Aurora Tours.Net

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Cultural Demonstrations Cultural Performances Northern Lights Snowshoeing Storytelling

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Slip on a soft beaver coat or a Dene vest, exquisitely adorned with colourful beads.

Then, wrap soft Northern furs around your neck before stepping into a teepee and settling onto spruce bow and caribou hide bedding around a roaring fire pit.

Roast marshmallows and learn about First Nations’ history and methods of survival. Sip spruce tip maple tea, and nibble homemade bannock. Experience unique Aboriginal games like leg wrestling, pole push and wood sawing. Listen to traditional songs and join in the drumming.

You step into another world with this year-round, family run business at Teepee Village in the small First Nation’s community of Ndilǫ (population 200), near Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories.

Summer cultural trips take place on the shores of Great Slave Lake, the 10th biggest lake in the world. While in winter, you get to experience a teepee perched atop the frozen lake, stomp through snow on wooden snowshoes with leather lashings and drive on an ice road.

“What I enjoy most is seeing satisfaction in our guests. We teach them something about our culture and they leave happy. The more we teach them, the happier they are,” says AuroraTours.Net co-owner Rainer Erasmus. “And when they leave happy, we’re happy.”

The company’s fall and winter’s star attraction is the spectacular aurora borealis, eerily shifting and shimmering across Northern skies. Small, intimate groups head out on late-night aurora hunting expeditions, stopping at secluded viewing spots away from town lights.

“Even when the weather is really cold, we make sure everyone is having fun,” says Erasmus, who has Dene and Danish ancestry. “And we’re always sure to get our guests back to their hotel by 2 a.m. They just love it. No one has ever left disappointed.”

Aurora Tours.Net

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Aurora Tours.Net

605 Turner Road
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, X1A 2P5
info@auroratours.net Visit Website

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Aurora Tours.Net

Book online

Aurora Tours.Net

605 Turner Road
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, X1A 2P5
info@auroratours.net Visit Website

Business Hours

Revitalizing Indigenous culture, one meal at a time

In our traditional cultures, food is harvested, cooked, and eaten with respect. Gathering around a table is an act of community — it is about feeding the mind, body, and spirit at the same time, with food that is thoughtfully harvested and prepared.

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