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Yukon Aurora Adventure

Tour Description

Duration

Date

Price per Adult

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Inclusions

  • Full day dog sledding tour
  • Snowmobiling tour
  • Northern lights / Aurora borealis viewing tour
  • Guided tour through the Yukon Wildlife Preserve
  • Entry into the Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs with towel and robe rental
  • Various sightseeing opportunities
  • 4 nights accommodation in Whitehorse
  • All taxes

Top Sites

  • Townsite: Whitehorse
  • Yukon Wildlife Preserve
  • Fish Lakes
  • Natural areas surrounding Whitehorse

Accommodation

  • Best Western Gold Rush Inn, or
  • The Edgewater Whitehorse

Postcard Views

Suggested Itinerary

  • Day 1: Travel to Whitehorse

    Welcome to the Yukon! Whitehorse makes the perfect base for exploring. It’s a city that blends First Nations culture, gold rush history and an energetic, creative vibe with a stunning wilderness backdrop. Overnight at your Whitehorse accommodation, your majestic mountain home for the week! Once you get situated and cleaned up, venture out onto the strip to explore the town and grab a bite to eat.
    If you are looking to grab a drink then visit the Dirty Northern. This is a cozy neighborhood pub that offers a variety of craft beers, cocktails, mocktails, wines and bubbly beverages.

    (additional charge)

    Upgrade your accommodations to include premium or kitchenette rooms for additional amenities.
  • Day 2: Dogsledding Tour

    Kick off your first full day in town by grabbing a bite to eat and then returning to your room to bundle up and get ready to experience the thrill of driving your own dog team through a winter wonderland! You will get to learn the basics of mushing or if you don’t feel comfortable you can sit back and enjoy the ride. Take in the tranquil scenery along the historic trails as you drive your team of dedicated Alaskan Huskies. Warm yourself up with a delicious lunch cooked on an open fire and hand and foot warmers on colder days. In the winter time, this is one of THE things to do in Whitehorse.

    Then, you’ll have some down time before you jump on your aurora borealis evening experience. Be sure to dress in layers, but there will be a structure and a fire pit to keep you warm if things get too cold. The team will do their best to keep you entertained and offer you snacks throughout the evening as you await for the sky to ignight.
    If you are taking photos at night and looking to be included, wear brighter clothes to help stand out in your images.

    (additional charge)

    Whitehorse is surrounded by natural beauty and a lengthy history. Include a half day cross country ski tour around Miles Canyon, which once was the main travel route in the Gold Rush. You can get exercise AND travel back in time!
  • Day 3: Snowmobiling through powder


    Wake up, eat a good breakfast and get ready for a full day snowmobiling! Before heading out, the guide will train the group on how to safely operate and ride a snowmobile. Guests may travel across frozen lakes, through dense spruce forests, or up snow-covered mountains. If you have a keen eye, you will see the evidence of some of the local wildlife, such as lynx or snowshoe hares. Snacks, hot drinks and a hearty Northern lunch are included.

    Then, like the previous night, you’ll have some down time before you jump on your next aurora borealis tour. A chemical light reaction caused when solar energy interacts with the Earth’s atmosphere, producing dramatic, dancing waves of green light from one horizon to another.
    Both gloves and mittens are great for outdoor activities and should be fully waterproof to keep your hands warm and dry. Gloves have the most dexterity whereas mittens are often warmer overall. Make sure you have the gear that will protect you while you’re out in the elements.

    (additional charge)

    Visit some of the local museums in town, whether it’s the local history at The MacBride Museum, the Beringia Interpretive Centre for amazing dioramas of extinct ice age animals, or get a glimpse of transportation history in Canada’s rugged Yukon Territory at the Yukon Transportation Museum.
  • Day 4: Into the Wild

    Good morning! Today is a is one of your slower days, but be sure to charger your batteries and bring your camera gear anyways. You will visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve where you’ll have the opportunity to view and photograph wildlife in its natural habitat. Dall sheep, stone sheep, mountain goats, mule deer, wapiti (elk), woodland caribou, wood bison, musk-ox, moose and even lynx can all seen on this tour, usually up close! To cap off a great day, you’ll travel to the nearby Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs. The luxurious facility offers multiple outdoor hot pools and Japanese clay pot baths, in addition to the indoor relaxation areas like saunas, steam rooms, hot beds, and more. This warm sanctuary is a wonderful way to wind down amid the cold weather.
    After a long day outdoors, you must be hungry! With various options to enjoy a delicious meal in downtown Whitehorse, we suggest that you visit Antoinette’s, G&P, Miner’s Daughter, Gold Pan Saloon or Gather Cafe & Taphouse.

    (additional charge)

    Stimulate your creative side and inflate molten glass into a unique art piece that you’ve sculpted. This inclusive activity allows you to participate in various programs from a simple introduction to glass sculpture or glass blowing, a one hour “hot date” to longer workshops giving participants more time for experimentation and practice. Labelled the ‘Happiness Factory’, this activity is sure to be a memorable one.
  • Day 5: Depart

    Your Yukon trip has come to an end and it’s time to pack up your belongings and check out of your hotel. Don’t forget to search your room for any left over belongings; its a long way to return to pick up any forgotten items! If you haven’t done so already, be sure to check in for your flight and arrange for transportation to the airport. The airport is small and has limited amenities compared to others around the world, so plan to charge your electronics and grab a snack before you depart.
    You never know when and where you are going to be delayed. Leave earlier than anticipated and be sure to bring a good book to keep you preoccupied.

    (additional charge)

    Depending on your flight’s departure, you could include a half day cross country skiing, skating, fat biking or taking an aerial tour. Or, extend your Whitehorse tour to explore the province and take a road trip to visit Dawson City, Haines Junction or explore their beautiful National Parks.

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Price Details

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy (assuming 2 adults in the room)

The inclusions are listed above.

Our prices include hotel taxes and GST!

What else you Might need

Below is a list of common things you might need to purchase for your tour at an extra cost. (not included)

  • National Park Entry Fees
  • Meals & Gratuity
  • Transportation / Flights
  • Parking Fees
  • Travel Insurance

Cancellation Terms

We understand that plans can change. If you need to make an adjustment, you can do so without any change fees up to three days prior to the departure date (based on availability). This Whitehorse tour requires deposits and you can cancel your tour 10 days prior to the travel day to receive at least 75% back. No refund if within 10 days. See our full Terms & Conditions page for details.

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Something Not Perfect?

That’s ok. We can customize any part of this tour so that it suits you perfectly.

Leisure

Leisure activities are the least physically demanding and are accessible to almost everyone. You should be able to stand and walk in short bursts. Examples: Sightseeing, nature walks, golfing, food tours. 

Active

A step up from easy. For those looking to do something more exciting and get their heart rate elevated. Examples: Skiing, hiking, canoeing, skating. 

Challenging

Difficult yet rewarding activities. You should be in great physical shape to participate in these activities. Examples: Rock climbing, heli-skiing, whitewater rafting, diving.