accommodation in Yellowknife for best aurora viewing
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Dec 4, 2013 11:43 AM Last Post By: solaie
Sep 23, 2013 5:27 PM
Sep 27, 2013 3:42 PM
1Here is a useful article that ran last March in the Canadian Geographic magazine http://travelclub.canadiangeographic.ca/blogs/ten_best/archive/2013/02/22/spectacular-auroras.aspx
Northern lights are quite unpredictable. They do not operate on a schedule. I've seen them faintly, in Southern Ontario, but only twice in many decades. The odds are better in the north but do not expect any guarantees you can depend on.
Oct 2, 2013 1:59 AM
2I've stayed in two (of the many) B&Bs in Yellowknife and both were great.
Try the Blue Raven in Old Town. Rooms are small but cozy. They cook you breakfast which is super nice. The other choice is Embleton House which was also perfectly acceptable. Both places cost about $70 or $80/night (I think). You can google them to get contact info. You should DEFINITELY make a reservation. All the B&Bs in Yellowknife can fill up and then you're stuck staying at a hotel (for $180/night). There are tour places in Yellowknife that can take you out "Aurora Hunting". Never saw the value in that. If you rent a car you can drive on the ice road across Great Slave Lake from Yellowknife to Detah and the Auroras are spectacular! The Blue Raven (if you don't want to drive icy roads) has a balcony that's supposed to be good for aurora watching.
Oct 10, 2013 4:14 PM
Dec 4, 2013 11:43 AM
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