Northern Lights of the Yukon
Travel to whitehorse, Wildlife Preserve and Takhini Hot Springs tour, Aurora Borealis - 04 Days / 03 Nights & 05 Days / 04 Nights Canada Tour Packages.
Arrival at Whitehorse Airport
Upon arrival at the airport you will be greeted by a local representative of Northern Tales Travel Services who will welcome you to the Yukon and transfer you to your hotel. Once you have checked in you will receive an orientation meeting describing what to expect during your stay. The rest of the day is yours until your first evening viewing of the Aurora Borealis. The Aurora Borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights, is a spectacle of magnetic and electrical charges in the air, colouring the sky a multitude of majestic hues. Tonight is your first chance to view this spectacular show. Departing the hotel at 22:00 in groups, you will be taken to a prime viewing area and treated to snacks and hot drinks during your viewing. Contemplate the sublime beauty of this fascinating array of blues, reds, greens and violets in this idyllic setting as you relax in a cozy heated cabin or walled tent. Return to the hotel at approximately 02:30. You will have another opportunity for viewing tomorrow evening. Overnight in Whitehorse. Please note, passengers arriving later than 20:30 should take the complimentary airport shuttle bus to the hotel. They will also miss the first night of Aurora Viewing
DAYS 2-3 / 2-4 On the morning of day 2 you are treated to a tour of the scenic city of Whitehorse, a former gold rush settlement set against a stunning backdrop of mountains. Discover the highlights of this town such as Main Street, the Train Depot of White Pass, Log Skyscraper, Log Church, the Sternwheeler SS Klondike, fish ladders and Schwatka Lake. Each day you are free to relax in the warm comfort of the hotel, or book an optional activity such as dogsledding, ice fishing, flightseeing or snowshoeing. You will have an opportunity to view the Aurora Borealis every evening of your stay. While waiting for the lights to appear, guests are invited to sit at a roaring bonfire, roast marshmallows, have tea and hot chocolate, chat with local guides, try out snow shoeing, tobogganing on a small hill. On day 2 or 3, you will visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve (admission included), where you’ll have the opportunity to view and photograph wildlife in its natural habitat. Dall sheep, bighorn 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 of a great day, you will also travel to the nearby Takhini Hot Springs (admission included). The outdoor hot springs pool provides a warm sanctuary amid the cold weather and is a must-do activity while visiting Whitehorse! (Visit to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and Takhini Hot Springs is included for arrivals Oct 1 - Nov 30 only). Overnights in Whitehorse.
Whitehorse To Whitehorse Airport / End Of Package
DAYS 4/5 Today your northern experience comes an end as you check out of your hotel and are transferred to the Whitehorse Airport.
Cost Per Person in Canadian Dollars :
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Rates are inclusive of applicable Canadian taxes.
Package Includes :
- Meet and greet at Whitehorse airport available until 20:30.
- Passengers arriving later than 20:30 should take the complimentary Airport shuttle bus
- Orientation meeting upon arrival
- Transfers between Whitehorse airport and Best Western Gold Rush Inn
- 3 or 4 nights’ accommodation at Best Western Gold Rush Inn
- Day 2 - Sightseeing tour of Whitehorse
- Day 2 or 3 - Wildlife Preserve and Takhini Hot Springs tour (for arrivals Oct 1 - Nov 30 only)
- 3 or 4 night excursions to view the Aurora Borealis, including transfers to/from the hotel
- Hot drinks and snacks at Aurora viewing
Additional Activities :
The Takhini Express :
Half Day (Operating days: Nov 22, 2019 – April 02, 2020)
Dogsledding Tour (3 Hours)
Experience some of the most beautiful wilderness scenery on the frozen Takhini River, a historic stretch of the Yukon Quest trail. Learn the basis of mushing and drive your own sled, or, sit back and enjoy the ride while the guide shares insights on mushing and Yukon history. Return transfers between Whitehorse Hotel and dogsledding site, guide, winter gear, (parka, snow pants, warn boots, mitten), hot beverages and snacks after the tour are included. Maximum 4 Sleds per guide.
COST PER ADULT: CAD 265
COST PER CHILD (Age:12-17yrs): CAD 215
COST PER CHILD (Age:05-11yrs): CAD 160
Takhini River Day Trip :
Full Day (Operating days: Dec 15, 2019 – Mar 22, 2020)
Dogsledding Tour (7 Hours)
The adventure follows the Takhini River up to the start of the Dawson Overland Trail, made famous during the Klondike Gold Rush, and also famous as Yukon Quest trail. Learn the basis of mushing and drive your own sled, or, sit back and enjoy the ride while the guide shares insights on mushing and Yukon history. Return transfers between Whitehorse Hotel and dogsledding site, guide, winter gear, (parka, snow pants, warn boots, mitten), hot beverages and snacks after the tour are included. Maximum 4 Sleds per guide.
COST PER ADULT: CAD 376
COST PER CHILD (Age:12-17yrs): CAD 299
COST PER CHILD (Age:05-11yrs): CAD 225
Booking Policy :
Please advise if you wish to book. Space is subject to availability at time of booking.
FIT Hotel and Land Services
- Until 45 Days: No Charge*
- 44-31 Days: 10% of net package cost
- 30 Days or less: 100% of package cost
- No Show: 100% of package cost
- After commencement of package: No refund for partly utilized services.
Services once re-confirmed and cancelled, service fees of CAD 250 per person will be applicable. (If not falling under the cancellation deadline)
Because we cannot make exceptions to our cancellation or change policies for any reason, including natural disasters, family and medical emergencies, we STRONGLY encourage you to purchase travel insurance.
- Rates are in CAD
- All quotes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- GST Applicable
- Additional Terms & Conditions may apply.