Yellowknife is known as the aurora borealis capital of North America. At Tugáh Northern Experiences you can enjoy the beauty of these lights in a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere. We are situated in an ideal location for aurora viewing. Our camp is only five minutes from downtown Yellowknife, so you won’t miss a moment of aurora viewing driving to your location. Yet, we are far enough away from the bright city lights so they won’t interfere with your ability to see the aurora.
Enjoy the aurora viewing seating area set up on the frozen shoreline - ready for you to prepare your tripod, set your camera’s timer, and take a seat to take in the marvel of the lights. Seconds away is a our traditional log cabin heated by a woodstove and filled with Indigenous artifacts and furs to set the atmosphere of being out on the land. While you warm you up, enjoy our guides’ storytelling, pan-fried bannock and hot beverages throughout the evening.
When: Everyday from 10 pm - 1 am
Where: The shoreline of Kam Lake, with a traditional log cabin to warm up in.
*Please note: We cannot guarantee you will see the aurora borealis every night.
At Tugáh Northern Experiences we strive to give you a personal and special experience by maintaining small group sizes that are individualized to each tour. Dogsledding is very important to Indigenous culture and our family’s sled dogs are very dear to us. We look forward to introducing you to this exciting lifestyle!
Beginning in our family’s sled dog kennel, you will be able to “get your hands dirty” by helping us work with the dogs to get them ready to run. The ride continues onto the adjacent frozen lake; climb aboard the cushion seated toboggan for a dog sled ride with an skilled musher. Experience the beauty and peace of the land, on the five kilometre run over the snowy landscape and into a hilly bush portage before looping back home. Storytelling, pan-fried bannock and hot beverages will be served once your ride is completed in a traditional log cabin heated by a woodstove, with Indigenous artifacts and furs to set the atmosphere of being out on the land.
When: Everyday from 11 am - 3pm* *The full tour is one hour long. Each tour begins and ends on the hour
Where: The frozen ice of Kam Lake, with a traditional log cabin to warm up in afterward.
*Private Couple’s Special: $375/ride
At Tugáh Northern Experiences we take delight in sharing our Indigenous culture and teaching people about the Northern Indigenous way of life. As the First Peoples of this land, we hope you take the time during your visit to learn more about our history, lifestyle, food, art and so much more!
Appreciating the evening atmosphere of a northern scene, enter into a twenty-foot Indigenous tipi with a crackling fire pit into the middle. Make yourself comfortable around the campfire on the spruce bough flooring with hides and cushions. Your cultural experience will consist of making bannock on a stick while enjoying a hot beverage and storytelling.