Located on the shore of Great Slave Lake, overlooking Yellowknife Bay, and a short walk from Pilots Monument, where a great panorama of the city can be enjoyed.
This property is excellent for travelers looking to stay minutes from downtown while enjoying Yellowknife’s natural beauty. It is a perfect home base for chasing the Northern Lights, canoeing, kayaking or starting any outdoor adventure.
In the summertime, the Aurora Bayside Inn provides maximum potential exposure to the light and energy of the midnight sun with an expansive upper deck – open to all guests and a generously sized lower deck – for Northern Skies room guests. In addition, they offer a floating dock, where you can fish or relax in one of the Muskoka deck chairs, in the summer.
In the winter, you can strap on your skis on the dock and head out on the lake ski trails. the Inn has a great expanse of sky viewable from the guest lounge – great year round, but especially for fall and winter aurora tourists!
John St. Louis is the establishment’s Innkeeper. John is an avid angler and has operated a fishing guide service in Victoria, BC. Having lived in Yellowknife since 2005, John now calls the North his home and enjoys making guests feel welcome and at home.
Situated on a peninsula, surrounded by Great Slave Lake on three sides, Old Town has plenty to offer for those looking for art, water-recreation, food, shopping, culture and scenic lookouts.
There is plenty to do and see right outside the front door of the Aurora Bayside Inn. Commercial fishing boats, artists, outdoor adventure providers, restaurants and the North’s oldest and best known General Store are all within walking distance of the Inn.
Old Town is the original Yellowknife settlement area – and home to still-standing cabins and shacks from the prospector days. Close to the shores are house boaters – known for their rugged individualism and non-conformist lifestyles.
The local Air Tindi float plane base is a 2 minute walk away – and viewing float planes in transit adds an interesting aspect to the neighbourhood ambience. You can watch the planes taking off and landing in both winter and summer.
Old town is also known for its rugged, rocky terrain, exemplified by “the rock”, a miniature mountain that provides an impressive panorama of the city.