Whether you're staying in a hotel, lodge or cabin, the next few days is all about snowy fun and chasing northern lights. If you didn't pre-arrange winter gear with a tour operator, you can visit local retailers to buy what you need. Join scheduled sightseeing, outdoor activities and aurora tours. Or rent a vehicle, get a map and tips from the Visitor Information Centre and head out exploring.
Yukon aurora viewing combines just the right amount of excitement, inspiration and comfort. Spend your days visiting museums, sightseeing and sampling local cuisine in Whitehorse. Spend your nights watching for the northern lights. Try dogmushing and snowshoeing, take in a music festival, or just savour the quiet darkness from a cozy cabin or lodge.
Spend a day dogmushing! Nearby tour operators will pick you up at your doorstep for a picturesque drive out to meet the friendly sled dogs. Learn to drive a team of dogs yourself or just sit back and enjoy the ride. Then, evening dinner arrangements could be a mouth-watering meal prepared by a Yukon chef, or fireside snacks while you watch for the northern lights!
Spend the morning sharing photos of last night’s northern lights, and then head outdoors to get to work on your rosy cheeks. Snowshoeing is a peaceful, exhilarating way to explore the snowy scenery. Rent snowshoes and enjoy the quite solitude, or go with a guide who will happily show you the winter wonderland in our backyard.
Whitehorse has great shops, galleries and museums that are open all winter. Take a stroll down Main Street or visit with the locals in our lively cafés. Keep an eye out for local food and drink products – you may be surprised at the culinary scene up here! Tour operators have packages that combine daytime activities and aurora viewing.