5 Days
Getting Started

Yukon aurora viewing combines just the right amount of excitement, inspiration and comfort. Spend your days visiting museums, sightseeing and sampling local cuisine in Whitehorse. Spend your nights watching for the northern lights. Try dogmushing and snowshoeing, take in a music festival, or just savour the quiet darkness from a cozy cabin or lodge.

Day 1 – Welcome to our Winter Wonderland

Whether you're staying in a hotel, lodge or cabin, the next few days is all about snowy fun and chasing northern lights. If you didn't pre-arrange winter gear with a tour operator, you can visit local retailers to buy what you need. Plan to join scheduled sightseeing, outdoor activities and aurora tours, or explore on your own.

Day 2-4 – Busy Days, Dazzling Nights

Spend a day dogmushing and experience the thrill of coasting across the snow with a team of friendly Yukon huskies. The next day explore museums and attend a concert at Yukon Arts Centre. You may also prefer a quiet day curled up with a book in a cozy cabin with a spectacular view. One thing's for sure: you have some late nights ahead watching for the aurora borealis!

Day 5 – Dabble in Yukon Arts and Culture

Whitehorse is full of great shops and galleries that are open all winter. Catch up on your sleep, hang out with the locals in our lively cafés, and take a stroll down Main Street. Keep an eye out for an authentic piece of local art or special memento of your Yukon aurora adventure.

Must See & Do
Places to Stay


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Lodges & Cabins

Whether you're looking for a secluded cabin in the woods, or a lively hostel in downtown Whitehorse, you'll find it here.

Don't Forget
Come Again
There's only so much you can do in a few days, so we hope you'll return for more winter fun. Join a Yukon dogmushing adventure and experience Yukon's wilderness & wildlife. Or come back in a different season to witness the aurora. Fall is a spectacular time to view the northern lights.
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