Red Aurora Explorer Tour

Tour Provider: Yellowknife Online
Languages Offered: English

Explore the Yellowknife skies in search of the Aurora Borealis aboard a roaming red Jeep.

Take a drive with us in our bright red Jeep as we explore the areas around Yellowknife for the spectacular Aurora Borealis. This little tour is perfect for small groups who want an intimate experience viewing the Northern Lights. Your guide is a long-time Yellowknifer who grew up driving this area, exploring its roads and gazing at the marvel that is the Aurora that is regularly dancing over Yellowknife.

Tour Details

Price: $95/pp + Fees & Taxes
: 4-5 Hours
Min People: 1 person
Max People: 4 people (comfortably 3)
Availability: Late-summer, Fall, Winter, Early-spring


What is Provided

Food and Drink

On each outing hot beverages (tea, coffee or hot chocolate) will be provided or will be picked up as we leave town. During the adventure, a local treat will be provided, prepared by your guide made with local ingredients.

Free Photography and Tips

Your guide, Kyle Thomas, is also a professional photographer and has been taking photos of the Aurora Borealis for over 10 years. During this tour, he will share with you his knowledge on how to take the best photos of the northern lights.

To capture that special moment he will also offer to take your photo under the Aurora and provide you a digital copy of your photo after the tour (within 48-72 hours).

What you should bring/What isn't provided
Warm clothing adequate for potentially being outside for multiple hours. Hat, scarf/neckwarmer, parka/jacket, snow pants, winter boots and wool socks.

You may also want to bring your own hand warmers.

To take the best Aurora photos you should bring a camera that allows you to adjust the settings and a tripod.

Tour Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

9:00 – 9:30 p.m. – Pickup from your accommodations
9:30 p.m. – Pickup hot beverages and roll out of town
9:30 – 10:00 p.m. – Explore the boreal forest for the perfect Aurora viewing location.
10:00 – 1:00 a.m – Watch, photograph, and marvel at the spectacular Aurora Borealis.
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. – The safe delivery of you back to your cozy accommodations

About Your Guide

Yellowknife Online is the brainchild of Kyle Thomas. In 2009, Yellowknife Online was born out of the idea of promoting all the things that make Yellowknife a great place to live and visit.

Kyle Thomas - Yellowknife

Kyle grew up in Yellowknife is obsessed with learning about its history and keeping up with what is happening around Yellowknife. He is often a walking wealth of information on what is happening around town at any given time, how Yellowknife came to be and an all-around Yellowknife Encylopedia.

He has been guiding guests of Yellowknife for 4 years and has been photographing the aurora borealis for over 10 years.

He just really likes showing Yellowknife to anyone who will join him.

About the Jeep

The Jeep

Take this tour in the comfort of a Jeep Wrangler. With its 4×4 ability and high clearance the Jeep, even stock, can go where a regular tour bus can’t. Your guide, Kyle Thomas, grew up in Yellowknife and learned to drive in Yellowknife’s snowy conditions so you can feel safe knowing you’re in capable hands.

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