North Star Adventures

100% Indigenous owned 50,000 years of experience! We are from Yellowknife, we know Yellowknife! We offer fun Day Tours in both Summer and Winter seasons. We also offer once in a lifetime multi-day adventure experiences, each showcasing one of the many wonderful places to see and experience here in the Northwest Territories. We are a smaller tour company so we can offer you a more personal tour experience. We grew up in the North, we know Yellowknife, we know the Northwest Territories! We offer services in English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Japanese. We are happy to show our Yellowknife, our Northwest Territories or we say in our Indigenous language, "Denendeh" (our land). So if you are looking for more personal tour experience with a 100% Indigenous, family owned tour company then North Star Adventures is for you! Visit our website for more details about our fun Day Tours and our once in a lifetime multi-day Adventure packages. 

Contact Name: 
Melissa McPherson
Primary Phone Number:
(867) 669-2900
Alt. Phone Number:
(867) 446-2900
Second Alt. Phone Number:
(867) 446-5374
Cell Number:
(867) 446-2900
Fax Number:
(867) 669-0470
P.O. BOX 352
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N3

Contact Us

Aurora Day Trips
Summer, Winter

Aurora Viewing Tours: We are the world's first Aurora Hunting tour company, we know Aurora! We are a smaller tour company, so we can offer you a more personalized Aurora viewing experience. We will "hunt' for the best spots for you, when we reach our destination we park and view the Aurora. On tour we will tell you about the science of Aurora, identify the planets, photograph the Milky Way, the moon and the many stars, look for shooting stars (make a wish!). We take FREE professional photos of you and Aurora. If you have your own camera we will help with your settings so you can take own awesome photo of the Aurora, and we even have free tripods, chairs and headlamps for you. Tour includes delicious snacks and hot drinks for you. $109.00+GST/person. Please visit our website for more details on these tours. Hope to see you soon!

Boat Tours

Great Slave Lake Boat Tour: We offer 2 options. Enjoy a comfortable 1hr or 3hr boat cruise on one of the largest lakes in the world, the Great Slave Lake! See Yellowknife and its surrounding scenery just as famous explorers Hearne, Mackenzie and Franklin saw it almost 250 years ago! As a 100% Indigenous owned tour company, you will learn about the history of the Yellowknives Dene Indians, the history of Yellowknife and the wildlife and geography of the area. We will boat beside and talk about the colourful houseboats, the floatplane base and the Indigenous Village. Then we head out further on the Great Slave Lake to one of the many islands 15km from Yellowknife for a nice, relaxing nature hike and get great photo opportunities, then back to Yellowknife. Guests should wear proper footwear for some light hiking. Includes healthy snacks, water and free photos. Please note: If winds are 22kms or more tour is cancelled or re-schedule. Starts at $59.00+GST/person for 1.0hr tour and $99.00+GST/person for our 3.0hr tour. Please visit our website for more details.

Cultural Experiences
Summer, Winter

Indigenous Culture Tour: On this 2.0hr tour we will introduce you to our Indigenous culture. Sit inside traditional tipi and hear stories abou the old days. Learn how we set traps for animals and use the fur for many uses. Learn about our customs, our history and teach you some of our language, you will participare in some of our traditional customs, make your own Indigenous souvenir and enjoy delicious traditional foods. Includes delicious traditional foods, snacks, pick-up and drop off from your hotel or B&B and free photos. $129.00+GST/person Please visit our website for more details. Masi Cho!

Bus Tours & Services
Summer, Winter

Sombe K'e City Tour: Yellowknife's BEST city tour! Welcome to Yellowknife! On this tour you will learn the rich history of Yellowknife. As lifelong residents of Yellowknife we can give you a uniquely personal insight into Yellowknife and its colorful history. Your guide Joe grew up in Yellowknife on the famous “Ragged Ass Road” playing kick the can and cowboys and Indians, he will give you a fun 1.5hr-2.0hr personal tour of the Aurora capital of the world! We will show you Old Town, downtown, new southside, and we will also show you the restaurants, souvenir stores, museum, the visitor center and more! Includes pickup and dropoff, free photos, wonderful stories and maybe even a hot chocolate from Tim Horton's! $79.00+GST/person. Please see our website for more details.

Fishing Day Trips
Northern Pike

The Great Slave Lake is one of the largest lakes in the world and is home to MONSTER Northern Pike! Our Indigenous guides are courteous, skilled, and professional and know the best spots to catch your MONSTER Pike. Our 3.0hr tour provides enough time for some quality and relaxing big lake fishing. We provide all the gear, you just need to show up. Guests will be required to present a valid NWT Sport Fishing License prior to departure. Please note: If winds are 22km or more, tour is cancelled or re-scheduled. Starts at $99.00+GST/person. Call or email for tour departure times. Includes all fishing gear, FREE photos and videos (please bring usb or sd card for videos) and wonderful stories! Please visit our website for more details.

Nature & Wildlife
Summer, Winter

We offer 2 Nature Hike tour options. Both tours takes you out into the wilderness trails outside of Yellowknife. If you're looking to experience northern Canada wilderness from an Indigenous perspective and get some light exercise these tours are for you. Bring your macro, wide angle and zoom lens, this tour provides a great opportunity to take some pretty cool photos. We will also take photos of you throughout the tour. Includes free pickup and drop-off, optional healthy brown bag lunch and drink, walking poles and FREE photos and videos (please provide USB or SD card). Please Note: Guests do not need previous hiking experience, however it is preferred that you are in reasonable physical shape and have proper footwear. Walking poles are provided if needed. Prelude Nature Hike Tour: $99.00+GST/person; Cameron Falls Nature Hike: $109.00+GST/person. Please visit our website for more details on these tours.

Nature & Wildlife

We offer 3 options for this awesome tours. 5hr - $149.00+GST/person; 8hr - $239.00+GST/person; Overnight Cultural Experience - $749.00+GST/person. On all tours we will drive the highways of northern Canada and look for wildlife including North America’s biggest buffalo! We will have a scenic lunch on the shores of the mighty Mackenzie River! Our Indigenous guides will talk about the animals, the birds, and share stories about our culture. We will stop at other spots along the tour and take many cool FREE photos and videos (please provide USB or SD card for video or you can buy our North Star Memory Package). For our 8hr option tour will go all the way to the small Indigenous community 300kms from Yellowknife on the Mackenzie River, the 2nd longest river in North America! For our Overnight Experience, we will spend the night in the picturesque Indigenous community of Fort Providence (pop. 750) on the shores of the mighty Mackenzie River! Also includes the scenic drive across the Mackenzie River to Lady Evelyn Falls and visit the tiny Indigenous community of Kakisa. We will stop at other spots along the tour and take many cool photos and videos (please provide USB or SD card for video or you can buy our North Star Memory Package). For all tours, minimum 4 persons per tour needed for tour to go ahead, if not then you will receive 100% refund. Please visit our website for more details about these cook tours. 


Yellowknife's BEST Snowmobile tours! Go for a fun and exciting snowmobile ride thru the wilderness of northern Canada! Snowmobile to our traditional trapper's camp where we will stop for delicious traditional snacks and hot drinks and listen to the stories about how life was like in the old days. Drive your own snowmobile! There will be 2 guests per snowmobile unless when possible we can do 1 guest per snowmobile. For an additional charge, guests can drive their own snowmobile. Minimum 4 person per tour. 3.0hr - $149.00+tax/person. Includes pickup and dropoff from hotel or b&b, FREE photos and videos (please bring usb or sd card for videos), delicious traditional snacks, riding helmets, winter gloves and hot drinks. Please visit our website for more details.