Sleep Easy in Our Suites

Enjoy unrivaled amenities in your warm and cozy suite.

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Cozy Up by the Fire with your Favorite Cocktail

Stop by our Trapline Lounge during your stay

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Where Adventures Meet

Experience wilderness like no other and return to The Explorer to revel the day.

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Where Science Meets The Aurora Borealis

    1854 - # Observation Nights (2010-2018)
    1544 - # Observation Nights Aurora Observed
    4 - # Observation Nights with No Aurora
    (sourced by Astronomy North Society)

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Trader's Grill

Enjoy Northern Canadian cuisine by the warmth of the fire and wilderness views.

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The Explorer Hotel
Where Adventures Meet

Stay at Yellowknife's finest hotel and be welcomed like family.

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The Explorer Hotel™ in Yellowknife

Where Adventures Meet

Find your adventure in Yellowknife, and your “welcome home” at The Explorer Hotel™ . Our Yellowknife hotel is your place to watch the aurora, mush your sledding dogs, fish our crystal rivers and kayak with the flow. Your racing heart finds its calm here and in our warm hotel rooms after the outdoor excursions of the day. Our hotel in Yellowknife NWT is where you happily retreat for a while by the warmth of the fire, amid expansive forest views and Aurora Borealis lights sprinkled in a dark sky. Here is where the bond with friends, family and colleagues becomes strong, and your connection with nature becomes intimate. Come meet your adventures at The Explorer Hotel™ .


safe travels

Northwest Territories Tourism

The World Travel & Tourism Council, which is consistent with WHO recommendations and European Standards, has just been acknowledged with the Safe Travels Stamp by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), demonstrating that The Explorer Hotel is ready and safe to welcome guests from around the world to enjoy a pleasant and safe experience.

Let us take you to Yellowknife now! Walkthrough our Hotel virtually.

We are aware first impressions are everything, which is why The Explorer Hotel is excited to announce the arrival of its 360º Virtual Tour! We invite you to virtually experience the Hotel rooms, conference spaces and all of our amenities for you to enjoy during your stay.

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Virtual Tour
AAA Housekeeping

2021 CAA/AAA Inspector's
Best Housekeeping Award

This award recognizes The Explorer Hotel as receiving the highest cleanliness and condition scores which is only awarded to the Top 25% of CAA/AAA designated hotels.

Properties must demonstrate housekeeping excellence for two consecutive inspections and be free of AAA member complaints to meet the criteria for this award, which puts them in the top 25% of all 27,000 AAA Diamond designated hotels.

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