Winter in Yukon’s Kluane National Park
Winter in Yukon’s Kluane National Park

Winter in Yukon’s Kluane National Park

10 days

Glacier in KluaneBald eagle in YukonWinter in Yukon (snowy trees in Kluane)Mount Logan Lodge at Haines Junction

Discover the favourite pastimes of the Yukon from your wilderness lodge in Kluane

Visit the Yukon for an exciting winter getaway full of snowy fun and peaceful nights. The Winter in Yukon’s Kluane National Park takes you to a remote wilderness lodge in a French community in Kluane National Park.

You’ll enjoy busy days full of unique winter activities that explore the spectacular mountains and landscapes of Kluane. Explore nature trails on snowshoeing trips and discover the backcountry on exciting snowmobile and dog sledding excursions. After your days out in the cold, you’ll appreciate the warm atmosphere of the lodge, where you’ll share your meals and stories of your adventures with the other French-speaking guests. Enjoy watching the night sky from the outdoor whirlpool and wait for the Aurora Borealis to appear. Create lifelong memories in the Yukon of exciting arctic activities in the breathtaking northern landscape.

Highlights of the Winter in Yukon’s Kluane National Park

Meet the famous sled dogs of the Yukon and take an exhilarating sled ride through the mountains.
Experience the incredible Northern Lights with a photographer who will help you capture the perfect souvenir photo.
Enjoy the snowshoe trails through peaceful forests and race through the frozen terrain on a snowmobile tour.
Experience the timeless northern tradition of ice-fishing on a beautiful alpine lake.

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From $4,450USD
10 days
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Partially Guided
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Winter in Yukon’s Kluane National Park

Winter in Yukon’s Kluane National Park Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Vancouver

When you arrive in Vancouver, your transfer will meet you at the airport to take you to your hotel. Take an evening stroll on one of the beautiful beaches, through a hip neighbourhood, or watch the sunset over the ocean.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Vancouver
Meals: None

Day 2 Explore Scenic Vancouver

You have the whole day to explore this beautiful city that sits between the mountains and the ocean. Take a walk along the seawall in Stanley Park, visit English Bay, the shops on Robson street, or one of the city’s many restaurants offering international fare.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Vancouver
Meals: None

Day 3 Travel to Whitehorse

This morning, you’ll return to the airport and board your flight to Whitehorse. When you arrive, a transfer will take you to your hotel for your first night in the Yukon.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Whitehorse
Meals: None

Day 4 Arrive at Your Wilderness Lodge

Wake up for your first morning in the north! A shuttle will collect you from the hotel and take you on the Alaska Highway into the Kluane National Park. On the way, you’ll pass the tallest mountain in Canada, Mount Logan. You’ll immediately feel welcomed when you arrive at the charming log house lodge in the wilderness. Tonight, you can wait for the Northern Lights to appear from the warmth of the outdoor whirlpool.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Haines Junction
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Dog Sledding Adventure

Put on your warm clothes this morning because your first activity is dog sledding! You’ll receive some instructions and a safety lesson and meet your friendly team of dogs. Then, you’ll spend the next three or four hours exploring the trails where it will be just you, the dogs, and the snow. This evening, you’ll want to share tales of your incredible dog sledding adventure with the whole lodge in front of the fire.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Haines Junction
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Snowmobiling in the Mountains

Today’s adventure will be snowmobiling! A guide will take you out to the sled on the fresh snow and will show you the extraordinary mountains and valleys of Kluane that are rarely visited. Tonight, you’ll have another chance to watch the spectacular night sky. If the Northern Lights make an appearance after you’ve turned in, the lodge staff will be happy to wake you up, so you don’t miss them.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Haines Junction
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Ice Fishing and Night Photography

This morning, your views of the rocky peaks that fill the horizon will be from your perch on a frozen lake. After few hours of ice fishing, you might catch rainbow trout, pike, or Arctic char. Regardless of what you catch, you’ll have spent another day taking in the incredible Yukon scenery. When the stars come out, you’ll watch for the Aurora Borealis with a photographer who will teach you some helpful tricks to capturing the perfect shot of the dancing lights.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Haines Junction
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Final Day to Explore Kluane

Since today is your last full day in Kluane, you can choose how you want to explore the beautiful wilderness. You can hike or strap on some snowshoes to enjoy the scenery and see if you can spot some wildlife.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Haines Junction
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9 Return to Vancouver

In the morning, you can take a final walk through the snowy forests or relax and enjoy the mountain views from the whirlpool. The shuttle will take you to the airport in Whitehorse, where you’ll catch your flight to Vancouver.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Vancouver
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 Departure

This morning, your tour concludes, and you can start your journey home. If you wish to extend your stay in Vancouver, you can add additional nights to your tour.
Overnight Location: None
Meals: None

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Winter in Yukon’s Kluane National Park Price and Dates

This partially-guided tour to Kluane National Park is run as a custom tour, and the price per person depends on how many people are in your group.

The best time to travel to the Yukon for this tour is during the winter to enjoy the freshest snow and winter activities. This tour is available from December to March.

Private Partially-Guided Winter in Yukon’s Kluane National Park

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Groups of 2+: $4,450 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Winter in Yukon’s Kluane National Park

This tour is based on hotel and lodge accommodations. The hotels on this trip are standard 3-star in convenient locations. Your lodge in the Yukon includes all your meals and exciting activities that are symbolic of the north.

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

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. Single rooms, including those for solo travellers, are by request and may incur an additional fee.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1-2

Hotel in Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver! Settle in and sleep off any jetlag at your comfortable hotel.

Night 3

Hotel in Whitehorse

Spend the night in a standard 3-star hotel. Enjoy a night in this charming town seen as the gateway to the Yukon’s wilderness.

Mount Logan Lodge in Haines Junction ★★★

Retreat to an alpine wonderland at this rustic wilderness lodge. The family-run lodge offers you the perfect home base for your Kluane adventures.

Night 9

Hotel in Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver! Settle in and sleep off any jetlag at your comfortable hotel.

What’s Included in the Winter in Yukon’s Kluane National Park?

Meals

5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners are included in this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 9 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Vancouver are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Your airport transfers in Vancouver and Whitehorse are included. Your tour also includes roundtrip transportation between Whitehorse and your lodge in Kluane.

Also Included

  • Snowmobile excursion with guide, and satellite phone
  • Guided dog sled ride
  • Guided snowshoe excursion
  • Guided ice fishing excursion
  • Northern lights wake up call on 2 nights
  • Northern lights watching and photo tips (1 night)
  • Snowshoes rental
  • Canadian taxes
  • 24/7 access to helpline

Not included

  • Flights
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities
  • Entrance fees to national parks
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions

Frequently Asked Questions about Winter in Yukon’s Kluane National Park

In the two decades since Toundra Voyages Inc. was founded in 1998, the company has become North America’s go-to travel agency in customized independent and group tourism.

Tounda takes a flexible, responsive approach to developing adventure travel tours. By listening to the wants and wishes of travellers, they’ve been able to create memorable, affordable tours complemented by impeccable service.

Toundra’s mission is to create and organize tailor-made travel. They select, adapt, and personalize travel experiences in North America for each and every guest, ensuring your adventure is one you’ll never forget.

Meeting your expectations is just the beginning of what Toundra aims to accomplish. Exceeding them by providing exceptional experiences in beautiful North America is their standard, and their track record of knockout customer service and customized tour planning speaks for itself.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. There is some flexibility in this itinerary where you decide if you want to hike or snowshoe. Some of the activities do require a certain amount of upper body control. Please be prepared to spend four or more hours outside in cold temperatures.

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