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Yukon: Aurora Borealis Evening Viewing Tour

1. Yukon: Aurora Borealis Evening Viewing Tour

Be collected from the Whitehorse hotel and board a comfortable warm minibus to begin your scenic trek out of the city. Your guide will drive you directly to a custom-built viewing location, which is equipped with restrooms. On arrival, immerse yourself in the quiet natural landscape and gaze at the unbelievable colors of the aurora borealis. This is one of the most sought-after Northern experiences, a Yukon winter vacation is only complete by viewing the aurora borealis cascading across the night sky. A chemical light reaction caused when solar energy interacts with the Earth’s atmosphere, producing dramatic dancing waves of green light from one horizon to another. The Northern Lights have captivated viewers since the beginning of time, as evidenced by the many Yukon First Nation legends they have inspired.  As you listen to your guide explain how and why the northern lights are formed in this area of the Yukon, warm up with hot drinks and refuel with complimentary snacks. Rest assured that your guide is there for technical photography assistance as you snap photographs over the course of the evening. Relax or doze off on the ride back to Whitehorse, where the tour ends at the doorstep of your accommodation.

Kluane National Park: Full Day Tour

2. Kluane National Park: Full Day Tour

Visit the magnificent Kluane National Park, a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Admire the scenic Kathleen Lake and enjoy a short hike at the Rock Glacier where you can witness the magnificent views of the surrounding lakes and mountains. The hike will be followed by a visit to the historic indigenous Klukshu Village, for the chance to see wild salmon reaching their spawning grounds. In Haines Junction, make a stop at the Da Kų Cultural Center to learn more about the rich history of the Kluane National Park. Take the option to join a sightseeing flight above the second largest ice field on earth.

Whitehorse: Half-Day Snowshoeing Tour

3. Whitehorse: Half-Day Snowshoeing Tour

Snowshoeing is one of the best ways to enjoy the tranquility of the Yukon wilderness and to photograph the stunning Yukon landscape. On this half-day snowshoeing tour, you’ll get to strap on a pair of lightweight modern snowshoes and experience the rugged backcountry just like the gold miners, trappers and fur traders of days gone by. Visit scenic locations in the Whitehorse area backcountry and get the chance to spot wildlife such as spruce grouse, foxes, coyotes and snowshoe hares. Enjoy warm beverage and a snack to round out the day.

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What people are saying about Whitehorse

Great tour! You could stay in a warm cabin/hut if you would like until the Northern Lights came out and the tour guides told you to come out to see them. The coloured lights can be difficult to see with the naked eye, so it was really helpful to have their expertise and photography skills. They took photos with their DSLR cameras which you could purchase later. They were also kind enough to drop me off at my hotel which I wasn't expecting. I would do this tour again. 10/10!

The snowy landscape on the banks of the Yukon River is wonderful. It seems to me a beautiful experience.

It was a nice activity, the guide was very informative, caring and did a fine job. Thanks Rafael.

Excellent Guide Gustavo Rebolledo is an example of service and attitude!

Great sites and wonder tour guide. Kei Ito was the best.