Witness one of Mother Nature’s most fascinating feats — the Northern Lights — from Great Slave Lake on this 3.5-hour nighttime boat tour from Yellowknife. As your boat cuts through the darkness, listen for howling wolves in the distance. Sip a warm beverage as you wait for the sky to blazon into surreal colors. Round-trip hotel transport, snacks, and beverages are included.
3.5-hour nighttime Northern Lights boat cruise on Great Slave Lake
Watch for the aurora borealis from the water
Learn about the natural wonder and associated local myths from your guide
Enjoy snacks and beverages on board
Pickup and drop-off from Yellowknife hotels included
Yellowknife is the capital and only city, as well as the largest community, in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Located on the northern shore of Great Slave Lake, approximately 250 miles (400 km) south of the Arctic Circle, Yellowknife provides the perfect launching point to watch for the Northern Lights.
Make sure to bundle up and dress warmly for the nighttime temperatures. Your 3.5-hour tour begins with hotel pickup in Yellowknife and transport to the Government Boat Launching Dock in Yellowknife Bay.
Board your boat and choose a spot in the viewing area. Snacks and hot and cold beverages are available on board. As the boat cuts through the water, gaze around at the landscape cloaked in darkness, and hear about the aurora borealis, including local myths.
Be amazed at the wondrous colors rippling across the sky. Your guide will be on-hand to help you capture great photos of the Northern Lights.
After a mesmerizing night, your tour ends with a return voyage to the dock and drop-off back at your Yellowknife hotel.