Northern Lights in Yukon
An unforgettable experience awaits you as you journey to the Yukon to witness one of Mother Nature’s most breathtaking performances and world-famous sights – the Aurora Borealis, the northern dancing lights.
Truly the last frontier of Canada, the Yukon is like nowhere else on Earth. Its majestic mountains and untamed wildlife command the attention of travellers and explorers alike. Seeing the Northern lights is only a small part of the rare beauty that’s waiting for you on this incredible once-in-a-lifetime tour.
DAY 1 – WHITEHORSE, YK
Fly into Whitehorse where you will have free time to settle in before a 10 pm departure to view the Northern Lights. Don’t forget your camera!
DAY 2 – WHITEHORSE
Highlights of your Whitehorse City Tour include the Train Depot, Log Skyscraper, Log Church and the Sternwheeler SS Klondike. Return to the Northern Lights Viewing Facility for another breathtaking and memory making evening.
EXPERIENCES & HIGHLIGHTS
A classic northern mode of transportation, dogsledding is still hugely popular with Yukon visitors and locals alike. “Gee! Haw!” (Go right! Go left!) are just two examples of how to move the graceful team of friendly dogs through the snowy trails. Experience these remarkable dogs pulling you with power and grace through the wilderness and learn the basics of mushing and most importantly, dog care.
DAY 3 – WHITEHORSE
Visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve where you will be given amble time to explore, learn and view the variety of northern mammals and their distinctive habitats. This evening, you are given another opportunity to watch the night sky come alive with brilliant dancing colours as the Aurora Borealis dance across the sky.
The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is an excellent guided tour and great opportunity to view and photograph wildlife in its natural habitat.
Dress warmly. Much of this tour is outside both during the day and at night.
DAY 4 – WHITEHORSE
Experience the rush of being pulled in a sled by a husky dog team as you glide through the crisp air. Learn the history behind dogsledding and what life as a mush is like. Tonight, is our final night to view the amazing Northern Lights from the comfort of a heated cabin or wall tent.
DAY 5 – RETURN HOME
Whitehorse is known as the “Wilderness City” because of its vast untouched nature, it also has a charismatic downtown core. Spend some time exploring before your afternoon flight home.
The Northern Lights experience is dependent on weather. There is no guarantee that the Northern Lights will be active, when they will be active or for how long.