Course
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Season: Dec 8 to Mar 1
  • Price: CAD 1,149.00
  • Activity: Snowshoeing, Ice Fishing

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Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to survive outdoors in extreme winter conditions. Discover what it takes to survive a Canadian winter in an emergency situation. On this course you will sharpen your bushcraft skills and learn about practical and useful survival skills that will prepare you in case of a winter outdoor emergency. Experience an amazing three day outdoor experience in a remote Yukon setting. Participants will focus on theory, outdoor awareness, northern bushcraft as well as being properly prepared, and the required skills to survive outdoors during the winter. We cover such concepts as improvising survival shelters, making
survival fires, how to set basic snares, orientation and travel by snowshoe. Learn insider tricks and techniques to keep you alive, as well as a lot of practical bushcraft knowledge that can be applied to a wide variety of outdoor activities.

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Arctic Survival

Meet and greet, introduction to your instructor(s). We spend half a day in an indoor classroom in order to cover several topics and theories in regards to outdoor survival. This includes such things as dangers, preparedness, equipment, survival priorities and methods of self rescue. In the afternoon we transfer outside and set up our base camp and outdoor class room as we spend the first day practicing several of the concepts covered during the morning. Accommodation: Westmark Whitehorse.

Arctic Bushcraft

We continue with the topics started on the previous day. Today we cover such topics as survival fires, hatchet and ax craft, building improvised shelters, Edible and medical food sources, basic snaring, making cordage. The emphasis of today is on developing practical and useful survival, bushcraft, and outdoor skills. Accommodation: Westmark Whitehorse.

Arctic Navigation

Today we covers basic and more advanced orienteering. This includes navigation using compass, GPS, maps, and natural methods. Participants are introduced to traveling using snowshoes and concepts of traveling in extreme conditions in the outdoors in general including dangers, snow, avalanche and water dangers, as well as what to consider in winter travel. We also cover improvising and building your own snowshoes in survial situations. End of course program.

Tour Duration :
3 days

Tour Price :
CAD 1,149.00

Double Room/person :
Included in tour price
Single Room/person :
+CAD 100.00

All rates per person plus 5% Tax (GST)

Group Size :
4 - 10 participants per tour

Included :
  • All transportation with guide
  • 2 nights accommodation at downtown hotel
  • Camp lunch on day 1, 2, 3
  • Knowledgeable and experienced instructor
  • All necessary course equipment including hatchets, knives, compasses, snowshoes, survival gear, GPS, etc.

Not Included :
  • Personal gear (clothing , etc.)
  • Breakfast on day 2, 3
  • Dinner on day 1, 2
  • Gratuities
  • Outdoor winter clothing (rental available)

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 instructor.

Very well organised and excellent photo opportunities and advice.

Phill P.

We enjoyed the Wildlife Preserve and Takhini Hot Spring tour and also we were very happy to see Aurora on our last night.

Ishikwawa

The organization of this trip was exceptional, not only were the activities well planned so you got an experience of everything but there no hassles or worries about anything.

Ash B

The trip to Whitehorse we booked with Arctic Range was truly amazing. I can't thank them enough for an absolute great experience.

Robert Traufre

guides are knowledgeable and have different languages available

Tash

Had a great time even when the weather was not the best

Tash & Craig H

Just awesome, everything was great, the guides are so well informed and always in a good mood.

Enrique Becerra

I am thinking of paddling the river with a canoe in August and September. I fell in love with Whitehorse.

Ayako Tatsumi

The location was absolutely beautiful and they had a very cozy warming hut. The young lady that was our guide was very helpful.

Laura U

I flew to Whitehorse only for 1 night in the hope to see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). It was a risk as they don't come out every night, but it paid off. At approx 3am the lights came out and it was spectacular.

Leese D

Aurora viewing was spectacular, there really aren't enough words to describe it. Guides are super friendly and tour groups are small, which is great.

Gabriela

I really want people to know that your company IS THE BEST CHOICE for chasing the Aurora Borealis!!

Regine Chua

Many many thanks for making this experience so memorable for my husband and I. Also we want to come back to Whitehorse in the future...

Christina Walford

The overall tour was excellent. Good guides, well educated and pleasant.

Keith Topolski

... I visited Whitehorse in March to see The Northern Lights. Thanks again for an incredible time.

John Sanger