Take a trip to the far north and experience five days of snowy adventures in a winter wonderland. From snowmobiling to dogsledding to a sightseeing flight above the frozen landscape, you'll explore everything the Arctic has to offer. Stop and see wildlife up-close at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve before relaxing with a luxurious soak in the Takhini Hot Springs.

Highlights

  • Spend half a day on a snowmobile tour of the local mountains
  • Explore frozen lakes on a dogsledding tour
  • See the Northern Lights from a comfortable viewing center
  • Visit a nature preserve to view Arctic wildlife such as bison and musk ox
  • Soak in hot outdoor springs surrounded by snowy mountains

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Whitehorse Whitehorse
Day 2 Hot springs, wildlife, and a birds-eye view Whitehorse
Day 3 Dogsledding and Northern Lights Whitehorse
Day 4 Snowmobiling through the Yukon Whitehorse
Day 5 Depart Whitehorse Whitehorse

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Whitehorse

Welcome to the Yukon!
Welcome to the Yukon!

Welcome to Whitehorse! Transfer to your hotel located in the heart of the city on the banks of the Yukon River. Whitehorse is small and easy to explore on foot. In the evening after settling in, head out to the AuroraCentre so see the Northern Lights. 

Day 2: Hot springs, wildlife, and a birds-eye view

See Caribou and other local wildlife
See Caribou and other local wildlife

Start your day with a spectacular sightseeing flight above the frozen landscape. During the 20-minute flight, you will enjoy views of the Yukon that few people ever get to see. Afterward, head back to Whitehorse to explore the city's history and sights, like the historic SS Klondike and a skyscraper made from logs. Later, drive to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve to see local wildlife. Elk, moose, caribou, mountain goats, porcupines, and many other wildlife species call this landscape home. After being out in the cold all day, relax and enjoy the hot water and spectacular winter views at Takhini Hot springs. After a relaxed dinner in Whitehorse, head back out to see Northern Lights from a comfortable seat around a warm fire. 

Day 3: Dogsledding and Northern Lights

Dogsledding through a winter wonderland
Dogsledding through a winter wonderland

Start your day with a safety briefing and history lesson on the old traditions of dog sledding, then head out along the frozen winter paths. Sit back and enjoy the warm blankets and comfortable sled and let the dogs carry you through the cold air. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience to feel the power and endurance of the sled dogs and hear the creaking snow underneath the sled runners. 

After your trip out, reward yourself with a beer from the famous Yukon Brewery at one of several downtown restaurants. After dinner set back out to the AuroraCentre to see the Northern Lights again. 

Day 4: Snowmobiling through the Yukon 

Enjoy an adrenaline-filled ride through the snow
Enjoy an adrenaline-filled ride through the snow

After a hearty breakfast, take a scenic drive out into the mountains near Whitehorse. You will spend the day exploring the incredible winter scenery of the Yukon. Soak up the views of the surrounding snow covered mountains and frozen lakes. Choose to race up and down steep mountain trails, or taking a relaxing ride through the thick forest and down winding historic trails. 

Day 5: Depart Whitehorse

Say goodbye to the wintery tundra
Say goodbye to the wintery tundra

You'll have time for one last walk around town this morning before transferring to the airport for your departing flight.