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4-Day Northern Lights Tour in Whitehorse from Vancouver

Duration: 4 days
Destination: Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver
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Experience the wild beauty of Alaska and the glow of the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) on this 4-day tour to Whitehorse from Vancouver, with round-trip airfare included. Roar off into the wilderness on a snowmobile and try your hand at ice fishing with a guide. Run with the huskies on an optional dog-sledding tour, and every day, relish views of the Yukon's mountains, lakes and forests. From your luxury lakeside accommodation, witness the brilliant colors roping across the night sky. Your trip includes a tour of Whitehorse and daily meals made with local ingredients.


  • Breakfast included
  • Dinner included
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multi-Day Trip

What You Can Expect

The famous Northern Lights, snowmobiling, ice fishing and, if you wish, dog mushing are all part of your 4-day retreat into the Yukon wilderness. See Itinerary for details.


Day 1: Vancouver — Whitehorse (D)

Hop on your plane at Vancouver International Airport and fly to Whitehorse, the capital of Canada’s Yukon region. When you land from your Air North flight, your local guide takes you on a city tour of Whitehorse. Visit the log church and skyscrapers, the National Park Historic site of the SS Klondike sternwheeler and drive through Miles Canyon. Learn about Whitehorse’s history and cultural background, and hear how the industries of mining and transportation have influenced city development. Enjoy some time for shopping, as well.

Then, take a scenic 35-minute drive to your accommodation located on the shores of Marsh Lake, the northern point of a chain of lakes stretching from the Pacific Coast to the Yukon River. Your charming and luxurious retreat, featured on Martha Stewart Living and listed by National Geographic Traveler in 2009 as one the top 150 places to stay, exudes a calming, cozy atmosphere, and is the ideal location to recharge and explore the Canadian wilderness. You’ll stay here for all three nights of your tour. Check in, receive your Arctic winter clothes and then dig into a home-cooked dinner.

After dinner, return to your room to relax or watch the Northern Lights, also called aurora borealis, right outside your hotel. In the fall and winter months, its distance from surrounding city lights gives you an ideal vantage point. Gaze in awe at the beautiful sulfurous-green sheens of light rippling into the night, slowly growing and then bursting across the full expanse of the sky.

Day 2: Whitehorse (B, L, D)

In the morning, after a hearty homemade breakfast, embark on a snowmobiling adventure. Receive a safety briefing from your guide along the shores of Marsh Lake. Once you’re ready, follow your guide and take off into the wilderness to Caribou Lake, where you'll try your hand at ice fishing. With some luck, you may reel in trout or grayling from a hole in the ice! Your guide starts up a campfire, around which you’ll enjoy a provided lunch while admiring the mountain and forest landscapes.

Zoom back to Marsh Lake and take some time to warm up in the hotel’s sauna, hot tub or solarium, or sit near the main fireplace. For dinner, get ready for a true taste of the Yukon. The night's multi-course dinner begins with an appetizer and salad before launching into dishes featuring local elk, bison, caribou and Arctic char. End the evening on a sweet note with dessert, and then spend a free evening basking in the Northern Lights before tucking in for the night. 

Day 3: Whitehorse — Vancouver (B, L, D)

Fuel up in the morning with breakfast and then choose how you’d like to spend another memorable day in the Yukon. Strap on snowshoes to explore nearby wooded paths or slide down hills on a toboggan; all gear is available at the hotel.

Or, experience another local draw, dog mushing, and sign up for a half-day or full-day dog-sledding tour (additional expense). Depending on the timing of your visit, you can join in an exhilarating training run with the dogs and meet the canine family (October to November), mush into the open wilderness (December to March) or get an inside look into the life of a dog handler with a large brood of huskies (April).

Work up an appetite no matter which activity you choose and tear into your hearty lunch and dinner meals (provided). Then relax in your room or soak up your final night viewing of the aurora borealis lights.

Day 4: Whitehorse — Vancouver (B, L)
After a satisfying breakfast, pack your bags and spend a leisurely day at your lakeside hotel. Take a final walkabout with snowshoes to admire the gorgeous scenery, holler whoops of joy while tobogganing, or make use of the hotel’s amenities and enjoy the heat inside the sauna or hot tub.

Dig into lunch and then say goodbye to your rejuvenating visit to Canada's rustic countryside before boarding the provided transportation to the airport. Your 5pm flight will deliver you back in Vancouver a little more than two hours later, with many memories and photos to share.

Please note: The flight on Sunday departs at 3:30pm, makes a stop at Kelowna and arrives in Vancouver at 7:15pm.

Required! Please specify gender in 'special requirements' box at checkout

Cancellation Policy

Package is not cancellable.


  • Round-trip airfare from Vancouver to Whitehorse
  • 3 nights of accommodation at a lakeside hotel
  • All necessary ground transport
  • Guided Whitehorse city tour
  • Snowmobile tour and ice fishing trip
  • Optional snowshoeing or tobogganing
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Use of winter clothing and snow shoes (optional)


  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Required: You must specify gender in 'special requirements' box at checkout
  • Please note: Flight times listed are subject to change and are dependent on airline schedule
  • Price is per person, based on single, double, triple or quadruple occupancy (depending on accommodation type selected)
  • The temperature is very cold in the winter time, so we recommend warm clothing including winter outerwear, jacket with inner fleece liner, water-proof boots, insulated mitts and insulated hats. You may rent winter clothing for the duration of the trip. Also bring a bathing suit and towel

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure Point

Flight departs from Vancouver International Airport on Day 1

Departure Time

11:00am daily, Oct – April


4 days

Return Details

Flight returns to Vancouver International Airport in the evening on Day 4

Tour Options

Single Occupancy


Single occupancy in a standard room
Double Occupancy


Double occupancy in a standard room
Triple Occupancy


Triple occupancy in a standard room
Quadruple Occupancy

Code: QUAD

Quadruple occupancy in a suite-style room

User's Reviews

Image - 03 Jan 2018 -


Was a great adventure and worth it.
Lovely location, accommodation and adventures, snowmobiling, dog sledding and fortunate enough to have a spectacular experience to view the northern lights, what a show we got to witness !!!

Image - 01 May 2017 -


Fantastic trip in every way, I'd highly recommend. The lodge is absolutely beautiful, rustic and right on the lake which was frozen in February. Dinner was gourmet quality every night, and filled with great conversation with other guests from all over the world. There's a room full of parkas, gloves, and boots available to borrow so you're never cold. We stayed in the Metal Room which is at the front of the house and faced towards the early Northern Lights - it was a bit small but there are larger rooms available if you need. We felt really well taken care of by everyone.

We did the snowmobiling and ice fishing tour, didn't catch any fish but has a great time on the ice. We went for a walk, roasted marshmallows and venison sausages, and zoomed around on the snowmobiles. It was an experience to drill a hole in the ice! We also did the dog sledding tour through a separate company, I'd skip it and go snowmobiling if you're trying to choose.

Image - 13 Feb 2016 -

Kerri F

A beautiful location, with great service, accommodation, food and activities.

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