Sourdough Rendezvous & Aurora Borealis Package

Overview

PRICE PER PERSON CAD
$1,059 (4 nights / 5 days)

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT CAD
$285 (for 4 nights / 5 days)

* Prices per person based on double occupancy,
5% GST extra

** All transactions are in Canadian dollars



REQUIRED PARTICIPANTS
Min. 2/ Max. 12

AVAILABILITY STARTS
February 23, 2017  

AVAILABILITY ENDS
February 27, 2017

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • All accommodation
  • All transfers by van
  • English speaking driver / guide
  • 4 nights of Aurora Borealis Viewing including hot drinks and snacks
  • Half Day Guided Dog Mushing tour
  • Admission to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and Takhini Hotsprings
  • Information Meeting and City tour

TRIP DESCRIPTION

Most Yukon communities have a winter festival, but the biggest of them all is the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous, held in each February in Whitehorse. Since 1962, this outrageous, week-long festival has been the city’s sure-fire antidote for cabin fever – a collective thumbing-of-the-nose at winter’s doldrums.

Outdoor events, most of them staged in the heart of downtown, include competitions in flour packing, whipsawing and dog mushing – tests of strength and agility that pay tribute to the Yukon’s early pioneers. Other highlights – like chainsaw chucking or the hairy leg contest for women – suggest tests of sanitation and inhibitions. There is also the crowning of the festival Queen.

Itinerary | 5 DAYS

Sourdough Rendezvous & Aurora Borealis

DAY 1

We’ll welcome you at the airport and transfer you to the Hotel in downtown Whitehorse. The Hotel is located within walking distance of all attractions, restaurants, banks and stores. We meet for an information meeting and fitting of winter clothing at the hotel. Afterwards there is time for shopping and dinner on your own.

At 10pm we will depart for Aurora viewing. A cozy, heated cabin with hot drinks and snacks makes your Aurora Viewing even more enjoyable. Return to hotel around 3am.

Sourdough Rendezvous & Aurora Borealis

DAY 2

Sleep in the morning.10.00 am city tour with Main Street, Train Depot of the White Pass and Yukon Route, Log Skyscraper, Log Church, 2Sternwheeler SS Klondike, Fish ladder, Schwatka Lake and some residential areas. In the afternoon you’ll be going for a dog sled ride. First you’ll get an introduction on how to harness dogs and hook them to the sled. Your guide will explain to you the art of driving a dog sled before you head out on the trail with a team of four dogs, driving your own sled.

We’ll return to the kennel by mid afternoon and we’ll drive you to the hotel around 5 pm. There will be time for a shower and even a nap before you’ll go for dinner. By 10pm we’ll drive out of town to view the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. We’ll return to the hotel around 3am.

Sourdough Rendezvous & Aurora Borealis

DAY 3

All day you’ll be watching the different events of the Sourdough Rendezvous. These activities take place in the downtown core of Whitehorse, within easy walking distance of your hotel. Observe activities such as Flour Packing, One Dog Pull, Chain Saw Chucking or listen to the different bands playing in the big tent. This day may also be used for further optional tours such as snow mobile driving or ice-fishing.

We will drive out of town to observe the Northern Lights. Return to the hotel around 3am.

Sourdough Rendezvous & Aurora Borealis

DAY 4

You may sleep in the morning and/or enjoy the many activities of the Sourdough Rendezvous Festival. At 1:15 pm we will drive to the Wildlife Preserve where you may observe and photograph most of the animals of the Yukon, such as Moose, Caribou, Dall Sheep, Stone Sheep, Buffalo and Musk Oxen. You’ll then be able to relax in the hot waters of the Takhini Hot Springs before we’ll return to town. Again, tonight at 10pm we’ll drive to the warm-up cabin where we’ll observe the Northern Lights. Return to the hotel by around 3am.

Sourdough Rendezvous & Aurora Borealis

DAY 5

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.                                   

           

Please send us an inquiry if you want to learn more about this tour. Inquire

+ Trip Add-ons

Add-on even more adventure for a complete Yukon experience!

Ice Fishing And Snowshoeing

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After a short drive to a frozen lake we’ll show you how to walk on snowshoes. With our fishing equipment we’ll walk onto the ice of the lake where we’ll fish through a hole in the ice. With some luck we catch a Lake Trout or Grayling and pull it up through the hole.

PRICE PER PERSON CAD
$175.00

Duration: 4-5 hours

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • transfers
  • snowshoes
  • angling equipment & permit
  • instruction on how to use snowshoes and on how to fish
  • snack and hot drinks

Life In The Cold – Guided Hike With Nature Interpretation

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A two hour tour, Life in The Cold, walk through Yukon’s boreal forest takes you along a creek and to the banks of the Yukon River. While walking along the trail we may see some of the birds and animals that life here. Your guide will give you information about wintering strategies such as migration, hibernation and resistance in animals and plants that make the boreal forest their home.

Bring your winter cloth and your camera. You will have the opportunity to take your very special pictures of a frosty environment and an iced over creek!

PRICE PER PERSON CAD
$135.00

Duration: 3-4 hours

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • transfers
  • guided walk
  • hot drinks and cookies

Snowmobile Driving

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We drive you to the site and give you an introduction to the safety of driving a snow machine. After instructions and a trial run with your instructor you’ll be driving your own machine over prepared trails through the incredible winter landscape of the Yukon.

PRICE PER PERSON CAD
$315 (Full day)
$210 (Half day)

Duration:
7-8 hours (Full day)
3-4 hours (Half day)

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • transfers
  • instruction & Guide
  • the use of a snow machine (2 guests per snow machine)
  • lunch and hot drinks on full day tour
  • snacks and hot drinks on half day tour