Course
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Season: Dec 8 to Mar 3
  • Price: CAD 1,799.00
  • Activity: Northern Lights, Snowshoeing, Ice Fishing, Camping

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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 five 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, ice fishing, 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. We’ll put your new skills to use by building a survival shelter in which you’ll overnight as the ‘Arctic Survivor’.

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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.

Arctic Shelter

Shelter building including quincys, Igloos, tarp shelters and other improvised shelter constructions. Tonight there is the opportunity to sleep in your very own survival shelter.

Arctic Fishing

Introduction to winter Ice-fishing. We spend the day practicing ice-fishing on one of the local lakes. Participants will learn who to set up a basic ice fishing camp as well as the basics of preparing and cleaning fish in a survival context. End of course program.

Tour Duration :
5 days

Tour Price :
CAD 1,799.00

Double Room/person :
Included in tour price
Single Room/person :
+CAD 200.00

All rates per person plus 5% Tax (GST)

Group Size :
4 - 10 participants per tour

Included :
  • All transportation with guide
  • 3 nights accommodation at downtown hotel
  • Overnight spent in survival shelter on day 4
  • Camp lunch on day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Camp dinner on day 4
  • Knowledgeable and experienced instructor
  • All necessary course equipment including hatchets, knives, compasses, sleeping bag, snowshoes, ice fishing equipment, survival gear, GPS, etc.

Not Included :
  • Personal gear (clothing, etc.)
  • Breakfast on day 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Dinner on day 1, 2, 3
  • 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 guide.

Loved the wildlife preserve and especially loved the hot springs! So relaxing.

Beth D

Very well organised and excellent photo opportunities and advice.

Phill P.

Thanks for all. I had a great time in Yukon.

Samar Fargal

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

Hitomi YUASA

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

Miki Maebara

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

Regine Chua

Every person we encountered with arctic adventures was absolutely amazing.

Meredith D

We went on your northern lights tour last night and had an amazing time!

Natalie Mander

We have a few friends interested in going to Yukon, we had a good time with the guide, he was really nice!

Thomas Duffy

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

Ayako Tatsumi

We enjoyed our Aurora viewing so much tonight that we’d like to go again.

Elise Shannon

The lights were incredible! Thank you for a memorable visit to Whitehorse!

Cindy DeCarlo

It's been an awesome experience and we've been well looked after .

Alison Groves

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

Joaquin Rosillo

Had an AMAZING evening with Aki, got some amazing photos and told Canadian poetry around the fire while roasting marshmallows.

India E