Spend your days discovering scenic Whitehorse, the Yukon's capital, which is surrounded by endless mountains. In the evenings, you'll travel just outside the city to the Aurora Centre, an idyllic spot for Northern Lights viewing.

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Learn about the Yukon's history as you explore the historic sites of Whitehorse.

Enjoy optional winter activities from snowmobiling to ice fishing.

Visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve to view many of the Yukon's wildlife including elk, moose and caribou.

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Day 1

Whitehorse

Transfer to your hotel located in the heart of the city, not far from the banks of the Yukon River. Whitehorse is small and easy to explore on foot or by vehicle. Visit the SS Klondike National Historic Site; among the last of the great paddlewheelers that plied the Yukon River system until the 1950’s, the Old Log Church; the oldest building in Whitehorse, the unique Log Cabin Skyscraper; a three story tower made completely out of logs.

Learn about the Yukon’s history at the MacBride Museum of the Yukon, experience pre-historic history at the Yukon Beringia Interpretative Centre and stop in at the unique Yukon Transportation Museum located nearby. And when you’ve seen all these top sites, Main Street is perfect for strolling and shopping with its shops galleries and café’s. Later in the evening we set out to the AuroraCentre where we’ll seek the sight of northern lights. Overnight Hotel in Whitehorse.

Day 2

Northern Lights Viewing

Day free for optional sightseeing and touring. 

In the winter season you have the option to try snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or ice fishing. In the summer/fall season you have the option to try canoeing or go on a guided hiking tour. 

After a relaxed dinner in Whitehorse, you’ll be back on the road again, this time to seek views of the stunning Northern Lights. Relax in sheltered comfort, or under the starry sky beside a warm fire at one of our tailor-made aurora viewing locations. Overnight Hotel in Whitehorse.

Day 3

Northern Lights Viewing

Day free for optional sightseeing and touring.

In the winter season you have the option to try one of the many Yukon winter activities. You’ll get the chance to experience Jack London’s Yukon while experiencing the region’s most popular sport, dog sledding! After a detailed safety briefing and hooking up the dogs, you’ll soon be on your way along the shores of a frozen alpine lake, surrounded by snowy mountains. Buck and White Fang will spring to mind as you feel the power and endurance of the loveable Alaskan huskies, with their steamy breath curling above their ears and the hiss of the sled whisking over the trail.

In the summer/fall season you have the option to experience the beautiful scenery of Kluane Nationa Park or the stunning vista of White Pass on the way to Skagway on one of the available day tours.

Later in the evening we set out once more to the AuroraCentre where we’ll seek the sight of northern lights. Overnight Hotel in Whitehorse.

Day 4

Discover the Yukon

Day free for optional sightseeing and touring. Today, you might appreciate the opportunity to experience the Yukon at a more relaxing pace. Visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve for close views of many of the Yukon’s large mammal species including elk, moose, mule deer, caribou, Dall’s sheep, mountain goats, bison and even the musk-ox of the high Arctic, all in their natural surroundings.

Not far from the preserve is Takhini Hotsprings where you can indulge yourself in the natural hotsprings and relax in a breathtaking winter mountain setting. Or, to cap of your eventful stay in the Yukon, take a 20 minute flightseeing tour and soar above the spectacular winter scenery while reflecting on your memorable stay in one of Canada’s most stunning locations. Transfer to the airport, check in for your southbound flight.

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