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Aurora Bayside Inn

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 summer

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 winter

You can strap on your skis on the dock and head out on the lake ski trails. The Aurora Bayside Inn has a great expanse of sky viewable from the guest lounge - great year round, but especially for fall and winter aurora tourists!

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The Executive Suite

This upstairs suite features three spacious bedrooms, a fully furnished kitchenette, gorgeous artwork, and incredible views of the lake and the Aurora.

Lake View Cabin

Cozy cabin with rustic charm, perfect for up to 3 guests, Enjoy privacy and comfort with a lake view.

Northern Skies Room

This private room is located on the ground floor. Enjoy privacy and comfort with a lake view. Up to 3 guests.

A unique experience

Located on the shore of Great Slave Lake, the 5th largest in North America, and a short walk from Pilots Monument, where a great panorama of the city can be enjoyed.  

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.

As a guest you’ll enjoy a 10% discount  at Fishy People Butchery, Fin Dining and The Garden, located on the premises.  

From June to early September, enjoy the open-air lakeside patio environment of The Garden, while eating fresh, tasty and creative local fare!  

Between September and May, food options (eat in and take out) are available at The Fishy People Butchery and Fin Dining, located on the ground floor of the premises.  From fresh baking and hot coffee to fish tacos and the best lake trout fish chowder you-ever-ate – there is a variety of delicious food options.  The menu changes regularly and reflects what is fresh from the bounty of Great Slave Lake (visible through the restaurant windows) and local delicacies off the land,  Fishy People Butchery’s prepared fish products (including several types of smoked fish) and fresh meals are also excellent for take-away – for those heading out  on day trips. Enjoy delicious, local offerings from the lake and bush –  seasoned and prepared by Chef Niki McKenzie, while staff, led by front-of-house manager, Jared Bihun, tend to all your dining needs. 

For an introduction to their unique and innovative fish products and dishes, please visit https://fishypeopleyk.com/butchery/

Conveniently close to downtown and only 12 minutes from the airport,  the Aurora Bayside Inn is located in the unique and eclectic neighbourhood of Old Town.  

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. 

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