Northern Lights Aurora Viewing Adventure


Highlights

  • 3 Nights accommodation in Whitehorse, YT.
  • Three Aurora Viewing Tours.
  • City Sightseeing Tour of Whitehorse.
  • Expert guidance on the entire trip.
  • Airport Transfers.
  • Optional Tours & Admissions.
  • Option to extend stay.

Discover scenic Whitehorse, the Yukon’s capital; surrounded by endless mountains. You will travel outside the city centre, but far enough from the city lights to an idyllic Northern Lights viewing location at the Aurora Centre. Enjoy your evenings with a relaxed Northern Lights viewing beside a cozy wood stove or roaring campfire, the perfect way to enjoy your Northern Lights Viewing Tour. Spend your daytime indulging in one of the many winter tours Whitehorse offers.

Private Tour, optional Tours & Attractions

  • a) Is your client looking for a Private Tour? Let us know.
  • b) Please check with us on the various optional tours and attractions.

We offer competitive rates for private tour, Extension of hotel stay, and optional Tours & Attractions.

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

Itinerary

Arrive in Whitehorse this afternoon. The Tour representative will meet you on arrival at the Whitehorse Airport and transfer you to your hotel located in the heart of the city. Whitehorse located close to the famous Yukon River, is a small city, easy to explore on foot or by vehicle. Later in the evening, your tour will set out to the Aurora Centre where you will seek the sight of Northern Lights.

Overnight in Whitehorse, YT.

Late this morning, you will depart for a tour of the sights and sounds of Whitehorse, a historic and trendy city with a character. Your tour includes a visit to the SS Klondike National Historic Site, among the last of the great paddle-wheelers that plied the Yukon River system until the 1950’s. Also included in your tour is a visit to the Old Log Church; the oldest building in Whitehorse, the unique Log Cabin Skyscraper; a three-story tower made completely out of logs. Later, stroll down the Main Street with its galleries and cafés. The afternoon is free for you to go on any number of Optional Tours that we offer, including dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or ice fishing.

Post dinner, you will be back on the road chasing stunning Northern Lights. Relax in sheltered comfort, or under the starry sky beside a warm fire at one of the tailor-made Aurora viewing locations. Return to the hotel early dawn after your Northern Lights Viewing Tour.

Overnight in Whitehorse, YT.

The day is free for you to enjoy the many optional tours offered in Whitehorse. Experience Jack London’s Yukon while enjoying Yukon’s most popular sport, dog sledding! Post a detailed safety briefing and hooking up the dogs, you will soon be on your way along the shores of a frozen alpine lake, surrounded by snowy mountains. You will get the chance to experience Jack London’s Yukon while experiencing the region’s most popular sport, dog sledding! 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.

Later in the evening, your tour will set out once more to the Aurora Centre where you will seek the sight of Northern Lights.

Overnight in Whitehorse, YT.

End of your Northern Lights Aurora Viewing.

Check out of hotel. The tour representative will transfer you to Whitehorse Airport for your flight back home.

End of your Northern Lights Aurora Viewing Tour.

Did you find what you were looking for? Let our Canada destination specialists take the stress away and tailor a holiday that suits your interest and wallet.

Are you travelling as a group of 10 persons or more? Check with us for our special group rates including transportation.

Contact our Canada Destination Specialist for details

Inclusions

  • 3 Nights accommodation in Whitehorse, YT.
  • Three Aurora Viewing Tours.
  • City Sightseeing Tour of Whitehorse.
  • Expert guidance on the entire trip.
  • Airport Transfers.
  • Taxes & GST.

Exclusions

  • Airfare to Whitehorse, YT.
  • Meals.
  • Travel Insurance - recommended. We request Tour Operator to secure a signed Waiver in the event client declines your offer to sell Travel Insurance.
  • Winter Clothing.
  • Photography by our Operator.
  • Early Check-in and Late Check-out charges. Charges will apply.
  • Optional Tours & Admissions.
  • Option to extend stay.

