Yukon Northern Lights Resort and Spa in Fall
6 days / 5 nights
Nights of viewing
Where it goes
When to go
August - October
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Vibrant fall foliage and Northern Lights
The fall season in the Yukon is an explosion of colour. The mountain landscape is filled with shades of yellow and orange, while the night sky is decorated with the blue and green Northern Lights. This itinerary includes four nights at the Northern Lights Resort and Spa so you can get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Maximize your time outdoors with guided visits to nearby attractions.
Relax at the Northern Lights Resort and Spa
Four nights of guided Northern Lights viewing
Stay in an alpine chalet or an aurora glass chalet
Discover the beautiful Yukon landscape in the fall
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Frequently Asked Questions
Although Whitehorse, and the Yukon in general, is an incredible spot for Northern Llghts viewing, the lights aren’t visible every night. Your chances are high, but because this is nature, nothing is guaranteed.
The two main ways to get to the Yukon are by car or by plane. Most travellers either fly into Whitehorse or drive up from B.C.
Our vacations are not typically escorted. You are not tied into a specific group, or a rigid daily itinerary but rather have the freedom of independent travel.
This allows you, with the help of our travel experts, to personalize your trip to suit your interests, timeframe, and budget. We’ll guide you through the process and provide the reassurance of seamless connections, customer service support, and scheduled activities tailored to your taste.
An exception to this is our Northern Lights vacations in Churchill. These are hosted trips. On these trips, you will be with the same group for each day of your trip and have a daily activity schedule. A local guide will be with you and almost all meals are included.
As Northern Lights viewing experiences take place at night, there is plenty of time in the day for other activities. Tour and activity options depend on the season and the location. In the winter, go dogsledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling or ice fishing. In the fall, go hiking, wildlife viewing, and sightseeing. There are opportunities to learn about local culture and history too.
Either winter or fall is the best season for viewing the Northern Lights in Canada. During these seasons, there are extended periods of darkness.
You can photograph the Northern Lights, but you will need a tripod and preferably a DSLR camera where you can control the shutter speed. A wide angle lens is also recommended to capture their full scope.
The Northern Lights are most commonly a greenish-yellow hue, though they can appear pink, red, blue and even violet.
Arrive in Vancouver
Welcome to our hometown — a famously lovely west coast city, surrounded by mountains and ocean.
Into the north - Vancouver to Whitehorse
Head north to Whitehorse, one of North America's best Northern Lights (aurora borealis) viewing locations. Whitehorse has low precipitation levels — it is practically a desert — which means little cloud cover and maximum viewing time!
- Flight from Vancouver to Whitehorse
- Transfer to Northern Lights Resort and Spa
- Aurora Viewing at the Northern Lights Resort and Spa
The Northern Lights Resort and Spa was designed for ideal Aurora viewing. Located away from the city lights, all seven cabins are north facing, with either large windows or a private patio. View the lights from your cabin or join other guests at the nightly outdoor bonfire. Request a door knock so that you can sleep as long as possible and still not miss the lights.
Explore the Yukon's largest city, set on the mighty Yukon river. Learn about the history of Whitehorse, the land and its people. Finish your day by gazing into the dark sky and searching for the Aurora Borealis.
- Whitehorse City Tour
With a guide, explore the Yukon's capital city and visit popular sites, such as the SS Klondike, Miles Canyon, and the Old Log Church. Glimpse fantastic street murals and learn about the city's rich culture and history.
Outdoor adventures in the Yukon
Venture outside of Whitehorse and explore the Southern Lakes area. Later, enjoy another evening of Northern Lights viewing.
- Southern Lakes Tour
Discover the Southern Lakes area with a knowledgeable guide. Visit the stunning Emerald Lake, the Carcross Desert, and the village of Carcross.
Relax or explore the Yukon
Spend one final full day at the Northern Lights Resort and Spa. Enjoy another outdoor adventure or opt for a massage and spa day in; the choice is yours.
- Wildlife Preserve and Hot Springs Tour
Return to the West Coast – Whitehorse to Vancouver
Head to the airport for your flight back to Vancouver. Watch the changing landscape on your journey to the West Coast. Your Northern Lights vacation comes to an end upon arrival in Vancouver Airport
- Transfer to Whitehorse Airport
- Flight from Whitehorse to Vancouver
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Fairmont Vancouver Airport
Located above the US departures terminal, the Fairmont Vancouver Airport is perfect for an overnight stay before or after a flight. The luxury hotel features soundproofed floor-to-ceiling windows, diverse dining options, and an indoor pool and spa.
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