Welcome to Whitehorse

Not immediately appealing, Whitehorse rewards the curious. It has a well-funded arts community (with an especially vibrant visual arts community), good restaurants and a range of motels. Exploring the sights within earshot of the rushing Yukon River can easily take a day or more. Look past the bland commercial buildings and you'll see many heritage ones awaiting discovery.

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$103.52 Outdoor Activities

Arctic Day: Evening Aurora Viewing

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Arctic Range Adventure, Whitehorse, YukonOne of the most sought-after Northern experiences, a Yukon winter vacation is only complete with viewing the aurora borealis cascading across the Yukon night sky.A chemical light reaction caused when solar energy interacts with the Earth’s atmosphere, producing dramatic, dancing waves of green light from one horizon to another the Northern Lights have captivated viewers since the beginning of time, as evidence by the many Yukon First Nation legends they’ve inspired.We invite you to join us on our Aurora viewing tour at our custom built Aurora viewing location, far from the lights of the city, so you can experience the Northern Lights for yourself – and create your own legends.Duration: 4 hours

$536.88 Kid Friendly

Yukon Aurora Borealis Viewing 4-Day Small-Group Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival WhitehorseStop At: Arctic Range Adventure, Whitehorse, YukonTransfer to your hotel located in the heart of the city, not far from the banks of the Yukon River. Whitehorse is small and easy to explore on foot or by vehicle. Later in the evening we set out to the AuroraCentre where we’ll seek the sight of northern lights.Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in downtown Whitehorse Hotel.Day 2: Northern Lights Viewing at the Aurora CentreStop At: S.S. Klondike National Historic SiteIn the late morning you will discover the sights of Whitehorse, historic and yet trendy, on a city tour with character. Visit the SS Klondike National Historic Site; among the last of the great paddlewheelers that plied the Yukon River system until the 1950’s, the Old Log Church; the oldest building in Whitehorse, the unique Log Cabin Skyscraper; a three story tower made completely out of logs. And when you’ve seen all these top sites, Main Street is perfect for strolling and shopping with its shops galleries and café’s. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in downtown Whitehorse Hotel.Day 3: Northern Lights Viewing at the AuroraCentreStop At: Arctic Range AdventureDay free for optional sightseeing and touring. In the winter season you have the option to try one of the many Yukon winter activities. You’ll get the chance to experience Jack London’s Yukon while experiencing the region’s most popular sport, dog sledding! After a detailed safety briefing and hooking up the dogs, you’ll soon be on your way along the shores of a frozen alpine lake, surrounded by snowy mountains. Buck and White Fang will spring to mind as you feel the power and endurance of the loveable Alaskan huskies, with their steamy breath curling above their ears and the hiss of the sled whisking over the trail. Later in the evening we set out once more to the AuroraCentre where we’ll seek the sight of northern lights. Duration: 4 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in downtown Whitehorse Hotel.Day 4: Departure WhitehorsePass By: Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International AirportTransfer to the airport.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$111.55 Kid Friendly

Arctic Day: Yukon Wildlife and Hot Springs Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Yukon Wildlife Preserve, Whitehorse, YukonVisit the Yukon Wildlife PreserveDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Takhini Hot Springs, Whitehorse, YukonEnjoy the hot springs.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

$496.80 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Days Tour Fall Color in Yukon from Whitehorse

Real hands-on experienceDay 1: (Sunday or Thursday) Arrival dayYou will be picked up at the airport and bring you to the lodge located in the Yukon Wilderness.Check in the room,(shared bathrooms) introduction to the off the grid lifestyle and the dogs. Handing out cold weather clothing.Night 1:Cozy set up on deck for guest to stay out and wait for the northern lights.Hot drinks and snacks provided. Also two living rooms in the house with cozy sofas and lots of interesting books to look at so guests do not have to wait in the cold.Day 2 AM:Fall training run with the dogs. No snow yet to pull a sled so the dogs will pull a ATV. Up to 12 dogs on one ATV , educational part of how to harness and bootie the dogs, Approx. 1 hour on the ATV, after a walk with dogs to the shore of the Takhini RiverLunch at the LodgeAfternoon:Trip to the Wildlife preserve and the Hotsprings. One of the guides will take you to see a variety of species that call Yukon their home before you soak in the warm and relaxing water at the Takhini Hot Pools.Night 2:Another night to watch for the skies to light up with the northern lights. Use the tripods provided to get the perfect shot.Day 3 am: Time to catch up on some sleep. Pm: 3-hour canoe trip on the Takhini River (two hours on the water) amazing fall colors along the river, and the chance to see wildlife. Beavers call the Takhini River their home and you will be able to see their houses and dams along the wayNight 3:Last night to stay up and enjoy the comfort of the lodge.Day 4:  Departure dayDrop off at the airport or at a hotel in town, depending on guest arrangements.

$151.68 Water Sports

Whitehorse to Yukon River Canoeing Small-Group Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productCanoeing on the Yukon RiverDuration: 3 hoursLocation: Yukon River, Yukon

$103.52 Outdoor Activities

Westmark to Miles Canyon Arctic Hiking Tour Half or Full Day

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productOn this half day hiking tour you'll get to see the beautiful Miles Canyon and learn about the history of the Gold Rush. We'll hike a well established trail along the Yukon River and visit the historic site of Canyon City.Duration: 3 hoursLocation: Miles Canyon, Whitehorse, Yukon