Northern Lights Of The Yukon
SPECIAL INTEREST TOUR
Watch the night sky come alive with the ‘dancing’ Northern Lights! 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.
Arrive in Whitehorse
Upon arrival at the airport you will be greeted by a local representative 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 at the Gold Rush Inn or similar.
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 dog-sledding, ice fishing, flightseeing or snow-shoeing. 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, and 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, and usually up close! To cap off 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! Overnight in Whitehorse.
(* A visit to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and Takhini Hot Springs is included for arrivals between October 1st and November 30th only.)
Clients on the 3-day package will transfer (included) to the airport today. Those on the 4-day package will enjoy a day at leisure with another evening of Aurora viewing. Overnight in Whitehorse.
End of tour
Today you will transfer (included) to the airport where your tour arrangements end.