Accommodations Featured

# Destination Hotel Category Tour Code
1 Whitehorse, YT Westmark Whitehorse / Days inn Whitehorse Value DM-YXYBVABWW
2 Whitehorse, YT Coast High Country Inn / Best Western Gold Rush Inn Standard DM-YXYBVABWC
3 Whitehorse, YT Edgewater Hotel Standard Plus DM-YXYBVABWE

Should the listed hotels not be available, it will be replaced with alternate accommodation of a similar quality.

We offer upgrade of hotel/hotel room subject to availability.

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

Yukon Climate

Yukon Climate

Winter Clothing

Should I wear rental winter gear for every tour?

It is not mandatory, but we recommend it. December to April, the temperature drop to around -20 to -25℃, so our winter gear helps you to enjoy any tour comfortably and safe. We strongly recommend wearing the rental winter gear during snow shoeing, ice fishing, and Aurora Viewing tours.

Winter Clothing 1 Winter Clothing 2

How to photograph the Northern Lights?

For starters set the camera on a tripod, adjust the ISO setting up to 800 or 1600, set the f-stop wide open (lowest number like f2.8) and start bracketing the exposure times. Try 5 seconds, 10 seconds and 20 seconds. If the picture is still black and underexposed then try 30 seconds and keep raising the ISO until something shows up on your LCD monitor.

What is the best month for Aurora Borealis Viewing?

In northern regions like the Yukon, the best time to view the aurora is from late August to mid-April. During the summer months the night skies are not dark enough to see the aurora borealis even at times when the solar wind activity is strong. In midwinter the temperatures may fall to the minus 40-degree range and it is important to wear appropriate winter clothing (please see “winter clothing packages”) to enjoy the displays.

Can I take Aurora photos with a cell phone?

Basically, it is very difficult to take night photos with a cell phone. To capture the Northern lights you will need to position your camera on a tripod to make sure you don't have any motion while you take a photo. We recommend to bring a camera which has a manual mode, which most medium-priced cameras have nowadays.

Tripod Rental

1-night private use of Camera Tripod
Pre-booking of Tripod required for guaranteed availability
Maximum units available to rent – 35 units
Per night - $10 including GST

Professional Photo Service

During the tours, our operator will take photos for the guest.
Photos will be available for guest to view and purchase at the Tour Desk the following day.

DM- PPSP - High quality photo (print) in photo frame $25
DM- PPSD - High quality photo (digital) on USB stick $20

When are the best months to see the Northern Lights?

Statistically, springtime (March/April) and autumn (September/October) contain the most "geomagnetically disturbed days" which means more aurora activity...although you're bound to see the lights in October, November, December, January and February if you spend enough time looking up.

In Yukon, it's dark enough to see the northern lights from about August-through-April. During May, June & July it's just too bright in to see them in the "Land of the Midnight Sun."

How long do the northern lights last?

Anywhere from 10 minutes to all night long, depending on the magnitude of the incoming solar wind. "Coronal holes" consistently produce nice auroras but big solar flares and CMEs-coronal mass ejections are responsible for global-wide aurora displays…the BIG shows!

Operation Information

2020 - 15 November to 31 December

2021 - 1 January to 15 April

Blackout dates may apply

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for a quote.

Tariffs

Cost per person in Canadian $s

Rates include GST.

Youth and Child rates are based on sharing room with 2 adults and using existing bedding (2 beds).

Please check with us for Single, Triple and Quad Occupancy rates.

Twin Occupancy room will accommodate up to four persons including Adult, Youth and Child.

Tour Code: DM-YXYBVA3N

Tariff 1

Tour Code: DM-YXYBVA4N

Tariff 2
Room Configuration Beds Occupancy
TWIN or
SINGLE or
TRIPLE
QUAD
TWIN + 1 YOUTH + 1 CHILD
TWIN + 2 CHILD

Pictures

Optional Tour

  • Banff – Three Sisters Helicopter Tour
  • Banff – Evening Wildlife Tour
  • Banff – Guided Signature Hike withLunch

These optional tours can be booked with our package. Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for rates.

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