Canada's Winter Wonderland Including Yukon Northern Lights
During the winter months Canada becomes a wonderland of winter activities including snowshoeing, snow-mobiling, dog-sledding and viewing the aurora borealis.
On this tour you can explore the vibrant west coast city of Vancouver, visiting many of its highlights including the historic district of Gastown, the Totem Poles of Stanley Park and cross Capilano Suspension Bridge. A day tour takes you to the the premier ski resort of Whistler where you can choose to either glide across the snow and through pine forests on a dog-sledding adventure, race through the pristine Callaghan Valley on a snowmobile or fly through the treetops on a series of five ziplines.
Winters in the Yukon provide you with ample adventures, from the sedate to the adrenaline pumping. Soak in outdoor hot tubs watching the northern lights dance across the sky, snowshoe through pristine pine forests or enjoy ice fishing on one of Yukon's beautiful lakes. Your tour will also include one of two experiences - zip through the forests and open fields on the back of a snowmobile or learn to steer a team of dogs and sled along scenic trails in the Yukon wilderness.
Day 1 - Travel to Vancouver
Depart the UK on your flight across North America to Vancouver, where on arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.
Accommodation: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Day 2 - Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour
See the best that Vancouver has to offer on tour of the city and Capilano Bridge. Visit the trendy and historic district of Gastown and Vancouver's lively Chinatown. At Stanley Park you will have time to marvel at the Native Totem Poles before heading to Granville Island Public Market. Take in the views of the Capilano River from high on the Capilano Suspension Bridge before returning to the city for dinner at one of three Vancouver restaurants. Accommodation: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Day 3 - Whistler Winter Wonderland
Take a scheduled coach transfer to Whistler along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. You will have the choice of one of three winter activities included in today's tour. Glide over snow and through the pristine Callaghan Valley on a snowmobiling adventure, following the winding trails through spectacular scenery. Learn about the history of Canadian fur trappers in the warmth of a trappers cabin on Totem Pole Lake and be guided through old growth forest. Accommodation: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Day 4 - Vancouver To Whitehorse - Northern Lights Viewing
Transfer to Vancouver Airport for your flight to Whitehorse, Yukon. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your downtown Whitehorse Hotel. The day is free for you to explore the nearby attractions and have dinner before departing at 21:30 for your first Northern Lights viewing experience. You will head out to a cosy, heated cabin or walled tent where you will enjoy hot drinks and snacks in anticipation of experiencing the aurora borealis in the skies above.
Day 5 - Whitehorse Sightseeing Tour
A morning tour will take you to visit some of the main attractions of Whitehorse including the historic Main Street train Depot where the White pass and Yukon Route railroad links Whitehorse and Skagway. Other attractions include the Old Log Church Museum and a visit to the Sternwheeler SS Klondike. Transfer to Northern Lights Resort & Spa in the afternoon. In the evening enjoy a 3-course dinner at the resort, after which you are free to enjoy the aurora in the skies above.
Day 6 - Snowmobiling Or Dog Sledding Tour Plus Northern Lights
After breakfast you will embark on your chosen adventure. Each tour is a duration of seven to eight hours. If you have opted for dog sledding a professional musher will take you through steering and controlling your own sled before spending 4 - 5 hours running your own team of dogs. The snowmobiling tour includes instruction of driving a snow machine before heading out in to the winter landscapes of the Yukon. On your return you will enjoy a 3-course dinner.
The morning is spent at Northern Lights Resort & Spa, where you can relax in the outdoor hot tub or take a half day snowshoeing or ice fishing tour before your transfer to Whitehorse for your last night of Northern Lights viewing.
Day 8 - Travel Home
Transfer from your hotel to Whitehorse Airport for your flight to Vancouver and onward connection to the UK.
International return flights from UK to Whitehorse, via Vancouver
Private airport transfers in Vancouver
3 nights at Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver on a room only basis
Sightseeing tour of Vancouver including Capilano Suspension Bridge
Dinner on one night at one of three selected Vancouver restaurants
Scheduled return coach transfers to Whistler
One of three winter experiences (3 hour snowmobile tour, 2.5 hour dog sledding tour, 3.5 hour zip lining adventure)
Airport transfers in Whitehorse
2 nights accommodation in Whitehorse on a room only basis
2 nights accommodation at Northern Lights Resort & Spa on a breakfast and dinner basis
2 nights northern lights viewing at Northern Tales viewing site
Hot drinks and snacks at Northern Tales viewing site
Snowshoe rental at Northern Lights Resort & Spa
Choice of either a snowmobiling or dog sledding tour at Northern Lights Resort & Spa including transfers, lunch and hot drinks (1 December - 25 March only)
Optional Yukon winter cloting package which includes winter outerwear trousers and fleece liner, winter outerwear jacket and fleece liner, winter boots, insulated mitts and insulated headgear - Available for an additional cost of CAD$163.
Whistler winter activities restrictions:-
Snowmobile Tour - Minimum age of 5 years Dog Sledding Tour - Minimum age of 4 years Ziptrek Zip-lining Tour - Minimum age of 6 years