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Yukon Northern Lights Resort and Spa in Winter

Length

6 days / 5 nights

Hotel type

Remote Lodge

Nights of viewing

4 nights

Where it goes

When to go

November - March

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A relaxing winter vacation in the Yukon

From Vancouver, fly to Whitehorse, the capital city of Canada’s Yukon territory, and enjoy four nights at the rural Northern Lights Resort and Spa. Each night, watch as the colours of the aurora light up the sky, above snow-covered trees, and mountain peaks. Warm up in the sauna, go dogsledding, see the highlights of the city, and more.

Route map of Northern Lights Yukon trip from Vancouver to Whitehorse
Highlights of your trip

Four nights at the beautiful Northern Lights Resort and Spa

Cozy accommodation with large windows or private patios

Go dog sledding, snowmobiling, or wildlife viewing

See the aurora borealis in the Yukon

Top experiences and features

Northern lights in bright night sky by rustic cabins

Wonderful views of the Northern Lights

Located away from the city lights, the Northern Lights Resort and Spa is designed for optimal Aurora viewing. All cabins are north facing and there is a large viewing area and nightly bonfire.

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What’s Included

Hotel accommodation
Return airfare from Vancouver to Whitehorse
Transfers in Whitehorse, between airport and hotel
Unique guided activities such as dogsledding, cultural tours and more
Guided Northern Lights viewing experiences
Electronic travel documentation package
Personalized Fresh Tracks Canada customer service support

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.

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.

Either winter or fall is the best season for viewing the Northern Lights in Canada. During these seasons, there are extended periods of darkness.

Yes! In spite of its cold and snowy reputation, Canada is one of the world’s best destinations for winter sports and activities, from downhill skiing and heli-skiing (invented in Canada), to dog sledding and snowshoeing. Canada is also one of the top places on the planet to see the Northern Lights, with best viewing between November and March.

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.

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.

Trip Itinerary

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Arrive in Vancouver
Day 01

Arrive in Vancouver

Welcome to our hometown — a famously lovely west coast city, surrounded by mountains and ocean.  

Into the north - Vancouver to Whitehorse
Day 02

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
  • Winter Clothing Rental

    We've included a winter clothing package to ensure you keep warm and comfortable throughout your trip.

  • 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 Whitehorse
Day 03

Explore Whitehorse

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

    Explore the Yukon's capital city and visit sites such as the SS Klondike and the Old Log Church. Walk along Front Street, see fantastic street murals, and learn about the city's rich culture and history.   

Outdoor adventures in Whitehorse
Day 04

Outdoor adventures in Whitehorse

Embrace life in the Canadian north with an outdoor winter activity — one of the many activities Yukoners have been doing for decades. Later, enjoy another evening of Northern Lights viewing.  

  • Dog Sledding Adventure

    Discover the basics of dogsledding on a half-day tour. You have the option to drive your own dog team, following your professional guide, or take it easy and hop into the guide’s sled. Enjoy the views on this scenic 15-kilometre trail through the Yukon wilderness.  

Relax or explore the Yukon
Day 05

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.

    You have 2 options to choose from today:
  • Introduction to Snowmobiling Tour
  • Wildlife Preserve and Hot Springs Tour
Return to the West Coast – Whitehorse to Vancouver
Day 06

Return to the West Coast – Whitehorse to Vancouver

Your Yukon winter experience finishes as you 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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Comfort Level
Resort Accommodation
Alpine Log Cabin (twin)
Activities and Northern Lights Viewing
Fully guided
Meals
Most meals included
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Fairmont Vancouver Airport

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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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Visit Dawson City

Visit Dawson City

If travelling between January and March, extend your time in the Yukon with our 3-night Dawson City add-on. Discover the area's Klondike Gold Rush history, learn cultural crafting practices, explore the rugged Tombstone Territorial Park, and of course, see the Northern Lights.

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