Course
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Season: Dec 6 to Feb 27
  • 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.

I enjoyed Whitehorse very much. Thank you for your all arrangement of my trip.

Miki Maebara

Absolutely excellent hospitality excellent organization friendly hosts brilliant exposure to nature and a once in a lifetime experience viewing the northern lights in Yukon.

SrikumarG

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

It was the experience of a lifetime! Very well organized trips and very warm, hospitable people.

Archana Shejwalkar

...we want to say Thank you to all of you who helped us with our visit.

Joaquin Rosillo

Thank you for the wonderful time we had on your tour.

Miyamae

I had spend very good time in Whitehorse to meet you and your staff.

Hitomi YUASA

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

Keith Topolski

On Friday I went snow shoeing around Miles Canyon. It was very nice to see the Yukon river under the snow.

Dave Ellemberg

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

Ayako Tatsumi

We had the most amazing trip ... . Absolutely well organized. Weather was on our side and Reinhard is such a skilled driver and his wildlife spotting skills are phenominal.

Naseera Koya

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 attention paid to each and every tour guest that evening, was exceptional. It was like being invited to a family function where laughs and good times were had by all! The lights were an added bonus!

Dale & David C

Very well organised and excellent photo opportunities and advice.

Phill P.

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

John Sanger