Northern Lights of the Yukon
The Northern Lights are a spectacle of magnetic and electrical charges in the air, colouring the sky a multitude of majestic hues. Each evening there is the opportunity to view the sublime beauty of this phenomenon while relaxing in a cosy heated cabin or walled tent. Enjoy a tour of the scenic city of Whitehorse, a former gold rush settlement set against a stunning backdrop of mountains. Departures in October, November and January visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and the Takhini Hot Springs.
• 3 nights accommodation at the Best Western Gold Rush Inn, Whitehorse in a standard room
• 3 evening excursions to view the Aurora Borealis with hot drinks and snacks
• Sightseeing tour of Whitehorse
• Wildlife Preserve and Takhini Hot Springs tour^
• Return transfers or shuttle from Whitehorse Airport to Whitehorse accommodation
18 August – 20 December 2020 – 26 December 2020- 12 April 2021
04 Oct 19,
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
Day 1: 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.
Day 2-3: Whitehorse
In 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 epot 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 activities 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.
Day 4: Whitehorse to Whitehorse Airport
Today your northern experience comes an end as you check out of your hotel and are transferred to the Whitehorse Airport.
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 26 July 2019 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. ^Wildlife and hotsprings tour is seasonal October- January only. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Viva! Holidays and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.