OUTDOOR WINTER/SPRING ADVENTURES

Snow, glorious snow! It covers the ground from November until April. It's cut into blocks to build our snow castle. It's the main ingredient for many of our outdoor winter activities.

 

 

While Aurora viewing is one of our main outdoor attractions from December to April, it only happens after dark. During the day there's dogsledding to snowmobiling, skiing to snowshoeing, and dozens of ways to keep warm in the unspoiled, uncrowded Yellowknife area.

Imagine whizzing along a trail behind a happy team of huskies. Imagine snowmobiling across awesome landscapes. Imagine learning how to fish through the ice on a nearby lake. Then imagine gliding along on skis on a gentle trail, soaking up the silence of the Boreal Forest, watching for fat ptarmigan or a lone fox. Or imagine skating on an outdoor rink right next to City Hall and chatting with the locals who lace up for a noon-hour twirl.

Winter tours will also keep you outdoors.  As the weather warms up a bit, try a "fat" bike tour on a local trail, or venture out onto a wide-open ice road that connects Yellowknife to the village of Dettah. When the April breezes blow in, take a lesson in kite skiing or just head down to photograph the fliers as they soar over the frozen water of Great Slave Lake.

No reason to stay indoors when visiting Yellowknife in winter or spring. Just bundle up and head for the action. Many tour operators provide suitable outdoor wear including parkas, warm up pants, mitts, touques and boots. All rated for minus 30 °C or colder.

Check out our winter outdoor adventure operators for your ideal winter experience.

Things to Do in Yellowknife
Outdoor Winter Activities

Get a bird's eye view of the top of the world! Air Tindi provides charter services to canoeing, hunting and fishing expeditions, as well as daily scheduled flights to Gameti, Wha Ti, Wekweeti,...

Why us? We are focused on providing topnotch tour packages for your family and friends with the highest levels of customer satisfaction; in addition, we will do everything we can to meet your...

The North is a majestic place where you can make your dreams come true. Our professional tour guides will take you on Aurora viewing, city tour, ice road tours, ice fishing, dog sledding,...

Aurora photography tours for groups of 20 or less, available in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Our tours offer specialized knowledge in aurora photography. We don't just photograph the aurora for...

World Class Aurora Viewing in a serene traditional aboriginal setting. Offering comfortable aurora viewing in heated "Aurora Kotatsu" seats! Other activities: sliding (tubes provided), snowshoeing,...

Teaching the Dene way of life through our history, language, and unique connection to the land. Camp is just outside of Dettah, across the bay from Yellowknife. 100% Aboriginal owned and operated.   

Beck's Kennels is a diversified professional dog sled kennel and tour company that has been hosting visitors to Yellowknife for over 20 years. They specialize in dogsledding, outdoor adventures and...

A touch of luxury in the wilderness! 30-minute’s scenic flight from Yellowknife, you’ll find a stunning eco-lodge, cozy cabins, fine dining and more. Unparalleled views of Aurora at night and...

Bluefish Services offers guided fishing trips and naturalist tours on Great Slave Lake. We have been in business for 25 years making us the one of the most experienced tour operators in the Northwest...

As a local Indigenous man Bob has traditional knowledge and insight into the land that the average northerner does not possess. Thanks to a keen connection to the land, Bob is able to guide visitors...

Canadian Scenery Travel Yellowknife (since 2010) is an ADS accredited Tour Operator. We offer services including but not limited to transportation, guiding, meals, accommodation, attractions and...

We are a small kennel of only 30 dogs with all tours being run by Coady and Cynthia. We pride ourselves on exceptional dog welfare. We offer 40 minute, drive your own dogsled tours or 40 minute...

Trout Rock Wilderness Lodge is a premier fly-in fishing/eco lodge on Great Slave Lake - rated as the number one trophy pike fishing lodge in the world. It is also the hot spot for aurora borealis ...

In summer, visit the commercial fishery and fish for Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Walleye/Pickerel and Lingcod. Half day to a week long tours.  Feast on a freshly cooked fish dinner accompanied by...

Aurora viewing tours, city tours, and hikes to Cameron Falls. We book all of your activities and accommodation. Korean and English spoken.  최적의 오로라 관측 도시 Yellowknife는 Canada의 10개 주, 3개의 준주 가운데 ...

City tours for large and small groups as well as customizable step on/step off tours hosted by 30-year Yellowknife resident and local history expert Yvonne Quick.

Fun and informative tours guided by persons that came to Yellowknife for two years and stayed for a lifetime. Learn about Yellowknife’s history, see the City highlights, visit artisans’ studios. Our...

Offering four-hour Aurora tours including the ice road and City of Yellowknife. Pick-up and drop-off available. Small groups. English and Japanese spoken. Get outfitted with our warm winter clothing...

Chase the Aurora by snowmobile in winter, or by Voyageur Canoe in fall. Specializing in small group tours. In the winter, hop on a snowmobile or strap on your snowshoes to discover an adventure with...

North Star Adventures is a 100% Aboriginal owned, local tour company. We grew up in Yellowknife, we know Yellowknife! We are happy to share our Aboriginal culture. We offer Aboriginal Cultural Tours...

Complete outdoor and sporting- goods store with a huge selection of brand name equipment, clothing & footwear. Outdoor, fitness, and lifestyle clothing. Running, hiking, insulated, skateboard,...

Ryan Silke is a writer, musician, and historian who offers historical research services and tours.

Welcome to the most mystical of evenings north of 60°. Here you'll find the forever magic of the aurora chase - focused on photography, a little bit of astronomy. With warm drinks, home baking, and...

There are many stories written here on this northern landscape, in the movement in the animals, in the growth of a jack pine, and in the people who live here. Strong Interpretation is here to...

Specialized charter aviation company with a keen focus on customer service and customized aviation solutions. Summit Air boasts a diverse fleet of jet and turbo-prop fixed wing aircraft. The Peak of...

Visit our 14km network of well-groomed cross country ski trails for skiers of all ages and abilities, just moments from downtown. Enjoy scenic views of Old Town and Great Slave Lake, night skiing...

Yellowknife Tours is the pioneer for Aurora Tourism in Chinese market. Yellowknife Tours won the Best 2015 Operator of the Year Award & 2017 Business of the Year Award! The Most deluxe and unique...