Package Feature: Northern Lights Getaway

Experience the spectacular light show and Northern hospitality with a journey to the Northwest Territories. Year round, Indigenous Canada offers several packages to immerse yourself in Indigenous cultures and arts across the country. The Northern Lights Getaway package is available during the months of August to April and includes three days of planned activities.

Be entranced by the dazzling lights of the Aurora Borealis as they dance across the crisp northern sky. Watch the lights from the unique swivel seats and then warm up with a hot drink in a cozy, heated teepee. Your nights are made extra comfortable with your stay at the Chateau Nova in Yellowknife. Below, you will find more details on the itinerary of the Northern Lights Getaway Package.

Chateau Nova, Yellowknife

Chateau Nova

The Chateau Nova Yellowknife is a brand new, full service, conference hotel with great amenities from the fitness centre, steam room and sauna to the Quarry Restaurant and Lounge. Conveniently located in the north-east area of downtown, the hotel is approximately 5km from the Airport with easy access to the Ingraham Trail and Yellowknife Highways. Enjoy the Northern hospitality with the welcoming atmosphere, great amenities and warm customer service. The hotel has everything that you will need to make your stay in Yellowknife comfortable and relaxing.

Visit the Chateau Nova Website.

Aurora viewing, Aurora Village

Aurora Village

World-class aurora-viewing and outdoor recreation paired with a commitment to top-notch customer service has made Aurora Village the industry leader. Owned by the Morin family, who are Cree and Metis originating from Fort Resolution, this unique experience blends the awe of mother nature with the Morin family way of life: blending traditional lessons with modern amenities.

While northern lights and cold nights go together (it’s part of what makes our environment spectacular), you don’t have to be uncomfortable! Aurora Village is the only place in the world offering custom-made, heated outdoor viewing seats that swivel 360 degrees, so you can catch every angle of the aurora borealis. A consultation with local Elders resulted in a unique design resembling traditional sleighs, which are guaranteed to keep you cozy and covered. With five viewing hills located throughout the expansive wilderness property, you can quietly absorb the unobstructed wondrous night sky in seclusion or share the experience with a group.

White teepees of the village dot the perimeter of a pristine lake so that every visitor has a place to call “home,” complete with a warm wood stove and your choice of hot drinks. From November to April, Aurora Village also transforms into a daytime winter wonderland offering the quiet joys of snowshoeing, the exhilaration of driving a dog team across the white landscape or the thrills of a giant snow slide.

Aurora Village, Yellowknife

This trip of a lifetime is offered at a price of $642 per person, and includes the authentic Indigenous experience with Aurora Village. For more information or to book your Northern Lights Getaway today, visit IndigenousCanada.Travel.

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