Yukon Northern Lights

Yukon Northern Lights

Region

Yukon Territory

Location

Marsh Lake, Near Whitehorse

Availability

December 2020 - March 2021

EXPERIENCE TYPE

Remote Luxury, Wilderness, Winter Adventure, Northern Lights

Experience overview

On this 5 day winter experience, see the Aurora Borealis from one of the world’s premiere viewing locations. From the warmth of an intimate lakeside lodge watch as the Northern Lights fill the dark winter skies. During the day, immerse yourself in Yukon life, learn to mush a team of huskies, snowmobile through a spectacular frozen landscape, and take a private ski plane tour. This is a Canadian winter adventure at it’s very best.

Highlights

Aurora Borealis

Yukon Territory is one of the world’s best Northern Lights viewing destinations, located in the “Auroral Oval”

Ski Plane Adventure

Experience a uniquely northern way of sightseeing - soar over the Southern Lakes region on a private ski plane tour

Iconically Canadian

This experience is as Canadian as winter gets! Expert guides will train you to lead a team of husky dogs, learn how to ice fish and snowshoe through woodland trails

Lakeside Lodge

Enjoy the warm hospitality, fine cuisine, and intimate setting of the Inn on the Lake. The vast frozen lake provides an unobstructed view of the Northern Lights

Suggested Itinerary

Duration

5 Days

Best During

Winter

Starting From

CAD $4450 per person

Day 1 - Travel to Whitehorse
Your journey begins with a luxury transfer to Vancouver airport and a spectacular flight to Whitehorse, the heart of Canada’s northern Yukon Territory.

In Whitehorse, you will be escorted from the airport to an intimate lakeside lodge. Meet your hosts and enjoy your first Yukon dining experience packed with fresh local ingredients and northern flavours.

Built in northern log-cabin style, your lodge is situated on spectacular Marsh Lake, surrounded by the Yukon Range mountains and the towering spruce of the Boreal forest. This is the perfect place for a quiet escape and days of winter adventure.

Each evening, through the windows of the inn or from the frozen lake, watch for the dancing Aurora Borealis to appear. Positioned in the ‘Auroral Oval’, Yukon Territory is considered one of the world’s best places to see the lights and viewing from the lake provides unobstructed views of the night sky.

Accommodation options at the Inn feature spacious suites, cozy cabin rooms, or a private cottage. For guests who choose a fully private experience, The True North Collection can arrange for an exclusive lodge rental for your party.

Overnight at Marsh Lake.
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Day 2 - Private Dog Sledding Experience
Wake up to the quiet of a snowy Yukon morning before breakfast under the enormous timbers of the dining room. Gear up for the cold and head out on your first experience – mushing your own dog sled.

An expert guide will introduce you to your enthusiastic huskies and provide detailed instructions for driving your team. Soon enough you’ll be testing your skills on the snowy trails of a boreal forest. Enjoy a hot drink and snacks along the trail, before making your way back to warm up in the hot tub or sauna.

Overnight at Marsh Lake.
Dog Sledding in Dawson City, Yukon
Day 3 – Snowmobiling and Icefishing
Departing from the Inn, travel across the vast lake by snowmobile and along the way, try your hand at ice fishing. After a campfire lunch, drill deep into the ice and drop a line, waiting patiently for an Arctic Grayling or Northern Pike to bite. Try your hand at ice hockey on the lake before snowmobiling back to the Inn as the sun sets.

As part of your True North Collection experience, we’ve arranged for a personalized photoshoot with a hand-picked local photographer to capture memories of your incredible northern adventure.

This evening after dinner, warm up with a well earned glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres by the fire, waiting in anticipation of another spectacular night of northern lights.

Overnight at Marsh Lake
Snowmobiling in the Yukon, Canada.
Day 4 – Private Ski Plane Tour
Listen for the roar of an engine this morning your private ski plane touches down on the frozen lake in front of the Inn. Board your plane, then soar across the Southern Lakes region over snow-covered glaciers and mountain ranges, and tiny historic mining towns. Keep an eye out for moose, caribou, and resident wolf packs out in the winter landscape.

This evening marks your final chance to encounter the Aurora Borealis. Take some final photos or simply sip a hot drink while you enjoy the display.

Overnight at Marsh Lake.
Flight tour at the Inn on the Lake, Yukon
Day 5 – Departure from Whitehorse
After a last hearty breakfast, say farewell to your hosts as you are transferred back to the Whitehorse Airport. After a short flight, a private car will drive you to your home in comfort.

The True North Collection Difference​

  • Door to door service for our guests
  • Photography session during your stay in the Yukon
  • Seamless support throughout your journey from our legendary destination specialists and concierge team
  • Hand picked suppliers and experiences from our decades of experience in Canadian travel

Marsh Lake

Whitehorse, YT
Y1A 7A1

Included in your adventure:

  • 4 nights of accommodation
  • Private SUV airport transfers between your home and local airport
  • Airfare between Vancouver and Whitehorse
  • Transfer between Whitehorse Airport and your Inn
  • Photography session with a hand-picked local photographer
  • Suite accommodation at Inn on the Lake
  • Hearty breakfasts and lunches each day 
  • Dining each evening – enjoy delicious, Northern-inspired cuisine
  • Privately guided dog sledding experience
  • Guided snowmobiling and snowshoeing adventure
  • Private ski plane flightseeing Tour
  • Nightly Aurora Borealis viewing with hot drinks and gourmet snacks

 

About your accommodation:

Inn on the Lake: rustic-chic, located 35 minutes south of Whitehorse in the small community of Marsh Lake. The intimate property is an ideal base from which to view the Aurora Borealis and enjoy an array of winter activities. The log-hewn inn features a library and sitting room, dining area, sun deck, hot-tub and workout room.  Enjoy the northern hospitality of your hosts who will prepare fine, northern-inspired cuisine to warm you up after a day in the crisp winter air.

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