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Yukon Aurora Rendezvous | Sourdough Special

Activity:Northernlights Activity:Hot Springs Activity:Wildlife Viewing Activity:Sightseeing Tour Duration: 4 days  |  Tour Price: CAD 795.00/person Convert Currency  |  Tour Season: Feb 17 - Feb 27

A quirky winter carnival with a true northern flavor, the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous celebrates the 1890s sourdoughs (veteran inhabitants of Canada’s Yukon Territory), the Yukon and the Klondike Gold Rush. In February Whitehorse buzzes with energy that brings Yukon’s heritage alive and heralds the coming of spring. Enjoy family-friendly and sporting events by day like the pancake breakfast, axe throwing, dogsledding, flour packing and chainsaw chucking, or taste sweets from the Sugar Shack, watch Can Can Dancers, and help elect the next Yukon Rendezvous Queen. At night, the raucous fun gets in full swing with Sourdough Sam competitions, crowning of the festival Queen and roving performances by the world-famous Snow Shoe Shufflers and Rendezvous Can Can dancers before you will join us on our Aurora viewing tour (3 successive evenings) at our custom built Aurora viewing location, far from the lights of the city, so you can experience the Aurora Borealis for yourself – and create your own ‘sourdough’ legends.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse
Transfer to your hotel located in the heart of the city, not far from the banks of the Yukon River and site of the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Events. Whitehorse is small and easy to explore on foot or by vehicle. Visit the SS Klondike National Historic Site; among the last of the great paddlewheelers that plied the Yukon River system until the 1950’s, the Old Log Church; the oldest building in Whitehorse, the unique Log Cabin Skyscraper; a 3 story tower made completely out of logs. Learn about the Yukon’s history at the MacBride Museum of the Yukon, experience pre-historic history at the Yukon Beringia Interpretative Centre and stop in at the unique Yukon Transportation Museum located nearby. And when you’ve seen all these top sites, Main Street is perfect for strolling and shopping with its shops galleries and café’s. Later in the evening we set out to the AuroraCentre where we’ll seak the sight of northern lights. Overnight Hotel in Whitehorse.
Day 2: Taste the Yukon Brew & Northern Lights Viewing
Ever wanted to taste the Yukon? How about the Yukon Brewery! We will take you on a refreshing tour through the entire brewery explaining the brewing, fermentation, filtering and packaging components of making the beer of the True North (sample tasting included) and you can choose one of the optional events of the Sourdough Rendezvous Festival as listed if you are ‘thirsty’ for more. After a relaxed dinner in Whitehorse, you’ll be back on the road again, this time to seek views of the stunning Northern Lights. Relax in sheltered comfort, or under the starry sky beside a warm fire at one of our tailor-made aurora viewing locations. Overnight Hotel in Whitehorse.
Day 3: Experience wildlife, hotsprings and Northern Lights
We will visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve where you’ll have the opportunity to view and photograph wildlife in its natural habitat. Dalls sheep, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, mule deer, wapiti (elk), woodland caribou, wood bison, musk-ox, moose and even lynx can all seen on this tour, usually up close! To cap of a great day, we’ll travel to the nearby Takhini Hotsprings. The outdoor hot springs pool provides a warm sanctuary amid the cold weather and is a must-do activity while visiting Whitehorse! You will also have a chance to enter the Hair Freezing Contest. Take a dip at Takhini Hot Springs, freeze your hair in a crazy style, take a picture, and you could win one of the 3 big prizes! After you return to town you can choose one of the optional events of the Sourdough Rendezvous Festival as listed if your hair still fit under you hat. Later in the evening we set out once more to the AuroraCentre where we’ll seak the sight of northern lights. Overnight Hotel in Whitehorse.
Day 4: Dog Sled Delights
Day free for optional sightseeing and touring. Try one of the many Yukon winter activities. You’ll get the chance to experience Jack London’s Yukon while experiencing the region’s most popular sport, dog sledding! After a detailed safety briefing and hooking up the dogs, you’ll soon be on your way along the shores of a frozen alpine lake, surrounded by snowy mountains. Buck and White Fang will spring to mind as you feel the power and endurance of the loveable Alaskan huskies, with their steamy breath curling above their ears and the hiss of the sled whisking over the trail. Warm refreshments will be offered trailside before you return to Whitehorse, energized from having experienced one of the Yukon’s most unique experiences. Transfer to the airport, check in for your southbound flight.

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Details

Tour Duration
4 days

Tour Price
CAD 795.00

Accommodation
Double Room
Single Room (+CAD 188.00)

Child Discount Information
3-6 years (-CAD 397.50)
7-17 years (-CAD 198.75)

Winter Clothing Rental
Northern Lights Package (3nights/4days) (+CAD 97.50)
Arctic Winter Package (3nights/4days) (+CAD 161.25)

All Rates per person (+ GST)

Included
  • All transportation with guide
  • 3 nights accommodation Westmark Whitehorse
  • 3 Aurora Viewing evening tours
  • Special City Tour (incl. Yukon Brewery admission)
  • Takhini Wildlife Preserve admission
  • Takhini Hotsprings admission
  • Airport Transfer Whitehorse

Not Included
  • Meals
  • Optional tours
  • Personal extras
  • Gratuities
  • Outdoor winter clothing (rental available)

Optional Activities
  • 1/2 day Dogsledding tour: CAD 190.00/person
  • 1/2 day Snowmobiling tour: CAD 185.00/person
  • 1/2 day Snowshoeing tour: CAD 125.00/person

Notes
Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

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