The Yukon territory boasts some of the best northern light views which you can enjoy from a heated tent or cosy cabin.
With plenty of free time to explore, set your own pace and choose activities that interest you the most.
For three nights keep an eye on the skies for the dancing northern lights from the perfect base at your resort.
Nestled between British Columbia, Alaska and the Beaufort Sea, Canada’s Yukon Territory is just about as remote as it gets. In summer, the sun shines brightly until the stroke of midnight and in winter, the brilliant natural phenomenon known as the aurora borealis, or northern lights, glimmer across the sky. This is your chance to experience nature’s own theatre for yourself. Spend the afternoon at leisure in Whitehorse, exploring this remote city where gold rush influences remain front-and-centre. Perhaps visit Whitehorse’s many galleries and museums, or you might like to take a relaxing stroll along the banks of the Yukon River, which runs through the forests and peaks of Yukon Territory and Alaska for some 3,190 kilometres. Later, set out on your unforgettable viewing of the northern lights. Bundle up to keep warm and wrap your hands around a mug of hot chocolate while you wait in a heated tent or cosy cabin, filled with anticipation to see the ribbons of light that dance across the night sky.
Stay: Whitehorse, central location
The historic sights of Whitehorse are illuminated as you set out on an enlightening guided city tour. See the dry-docked SS Klondike standing guard on the riverbank, pass by the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad station, wander down Main Street and marvel at the craftsmanship of the world’s only log cabin-style cathedral. The afternoon takes you onwards to the stunning Northern Lights Resort and Spa, located in the rugged countryside on private land. Away from the city centre and surrounded by pine forests and mountainous terrain, this secluded hideaway is the perfect place to see the northern lights, with plenty of open space nearby and no light pollution. Take the time to unwind and familiarise yourself with your surrounds before enjoying a delicious dinner. This evening, be sure to keep an eye on the skies for the magnificent aurora borealis. Choose from numerous amazing vantage points – soaking in the hot tub, sprawled out in an open field or from the comfort and intimacy of your room. Just be sure to turn your gaze skyward to catch the flickers of colour as the lights begin their dance.
Stay: Three Nights, Whitehorse, Northern Lights Resort and SpaDaily :
Your time at the Northern Lights Resort and Spa is yours to shape. Perhaps spend your time curled up in front of the fireplace with a book or relax in the Finnish or infrared sauna. Alternatively, rug up and dive into the wintry wilderness on a selection of optional excursions that are also available (own expense). Adventure-seekers might want to embrace the winter conditions and try their hand at dog mushing, learn to drive a snowmobile or embark on a nature tour through the Yukon’s boreal forest. Each night is ripe with the possibility of chancing a sighting of the mysterious northern lights curtaining the sky.Daily :
Continue your adventures at the Northern Lights Resort and Spa.Daily :
Spend this morning at leisure before returning to central Whitehorse. Later, watch for the elusive aurora borealis one final time at the Northern Tales Trading Post viewing point – the best place in the city from which to watch the kaleidoscope of colours.
Stay: Whitehorse, central locationDaily :
Your journey ends today. After breakfast, be transferred to Whitehorse Airport for your onward flight.Daily :
Enjoy ease of travel with airport transfers included to Whitehorse where your northern lights adventure begins.
Stay two nights in the capital of Canada's Yukon Territory, where historic gold-rush heritage still prevails.
Each day at the resort is yours to craft and nightly you may be rewarded with the mysterious northern lights.
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