2023 Yellowknife Aurora Chasing Photography Tours

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2023 Yellowknife Aurora Chasing Photography Tours

Visit Yellowknife and the far North of Canada to photograph the Aurora Borealis during peak fall colour and the darkest nights of September!

When and where

Location

Yellowknife 3505 McDonald Drive Yellowknife, NT X1A 2H2 Canada

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 5 days 21 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

2 Events to choose from:

  1. Thursday September 14th - Saturday September 16th, 2023 (3 nights)
  2. Sunday September 17th - Tuesday September 19th, 2023 (3 nights)

What is included?

  • Aurora Photography, and peak fall colours in the Northwest Territories!
  • Professional photography instruction & expert guidance from a certified guide and licensed NWT tourism operator.

We will chase the Northern lights three nights in a row to a number of locations in and around Yellowknife. There are two events, one on September 14th-16th & the other September 17th-19th. Make sure to select the dates that you want upon checkout. Also note that the events could finish around 2am on the 17th and 2am on the 20th respectively.

What is NOT included in the event?

* Accommodation - Contact me for recommendations. We will have a central meeting place close to everyone's accommodation.

* Transport - Car pooling may be available so please get in touch if you are interested in that, but be prepared to organize your own rental car should that possibility not be available.

* Travel, medical & equipment insurance. I highly recommend you purchase these before embarking on this trip, especially to cover yourself in case you have to isolate due to covid 19 and will therefore not be able to participate. Refunds will not be issued for reasons due to Covid-19, having adequate coverage is essential.

* Food/drink

* Your flights and travel to Yellowknife, NWT.

Enjoy some images from what this time of year brings:

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What should I bring to the event?

DSLR/Mirrorless camera, wide angle lenses, tripod, filters, camera bag, cold weather clothing - lots of layers, mitts, beanie/toque, insulated boots, thermals, down jacket, rain jacket, face/neck warmer, lots of spare batteries, spare memory cards, headlamp & plenty of energy! I suggest the widest fastest lens that you can bring for capturing the aurora as your most important piece of camera equipment. Ask me for more suggestions! (telephoto lenses are also nice to bring as we will photograph during some afternoon fall colour focused photo walks and during the never ending Northern sunsets too).

Will we be doing any hiking to locations to photograph?

Yes! Along Ingraham Trail and around Yellowknife there are a few small hikes that are low intensity and short distance which we will explore. Be ready with appropriate footwear and clothing for any weather just in case!

What are my transportation options for getting to and from the event?

We will be meeting at 2pm in Yellowknife on day 1 of the tour at a central meeting place. Make sure to rent a vehicle to get around in. Carpooling may be available among our group depending on individual comfort levels and current restrictions in effect at the time of the tour but be prepared either way.

What is the weather like at that time of the year?

September is brisk to mild in Yellowknife with temperatures ranging from 3-14C (37 - 57F). The lakes are still unfrozen so we can catch beautiful reflections of the night sky and fall colours.

What is our group size and are there any travel requirements?

The maximum group size will be 6 participants.

How can I contact the organizer with any other questions?

Contact me on my website here. I look forward to hearing from you!

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