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Yukon Winter Adventure (Vancouver Departure)
Tour Code: MPYVR2 Departs from Vancouver: Daily, except Dec 24 & 25
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10 Dec, 2019 - 21 Mar, 2020
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An excellent tour for families, experience 5 days of adventure through snowmobiling, dog sledding and relaxing in the warm waters of Takhini Hotsprings. Visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and spend nights Aurora viewing around the fire. Hot drinks and snacks make the wait enjoyable, but the Northern Lights steal the show.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1 Vancouver to Whitehorse & Evening Aurora Viewing
Depart Vancouver Airport for Whitehorse. Upon arrival transfer (included) from the airport to your hotel in downtown Whitehorse. The hotel is located within walking distance of all attractions, restaurants, banks and stores. After your arrival, there is time for an information meeting, the registration for optional tours, the fitting of winter clothing, for shopping and dinner on your own. This evening depart for your first 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 3am.
Day 2 Full Day Sightseeing
Today we’ll show you the capital of the Yukon and the surroundings to give you a first impression: During a city tour you’ll see the old train station of the White Pass & Yukon Route railroad, the Log Skyscraper, old Log Church and the paddle wheeler SS Klondike. We’ll also show you some residential areas and stop at the Visitors Reception Centre. On the way to the Takhini Hot Springs we stop at the Wildlife Preserve where you’ll see most of the wildlife seen in the Yukon, such as moose, caribou, bison, dall sheep, big horn sheep, musk oxen and others. At the Takhini Hot Springs we have time for a leisurely swim in the hot waters. After dinner we’ll pick you up at 10pm for your guided northern lights viewing tour. At around 3am we take you back to your hotel.
Day 3 Full Day Snowmobiling
Your snowmobiling adventure awaits you today. Our van will take you up to Fish Lake, just over half an hour away from the hotel. Here you’ll get your instructions about snowmobile safety and any further instructions you’ll need and off you are across the lake and into some of the most beautiful mountains you can imagine! Lunch will be served on the trail and by late afternoon you’ll return to Whitehorse. At 9.30pm we take you out to your third night of Aurora viewing.
Day 4 Takhini River and Dogsledding Tour
Another highlight of this tour will be this full day dog sledding tour along the Takhini River and into the Ibex Valley west of Whitehorse. Then we will be assigned our team of from 4 to 6 dogs and off we go! We will follow well prepared trails and our guides will make sure that we are always in control of our teams. Lunch will be served along the trail when both, we and the dogs need a well deserved break. By late afternoon we will return to the kennel for a mug of coffee or hot chocolate before we will return to the hotel. At 10pm we will take you out to your last night of aurora viewing.
Day 5 Whitehorse to Vancouver
Transfer (included) to Whitehorse airport for your return flight to Vancouver, upon arrival at Vancouver Airport your package ends.
- Return flights from Vancouver
- Airport transfers in Whitehorse
- All transportation by van as per itinerary
- 4 nights accommodation in a downtown hotel
- 2 lunches
- Admission to Yukon Game Farm
- Admission to Takhini Hot Springs
- Guided Aurora Viewing
- One day snowmobile tour
- One day Dog Mushing Tour
- Knowledgeable and experienced driver/guide for the duration of the tour
- All licenses
- Gratuities for lodge staff and instructors
Checklist of items to bring:
- Ski suit, thermal underwear & warm clothing, hat, mitts, winter boots
- Day pack
- Sunscreen, sunglasses
Optional Winter Clothing Package:
- Includes: Winter outerwear pants and fleece liner, winter outerwear jacket with fleece liner
- Winter boots (Sorel Glacier or similar), insulated mitts, insulated headgear / cap. At $163 incl all taxes
- For constellation photography bring 35 mm SLR manual camera, ASA 400 film or faster, tripod and cable release
- Average temperatures at the this time of winter are between -2° and - 24° Celsius, but extremes may be as low as - 45° Celsius. We ask you to bring proper clothing to withstand these temperatures. You can buy winter clothing in Whitehorse or rent a clothing package from Northern Tales.
- This tour is weather dependent and therefore changes in the itinerary are a possibility. The operator reserves the right to change the tour itinerary.
- Canadian law requires that you sign a ‘release of claims and waiver of liability form’ prior to this trip.