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Northern Lights of the Yukon

On your Yukon Northern Lights tour, you’ll have the chance to observe the sparkling kaleidoscope of colours of the Aurora Borealis phenomenon not once, not twice, but on three occasions. The remote and wild landscapes of Yukon are renowned for hosting the incredible natural occurrence of the Northern Lights in the skies. This secluded area is the best spot to visit in Canada for the chance of watching the stunning medley of colours twirling across the skies.

Our Northern Lights Canada tours offer some of the longest seasons for Aurora Borealis viewing. This is because the city of Whitehorse is so close to Canada’s Arctic Circle. Selected departure dates for your trip are offered between August and April. This gives you plenty of flexibility in planning your trip.

You’ll be able to gaze at the mesmerizing skies illuminated with streams of vivid and glowing green lights as you sit wrapped up warm in comfort. This is either in toasty heated cabins or sitting beside a roaring fire.

During your days, explore the fascinating scenic city of Whitehorse, which is surrounded by postcard-perfect mountain views. Although small, the city is rich in culture and heritage, and there are plenty of city highlights to discover.

Adrenaline junkies and adventurers will love experimenting with plenty of snow sports and activities. These include snowshoeing, tobogganing and dog sledding across frozen lakes.

 

Duration
4 days
Best time to go
August to April
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Start your journey
Northern Lights Winter Dempster Highway Cr

Trip highlights

  • Enjoy the chance to marvel at the spectacular natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights each night of your stay
  • Explore the scenic former gold rush settlement city of Whitehorse, which is set against stunning mountain peaks
  • Complimentary tea, hot chocolate and marshmallows to roast around a roaring bonfire
  • Pre-bookable activities including full day dog sledding tour or ice fishing
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When you arrive at Whitehorse Airport, you’ll be greeted by a local representative and swiftly taken to the hotel that you’ll call home for the next three nights. Receive a welcome orientation where you’ll learn what to expect from your stay.

The rest of the day is yours to relax or explore Whitehorse, otherwise known as ‘The Wilderness City’. Tonight is your first chance to experience the spectacular light show of the Aurora Borealis, known as the Northern Lights. You’ll depart the hotel at 22:00, so be sure to wrap up warm and snuggly. Head to a top viewing spot to marvel at the Aurora Borealis, where you can sip on warm drinks and tasty snacks in cosy heated cabins and tents. Watch in wonder as the luminous ribbons of green dance across the dark skies in front of your very eyes. It truly is a natural phenomenon of the world.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Best Western Gold Rush Inn
a man standing in front of a mountain
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Today you’ll explore the former gold rush settlement city of Whitehorse with a guided tour. Surrounded by pretty mountain peaks, explore the city’s highlights, including Main Street, the Log Skyscraper, the Log Church and the calming Schwatka Lake. 

After a busy day of exploring, get ready to observe the captivating Aurora Borealis once again. While you wait for the brilliant green lights to burst into the sky, you’ll have the opportunity to gather around a roaring bonfire. Roast gooey marshmallows and drink warming hot chocolate while chatting to fellow adventurers and local guides. 

Thrill seeker? If you wish you can also have fun ploughing through the ice by snowshoeing, or tobogganing on a small hill as you wait. Just don’t forget your gloves and hat.

 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Best Western Gold Rush Inn
a dog walking in the snow

Spend your time at leisure today. Feel free to relax and unwind in the comfort of your hotel, or you can explore the city of Whitehorse further. For the adventurers out there, we’d recommend booking a full or half day dog sledding trip on the frozen Takhini River – you’ll truly feel as though you’re in the middle of a winter wonderland.

 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Best Western Gold Rush Inn

Today your Northern Lights adventure in Yukon comes to an end. Check out of your hotel with incredible memories and hopefully some magical photographs of the jaw-dropping Aurora Borealis light spectacle. 

You’ll be taken to Whitehorse Airport so that you can catch your onward flight.

 

Included

  • International flights and airfare taxes
  • Cost of accommodation (double room based on two people sharing) for a total of 3 nights (alternative but similar accommodation may be used at certain times of the year)
  • Board basis: Room only
  • Assistance and porterage: meeting and assistance on arrival (until 20.30hrs)
  • Taxes, including Government Service Tax

Not included

  • Visa arrangements and fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, such as beverages, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees, spa and business facilities in the hotel