Northern Lights of the Yukon
Holiday Ref: 16553
The Yukon is well known as one of the best places in the world to view the Aurora Borealis and is within easy reach of Vancouver, British Columbia. Sit and watch under a clear sky this amazing spectacle dancing across the sky. Make sure you take your camera as these are memories you will never forget.
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Upon arrival into Vancouver Airport transfer to your downtown Vancouver Hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure in the beautiful Pacific Coastal City.
Make your way back to Vancouver Airport for your flight to Whitehorse (Main terminal). Upon arrival at the airport you will be greeted by a local representative of Northern
Tales Travel Services who will welcome you to the Yukon and transfer you to your hotel. Once you have checked in you will receive an orientation meeting describing what to expect during your stay. The rest of the day is yours until your first evening viewing of the Aurora Borealis. The Aurora Borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights, is a spectacle of magnetic and electrical charges in the air, colouring the sky a multitude of majestic hues. Tonight is your first chance to view this spectacular show. Departing the hotel at 22:00 in groups, you will be taken to a prime viewing area and treated to snacks and hot drinks during your viewing.
Contemplate the sublime beauty of this fascinating array of blues, reds, greens and violets in this idyllic setting as you relax in a cozy heated cabin or walled tent. Return to the hotel at approximately 02:30. You will have another opportunity for viewing tomorrow evening. Overnight in Whitehorse.
On the morning of day 2 you are treated to a tour of the scenic city of Whitehorse, a former gold rush settlement set against a stunning backdrop of mountains. Discover the highlights of this town such as Main Street, the Train Depot of White Pass, Log Skyscraper, Log Church, the Sternwheeler SS Klondike, fish ladders and Schwatka Lake. Each day you are free to relax in the warm comfort of the hotel, or book an optional activity such as dogsledding, ice fishing, flightseeing or snowshoeing. You will have an opportunity to view the Aurora Borealis every evening of your stay. While waiting for the lights to appear, guests are invited to sit at a roaring bonfire, roast marshmallows, have tea and hot chocolate, chat with local guides, try out snow shoeing, tobogganing on a small hill. On day 2 or 3, you will visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve (admission included), where you’ll have the opportunity to view and photograph wildlife in its natural habitat. Dall sheep, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, mule deer, wapiti (elk), woodland caribou, wood bison, musk-ox, moose and even lynx can all seen on this tour, usually up close! To cap of a great day, you will also travel to the nearby Takhini Hot Springs (admission included). The outdoor hot springs pool provides a warm sanctuary amid the cold weather and is a must-do activity while visiting Whitehorse! (Visit to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and Takhini Hot Springs is included for arrivals Oct 1 - Nov 30 only). Overnights in Whitehorse.
Today your northern experience comes to an end as you check out of your hotel and transferred to Whitehorse Airport for your flight back to Vancouver, where you will stay for a further night.
Enjoy Vancouver before heading to the Airport for your flight back to the UK with memories never to be forgotten.