Rendezvous Festival & Aurora Borealis

Experience Yukon Rendezvous Festival, a raucous, fun-filled week of events aimed at curing cabin fever with joyous rounds of entertainment in the form of competitions like flour packing, dog races, whip sawing and chainsaw chucking. Also includes music shows, comedy acts, games, cultural events and crowning of the Festival Queen. You will also be viewing the spectacular Northern Lights with four special viewing excursions into the Yukon wilderness and photographing wildlife at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve.

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Availability Starts
August 18, 2021
November 15, 2021
February 1, 2022
August 18, 2021
December 1, 2021
December 1, 2021
December 1, 2021
December 1, 2021
December 4, 2021
December 4, 2021
December 1, 2021
February 24, 2022
August 18, 2021
September 1, 2021
August 18, 2021
August 18, 2021
August 19, 2021
Availability Ends
April 14, 2022
April 15, 2022
March 31, 2022
April 9, 2022
March 31, 2022
March 31, 2022
March 31, 2022
March 31, 2022
March 26, 2022
March 26, 2022
March 21, 2022
February 28, 2022
April 14, 2022
April 15, 2022
April 15, 2022
April 15, 2022
September 13, 2021
Duration
3 - 4 Hours
Half Day 4-5 Hours
5 Days, 4 Nights
5 Days, 4 Nights
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
5 Days, 4 Nights
8 Days, 7 Nights
5 Days, 4 Nights
5 Days, 4 Nights
1 Night
5 Days, 4 Nights
2 Nights / 3 Nights / 4 Nights
6 days, 5 nights
5 days, 4 nights
Required Participants
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2
2
2
Min. 2 person
Min. 2 person
Min. 2 person
Min. 1 person
Min. 1 person, Max. 6 people
Min. 2 people, Max. 6 people
Min. 2 people, Max. 16 people
Min. 2 people, Max. 12 people
Min. 1 person, Max. 30 people
Min. 2 people, Max. 12 people
Min. 1 person
Min. 2 people, Max. 12 people
Min. 2 people
Pricing

CAD $1,139.00/person + 5% GST based on double occupancy.

Single room supplement available at CAD $328.

All transactions are in Canadian dollars.

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Thursday, February 20

We will 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 10pm 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 2.30am.


Friday, February 26

Sleep in the morning.10.00 am city tour with Main Street, Train Depot of the White Pass and Yukon Route, Log Skyscraper, Log Church, Sternwheeler SS Klondike, Fish ladder, Schwatka Lake and some residential areas. In the afternoon you'll be going for a dog sled ride. First you'll get an introduction on how to harness dogs and hook them to the sled. Your guide will explain to you the art of driving a dog sled before you head out on the trail with a team of four dogs, driving your own sled. We'll return to the kennel by mid afternoon and we'll drive you to the hotel around 5 pm. There will be time for a shower and even a nap before you'll go for dinner. By 10 pm we'll drive out of town to view the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. We'll return to the hotel around 2:30 am.

Saturday, February 27

All day you'll be watching the different events of the Rendezvous Festival. These activities take place in the downtown core of Whitehorse, within easy walking distance of your hotel. Observe activities such as Flour Packing, One Dog Pull, Chain Saw Chucking or listen to the different bands playing in the big tent. This day may also be used for further optional tours such as snow mobile driving, ice-fishing or a sightseeing flight. For the last time we'll drive out of town to observe the Northern Lights. Return to the hotel around 2:30 am.

Sunday, February 28

You may sleep in the morning and/or enjoy the many activities of the Rendezvous Festival. At 1:15 pm we'll drive to the Wildlife Preserve where you may observe and photograph most of the animals of the Yukon, such as Moose, Caribou, Dall Sheep, Stone Sheep, Buffalo and Musk Oxen. Again, tonight at 10 pm we'll drive to the warm-up cabin where we'll observe the Northern Lights. Return to the hotel by around 2:30 am.

Monday, March 1

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Things you should know ...

Included Services:

- All accommodation

- All transfers by van

- English speaking driver / guide

- 4 nights of Aurora Borealis Viewing including hot drinks and snacks

- Half Day Guided Dog Mushing tour

- Admission to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve

- Information Meeting and City tour

-Release of Liability & Waiver of Claims form to be signed prior to tour start

Rentals - Winter Clothing Package available: 

Winter Clothing Package for 4 nights: CAD$149.00/person + 5% GST

Includes:

  • Winter outerwear pants with inner fleece liner
  • Winter outerwear jacket with inner fleece liner
  • Winter boots (Sorel Glacier or similar)
  • Insulated mitts
  • Insulated headgear / cap

Add-Ons

Are you interested in adding a day trip to your itinerary? Visit our Day Tours sections and let us know which adventure you would like experience, and we’ll do the rest.

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