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Northern Lights Eco Escape

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, is one of the best places in the world for viewing the northern lights. Not only is it directly under the auroral oval (so you are right under the lights as opposed to seeing them on the horizon), but it is mostly flat, providing unobstructed views of the dancing colours above. The eco-lodge is accessible only by bush flight (included in the package) and therefore far away from city lights. Combine all of this with very little precipitation year-round and nearly every night offers the ultimate opportunity to catch one of the world's most breathtaking natural performances. The lodge itself runs primarily on solar and wind power, has a greenhouse and garden producing fresh vegetables in season, initiated a fish management program to maintain a healthy stock of fish, follows a strict recycling and composting program, and engages with the local community through multiple projects and partnerships. Late summer and autumn stays include activity options such as paddling, hiking, swimming, yoga, boating, and local handicraft workshops. In the winter, try your hand at igloo/quinzhee building, snowshing, skating, skiing, or even fat biking! Or simply enjoy the open sky views from your room, lounge deck, or hot tub.

Inclusions

Scenic bush plane flight (Yellowknife - Lodge - Yellowknife)
All meals and snacks while at the lodge
2 nights twin-share cabin (lodge room available at extra cost)
All night Aurora-Watch service
Daily 2hr guided interpretive experience
Use of all seasonal outdoor equipment (canoe, kayak, snowshoes, skiis, ice skates, fat bikes, etc)
Use of Aurora lounge, fireplaces, northern library, hot tub, sauna, teepee, Aurora viewing decks
Gratuities
Hightlights
Get off-grid and directly under the auroral oval
View the northern lights from your room, the hot tub, or the viewing deck
Partake in daily guided interpretive experiences
Fly high above the northern wilderness with scenic bush plane flights into/out of the lodge
From August through October, enjoy paddling, hiking, and swimming
From December through April, enjoy snowshoeing, skiing, or igloo/quinzhee building
Tour Provider Great Canadian Trails
Number of Days
3
Price From
AUD $1,790
Start Location
Yellowknife, Canada
End Location
Canada
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 30
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Mild
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
02 Jan 201904 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
04 Jan 201906 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
09 Jan 201911 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
11 Jan 201913 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
16 Jan 201918 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
18 Jan 201920 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
23 Jan 201925 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
25 Jan 201927 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
30 Jan 201901 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
01 Feb 201903 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
06 Feb 201908 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
08 Feb 201910 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
13 Feb 201915 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
15 Feb 201917 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
20 Feb 201922 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
22 Feb 201924 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
27 Feb 201901 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
01 Mar 201903 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
06 Mar 201908 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
08 Mar 201910 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
13 Mar 201915 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
15 Mar 201917 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
20 Mar 201922 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
22 Mar 201924 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
27 Mar 201929 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
29 Mar 201931 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
03 Apr 201905 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
05 Apr 201907 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
21 Aug 201923 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
23 Aug 201925 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
28 Aug 201930 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
30 Aug 201901 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
04 Sep 201906 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
06 Sep 201908 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
11 Sep 201913 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
13 Sep 201915 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
18 Sep 201920 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
20 Sep 201922 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
25 Sep 201927 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
27 Sep 201929 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
02 Oct 201904 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
04 Oct 201906 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
09 Oct 201911 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
11 Oct 201913 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,790
ItineraryExpand
Day 1
You will need to make your own way to the float plan base in Yellowknife this morning (exact time and location/directions will be provided closer to departure). Your flight will take approximately 30 minutes from the time you take off in Yellowknife, to landing at the lodge. Along the way you can see the vast shore of Yellowknife Bay on your right and a series of finger-like lakes on the left Jennejohn, Harding, Hearne, Watta and finally Blachford. See how the glaciers carved the landscape. Here and there, you can spot a small camp, a river, rapids, or a waterfall. As you travel, at about 1600m, you get a bird's eye view of the land. Watch for moose and bear which can both be visible from above. Upon arrival at the lodge you will have a guest orientation and get to know the beautiful site around you. Tonight is your first opportunity to view the spectacular Aurora Borealis!
Day 2
The day is yours to explore the area as you wish. Please refer to 'A Typical Day' on the details of the Trip Notes for potential activities based on the time of year. Be as active or as relaxed as you like - enjoy the hot tub or sauna, lounge in the library, venture out onto the lake or trails, or partake in a guided experience - then enjoy a delectable dinner before the nightly routine of keeping your eyes on the skies!
Day 3
Enjoy a full morning at the lodge, then head back down to the lake after lunch where you'll board your scenic bush plane back to Yellowknife, returning around 2pm.