Land of the Northern Lights

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Best time to go: January to MarchDecember

3 Nights | from £980pp

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Holiday type: Tailor-made

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fly from Vancouver to Whitehorse in the Yukon, renowned as a base for viewing of the Aurora Borealis
  • Two evenings in a cosy heated cabin viewing the Northern Lights before returning to your comfortable Downtown hotel in Whitehorse at around 2am
  • By day, enjoy the history and charm of Yukon’s capital city on a guided half-day tour, and spend remaining time as you wish, exploring, relaxing – or sleeping! 
  • Experience the local charm of Whitehorse
  • Discover one of Canada’s last wildernesses

Day 1 Vancouver / Whitehorse
On arrival at Vancouver Airport, fly on to Whitehorse, where we will drive you to your Downtown hotel, located within easy walking distance of all attractions, restaurants, banks and shops. There is time for an information meeting, registration for optional tours, a shopping jaunt for winter togs and then dinner. In the evening you'll head off for your first Aurora viewing. A cosy heated cabin or wall tent with hot drinks and seriously tasty snacks ensures your Aurora viewing is comfortable. You will return to the hotel at around 2am.
Best Western Gold Rush Inn | Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 Morning Sightseeing Tour & Evening Aurora Viewing
Your city tour starts at 10am, taking in Main Street, the Train Depot of the White Pass and the Yukon Route, the Log Skyscraper, the Log Church, Sternwheeler SS Klondike, the fish ladder, Schwatka Lake and fascinating residential areas.
Spend the afternoon as you wish ahead of you 9.30pm departure for a second chance to see the Aurora Borealis. Hot drinks and snacks are once again provided in your cosy cabin. This is the perfect time to sit around a roaring fire and share stories with fellow travellers. Return to the hotel again around 2 am.
Best Western Gold Rush Inn | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Whitehorse & Evening Aurora Viewing
Take the whole day to relax and enjoy the delights of Whitehorse before you depart for a third opportunity to view the Northern Lights, departing once again at 9:30 pm.
Best Western Gold Rush Inn | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Whitehorse / Vancouver / Whistler
We will take you to Whitehorse airport for your return flight to Vancouver. You may like stay for a few nights in the city exploring the festive winter markets or take the opportunity to hit the slopes in Whistler?

Pricing
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 4 day suggested holiday will cost from £980 per person, based on two sharing, including internal flights from Vancouver. Ideal to add onto a winter based Canada adventure.

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Canada

Best time to be there

The peak season is from June to September. Humpback and Killer whale viewing is best in June and July.

Fly to

For Western Canada, British Airways and Air Canada fly to Vancouver and Calgary.
For Eastern and Atlantic Canada, British Airways and Air Canada fly to Toronto, St John's and Halifax.

Flying time

For Western Canada, 9-12 hours.
For Eastern / Atlantic Canada, 5-7 hours.

Time difference

Western Canada is GMT -8 hours.
For Eastern / Atlantic Canada is GMT -4 hours.

Visas

Visas not required for UK passport holders for travel prior to 1st March 2016. An eVisa will be required thereafter.

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