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©Inn on the Lake, Yukon

Yukon Northern Lights Holiday Premium

Celebrate a magical holiday in an all-inclusive and extraordinary Arctic adventure

YUKON NORTHERN LIGHTS HOLIDAY PREMIUM

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Snowmobiling Tour | ©Gov't of Yukon / Fritz Mueller
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Dog Sledding | ©Gov't of Yukon
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Northern Lights | ©Gov't of Yukon - Jonathan Tucker
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Ice Fishing | ©Gov't of Yukon / Fritz Mueller
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Whitehorse, Yukon | ©Gov't of Yukon
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©Yukon of Govt / Taylor Burk
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SS Klondike, National Historic Site | ©Gov't of Yukon
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Bisons, Yukon Wildlife Preserve | ©Govt of Yukon
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Northern Lights | ©Leonard Laub

Overview

Travel by Air to Whitehorse, Yukon on this 4-day all-inclusive tour. You’ll stay at a beautiful lodge just outside of city limits, where there is no light pollution to allow for the best Northern Lights viewing*! Enjoy the “rustic-chic” vibe of the inn, featuring an expansive deck overlooking Marsh Lake, and experience an array of authentic Canadian winter activities, such as snowmobiling, ice fishing, and snowshoeing. Once you arrive, you do not need to worry about meals, as breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in your stay and served family-style by your personal chef.

This tour can be combined with our Rockies Christmas Premium Tour to complete your ultimate Canadian Christmas vacation!

*Please note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and we cannot guarantee that you will see them. We will ensure that your trip remains a bucket list experience, even if you are not fortunate enough to see the Aurora Borealis!

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as weather or unexpected closures.

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Vancouver to Whitehorse

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Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre*
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Yukon Wildlife Preserve*
  • Make your way to the Air North check in counter located at Vancouver International Airport – Domestic Terminal. A DCT team member dressed in green will be there to assist with the group’s check in
  • Flight departs for Whitehorse with complimentary snacks served onboard
  • Arrive in Whitehorse, where a representative of the Inn on the Lake will greet you. Enjoy a Whitehorse city tour with some time to explore the quaint northern city (this may be done on Day 4, depending on final flight schedule)
  • Travel to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and enjoy a guided tour. The Preserve offers great opportunities to view and photograph wildlife in its natural habitat; dall sheep, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, deer, elk, woodland caribou, wood bison, and moose may be seen, usually up close!
  • Check-in at your accommodation and receive your arctic winter clothes rental
  • Enjoy a gourmet group dinner this evening at the lodge
  • Option to step out for a chance to view the Northern Lights late night/early morning

*Photos courtesy of ©Gov’t of Yukon

AirFare
Fly to Whitehorse, YT
ArticClothes
Arctic clothes rental
Bus
Whitehorse city tour
Admission
Admission to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve
Meal
Home-cooked dinner
NorthernLights
Aurora Borealis viewing
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Yukon Adventures

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Snowmobiling tour*
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Ice fishing demo*
  • Savour a delicious a buffet breakfast included at the inn
  • Participate in an introduction to snowmobiling tour with a professional guide on Marsh Lake
  • Enjoy an ice fishing demonstration and a campfire lunch in a beautiful mountain setting
  • Travel back to the inn for a family-style gourmet dinner
  • Free time to enjoy the hotel’s facilities, including an outdoor hot tub
  • Evening at leisure with the option to watch the Northern Lights directly outside of your lodge

*Photos courtesy of ©Gov’t of Yukon

Meal
All home-cooked meals
ArticClothes
Guided snowmobiling tour
IceFishing
Ice fishing demonstration
NorthernLights
Aurora Borealis viewing
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Yukon Adventures

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Dog sledding
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Northern Lights*
  • Buffet breakfast included at your accommodation
  • For those pre-booked in a traditional dog sledding tour this morning, you will depart from the lodge after breakfast and bring a packed lunch with you. Please let us know if you’d like to book a half-day dog sledding tour at the time of booking (additional cost), as there is very limited availability
  • For those staying at the inn, enjoy a free day to go snowshoeing, use the fat bikes provided by the lodge, or simply kick back and relax
  • Home-cooked group dinner included at your accommodation this evening
  • Enjoy free time to relax and to take advantage of your last chance to view the Northern Lights tonight

*Photo courtesy of ©Gov’t of Yukon – Ines Goovaerts

Meal
All home-cooked meals
Add-on
Dog sledding tour (optional)
ArticClothes
Use of snowshoes and fat bikes
NorthernLights
Aurora Borealis viewing
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Whitehorse to Vancouver

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SS Klondike*
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Fly on Air North*
  • Enjoy breakfast this morning at your accommodation
  • Pack up and depart the inn for the Whitehorse airport
  • Get transferred to the airport and depart on an early afternoon flight returning to Vancouver

*Photos courtesy of ©Gov’t of Yukon and ©Air North

Meal
Breakfast at the inn
Bus
Transfer to Whitehorse Airport
AirFare
Return flight to Vancouver

FAQs

What type of travel insurance is recommended for this tour?

