Course
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Season: Dec 6 to Mar 2
  • 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.

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

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

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

Beth D

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

John Sanger

Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to see the Northern Lights.

Abby G

All the guides were brilliant. I can’t recommend them highly enough. The office staff and management were very helpful too. This has been a once in a lifetime trip. A bucket list adventure. Well done, guys.

Nicki P

This a Must trip if the Northern Lights are on your bucket list!

Donna C

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

Keith Topolski

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

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

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

Kazuhiro Fujita

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

Joaquin Rosillo

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

guides are knowledgeable and have different languages available

Tash

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

Ishikwawa