Cozy room with double bed nestled under a vaulted ceiling with a ladder leading up to a small loft with another double bed. Delicious breakfasts and shared guest bathroom, living and dining. Small appliance kitchen- micro, mini fridge, kettle.
This is one of three available rooms at the licensed Blue Rave B&B. The other rooms are Aurora Caribou and Aurora Midnight Sun.
For great aurora-viewing or a warm midnight sun experience come to the Blue Raven Bed & Breakfast, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada . It's a beautiful home perched atop Old Town's Latham Island overlooking Great Slave Lake. Relax by the fireplace or out on our sunny deck depending on the season. Enjoy our pleasant home-stay style B&B with casual friendly atmosphere and get to know a bit of the North through us.
Located in charming Old Town area near
hiking and biking trails. Just a minute from the
lakeshore’s public park . Several minutes walk
from northern style restaurants, intriguing gift
shops, boat & air charters and playground.
Experience winter's breath-taking aurora viewing
directly form the house. Join us for warm
summers with the long slow sunsets of the
midnight sun. Depending on the season you
can x-country ski, skate, snowshoe, hike, bike,
swim, canoe, kayak or fish! Supplemental
winter clothing can be provided with advance notice.
Yellowknife is one of the best places on the whole planet and definitely the best place in Canada to see Nature's spectacular phenomena called the "Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights". It occurs all winter long, from mid-December to mid-April and again during the warmer fall season from mid-August to mid-October. the exciting polar phenomena known as the "Midnight Sun", with continuous daylight throughout the summer - May, June and July.
We find that folks often prefer to stay at our
B&B whether it be for business or holidays.
Not only is the price right, but the
atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. It’s a great
way to really meet the north - with people who
have lived here for over 30 years! We have the
pleasure of being in the hospitality business for
20 years . We welcome you and hope you will
feel comfortable and at home.
• 5-Minute Drive & 40 min walk to city center
• on local bus route running 1/2 hour $2.50
• three guest rooms with 2 shared bathrooms
• small kitchen appliances- micro, mini + kettle
• $25 airport taxi
• open year round
• special weekly and monthly rates
• satisfying full breakfast
• common living & dining room
• northern library of books, videos + wifi
• smoke-free environment
For your breakfast pleasure we offer a satisfying repast consisting of a selection of cereals, toast, fruit, coffee, tea, and juice. Also served is the hostʼs special of omelets or french toast or other tasty morsels. If you have any special dietary considerations we will certainly try to accommodate you. Also available on request is a
continental self-serve for the those needing breakfast before 7am OR a picnic breakfast to take with you on that very early morning flight! . Guests have use of a mini fridge, microwave, toaster + kettle.
Northern Lights/ Aurora Watch:
Book a tour online with NorthStar, Yellowknife Outdoor, B Dene Adventures + others. Tours tend to take guests out of town and guide them them for the peek aurora times. However it is still possible to see the aurora before and after the tour times.
Otherwise: Check (URL HIDDEN) to see aurora + weather forecasts . The nightly aurora re-play can give you a good idea of what you might expect. You need both good aurora + weather to see the aurora.
It needs to be clear and dark to see aurora. October, November, December are often the cloudy months in Yellowknife
Summer is not aurora time as there are 24 hours of daylight
You need to have some clear sky as aurora is above the clouds
Aurora season is best from August to mid October
And again from mid-December to mid-April
Be prepared to stay up all night + sleep much of the day
You will be on the night shift !Our special aurora breakfast is at 11am for your sleeping convenience. The longest night is Dec 21 during winter equinox - 6pm- 7am. Whereas the shortest nights in April + August are about 9pm- 5am .
Aurora is an unpredictable, natural phenomena. It can last one minute or a few hours - It can be very faint or quite bright
You are advised to look out the windows of the house every 10 minutes. Better yet, take walks outside around the neighbourhood then come back + warm up. It is better to walk and stay warmer than to stand still for too long and get cold
Bring your warmest gear - long underwear, woolen or feather down clothing. Sometimes we can provide some warmer clothing for a very minimal fee - Parka, pants, boots, mitts, hat, neck warmer.
Some of the literature states that the full-moon is not a good time to see aurora. But then there are other people who disagree with this - thats me ! Online you will see good photos of aurora with the full moon in the picture.
The aurora is usually not quite as colourful as the photos you see. Photos are more sensitive to colour than the human eye and can be enhanced
Just an example of how difficult it might be to see aurora:
Once a guy came for 5 nights and every night was completely cloudy. Except for 15 minutes the final night when the clouds opened up and luckily there was aurora in the sky at that time
He was watching all night long so his diligence paid off !
So good luck to you.
Be friendly and considerate. No smoking.