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Yukon Winter Escape & The Northern Lights
Visit Canada’s Yukon Territory for this four night package combining a stay in the goldrush town of Whitehorse with a 2 night stay at the Northern Lights Lodge & Spa, a hideaway by the Yukon River.
On this 4 night Winter escape - arrive into Whitehorse and spend some time at leisure in the Yukon’s capital before heading out on your first Northern Lights viewing tour. Day 2 begins with a city tour of Whitehorse and then you transfer to the Northern Lights Resort & Spa for a 2 night stay. Each evening after dinner, you can relax and await a sighting of the Northern Lights from the comfort of an outdoor hot tub or from the warmth of the lodge. Then return to Whitehorse for your final night. You might choose to add a snowmobiling or dogsledding tour to your itinerary (additional charge), to make the most of your northern winter experience.
Price per person includes:
Return flights from UK to Whitehorse
Transfers to & from airport
2 nights accommodation in Whitehorse's Best Western Gold Rush Inn
2 nights accommodation, Dinner and breakfast at Northern Lights Resort & Spa
All transfers to / from viewing chalet & lodge
Hot drinks and snacks at Northern Tales viewing site
Information meeting & city tour
Snowmobile Tour – Duration 7-8 hours: £263 per person (Price based on 2 people per machine (driver & passenger) includes: transfers, lunch, hot drinks)
Dog Sledding Tour – Duration 7-8 hours: £246 (Price based on 2 people per Sled (driver & passenger) includes: transfers, lunch, hot drinks)
Camera: For constellation / aurora photography use 35mm SLR manual, ASA 400 film or faster, tripod & cable release.
Optional Winter Clothing Package Hire - from £141 per person
Includes: Winter outerwear pants and inner fleece liner, winter outerwear jacket with inner fleece liner, winter boots (Sorel Glacier or similar), insulated mitts, insulated headgear
Important Information - Please Note the Following
Average temperatures at the this time of year are -2°C to -24°C, but extremes may be as low as -45°C. Please bring adequate clothing to withstand these temperatures, or alternatively you may buy winter clothing in Whitehorse or rent the clothing package shown above.
This tour has many elements of an expedition and therefore changes to the itinerary are a possibility and the tour can be adapted to suit the weather conditions at any time.
Day 1 : Arrive Whitehorse and Evening Aurora Viewing
Transfer to your Hotel in downtown Whitehorse. The hotel is located within walking distance of all attractions, restaurants and stores. An informational meeting and registration for optional tours will take place at the hotel with free time for shopping and dinner on your own. At 9:30 pm depart for Aurora viewing. A cozy, heated cabin or wall tent with hot drinks and snacks makes your Aurora viewing even more enjoyable. Return to hotel around 2.00 am.
Day 2 : Whitehorse Sightseeing Tour & Transfer To Northern Lights Resort & Spa
Day 2 starts with a city tour and then arrival at the Northern Lights Resort & Spa. Relax, unwind and soak up the peaceful ambiance.
Located just 20 minutes south of Whitehorse, this little piece of paradise is located in a quiet countryside close to the Yukon River, surrounded by pine forests and ringed by mountains. Built from massive Douglas Fir, the main lodge features a luxurious great room with panoramic views of the Yukon River Valley. Guest accommodation options are a cozy guest room with large en-suite bathroom in the lodge or a well-appointed cottage featuring a large living/bedroom with fireplace, adjacent kitchen and en-suite bathroom.
Day 3 : At Leisure & Evening Aurora Viewing
Wake up to a healthy European-style breakfast at your convenience. Spend the day relaxing in the lodge in front of the fireplace or enjoy a snow shoe hike or a bit of dog sledding (optional tours). If looking to get out of the cold then perhaps a sauna and customized massage treatment in the spa - whatever you desire, the day is yours.
Day 4 : Morning At Leisure - then transfer To Whitehorse
Breakfast at the main lodge and the morning at your leisure. Last chance to enjoy any of the outdoor optional activities.
Transfer back to your hotel in downtown Whitehorse late morning and you have the day to explore. At 9.30pm depart for your last night of Aurora Borealis viewing at the Northern Tales Trading Post with return to the hotel at approximately 2.00 am.
Day 5 : Travel home
Today is the last day of your itinerary and your flight home to the UK, however, your adventure doesn't have to end here. Perhaps you may want to extend your stay and explore more of Canada and it's popular cities or maybe include a trip to somewhere is the USA.
Call the travel specialists at Bon Voyage to discuss your perfect Yukon Winter Escape and Northern Lights adventure.