We highly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance for this tour, including medical emergency. We can book several insurance options for you through a licensed agent from our parent company, Uniglobe Specialty Travel. Please contact us for a no-obligation quote and more details on available policies.

What kind of weather should I expect in The Yukon?

During your stay in Whitehorse, Yukon, you can expect cold winter temperatures, typically ranging from -10°C to -15°C (14°F to 5°F), but it can often drop even lower. Your accommodation will provide a winter clothing rental for your stay, including boots, pants, a parka, gloves, and a balaclava. We highly recommend packing your own extra layers and coats, thermal underlayers, warm socks, and personal winter accessories like hats and scarves to ensure you stay warm and comfortable during your adventure.

What should I know about the care of dogs during the dog sledding experience?

Dog sledding is a traditional practice in The Yukon, used as a method of transportation by Indigenous people. The half-day dog sledding experience add-on on this tour offers a chance to learn more about this unique culture, and participate in it first-hand.

The dogs are well cared for, receiving regular veterinary check-ups and proper nutrition. Tour guides prioritize the welfare of the dogs and ensure they are healthy and happy, which is why the availability for this activity is very limited. You will have the opportunity to get to know your own team of dogs and care for them during your experience!

Can I expect to see the Northern Lights during my trip?

While the lodge’s location outside Whitehorse offers optimal conditions for Northern Lights viewing, sightings can never be guaranteed, as they depend on weather and solar activity. Fortunately, The Yukon has an average of 300 days of Northern Lights visibility a year. We recommend staying up late or setting an alarm for the early morning hours, when the lights are most likely to appear.

If you are not lucky enough to see the Aurora Borealis, rest assured your experience will remain an unforgettable one, and you’ll have another reason to visit The Yukon again in the future!

What dietary accommodations are available at the lodge?

All meals are included in your stay, with three breakfasts, three lunches, and three gourmet dinners prepared by your personal chef. The inn can accommodate a number of dietary restrictions and preferences. Please inform us of any special needs at the time of booking, and we will do our best to accommodate.

This tour can be combined with our Rockies Christmas Premium Tour for a complete Holidays in Canada experience!

Now accepting bookings for December 2024

duration

Duration

4 Days | 3 Nights
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Size

PARTIALLY GUIDED (Max. pax: 14)
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Price

From* CA$3,045/pp | US$2,379/pp

Single Room

From* CA$3,205/pp | US$2,504/pp
*From price is the adult retail price including all applicable taxes. Special rates available. Transactions are processed in Canadian dollars (CA$). Prices displayed in U.S. dollars (US$) are indicative rates only for information purposes. We recommend confirming current exchange rates prior to making any transactions.
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Highlights

  • Memorable adventure
  • World’s best locations to view the Northern Lights
  • Experience authentically Canadian winter sports, like dogsledding, ice fishing, snowshoeing, or snowmobiling

Inclusions

  • Bed3-nights deluxe lakeside lodge accommodation
  • AirFareRoundtrip airfare Vancouver-Whitehorse on Air North, including 1 piece of luggage
  • BusAirport transfers in The Yukon
  • MealAll home-cooked meals and complimentary hot beverages
  • AdmissionAdmission and tour of the Yukon Wildlife Preserve
  • ArticClothesGuided snowmobiling tour
  • IceFishingIce fishing demonstration
  • ArticClothesUse of snowshoes and fat bikes at the lodge
  • SeeWhitehorse city tour
  • NorthernLightsChance to see the Northern Lights every night
  • ArticClothesWinter clothing rental (boots, pants, parka, gloves and balaclava)
  • DiscountSpecial rates on a dog sledding tour if you book in advance

What to Bring:

  • A tripod and (DSLR) camera with adjustable shutter speed are required to photograph the Aurora Borealis. A wide angle lens provides the best results capturing the Northern Lights (recommended)
  • Thermal layers, such as long sleeve shirts and pants
  • Fleece or quick-dry pants and sweaters
  • Neck warmer and/or balaclava
  • Fleece or warm hat
  • Thermal socks
  • Thin fleece gloves or glove liners
  • Ski goggles or sunglasses
  • Indoor shoes or slippers
  • Swimsuit to enjoy the hot tub!

Book today for a chance to see the Aurora Borealis during Solar maximum in December 2024

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