Canada, the second largest country on earth, is synonymous with vast untouched wilderness, wildlife such as caribou, moose and bear, spectacular mountain ranges, wide rivers, expansive lakes, winter sports such as skiing, snowmobiling and husky sledding and, of course, the Northern Lights.
Each of these characteristics is particularly evident in the Yukon, Canada's most north-westerly province, the region where our Aurora Zone holidays are based. Here the open landscape and minimal light pollution make it a Northern Lights Mecca.
Both our Yukon holidays, start in or near Whitehorse, a vibrant city that sits on a curve of the Mighty Yukon with the hills rising steeply around it.
On our Northern Lights in the Yukon trip, you will stay at the Northern Lights Resort and Spa set within 160 acres of private land deep in the wilderness. Our Aurora Hunters of the Yukon tour includes four-hours spent in an Aurora Yurt, away from the lights of Whitehorse – both options make for ideal Aurora viewing.
From Whitehorse, you will travel to Dawson Creek where visitors gain a sense of what life must have been like for those early prospectors who made these remote outposts their home during the 19th-century Gold Rush.
A tour along the Dempster Highway, stopping at the Tombstone viewpoint overlooking the North Klondike River Valley to appreciate the dramatic, jagged peaks of the Tombstone mountain range and the sheer vastness of the landscape is also included on our tours.
With husky safaris, snowmobiling and guided Aurora hunts included, the Yukon makes a wonderful holiday destination.