Duration:
3 Days
Getting Started
Season:
Fall

Yukoners know that autumn can be the best time of year for viewing northern lights. Spend crisp days strolling Whitehorse's riverside trails wrapped in fall colour. Visit museums and taste local cuisine. At night, enjoy the fresh air and perfect conditions for aurora viewing. You can fit a lot into few days – check the schedule for Yukon festivals and special events.

Day 1 – Bright Lights, Northern City

Settle in to your hotel, cabin or B&B, then soak in Whitehorse's bustling Main Street atmosphere. Enjoy dinner at one of our fine downtown restaurants. You might want to squeeze in a nap because this will be your first night watching for the northern lights. Join a scheduled aurora tour or explore our dark skies on your own.

Day 2 – Parade of Colour

Southern Yukon is awash in fall colour, so take a scenic day trip south to Carcross or west to Haines Junction. Try some gentle hiking, watch for wildlife and explore local visitor centres and museums. Get ready for another night of northern lights viewing

Day 3 – Discover Yukon Arts and Culture

Late nights are part of the aurora experience, so enjoy a slow start in a café. Wander through Whitehorse galleries, visit the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, and keep an eye out for a special piece of Yukon art to take home. Tonight you might even catch another glimpse of the aurora.

Place to Stay

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Whether you're looking for a tranquil cabin in the heart of the forest or a luxurious lodge surounded by unspoiled beauty, you'll find the experience you're looking for in the Yukon.

Don't Forget
Come Again
We hope you'll come back in the summer for more Yukon arts and culture. Weave together festivals, cultural centres and iconic drives to experience Yukon's best. If more aurora is on your list, come back in winter to view the northern lights along with other Yukon fun: dogmushing, skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing.