Yukon Quest & Aurora Package

Overview

PRICE PER PERSON CAD
$995 (4 nights / 5 days)

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT CAD
$265 (for 4 nights / 5 days)

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

** All transactions are in Canadian dollars



REQUIRED PARTICIPANTS
Min. 1 / Max. 12

AVAILABILITY STARTS
February 2, 2017  

AVAILABILITY ENDS
February 6, 2017

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • All accommodation in a hotel
  • All transfers by van
  • English speaking driver / guide
  • 3 nights of Aurora watching including hot drinks and snacks
  • Information meeting and City tour
  • Visit of the official Yukon Quest office
  • 1 day guided dog mushing tour including lunch
  • Ticket for the official musher’s banquette including dinner.

TRIP DESCRIPTION

The Yukon Quest has earned an international reputation as the toughest sled dog race on earth. To Yukoners, it is simply “the Quest”. Every February teams composed of a single musher and up to 14 dogs set off on a gruelling 1600 kilometer wilderness trek between Fairbanks, Alaska and Whitehorse or the other way around. For two weeks, they contend with whatever nature throws in their paths; packed snow, gravel, ice cliffs, treacherous side slopes, merciless climbs, white-outs, howling winds and bone-chilling open water where the occasional competitor takes an unexpected bath.

In 2017 the Yukon Quest starts in Whitehorse and will end in Fairbanks, Alaska. On this tour you will see the teams departing Whitehorse and get to meet the Mushers at the opening Banquette before the race starts.

The posted itinerary might change due to race events.

Itinerary | 5 DAYS

Yukon Quest & 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. In the evening we’ll participate at the official Musher’s Banquet of the Yukon Quest International Dog Sled Race where you’ll mingle with the mushers and officials of the race and the local population of the Yukon. It’s a great evening with buffet style dinner, drawing of the starting positions and entertainment.

Return to your hotel at your leisure.

Yukon Quest & 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, Sternwheeler SS Klondike, Fish ladder, Schwatka Lake and some residential areas. We also visit the official Yukon Quest office in the old White Pass & Yukon Route building at the end of Main Street. In the afternoon there is time for an optional tour or leisure time.

At 10pm departure for the first night of Aurora viewing, in a warm-up cabin hot drinks and snacks are provided. You may sit around a roaring fire and share stories. Return to hotel around 2am.

Yukon Quest & Aurora Borealis

DAY 3

Morning at your leisure.

At noon we’ll witness the official start of the Yukon Quest on 1st Avenue across from the White Pass & Yukon Route train station. The participants will leave within 2 minutes of each other and we’ll get a good look at each of them. After that we drive to the Takhini River Bridge to see some of the teams in action on the trail.

At 10pm we’ll depart for Aurora viewing. A cozy, heated cabin with hot drinks and snacks makes your Aurora viewing most enjoyable. Return to hotel around 2am.

Yukon Quest & Aurora Borealis

DAY 4

Today we’ll go out for a day of dog mushing.

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. Lunch will be served on the trail and we’ll return to the kennel by mid afternoon.

We’ll return to the hotel between 4 and 5 pm and there will be time for a shower and even a nap before you’ll go for dinner.

At 10 pm we’ll depart the hotel for Aurora viewing. Return to the hotel around 2am.

Yukon Quest & 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

Yukon Wildlife Preserve & Takhini Hot Springs

Takhini Hot Springs Tour

From Whitehorse drive approx. 30 km to the Wildlife Preserve. The Yukon Wildlife Preserve & Takhini Hot Springs Tour is an excellent guided tour and great opportunities to view and photograph wildlife in its natural habitat: Dall Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, Deer, Elk, Woodland Caribou, Wood Bison, Musk-Ox and Moose may be seen, usually up close! Short drive to Takhini Hot Springs. Relax in the hot water pool and enjoy the winter landscape. Coffee shop and desserts available at the hot springs (not included).

PRICE PER PERSON CAD
$95.00

Duration: 4-5 hours

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • entry fees (Wildlife Preserve & Takhini Hot Springs)
  • 1.5 to 2 hour guided tour of Wildlife Preserve
  • all transfers