Be entranced by the dazzling lights of the Aurora Borealis as they dance across the crisp Northern sky. Watch the lights from 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.
Aug - Oct / Nov - Apr
Northern Lights Getaway Itinerary
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.Website: www.NovaHotels.ca/Chateau-Nova-Yellowknife
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.
Authentic Indigenous Experiences
Authentic indigenous experiences are delivered by indigenous tourism businesses located from across Canada and many are members of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC).
Indigenous Tourism can be defined as all tourism businesses majority owned, operated and/or controlled by First Nations, Metis, or Inuit Peoples that can demonstrate a connection and responsibility to the local indigenous community and traditional territory where the operation resides.x
This package includes experiences with the following authentic Indigenous tourism businesses:
- Aurora Village
- Two night accommocation at the Chateau Nova
- Transfers to Aurora Village
- Welcome Package
- Self-guided tour of Yellowknife
* Package price is the suggested starting price per person based on a double occupancy and does not include taxes.
** Flight option not included in package price. Transportation may vary to customer request and availability.
Northern Lights Getaway Image Gallery
Aurora Viewing Platform
Chateau Nova Yellowknife