Aurora Borealis Tour
Aurora Borealis Tour

Aurora Borealis Tour

3-5 days

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Take in the natural beauty of the Northern Lights

Embark on a bucket-list adventure in Northern Canada's Yukon territory, where the Aurora Borealis ripples into the night sky, rendering its audience mesmerized as it ebbs and flows.

Viewings of the spectacular and mystical Northern Lights are commonplace in the Yukon, and most often take place just outside of the city. The Aurora Borealis Tour invites you to join the show and enjoy the magic for yourself with a front-row seat. A heated, cozy cabin or wall tent is available for your comfort, where you can enjoy hot drinks and snacks while taking in the sights.

During the day, you can “spice-up” your winter experience by booking half or full-day tours. They consist of dog mushing, snowmobiling, ice fishing & snowshoeing. Sample it all by selecting the popular “Winter Adventure Activity Package”.

The duration of the Aurora Borealis Tour can be anywhere from 3 to 5 days. It allows your northern adventure in the Yukon to be as action-packed or laidback as you wish. It also provides you with every opportunity to fully experience the beauty of Whitehorse and its shimmering Northern Lights.

Highlights of the Aurora Borealis Tour

Stay up late into the morning to watch the Aurora Borealis dance above the Yukon sky.
Do some local sightseeing to fully grasp the history and natural beauty of Whitehorse.
Cozy up with warm drinks and snacks inside a cabin or tent for the ultimate comfort.
Take a number of optional day-tours to fully immerse yourself in the Yukon culture.

Prices

From $425USD
3-5 days
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Partially Guided
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Aurora Borealis Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Whitehorse and 10pm Aurora Viewing

After arriving at the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in downtown Whitehorse, which is located within walking distance of all attractions, restaurants, banks and stores. An informational meeting and registration for optional tours will conveniently be held at the hotel. Take some time to fit the winter clothing (optional), explore the shops in Whitehorse, and dine out on your own. At 10pm, you will depart for an Aurora Borealis viewing, where a cozy, heated cabin or wall tent with hot drinks and snacks will make the experience even more enjoyable. Return to your hotel around 2.30am.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Whitehorse
Meals: None

Day 2 Whitehorse Sightseeing and 10pm Aurora Viewing

After a solid sleep-in morning, you will take a 10.00 am city tour of Main Street, the Train Depot of the White Pass and Yukon Route, the Visitor Reception Center, Log Skyscraper, Log Church, Sternwheeler SS Klondike, Fish ladder, Schwatka Lake and some of the residential areas in Whitehorse. In the afternoon, you will have the chance to take part in one of the optional tours. 10pm will once again see you depart for a spectacular Aurora viewing. Again, a warm-up cabin with hot drinks and snacks is provided, and you may also sit around a roaring fire and share stories. Return to your hotel around 2.30am.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Whitehorse
Meals: None

Day 3-4 (Optional) Excursion Day and 10pm Aurora Viewing

After sleeping in once again, you will be able to spend the morning at your own leisure. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to add optional tours to see more of the Yukon. Click on Optional Extras to see pricing for daytrips that take you ice fishing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, winter hiking, snowmobiling and more.

At 10pm there will be another viewing of the Aurora Borealis, with a return to your hotel around 2.30am. This day can be repeated based on the overall duration of your tour.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Whitehorse
Meals: None

Day 5 Transfer to Whitehorse Airport and Flight Home

After exploring Whitehorse, experiencing its history and culture, and taking in the natural beauty of the Northern Lights, you will say goodbye to the capital city of the Yukon. A quick transfer to the airport will have you all set for your flight home.
Overnight Location: None
Meals: None

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Aurora Borealis Tour Price and Dates

This guided northern light watching tour is run as a group tour where you would be joining other aurora borealis watchers and is available as a 3, 4 or 5-day tour. Private tours are also available on request (please enquire for more info). The tour price depends on the tour length that you choose, as well as whether you require any optional extras or not.

The departures are available daily.

3-day tour:

  • Price per person staying in a single room: $575 USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $450 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $425 USD
  • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: $425 USD
  • Child rate: $275 USD
    • 4-day tour:

      • Price per person staying in a single room: $750 USD
      • Price per person sharing a double room: $550 USD
      • Price per person sharing a triple room: $550 USD
      • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: $525 USD
      • Child rate: $350 USD
        • 5-day tour:

          • Price per person staying in a single room: $950 USD
          • Price per person sharing a double room: $695 USD
          • Price per person sharing a triple room: $650 USD
          • Price per person sharing a quadruple room: $625 USD
          • Child rate: $425 USD

Accommodation on Aurora Borealis Tour

This tour is based in one 3.5-star hotel that offers modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
The standard rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel where possible. The supplement size depends on your tour duration. The prices below are per room:

  • 3-day tour: $150 USD per person
  • 4-day tour: $225 USD per person
  • 5-day tour: $275 USD per person

Hotels on Standard Tour

Best Western Gold Rush Inn Hotel in Whitehorse ★★★

This hotel has modern and spacious rooms and is located conveniently close to Whitehorse downtown.

What’s Included in the Aurora Borealis Tour?

Meals

Meals on this tour are not included, however, you will be provided with snacks during the aurora borealis watching in the evenings.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 2-4 nights are included (depending on your chosen duration). Any other accommodation outside of this itinerary is not included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage is included throughout the tour, including the airport transfers, as well as all the transfers to northern lights watching locations and any excursions mentioned in the itinerary.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide during the activities
  • City tour
  • Aurora viewings and assistance
  • Entrance fees where applicable

Not included

  • Flights to and from Whitehorse
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired
  • GST (goods and services tax): 5%

Optional Extras

  • Extra nights in Whitehorse
  • Winter clothing rental:
    • 3-day tour: $125 USD per person
    • 4-day tour: $125 USD per person
    • 5-day tour: $125 USD per person
  • Optional activities and day tours:
    • Yukon Wildlife Preserve Tour (August to April): $75 USD per person
    • Ice Fishing and Snowshoeing Tour: $175 USD per person
    • Husky Rush Superlative Tour: $175 USD per person
    • Life in the Cold – Guided Hike with Nature Interpretation: $125 USD per person
    • Snowmobile Driving: $195 USD-$295 USD per person
    • Dog Sledding: $195 USD-$250 USD per person

Frequently Asked Questions about Aurora Borealis Tour

Northern Tales is a Whitehorse based tour operator business as well as a destination management company and was founded in 2007, branching off its mother company Nature Tours of Yukon, which has been in operation since 1986. The Yukon Territory with its natural beauty is the perfect stage to offer outdoor activities in winter and summer and have people experience nature at close range.

Northern Tales takes great pride in the highly skilled guides and drivers that are working for us. They will always go the extra mile to provide our guests with a safe, enjoyable and unforgettable experience.

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We rate this tour as a 1 / 5. This tour is not physically demanding; however, you should be ready to spend numerous hours in a cold Yukon winter and stay late on a daily basis.

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