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Hey there


Ever wondered about the mystique of the north?

Would you love to be under the northern lights?
Leave your worries at the door of the warmest, coziest guesthouse?


Then you're in the right place, and we'll enjoy this,
because that's my life, every night.

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Hey there


Ever wondered about the mystique of the north?

Would you love to be under the northern lights?
Leave your worries at the door of the warmest, coziest guesthouse?


Then you're in the right place, and we'll enjoy this,
because that's my life, every night.

Scroll down, there's more to explore...

I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE. 

 

Scrolling down will take you on an enjoyable little journey through who I am, what my life in Yellowknife is all about, and the essentials to booking your Yellowknife stay & aurora chasing adventure with me. But if you're eager to move straight into more detail on my guesthouse, the tours, our entire Yellowknife experience together, and my journey here, there's a few links just below, and a couple up top too, to get you there quickly. 

 
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YELLOWKNIFE (YOU'LL•LOVE•THE'KNIFE)


Experience frozen eyelashes, nose hairs, and frost bitten camera equipment underneath the world’s greatest night light before retreating back to the your cozy, Scandinavian-inspired room at our brand new guesthouse for the night.

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YELLOWKNIFE (YOU'LL•LOVE•THE'KNIFE)


Experience frozen eyelashes, nose hairs, and frost bitten camera equipment underneath the world’s greatest night light before retreating back to the your cozy, Scandinavian-inspired room at our brand new guesthouse for the night.

Over the last four years through literally dozens of weekends, sometimes weeks, and on the odd occasion, just a single night in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, I’ve discovered the most incredible passion for the extreme north, but best of all, the pure exhilaration of chasing for, and viewing the northern lights. Naturally from there, a real excitement and desire to bring that majestic experience to so many others in a truly special, intimate, and completed way was born.

The aurora, it alters very quickly... it can go so fast, you can’t imagine it; you have to... You have to see it.
— Kjetil Skogli

Under the snowy roof of a beautiful new half duplex in Yellowknife’s stunning Niven Heights will be two bedrooms of the absolute coziest, genuinely comfortable and warm accommodation available to you... Think Icelandic sheepskins, plush mattresses, thick duvets encapsulated in beautifully soft-to-the-touch white bedding, mountains of throw pillows, soft, warm lighting, and spectacular photography on the walls. Hope you’re a cuddler. A light breakfast of pastries, cereals, and fresh fruit smoothies will be at your fingertips when you awake, a little later than usual, in the morning from our night of chasing the northern lights together into the early morning hours.

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YELLOWKNIFE CONTINUED


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YELLOWKNIFE CONTINUED


THE CITY

love at -40ºC, 62ºN

Sitting directly underneath the auroral oval, combined with often long strings of clear nights through the winter months, Yellowknife is one of the best places in the world to see the lights. Ice caves, waterfalls, a jaunter through the surrounding forest, or an afternoon spent exploring Old Town's many handicraft shops, museums and great restaurants, you'll find yourself enjoying this little place that stole my heart a few years, and so many visits ago now.

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aurora chasing tours

There's no experience in this world like it. There aren't words to accurately describe it. But in moments of continued speechlessness watching green and purple curtains dance their dance, there is laughter. For years, every night I've seen them, and there's been a few, I've enjoyed it more than the last. And with this incredible opportunity to share the aurora with you, and so many others, it continues to become far more special for me. There's nothing better.

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your coziest stay

Moving to Yellowknife to host spectacular you,  with whom I get to share the northern lights, and offer the special experience of an extraordinarily comfortable home to relax, be warm and cozy without worries in, was the most natural choice in the world for me. There's nothing I love more than that experience, and being able to bring it to you gives me the opportunity, and blessing of a lifetime.
Beginning August 2015.

A sunset view back over Yellowknife from Pilot's Monument in Old Town.

A friend enjoys a spectacular show of the lights just outside Yellowknife.

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About Sean


Before moving to Yellowknife, it wasn't uncommon, that monthly, I had spent more money on airport improvement fees than on groceries (don't mention it, YVR). Thankfully, those days are over, and the Canadian city I love most is the one that's now home.

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About Sean


Before moving to Yellowknife, it wasn't uncommon, that monthly, I had spent more money on airport improvement fees than on groceries (don't mention it, YVR). Thankfully, those days are over, and the Canadian city I love most is the one that's now home.

More than a few years ago, this all began on top of a dirt hill looking down over a fence and onto a runway at Vancouver International Airport. Then months later commuting to the airport everyday with my camera bag on my shoulder, loading airplane bellies with 70lb suitcases armed me with flight benefits and airside access. This expression in photography grew from propping my camera up against my work gloves underneath Boeing 757s, to my first landlord deciding I would shoot her daughter's wedding, based off my work with flying aluminium tubes.  But from there, for the longest time still armed with flight benefits, I found my way up to a little place called Yellowknife - based on 'this is the furthest place north on Westjet's route map, so let's give it a shot', and like a good bar of Milka chocolate, it's been impossible to let go of since. 

More than a few years ago, this all began on top of a dirt hill looking down over a fence and onto a runway at Vancouver International Airport. Then months later commuting to the airport everyday with my camera bag on my shoulder, loading airplane bellies with 70lb suitcases armed me with flight benefits and airside access. This expression in photography grew from propping my camera up against my work gloves underneath Boeing 757s, to my first landlord deciding I would shoot her daughter's wedding, based off my work with flying aluminium tubes. 

But from there, for the longest time still armed with flight benefits, I found my way up to a little place called Yellowknife - based on 'this is the furthest place north on Westjet's route map, so let's give it a shot', and like a good bar of Milka chocolate, it's been impossible to let go of since. 

 
A new found adoration for the west coast of Vancouver Island in recent months has been the source of many long drives in my favourite car. And like many Canadians, long drives paired with Tim Horton's drive-thrus are a combination of experiences contenting experiences. You’ll usually find me chasing big skies, and sunsets at the ocean, as evidenced on Instagram. I spend hours skipping rocks. I love the Vancouver rain. There's no distance that's too great for love. Despite making it to Maui in each of the last three years, I’m infinitely more comfortable in -30ºC than +30ºC. I had twenty-two candles in my studio apartment, and I don’t think anyone builds Ikea furniture better than me. I love rough seas, turbulent flights, Icelandic horses, and getting up to hit the ice at 6am where I repeatedly rob my brother of sure goals in my eleven year old goalie equipment. 

A new found adoration for the west coast of Vancouver Island in recent months has been the source of many long drives in my favourite car. And like many Canadians, long drives paired with Tim Horton's drive-thrus are a combination of experiences contenting experiences. You’ll usually find me chasing big skies, and sunsets at the ocean, as evidenced on Instagram. I spend hours skipping rocks. I love the Vancouver rain. There's no distance that's too great for love. Despite making it to Maui in each of the last three years, I’m infinitely more comfortable in -30ºC than +30ºC. I had twenty-two candles in my studio apartment, and I don’t think anyone builds Ikea furniture better than me. I love rough seas, turbulent flights, Icelandic horses, and getting up to hit the ice at 6am where I repeatedly rob my brother of sure goals in my eleven year old goalie equipment.