Discover scenic Whitehorse, endless mountains, and a winter wonderland on this tour of the frozen north. Spend your days viewing Arctic animals in a wildlife preserve, soaking in hot springs, and exploring the mountainous landscape by dogsled. In the evenings, head just outside of town for clear skies and a stunning view of the Northern Lights from the comfort of a roaring campfire.

Highlights

  • See the Northern Lights from a comfortable viewing center
  • Visit a nature preserve to view Arctic wildlife such as moose and musk ox
  • Soak in hot springs surrounded by snowy mountains  

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Whitehorse Whitehorse
Day 2 Wildlife Viewing, Hot Springs & Northern Lights  Whitehorse
Day 3 Northern Lights Viewing at the AuroraCentre Whitehorse
Day 4 Depart Whitehorse Whitehorse

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Whitehorse

Welcome to the frozen north! 
Welcome to the frozen north! 

After arriving, 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, so head out to see the town after settling in. Later in the evening, set out to the AuroraCentre to see your first glimpse of the extraordinary Northern Lights. 

Day 2: Wildlife Viewing, Hot Springs & Northern Lights 

Caribou in the wildlife preserve
Caribou in the wildlife preserve

Start your morning with a hearty breakfast to get you ready for the day's adventures. After, head out on a city tour of Whitehorse, a historic and trendy city with lots of character. Tour the SS Klondike, one of the last big paddle wheel boats to work the Yukon River until the 1950s. Stop and see the Old Log Church and unique Log Cabin Skyscraper, then stroll down Main Street to explore the shops, galleries, and cafes along the way. 

After early lunch, head to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve for a close-up view of some of the area's largest mammal species, including moose, bison, and the musk-oxen of the high Arctic. Not far from here is the Takhini Hot Springs where you can relax and indulge in the natural hot springs and stunning winter scenery. Head back to Whitehorse for a relaxed dinner, then head back on the road again to see the Northern Lights. Relax in comfort and enjoy the starry skies at a seat around a warm fire at a tailor-made aurora viewing location. 

Day 3: Northern Lights Viewing at the AuroraCentre

A breathtaking view of the Northern Lights 
A breathtaking view of the Northern Lights 

Today is a free day for optional sightseeing and tour. Try one of the many Yukon winter activities to explore the frozen winter wonderland around you. Try the area's most popular sport on a once-in-a-lifetime dog sledding tour through the Arctic landscape. Enjoy the warm blankets and comfortable seat in the sled as you explore the shores of a frozen alpine lake, nestled in the middle of snowy mountains. Feel the power and endurance of the loveable Alaskan Huskies as you fly over the ice, listening to the creak of the snow under the sled. 

After a full day, stop in town for a cozy dinner before heading back out to see the Northern Lights illuminate the starry skies. 

Day 4: Depart Whitehorse

Say goodbye to the frozen Yukon 
Say goodbye to the frozen Yukon 

Time for one last walk around town this morning before transferring to the airport to check in for your departing flight.