Duration: 3 Days
Getting Started
Season: Fall

Catch the early show. Spend a weekend in Whitehorse as autumn ushers in dark Yukon nights and sets the stage for dancing northern lights.

Summer may have wound down, but be sure you bring your shades along. Bright sunshine on autumn gold is reason enough to set out exploring. You’ll find plenty of ways to fill your days while you wait for the night’s magic show in the sky.

Day 1 – Bright Lights, Northern City

Settle in to your hotel, cabin or B&B, then soak in Whitehorse's bustling Main Street atmosphere. Enjoy dinner at one of our fine downtown restaurants. You might want to squeeze in a nap because this will be your first night watching for the northern lights. Join a scheduled aurora tour or explore our dark skies on your own.

Day 2 – Parade of Colour

Southern Yukon is awash in fall colour, so take a scenic day trip south to Carcross or west to Haines Junction. Try some gentle hiking, watch for wildlife and explore local visitor centres and museums. Get ready for another night of northern lights viewing.

Day 3 – Discover Yukon Arts and Culture

Late nights are part of the aurora experience, so enjoy a slow start in a café. Wander through Whitehorse galleries, visit the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, and keep an eye out for a special piece of Yukon art to take home. Tonight you might even catch another glimpse of the aurora.

Must See & Do
Places to Stay
Aurora Fall Getaway
Aurora Fall Getaway
Aurora Fall Getaway
From cozy wilderness cabins to modern hotels with all the amenities, find the accommodations that work for you.
Don't Forget
Experience Yukon Dining
Aurora Fall Getaway
Enjoy an evening of Yukon dining and taste local delicacies such as Arctic char, smoked salmon and caribou tenderloin.
Discover Your Yukon

Exploring by day, northern lights viewing at night is closer than you might think. Major commercial airlines connect Whitehorse with Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Kelowna, and Yellowknife