Enjoy the beauty and mystery of the aurora borealis on this tour to view the northern lights in and around the city of Whitehorse, Yukon. To the north an eerie, sulfurous-green sheen begins to ripple into the night sky. It arcs itself into an ebb and flow, slowly growing, then suddenly bursts across the full expanse of the night sky waving and dancing as if it were happy. It's the spectacular and mystical Northern Lights and viewings such as the one above are common in the Yukon.
This aurora borealis package combines the comfort of a hotel accommodation with evening tours at heated and comfortable facilities away from the city lights to view the northern lights. Whitehorse is considered one of the best places in the world for viewing this natural wonder and the area boasts a high success rate for seeing the lights.
Your package begins with pick up service at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Whitehorse. This same evening you will participate in your first aurora tour. You will transported by van from Whitehorse to a remote cabin a short drive from the city. Here you will enjoy the spectacle of the lights in the comfort of a cozy heated cabin. On day two, you will be treated to a tour of the city of Whitehorse and each evening you will return to the viewing location for a guided aurora tour.
To fill your afternoons, various day activities can be added to your package. Optional tours include snowshoeing, dogsledding, snowmobiling, wildlife preserve, hotsprings tour and ice fishing in the winter. Hiking, hotsprings tours and a visit to a wildlife reserve in the fall.
View the amazing spectacle of the aurora borealis from this wilderness lodge in the Yukon. A scenic 35-minute drive (55 km) from Whitehorse, Yukon's capital city, will find you surrounded with nature's best and one of the best places in the world to view the northern lights. The crystal clear waters of Marsh Lake, spectacular mountain views, pristine forests, as well as an abundance of outdoor activities provide opportunities for all.
This region of the Yukon is considered one of the best in the world for viewing the aurora borealis. These dancing streamers can be pale green, pink, red and blue. Most often the aurora is greenish in colour, the result of particles streaming into atmosphere at speeds of up to 37,000 miles per second.
The season for viewing the aurora borealis is anytime from late August to mid April, when daylight hours are at a minimum and dark night skies prevail. Viewing success is weather dependent and can never be guaranteed but if skies are clear the chances of seeing the lights is good.
Historically, the area was a major transportation route for the Klondike Goldrush of 1898. This adventure lodge offers a natural log structure that affords luxury accommodation and lifestyle pursuits in a retreat-like setting. Choose from one of the well-appointed guest suites each with their own special comforts. The lodge's great room, library and solariums offer a variety of personal spaces. Enjoy at your leisure the outdoor hot tub and sauna or simply experience Yukon's natural offerings from the spacious deck areas.
For one's adventure appetite, a variety of outdoor pursuits such as dog sledding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and snowshoeing are available during the day in the winter. And hiking, canoeing, kayaking and fishing in the fall. This lodge is one of the very few places where you will be able to enjoy the aurora borealis from the comfort of your room.
View one of the most spectacular phenomenon on earth, the aurora borealis, from this wilderness lodge in the northern Canada. Viewable throughout the fall and winter, this location is among the best in the world for viewing the northern lights. Nothing can rival the experience of watching the aurora borealis. Awash in vibrant colors, these northern lights dance across the sky to speak to the moon in mystical voices.
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Travel to the last frontier of northern Canada, where your adventure will begin with a short ski-plane flight from Yellowknife to a secluded wilderness lodge. Let your senses come alive. You'll revel in natural surroundings and inhale the cleansing fragrance of spruce. You will feast your eyes on the northern vista in all its glory and drink in its beauty.
Aurora watchers and stargazers agree there are few better places to see the Aurora than from this lodge. From mid-August, when night skies turn a velvety black to mid October when the lake begins to freeze, guests can be treated to late night shows of the northern lights. On calm nights the lake also reflects the sky, doubling the awe-inspiring images. Autumn is a great time to sit outside in comfort and just lean back and enjoy the show. Day activities during this time of year include fishing, canoeing, kayaking and hiking.
In the winter the adventure continues. The lodge itself, is welcoming atop a rolling, snow covered hill. Inside the main lodge, or in one of our cabins, a cozy wood fire offers warm comfort. Through the day, follow well-marked trails on skis, snowshoes or by snowmobile. Relax with your favorite beverage in the early evening before sitting down to a gourmet dinner prepared by our red seal chef. Later, on clear nights, the Aurora may dance overhead. Enjoy the lights from one of our decks, our hot tub, or snuggled under a duvet in your room. The lodge even offers Aurora Wake Up Service to catch the Northern lights at their best.
One may ask why not just stay in Yellowknife and view aurora? To experience northern lights to the fullest potential you have to get away from city lights and the "light glow" of any populated area. This lodge is fly in only -- there are no other camps or cabins within many miles -- you are in the true wilderness with no light obstructions to hinder your view of the aurora. The main lodge was designed with aurora viewing in mind. All bedrooms offer prime viewing as do the dining, lounge areas, aurora room, decks, sauna deck and hot tub. Come experience the northern lights playing directly over the Lodge in awesome multicoloured displays. You'll have an exclusive, front row seat for nature's own light show after dark.
This lodge lies below the Auroral oval, the enormous band of energy that circles the North Magnetic Pole. Here you are as close to the Aurora as any earthbound spectator ever gets. If the weather is clear, chances are good that you'll see the Aurora on almost any night between mid-August and mid April
View the amazing aurora borealis (northern lights) from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Yellowknife is the capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories and is located directly under the ‘Aurora Oval’, a narrow band encircling the polar reaches of the globe in which the mysterious coloured lights of the aurora borealis are at their most brilliant. Coupled with its clear nights, this favorable geographic location makes Yellowknife consistently one of the best places in the world for aurora viewing. The ideal location of this city is the reason clients, who book at least three consecutive nights of aurora viewing, have enjoyed a success rate of at least 95% over the past five years.
From the strategically located viewing facilities outside of the city and far away from any man-made light, guests experience massive curtains of light that flash dramatically across the night sky, swirling and twisting into magnificent coronas. The aurora borealis, or northern lights, are actually giant electrical storms formed by solar flares from the sun that react with the Earth’s magnetic field. Although they are usually about 100-500 kilometers above the Earth’s upper atmosphere, in Canada’s North, our guests often feel that they can reach up and touch these spectacular light displays! The viewing location is largely made up of tepees, kept warm for your enjoyment, while waiting for the aurora. Guests can learn about the scientific and legendary element of the aurora borealis and receive information on how to photograph them. Food and drinks are served nightly in our dining hall. We have designed the viewing area to maximize the viewing pleasure of our guests and introduce them to our culture, the northern environment and offer them some good wholesome fun!