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Answer this1 AnswerAlistair answered:Absolutely, there are a number of tour operators who offer aurora borealis-viewing trips out of Yellowknife. Aurora Village (http://www.auroravillage.com) organizes two- to four-hour trips starting at 9 p.m. Their cheapest package costs CAD$120 per person. Beck's Kennels (http://www.beckskennels.com) offers one- to three-night packages that include aurora tours with airport transfers to and from your hotel in Yellowknife (the one-night package starts at CAD$185). You might also want to check with your hotel in case they have any discount packages or particular recommendations.
Alistair answered:Hey Mark, the aurora borealis lightshow is technically viewable year-round, though obviously seasonal conditions determine how much you can actually see. You can still see the northern lights in summer, although with the very short, even non-existent, nights, your chances are much slimmer. The changeable weather of autumn and spring, including more broody, overcast skies, can also mean your chances are reduced. According to the website of Aurora Village, one of several dedicated viewing sites in the area, the best viewing windows in Yellowknife are "mid-August to the end of September and from mid-November to mid-April." Hope this helps! Here is a link to more info from Aurora Village: http://www.auroravillage.com/aurora_facts.html