About Yellowknife Tours

Steeped in tradition and experience, Yellowknife Tours prides itself on being the premier tour company in the Northwest Territories. Whatever your travel desires, Yellowknife Tours has you covered. The northern lights are Yellowknife’s showcase natural attraction, and we’re here make sure your viewing experience is everything you ever imagined and more. A sight to behold and one you won’t want to miss, Yellowknife Tours specializes in nightly aurora borealis viewings. With over 30 years of experience, our award-winning guides, who offer services in Mandarin, Cantonese and English, can’t wait to show you the true character of the north.

Our expert guides, with extensive tourism-industry experience, have unparalleled knowledge of the region and understand acutely Asian and northern culture.

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About Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

An abundance of beautifully crystal clear skies make Yellowknife the world’s premier destination for northern lights’ viewings. With more clear nights than most other North American locations, you can see why people flock to behold aurora borealis, one of nature’s breathtaking wonders, over 240 nights each year.

Yellowknife, located at 62.5 degrees north latitude, is the Northwest Territories’ capital city. With three diamond mines in close proximity, Yellowknife is also dubbed as North America’s diamond capital. A small and tightknit community of about 20,000 people, Yellowknife is also located close to Great Slave Lake, one of the world’s largest freshwater bodies of water. While aurora borealis receives most of the headlines – and for good reason – there are plenty of other amazing activities to choose from. Easily one of the world’s best winter cities, Yellowknife offers dog sledding, snowmobiling and ice fishing, perfectly complementing your northern lights viewing. It’s also home to Ice Road Truckers, the world-renowned reality television series. .

With numerous activities to enjoy in the summer, Yellowknife isn’t merely a winter city. You can enjoy hiking, bird watching sightseeing, boating or pike fishing under the magical midnight sun, a truly surreal and serendipitous experience. With a range of fulfilling seasonal activities and exciting adventures to embark on, you’ll leave Yellowknife with countless unforgettable memories to forever cherish.

About Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Located at 62.5 degrees North latitude, Yellowknife is the capital city of the Northwest Territories. With three diamond mines nearby, it is also known as the Diamond Capital of North America. Yellowknife is a small-but-unique town of about 18,000 people located on the shore of Great Slave Lake. This lake is one of the world’s largest fresh-water bodies of water.

Yellowknife is probably the best place to view one of the Earth’s greatest natural wonders, the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. That’s because the area experiences more clear nights than other Northern locations. Amazing Aurora displays are possible on over 240 nights each year! It’s easy to see why every year thousands of visitors come to Yellowknife to see the Aurora.

Aside from the natural beauty of the Aurora Borealis, there are plenty of other activities to choose from. We take pride in being one of the world’s best winter cities. Winter activities include dog sledding, snowmobiling, and ice fishing. Yellowknife is also the winter home of the world-famous Ice Road Truckers television show. In the summer, enjoy the magical midnight sun and catch yourself a giant Northern Pike fish, take a boat ride or go bird watching. During every activity, you will experience your own unique adventure in our pristine Northern environment.

Winter gear

Located within 500 kilometres of the Arctic Circle, Yellowknife is known for its particularly cold winters, with average temperatures plummeting to -30 degrees Celsius from December through April. Those temperatures feel even colder when taking the wind chill into consideration.

But fear not, as we offer a range of warm, comfortable winter gear for a daily rental fee of $30, including:

  • "Canada Goose" Arctic Parka
  • Snow pants
  • "Sorel" insulated boots
  • Mittens
  • Neck warmers
  • Winter hats

All items are washed after every rental, ensuring the highest state of cleanliness.