgary
  • 3 Nights Yellowknife
  • 1 Night Calgary


Recommended for:
Activity adventure | December holidays | February holidays | History & culture | January holidays | Natural world | Northern Lights | Winter

This epic itinerary will see you experience some of Canada's most beautiful regions, from witnessing the Northern Lights in the vast wilderness of the Northwest Territories to exploring the frontier city of Calgary. You'll begin by discovering the history of Northwest Territories capital Yellowknife before you head out in search of that spectacular aurora on included viewing tours. You'll then head to Calgary, with time to explore its Western brashness . We've included myriad winter activities along the way, from a wildlife tour in search of moose, elk and wolves.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1

After included VIP airport lounge access, arrive in Calgary on a daytime flight from the UK and check in to your overnight airport hotel. 

Stay: Hotel Arts, Calgary (Superior)

Day 2

Spend today exploring the Stampede city from your downtown hotel base. Perhaps visit the Olympic Plaza, or book a table for dinner at the revolving restaurant at the top of the Calgary Tower.

Stay: Hotel Arts, Calgary (Superior)

Day 3

Head north today on a flight to Yellowknife and transfer to your hotel on arrival. You'll then be picked up for an informative guided tour of the city which includes an epic drive along an ice road before, later today, the real adventure begins. After a trip orientation, you'll be taken to a viewing point outside the city – warm winter clothing to hand – where you'll warm up in a picturesque teepee glowing in the night, wood fire stove burning and a choice of hot drinks, and with luck, spot the beautiful blue and green tendrils of the lights under the clear night sky away from the lights of Yellowknife, the view of the Aurora is unsurpassed.

NB: While every effort will be made to ensure guests see the aurora, success is dependent on favourable weather conditions.

Stay: Explorer Hotel, Yellowknife (Superior)

Days 4-5

Tofay you'll enjoy a two-hour tour of Yellowknife as you learn about the rich gold-rush history of the town, witnessing the tunnels of the gold mines that lie directly under the city's modern streets. Other tour highlights include the Old Town, the Prince of Wales Heritage Centre and a drive on the frozen Ice Road. The following day enjoy an included dog sledding ride through the wooded forests surrounding Aurora Village, and a Snowshoeing experience into the woods learning about local traditions of the land and the wildlife and flora of the area. Every night is capped off with a dazzling Aurora Viewing experience including a heated seat on one of the evening.

Stay: Explorer Hotel, Yellowknife (Superior)

Day 6

Fly back to Calgary and make your way back into the city where you can enjoy the city.

Stay: Hotel Arts, Calgary (Superior)

Days 7-8

Transfer to Calgary airport in time for your flight home, arriving on day 8



Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

8-day tailor-made holiday
from £2,205 pp incl. flights


20 Nov - 20 Dec 2024 / 02 Jan - 04 Apr 2025

from £2,205 pp. incl. flights

21 Dec 2024 - 01 Jan 2025

from £2,395 pp. incl. flights


  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • International flights from London to Calgary and domestic flights between Calgary and Yellowknife
  • 2 nights accommodation in Calgary at 4* hotels on a room-only basis
  • 3 nights accommodation in Yellowknife on a room-only basis
  • Return airport transfers in Yellowknife including Meet and Greet
  • Aurora Village Welcome kit (daily itinerary, souvenir Certificate of Northern Crossing, local maps and visitor information) 
  • 3-day Winter clothing rental (Canada Goose down parka jacket, gloves, trousers, boots and a complimentary face warmer) delivered to hotel room
  • All transfers to and from Aurora Village
  • 2 hour Tour of Yellowknife
  • Nightly Viewing at Aurora Village Days 1-3 in Yellowknife
  • 1 night heated seats for Aurora viewing

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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