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  • Duration: 5 days
  • Season: Dec 5 to Mar 1
  • Price: CAD 1,399.00
  • 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.

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.

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 survival situations.

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 1,399.00

Minimum Age :
19 years

All rates per person plus 5% Tax (GST)

Group Size :
4 - 10 participants per tour

Included :
  • All transportation with guide
  • 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.)
  • Accommodation (options available)
  • 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.

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  • I wanted an adventure, so I decided to go to the Yulon alone. I got the adventure I wanted and it was remarkable.

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

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  • Every person we encountered with arctic adventures was absolutely amazing.

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  • Thank you for taking good care of us on our Aurora viewing tour. Thanks to your advice, we were able to take nice photos!

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  • We did a bunch of tours with this company during our week in the Yukon and had an amazing time!!

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

    Tash & Craig H

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

    Samar Fargal

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

    John Sanger

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

    Enrique Becerra

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

    Elise Shannon

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  • 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

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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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