Aurora Borealis from a Cozy Cabin

Aurora Borealis Itinerary for basic tour package combined with 2 nights in a remote and cozy cabin (self-guided) in Whitehorse, Yukon.

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Availability Starts
September 1, 2018
August 18, 2018
October 15, 2018
December 1, 2018
December 1, 2018
December 1, 2018
December 1, 2018
August 19, 2018
December 1, 2018
December 1, 2018
December 1, 2018
February 21, 2019
August 18, 2018
September 1, 2018
August 18, 2018
August 18, 2018
September 1, 2018
August 22, 2019
January 5, 2019
Availability Ends
March 31, 2019
April 9, 2019
April 14, 2019
March 31, 2019
March 31, 2019
March 31, 2019
March 31, 2019
April 14, 2019
March 31, 2019
March 31, 2019
March 25, 2019
February 25, 2019
April 14, 2019
April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019
September 16, 2019
January 21, 2019
Duration
5 Days, 4 Nights
5 Days, 4 Nights
4 - 5 Hours
4 - 5 Hours
3 - 4 Hours
7-8 Hours Full Day, 3-4 Hours Half Days
7-8 Hours Full Day, 3-4 Hours Half Day
4 - 5 Hours
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5 Days, 4 Nights
1 Night
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2 Nights / 3 Nights / 4 Nights
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5 days, 4 nights
5 Days, 4 Nights
Required Participants
2
2
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Min. 1 person
Min. 1 person
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Min. 1 person, Max. 6 people
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Min. 2 people, Max. 8 people
Min. 1 person
Min. 2 people, Max. 12 people
Min. 2 people
Min. 2 people, Max. 6 people
Pricing

Price per person / double occupancy for 4 nights  CAD $1095.

Price per person / triple occupancy for 4 nights | CAD $1049.

Price per person / quad occupancy for 4 nights | CAD $1029. 

Additional night at Cabin (rate per night) | CAD $150. 

All transactions are in Canadian Dollars. 5% GST applies.

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Day 1

We'll welcome you at the airport and transfer you to your Hotel in downtown Whitehorse. The hotel is located within walking distance of all attractions, restaurants, banks and stores. We will have an informational meeting and registration for optional tours at the hotel. Take your time for fitting the winter clothing (optional), shopping and dinner on your own. At 10 pm departure 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 2.30 am.

Day 2

Get ready for three exciting days at world famous Lake Laberge the scene of the renowned  “Cremation of Sam McGee” so eloquently set out in verse by Yukon’s celebrated poet Robert Service.  Your next two nights and three days are spent in the seclusion of the Yukon wilderness and you’ll have to pick up enough supplies to do you for 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners and of course the snacks and beverages that are a must around a bonfire in the evening. Every cabin at the lake is fully equipped with a propane cook stove, utensils and cooking implements so let your imagination roam.  Don’t forget the marshmallows and Smokies – they’re delicious cooked on a stick over an evening bonfire.    

A short hour’s drive via Alaska and the North Klondike Highways bring us to the Fox Creek Road, a privately maintained, nine km backwoods road that follows the now frozen Fox Creek to the shore of Lake Laberge.  The reduced speed and snow dampened road noise makes it apparent that you’re off the grid and on your own in the wonderful pristine world of snow.  The breathtaking ride ends much too soon.  After you arrival at the lodge you are assigned your cabin and the guide will familiarize everyone with the camp layout and amenities.  These include a well-heated washhouse with full bathroom facilities, and a sauna that is available on a first come, first served basis. 

There is enough daylight left for a hike down to the lake or creek or to climb to the viewing platform on the hill overlooking the camp, a snowshoe walk in the woods or one of the many optional activities available to you. As daylight wanes and the moon rises above the mountain range on the opposite shore you are immersed in the solitude and silence of the north broken only occasionally by the far away howl of a lonely wolf, the yipping of a coyote or the questioning call of a snowy owl. The “pièce de résistance” would be a clear night and the swishing lights of the Aurora in the starry sky above.

Day 3

Optional activities (must be pre-booked) available are:  A two-hour or half-day of mushing your own dog team on Lake Laberge or on the many trails surrounding the lodge; a two-hour or half-day snow machine ride or an afternoon of ice fishing for lake trout on the snowy expanse of the lake.  You can also simply enjoy a day of rest in the crispy and pristine setting of the camp. 

Day 4

Morning at your leisure or optional half day tour in the morning. Transfer back to your hotel in downtown at 2pm. At 10 pm we will depart for another night of Aurora viewing at the Northern Tales Trading Post. Return to hotel around 2.30 am.

Day 5

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Things you should know ...

Included

  • ‍2 nights of accommodation in Whitehorse in 3 star hotel (1st and last night)
  • 2 nights of cabin accommodation (private cabin)
  • All transfers as per itinerary by van including English speaking driver / guide
  • Airport transfers, introduction, Aurora viewing and assistance.
  • 2 nights of Aurora viewing at Northern Tales Viewing Site (including hot drinks and snacks)
  • 2 nights of Aurora Viewing at cabin resort
  • Information meeting

Add-Ons


Winter Clothing Package (4 nights): $ 149.00 CAD + 5% GST per person:

  • Winter outerwear pants and inner fleece liner, Winter outerwear jacket with inner fleece liner.
  • Winter boots (Sorel Glacier or similar), Insulated mitts, Insulated headgear / cap.
  • Needs to be booked in advance to ensure availability.

Snowmobile Driving (Half Day) : $275+ 5% GST per person

We will meet you at your cabin and introduce you to the safety of driving a snow machine. After instructions and a trial run with your instructor you’ll be driving your own machine (2 clients sharing on snow mobile) over prepared trails through the incredible winter landscape of the Yukon. Includes instruction, the use of a snow machine (snacks and hot drinks)


Dog Sledding (half day): CAD $270.00 +5% GST per person

We will meet you at your cabin and give you an introduction to harnessing the dogs and hitching them to the sled. The highlight of this excursion will be when you’ll run your own dog team for approximately 5-6 hours.

Include: instruction, use of dogs and sled, lunch and hot drinks, trail side fire


Half Day Snow Shoeing (3 hours): CAD $100.00 +5% GST per person

Your guide will meet you in the morning and takes you out on a trail of your choice. Depending on conditions, your guide will give you some options.


Half Day Ice Fishing (half day): CAD $195.00 +5% GST per person (+$10 for fishing licence)

We will meet you at your cabin and bring you out onto the lake to the ideal fishing location. A fire barrel and tent shelter will keep you warm and cozy while you try to catch your dinner for tonight. Fingers crossed that a good size lake trout likes your lure. Includes angling equipment, instruction on how to use snowshoes and on how to fish, blankets, snack and hot drinks.

Total duration: 3 hours

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