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.

I went to Sweden 8 years ago, but I could not see aurora then and I have always wanted to see the beautiful aurora someday.

Yuriko Sakano

We have just completed the four tours that we booked with Arctic Range, all of which were awesome.

Tim Leaver

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

Miki Maebara

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

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

I really thank you for taking good care of us during our stay in Whitehorse. I visited there with my mom and enjoyed great nature with southern lights and snow shoeing guided by Himeno san.

Aiko Sampei

Very well organised and excellent photo opportunities and advice.

Phill P.

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

Dave Ellemberg

...thank you so much to Arctic Range – my wife and I loved every minute of our adventures with you.

Will and Audrey

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

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

Hitomi YUASA

It was amazing to see the city, beautiful scenery and Aurora in my own eyes, and I really enjoyed it.

Kazuhiro Fujita

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

Tash & Craig H

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