Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories

Canada
Walking
Partially Guided
Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories

Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories

Prices

From $3,375USD

Difficulty

Partially Guided

Hotel, Wilderness Lodge

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Highlights

Discover the Northern Lights and the vast wilderness at a remote lodge near Yellowknife

Stay in a remote wilderness lodge only accessible by bush plane.

Visit the isolated northern mining town of Yellowknife.

Choose your own activities as you enjoy the rugged natural beauty of the Northwest Territories.

Watch for the Northern Lights from the warmth of the outdoor whirlpool or campfire.

The Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories is a 7-day trip into the remote northern part of Canada. Your activities are included, so you can fill your days with fun outdoor sports or relax by the lake and appreciate the peaceful scenery.

Leave from Yellowknife on an exciting bush plane ride that will give you a spectacular view of the tundra and wild landscapes on your way to Blachford Lake. Spend four amazing days disconnected from the world as you enjoy the lake and the quiet wilderness. As darkness falls, you’ll witness the most spectacular display of stars. Wait by the campfire with your naturalist guide for the Aurora Borealis to paint the sky with its vibrant colours. This tour offers an amazing glimpse into the land of the north for nature lovers who want to check the Northern Lights off their bucket list.

Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Yellowknife

When you arrive in Yellowknife, a driver will meet you at the airport to transfer you to your hotel. Spend the evening exploring Yellowknife and soaking in the lively atmosphere of the city before you leave for the wilderness tomorrow.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Yellowknife
Meals
None

Day 2 Scenic Flight to the Wilderness

Your destination is only accessible by bush plane, so this morning, you’ll board your 30-minute flight into the northern wilderness. When you arrive, you’ll find yourself in the remote nature of the Northwest Territories. You’ll receive a warm welcome at Blachford Lake Lodge and can settle into your room before exploring your surroundings.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Blachford Lake
Meals
Dinner

Day 3-5 Wilderness Retreat at Blachford Lake

The beauty of Blachford Lake is not just your incredible surroundings but also the complete freedom to choose how you’ll enjoy them. Spend the next few days taking advantage of the water sports equipment to fish, paddle a canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard. If you need a break from the lake, you can go bird watching, go on a hike, or craft and relax at the lodge. You can also just relax by the lake and enjoy the fall colours that paint the landscape. At nighttime, you can watch the skies from the warmth of the outdoor whirlpool or attend a campfire with a guide who will offer photography tips as you wait for the Northern Lights to appear.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Blachford Lake
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Return to Yellowknife

This morning, you’ll have to say goodbye to your home in the wild and take a scenic bush plane ride back to Yellowstone. Spend the afternoon exploring the wooden buildings in the historic Old Town or take a hike up the “The Rock” for a beautiful view of the city. Tonight, you can enjoy dinner in Yellowstone—pay a visit to Bullock’s Bistro for an excellent fish dinner.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Yellowknife
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Tour Concludes

This morning your tour officially ends, and you can begin your journey home or your onward travel.

Overnight Location
None
Meals
None

Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories Price and Dates

This partially-guided tour to the Northwest Territories is run as private tour for your group only, and the price per person depends on how many people are in your group.

Prices below are per person:

  • Groups of 2+: $4,425CAD per person
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Accommodation on the Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories

This tour is based on hotel and lodge accommodations. The hotel in Yellowknife offers standard 3-star accommodations. The wilderness lodge provides a rustic wilderness experience, where you’ll have a private room with a shared bathroom. You’ll enjoy the full use of lodge activities and delicious meals during your stay.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. Single rooms, including those for solo travellers, are by request.

Night 1

Hotel in Yellowknife

Spend the night in a comfortable 3-star hotel in Yellowknife, a city situated on ancient volcanic rocks.

Blachford Lake Lodge in Yellowknife

Enjoy the wilds of the great north at this wilderness lodge. Endless ways for you to explore the unspoiled environment are included.

Night 6

Hotel in Yellowknife

Spend the night in a comfortable 3-star hotel in Yellowknife, a city situated on ancient volcanic rocks.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories?

Meals

3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 3 dinners are included at Blachford Lake Lodge. There are no other meals included in this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 6 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Yellowknife are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Your airport transfer at the beginning of the tour is included, but you will have to organize your transfer at the end. Your flights between Yellowknife and Blachford are also included.

Also Included

  • Canadian taxes
  • 24/7 access to helpline
  • Roundtrip bush plane flights between Yellowknife and Blachford
  • Northern Lights viewing with guide
  • Access to sauna and whirlpool at the lodge
  • Craft workshops at the lodge
  • Aurora Borealis photo tips
  • The use of all lodge facilities, including canoes, kayaks, SUP, sauna, whirlpool, hiking trails, 2-hour fishing trip, and motorboat

Not included

  • Flights to and from Yellowknife
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks at the lodge
  • Optional activities
  • Entrance fees to national parks
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions

Frequenty Asked Questions about Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories

How hard is the Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories?

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. This tour has a flexible itinerary that allows you to choose the hikes and activities so that you can tailor them to your fitness level.

Do I need a visa to travel to Canada?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories?

3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 3 dinners are included at Blachford Lake Lodge. There are no other meals included in this tour.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover any activities you plan to do. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Yellowknife to start this tour?

Fly into Yellowknife Airport (YZF). Your transportation from the airport to your hotel is included.

Is the Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories in English?

The tour is in English.

Where does the Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories end?

This tour finishes in Yellowknife, where you can depart from the Yellowknife Airport (YZF).

Am I guaranteed to see the Northern Lights on the Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories?

The Northern Lights are active in the fall and are more visible as the nights grow longer. You are likely to see them during fall and winter. Unfortunately, it is not possible to predict their presence with one hundred percent accuracy, so there are no guarantees.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Canada?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Canada?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Canada for this tour?

The best time to travel to the Northwest Territories for this wildlife watching tour is during late summer and early fall when the temperatures are bearable, and the skies are dark enough to witness the Northern Lights. This tour is available in August, September, and October.

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Prices

From $3,375USD

Difficulty

Partially Guided

Hotel, Wilderness Lodge

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. This tour has a flexible itinerary that allows you to choose the hikes and activities so that you can tailor them to your fitness level.


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