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Northern Lights of the Yukon

These remote territories are vast and unchanged over the course of time - home to magic skies and to wild places that are still wild. Although secluded, there is still much to explore, whether viewing the abundant wildlife, soaking up the vibrant culture and rich heritage, or simply experiencing the magnificent midnight sun and phenomenal Northern Lights. 

Being so close to Canada’s Arctic Circle means that the best attraction of these territories, without a doubt, is the stunning Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. With some of the longest seasons available for viewing – from August to April, the Yukon boasts incredible unobscured views of the mesmerizing skies as they burst with a magnificent kaleidoscope of neon colours.

Selected departure dates are available between August and April.

Duration
4 days
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Start your journey
Northern Lights Winter Dempster Highway Cr

Trip highlights

  • Enjoy spectacular viewings of the Northern Lights
  • Discover the charming town of Whitehorse, from the Log Skyscraper to Schwatka Lake
  • Optional dog sledding tours on the frozen Takhini River
  • A four night package is also available

Upon arriving into Whitehorse, you will be met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel* where you will stay for three nights. Once you have checked in you will receive a welcome briefing describing what to expect during your stay and  the rest of the day is at leisure.
Tonight is your first chance to view the spectacular Aurora Borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights. Departing the hotel at 22:00, you will be taken to a prime viewing area where you can enjoy hot drinks and snacks in cosy heated cabins or tents while watching the sublime beauty of of blues, reds, violets and greens lighting up the sky. Return to the hotel around 02:30.

*for arrivals into Whitehorse after 20:30pm, you will need to take the complimentary airport shuttle bus to your hotel.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Best Western Gold Rush Inn

Today you will have the opportunity to explore the scenic city of Whitehorse on a guided tour. Discover the town’s highlights that include the Main Street, the Log Skyscraper, the Log Church and Schwatka Lake. Following a day of exploration, it is time to head out again to witness the incredible Aurora Borealis. Gather round a roaring bonfire roasting marshmallows and conversing with your fellow adventurers, or try out activities such as snow shoeing and tobogganing.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Best Western Gold Rush Inn

2019 departures
Head to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve to gaze upon Canada’s famous wildlife in its natural habitat. Dall sheep, bighorn sheep, wood bison, musk-ox, moose and even lynx can all be seen. Head back to the hotel and prepare for another night witnesses the great Aurora Borealis. 

2020 departures
Today is free to relax in the warm comfort of your hotel, or alternatively you might like to book an optional full or half day dog sledding excursion on the frozen Takhini River, made famous during the Klondike Gold Rush. This evening you will venture out for your final Northern Light viewing opportunity.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Best Western Gold Rush Inn

Today your northern experience comes to an end as you check out of your hotel with fantastic memories, and jaw dropping photographs for the transfer back to Whitehorse Airport.

Included

  • Meet and greet at Whitehorse Airport (until 20:30 hrs)
  • Transfers between Whitehorse Airport and Best Western Gold Rush Inn
  • Orientation meeting upon arrival
  • Three nights at the Best Western Gold Rush Inn
  • Sightseeing tour of Whitehorse
  • Three evening excursions to view the Aurora Borealis
  • Hot drinks and snacks at the Aurora viewing

Not included

  • Flights to and from Whitehorse
  • Optional activities on day three
  • Meals unless stated in the itinerary
  • Gratuities