Northern Lights Tour

Private group aurora viewing tours in the Yukon | CA-NTY101

Join the hunt for the aurora borealis on these private group northern lights tours in the Yukon

Overview

Mother Nature is having a party, and you're invited! Join your guides and experience the exciting hunt for the Northern Lights. You will be driven to several viewing locations, find clear sky so you can capture that perfect photo of the Aurora Borealis.

Tour Highlights

  • Aurora Borealis
  • Wilderness experience
  • City tour to Whitehorse, Yukon
  • Ice fishing, snowshoeing or dog sledding

This private Aurora Hunting tour is a nice little twist on the "classic" Aurora Tours and can be quite an exciting adventure. Aurora Hunting is definitely the more private approach and a true Yukon wilderness experience.

The Aurora Hunt starts at the hotel in Whitehorse, where you'll board our Aurora van. Then you head to various viewpoints. Your guide will have checked the weather forecast and  determines where to go; where the skies are clear, etc. Once you've arrived at a good spot, the guide will start a campfire (depends on season), so you can roast some marshmallows and have a hot chocolate under the Northern Lights.

This is a true wilderness experience, so you won't be at a heated site, and guests should be aware that they need to dress appropriately. The van will be there to warm up in, but it can only heat up that much in -40C. You also will not have access to proper washrooms, but we will make sure to stop at outhouses where possible. This is a true adventure after all. Avoid the crowds. The Hunt Is On!

  • Personal Experience
  • Local Guides
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
Available Aug - Mar
Duration 1-5 days
Departs From Whitehorse, YT
Difficulty Level Easy
Group maximum 8
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes
Region Yukon Territory

From

175 CAD

Per Adult

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  • Toll Free number in N. America: +1 888 285 1676
  • International number: +1 780 414 1676

Availability (2019): Based on double occupancy.
1 day tour, available September 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019
3 day tour, available August 25, 2018 - March 31, 2019
4 day tour, available August 25, 2018 - March 31, 2019
5 day tour, available August 25, 2018 - March 31, 2019

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What's Included

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Included

  • Comfortable heated van

Suggested Clothing

  • Warm coat
  • Winter boots
  • Fleece underclothes
  • Warm socks
  • Hat
  • Mitts
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Winter clothing rentals available

Suggested Items

  • Camera
  • Daypack
  • Water bottle

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Itinerary

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Information

Why Aurora hunting?

Your guides go to great lengths to give you the best chances of seeing the magic light show from outer space. There is no fixed location and you will becdriven to several viewing spots to give you the best chances of seeing the Northern Lights. Your guides will take you further than anyone else in  the Yukon to find clear sky. During the night we'll drive to several viewing locations. If it's cloudy in one location, we'll drive to the next one. This maximizes your chances of seeing the Northern Lights.

Guide information: An experienced guide and driver will accompany you on all the tours and your guide will move around to find the best viewing location.

Transportation: Trips begin and end in Whitehorse, Yukon. Pick up and drop off at your hotel is included. For tours 2 nights or longer with accommodations, airport transfers are included. Whitehorse is accessible by air from Vancouver, Edmonton or Calgary on Air Canada or Air North.

Weather: Average winter temperatures are between -2° and - 24° Celsius, but extremes may be as low as -45° Celsius.

Accommodations: Hotel accommodations in Whitehorse are included for tours 2 nights or longer. No accommodations included on the 1 night package.

Restrictions: As you will be traveling short distances of foot over ice, snow and uneven ground- as well as standing around in sub-zero (arctic) temperatures for possibly quite some time- a moderate degree of physical fitness and stamina is required.

Pick up at your hotel at approximately 9:30 pm. 

During the night we'll drive to several viewing locations. If it's cloudy in one location, we'll drive to the next one. This maximizes your chances of seeing the Northern Light. Your guide will build a campfire and serve snacks and hot beverages. 

Return to your hotel at approximately 2:30 am.

DAY 1

Transfer from Whitehorse Airport to the hotel in downtown Whitehorse.  At 9.30 PM we depart for the great Aurora hunt.
Small groups and personal attention are the core of our aurora hunting service.

 

DAY 2

During the day: optional tours can be added to your trip. Go ice fishing, snowshoeing or dog sledding. 

At 9:30 PM we depart for Aurora hunting. Hot drinks and snacks are provided. Return to hotel around 2:30 AM.

 

DAY 3

Today we'll make sure you will be on time at the airport  your flight home.

DAY 1

Transfer from Whitehorse Airport to the hotel in downtown Whitehorse. At 9.30 PM we depart for the great Aurora hunt. Small groups and personal attention are the core of our aurora hunting service.

 

DAY 2

During the day: optional tours can be added to your trip. Go ice fishing, snowshoeing or dog sledding. At 9:30 PM we depart for Aurora hunting. Hot drinks and snacks are provided. Return to hotel around 2:30 AM.

 

DAY 3

Day at your leisure or choose one of our optional day tours. At 9:30 PM departure for Aurora Hunting.

 

DAY 4

Today we'll make sure you will be on time at the airport  your flight home.

DAY 1

Transfer from Whitehorse Airport to the hotel in downtown Whitehorse. At 9.30 PM we depart for the great Aurora hunt. Small groups and personal attention are the core of our aurora hunting service.

 

DAY 2

During the day: optional tours can be added to your trip. Go ice fishing, snowshoeing or dog sledding. At 9:30 PM we depart for Aurora hunting. Hot drinks and snacks are provided. Return to hotel around 2:30 AM.

 

DAY 3

Day at your leisure or choose one of our optional day tours. At 9:30 PM departure for Aurora Hunting.

 

DAY 4

Day at your leisure or choose one of our optional day tours. At 9:30 PM departure for Aurora Hunting.

 

DAY 5

Today we'll make sure you will be on time at the airport  your flight home.

Aurora is a natural phenomenon. Due to weather conditions (clouds) and/or activity level of the Aurora, there is always a chance it will not be visible.

Moon or  no moon?
There are many rumors about moon light affecting your chances to see the Northern Lights. Some say you can't even see the Northern Lights if there is a moon. Don't worry, that's not true at all. Moon light has no negative effect on sightings. When there is a moon, it will give a beautiful light on the mountains and forests. This creates a magnificent foreground lightning.

On new moon nights you will experience extreme darkness and after adjusting your eyes to the darkness and if the sky is clear, you will see millions of stars, galaxies and even some planets. No matter if you decide to be our guest on nights with or without moon light, seeing a good Northern Lights show is always spectacular!

Payment Details

Deposit and Taxes

  • Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.
  • A 20% deposit is required to hold your reservation.
  • Balance of payment is due 30 days before trip commencement.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS

Cancellation fees are as follows:

  • Until 30 days before departure: 20% of the total amount
  • 29 to 15 days before departure: 50% of the total amount,
  • 14 days or less before departure and less: 100% of the total amount.

Deposit is non-refundable.