Winter/Spring

The winter season starts on December 18 and ends April 5. During the winter/spring season we offer a range of day and evening tours to view the aurora, go ice fishing, or try another experience in our spectacular wilderness setting. Yellowknife Outdoor Adventures also offers several packages that include hotel accommodation and various activities. We have two wilderness transportation options for our guests: comfortable snow-tracked vans that can hold up to 30 people, or snowmobiles for the more adventurous (two per snowmobile).

Winter Adventure Tours

Yellowknife Outdoor Adventures offers a range of winter/spring tours that introduce you to the wonders of Yellowknife and Great Slave Lake. Tours are via snowmobile, enclosed snow-tracked vehicles, or we can even arrange a dog team adventure.

NEW

Ice Fishing Tour on Great Slave Lake

December 18 – April 5
Enjoy a 4-hour ice fishing experience on Great Slave Lake. Travel a half hour by heated, snow-tracked vehicle to your comfortable fishing hut, then drop a line through several feet of ice, to see if you can pull in a big one. Tours depart daily at 11 a.m. Can accommodate groups of up to 30 people. Winter clothing is not included, but is available for rental

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Transportation to and from fishing site
  • All fishing gear and tackle
  • A northern gourmet lunch at our wilderness cabin
  • Heated ice-fishing shacks

$150 per person (minimum of 2 people)

Snowmobile Tours

December 18 – April 5

Day Excursions on Great Slave Lake

Have you ever wanted to feel the thrill of freedom as you embrace one of Northerners’ favourite seasons? Glide over a frozen lake and through forested trails? Feel the crisp winter air under the beautiful Aurora Borealis? Yellowknife Outdoor Adventuress encourages you to try snowmobiling. We have a number of different tours for all skill levels, and look forward to showing you our Yellowknife.

Snowmobiling is easy to learn! Prior to heading out, we provide basic safety and operating instructions. All snowmobiles are fully automatic. It’s as simple as – thumb throttle to go forward – hand brake to stop. But don’t worry, your tour will be fully guided for your comfort and safety. Helmets are supplied, and winter clothing can be rented for the tours. We recommend boots, bib pants, jacket and mitts.

Try one of these snowmobile options:

Nature Viewing by Snowmobile Day Tours (Guided)
Carve your way through our backcountry wilderness, travelling on thickly forested trails. Stop along the way and take photos of the breathtaking scenery, and play on our pristine frozen lakes as you get to know the “wild” side of frontier country.

  • 1-hour tour: $125 plus GST per person
  • 2-hour tour: $185 plus GST per person (includes a stop for hot chocolate at our outpost camp on Great Slave Lake)
  • 3-hour tour: $285 plus GST per person (includes a stop for hot chocolate at our outpost camp on Great Slave Lake)

Aurora Viewing by Snowmobile Evening Tour (Guided)
Glide over Great Slave Lake under the glow of the Northern sky as you watch the snow and ice sparkle under your feet. You will travel approximately 30 minutes by snowmobile (2 guests per snowmobile) before arriving at our cozy wilderness cabin on Great Slave Lake. Enjoy northern snacks, hot beverages and cookies as we view the Aurora Borealis in a perfect wilderness setting. Trip is four hours

  • $235 + GST per person

New Aurora Tours

Aurora Adventure Tour

Travel to our cozy wilderness cabin on Great Slave Lake in the comfort of a heated, snow-tracked van. We can accommodate up to 30 people in two vans. View the spectacular Northern Lights, then enjoy northern snacks, hot beverages and cookies around a crackling wood stove fire. This evening trip is 4 hours.

  • $130 + GST per person

Aurora Overnighter

Travel to our cozy wilderness centre, and stay the night to take in as much aurora viewing as you would like. This tour leaves at 8 pm and returns at 8 am the following morning. Travel by heated, snow-tracked vans to our Great Slave Lake cabins and set up your headquarters in one of our cabins. Can accommodate up to 26 people in bunkbeds. Main cabin has lounge, dining and kitchen facilities. Central heated washrooms. Continental breakfast included. Minimum of 4 people required.

  • $265 + GST per person.

Additional Day Tours

City Tour, Ice Road Tour, Gallery Tour

This 2 hour tour requires a minimum of 4 people

  • $95 + GST per person

Other Tours (can be arranged on request)

  • Dog sled rides or drive your own dog team
  • Guided snowshoe excursions

ALL TOURS ARE GUIDED BY OUR EXPERIENCED STAFF

Packages (with hotel accommodation)

Aurora Adventure by Snowmobile Package

December 18 – April 5
Head to Yellowknife, the Aurora Capital of the World and he best place in the world to view the stunning Aurora Borealis. With Yellowknife Outdoor Adventures you can enjoy two evening Aurora viewing tours by snowmobile to our cozy wilderness cabin on Great Slave Lake, the perfect place to take in the Spectacular light show.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights’ hotel accommodation (double occupancy)
  • Yellowknife city tour, ice road tour, gallery tour
  • 2 Aurora Viewing tours by snowmobile (4 hours each tour, 2 guests per snowmobile)
  • 3-day winter clothing rental (boots, bib pants, jacket, mitts, helmet)
  • Transfers to activities

$950 + GST per person

NEW!

Aurora Adventure Package

December 18 – April 5
Head to Yellowknife, one of the best places in the world to view the Northern Lights and enjoy two nights Aurora Viewing with Yellowknife Outdoor Adventures. Travel in a heated, snow-tracked van to our cozy wilderness cabin on Great Slave Lake and take in the spectacular light show.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights’ hotel accommodation (double occupancy)
  • 2 evening aurora tours (minimum 4 hours)
  • 3-day winter clothing rental (boots, bib pants, jacket, mitts)
  • City tour, ice road tour, gallery tour
  • Transfers to activities

$795.00 + GST per person

Additional Services
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