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My Backyard Tours - Day Tours

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2N4, Canada
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Wonderful way to see aurora

We were on their last viewing of the season and it was a very cold (for us) night but with the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ayranywhere
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Ayr, Canada
Cozy, friendly and passionate Service

The small and cozy setting created a good experience for my visit. The privacy to view the aurora... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
susanapsco
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Edmonton, Canada
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See Yellowknife through the eyes of people who came for two years and stayed a lifetime. Enjoy learning about Yellowknife's history, meet local artisans or hike to Cameron Waterfalls. Want to experience more of the Northwest Territories? Our fly-out fishing and photography adventures will immerse you in the authentic splendour of the Northwest Territories and provide you with memories that will last a lifetime. Day tours range from 2 - 5 hours in length. Fly-out package range from 4-8 days. Custom packages are available as well as step-on guide services. Our professionally guided tours offer personalized service and participants interests are incorporated into City, Ingraham Trail and Northern Lights Tours.
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“city tour” (28 reviews)
“cameron falls” (12 reviews)
“winter clothing” (13 reviews)
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Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2N4, Canada
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"northern lights tour"
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"bannock"
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"hot chocolate"
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"aurora viewing"
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"ice falls"
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"cookies"
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"frozen lake"
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"heavy duty"
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"delicious homemade"
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"email communication"
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"canadian winter"
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"rent clothing"
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"fit properly"
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"visited yellowknife"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were on their last viewing of the season and it was a very cold (for us) night but with the friendly atmosphere and cozy cottage we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Bill picked us up at our hotel bang on time, drove the half hour...More

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yellowknifemargaret, Owner at My Backyard Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure meeting you and having you join us on our tour. M.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The small and cozy setting created a good experience for my visit. The privacy to view the aurora is much better than sitting in a car only. The cabin was warm and all the snacks/beverages were delicious. It was extremely cold this visit but able...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is THE Aurora Borealis viewing experience in Yellowknife. We got picked up at our hotel, and were taken to a cabin on a lake along the Ingraham trail, about 40 minutes drive outside of Yellowknife, away from the light pollution. Welcomed (on a cold...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a wonderful evening with three welcoming, articulate hosts, Margaret, Bill and the owner of the cottage (Murray?). Bill picked us up promptly at our hotel and informed and entertained our small group on the short trip to our destination. We were given small...More

Thank Twomaples
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We only spent one night here, advantage is warm cottage on cold nights to go into between viewings and great snacks. Generally dark skies. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Generally a good viewing area. My negatives may seem small but did bother me: there was a...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The two of us rented winter gear from My Backyard Tours, the fit of my friend's parka wasn't optimal so Amanda came by the next day to our place of stay and exchanged it for a better size. She was super friendly and did not...More

Thank MicM2013
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We rented our snow parkas, pants, boots, gloves, and hat to use for Yellowknife aurora chasing. Clothing was waiting in our hotel room when we arrived. We took the frozen waterfall tour with Walter and greatly enjoyed his commentary and knowledge of local flora, fauna,...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Before we came to Yellowknife, we have done many homeworks for the tour and clothes rental and we were glad that My Backyard Tours was our right choice! Margaret, the company owner, was very responsive and patient to answer all our enquiries. She even helped...More

1  Thank KateYung
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

We rented our clothes with Backyard Tours, they were delivered at the hotel before our arrival and everything fited perfectly. The clothes are the best quality. Since it was our first time in a winter like Yellowknife's, I had several questions and they were all...More

Thank Ilana W
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yellowknifemargaret, Owner at My Backyard Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Thank you for joining us. It was a pleasure meeting you. We hope you will join us the next time you come north.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

My sister and I went to Yellowknife to see the aurora. We booked two tours with My Backyard Tours-an aurora viewing one and one to the falls. The tour company offers small group tours. Our first night we went on the aurora tour. There were...More

Thank Laura B
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tevelyn26
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Everyone we asked said that December to March is the ideal time. We were told that if you stay for 3 nights, you will most likely see it at least in one of those nights. We were there for 4 nights and we saw it in 3 of those... More
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