The Yukon Quest is a 1,000 mile dog sled race that happens each year between Whitehorse, Yukon and Fairbanks, Alaska. This incredible event takes place in February when weather conditions can be the coldest and most unpredictable. Between 25 to 30 mushers sign up for the race from around the world, each with a team of 14 canine athletes to take them to the finish line.
The Yukon Quest starts on schedule regardless of weather and lasts 10 to 15 days until the final dog team arrives at the finish line. The race has taken place each year since 1984 over rough, sometimes hazardous terrain.
Whitehorse will host a number of events during the 2016 Finish Week from Saturday Feb 13th to the 20th, including free mushing rides, Questfest, Meet the Mushers and our famous Finish & Awards Banquet. Not to mention the exciting chance to see mushers cross the finish line!
There are many opportunities to be involved either as a fan, visitor or volunteer.
With Yukon Winter Adventures you can experience Dogsledding, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing, Ice fishing and Northern Lights viewing - your one-stop shop for all things winter, provided by experts in hospitality and wilderness guiding. All activities start right at your doorstep, which is the remote and unique Tagish Wilderness Lodge.
Your mushing experience is provided by the professional mushers from Tagish Lake Kennel - Michelle Phillips, Ed Hopkins and their team. Learn how to run and care for a dogteam from the experts and let us take you on a memorable trip across the frozen landscape. At night, you'll stay in cozy log cabins, enjoy great food and fascinating stories in a comfortable atmosphere.
We offer a 2:1 customer/guide ratio, which makes for a very personalized experience with small groups and lots of opportunity to chat with the mushers, interact with the dogs and simply enjoy the vast beauty of the Yukon winter wonderland!
We provide athletics and private dog-sledding tours. With a maximum of two participants at a time, we ensure exclusive experiences.
You drive your own dog team on bush trails meandering the boreal forest. You may have to push (run) uphill and keep your balance downhill while braking with one of your feet. This is not for the arm-chair musher travellers but more for the adventure spirited persons.
We believe in engaging dog-sledding experiences that are built on trust and respect between Musher and Dog. Be aware dog-mushing is addictive!
"Can I mush" is owned and operated by Takhini River Lodge.
Turn to us for all things 'sled dog'. Our kennel is full of well-trained, well cared for and trail experienced, friendly dogs. We offer everything from half-day dog sledding tasters, weekend escapes to multi-day spring mushing expeditions. All tailored to your wishes and abilities. Small groups, and a full service make your dog sledding adventure with us a unique and exclusive experience! Learn from the experts - We have over 40 years of experience running dogs - Michelle Phillips is a multiple Iditarod finisher, Ed Hopkins is a Yukon Quest veteran. We breed and raise our own dogs, from puppyhood to very old age - from three-legged to one-eyed, everyone gets a place in our Kennel. We are happy to share our experiences with anyone who loves dogs as much as we do. Our dog care is award-winning and our tours are memorable! In summer, we offer fun tours like dog cart rides, slideshows and musher talks - come visit us at our Kennel or at Caribou Crossing in Carcross.
Welcome to Northern Tales Travel Services, the one-stop shopping spot for all your winter adventures in the Yukon! Enjoy our Basic Aurora Viewing Package, which is recognized as one of the Canadian Tourism Commission’s Signature Experiences and has also receives consistently high reviews from past travelers on Trip Advisor. It offers great flexibility and you can built your individual program by adding optional winter activities such as dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice fishing and visiting the Yukon Wildlife Preserve & Takhini Hot Springs.
We offer additional aurora viewing packages including high-end lodge accommodation or in rustic cabin on the shores of Lake Laberge. Our programs featuring famous events like the Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race, the Frostbite Music Festival and the Sourdough Rendezvous are also very popular.
Our number one priority is providing you with the best customer service and long lasting memories of your Yukon
Based out of Whitehorse and run by two french people whom graduated with a conservation biology degree, Terre Boréale offers canoe trips, hiking trips and discovery tours in Yukon and Alaska in both French and English. Besides discovering the breath taking landscapes and colours of the North, our background allows us to provide an experience as close to the wilderness as possible through its observation, understanding and preservation.
Because we want all our customers to have a unique experience we limit our group size to 6 customers per trip. This group size also allows us to travel the wilderness with high chances of viewing wildlife without disturbing it.
Every one has different travel expectations, therefore Terre Boréale offers customized trips in Yukon and Alaska in all seasons.
Located on the scenic banks of the Takhini River 20 minutes outside of Whitehorse, you can explore true wilderness.
Trust our 2 year consecutive Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence award voted by clients to provide adventurists with a retreat of a lifetime.
Join owners Frank Turner, Quest veteran and his wife Anne Tayler at their eco-sustainable ranch of over 120 friendly and loving Alaskan Huskies, from our puppies to our retired sled-dogs.
Enjoy dog sledding adventures in the winter from half day and full day trips to customized and camping trips. Summer offers the dogs some free running time with guided and self guided trips and bed and breakfast and Yukon Cabin stay options.
Meet our international crew and become a part of the family for a day, a week or even longer. A
home, lifestyle, and business that must be shared with the world.
For the Adventure of a lifetime - Sky High Wilderness Ranch welcomes guests of all ages! We are an authentic wilderness ranch located 30 min from Whitehorse in the Coastal mountains, on the shores of beautiful Fish Lake.
Cabin, lodge and Yurt rentals, trail rides scheduled daily during the summer months (June-Sept), dog sled adventures in winter months (Nov- April), aurora viewing, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, tobogganing and ice fishing.
Sky High is "off the grid" and we pride ourselves in the simple way of life on the land.
We believe in the "leave no trace" philosophy and ensure that our trips and tours respect the historic trails and Kwanlin Dunn First Nation sites and lands in our area.
Our cabins, lodge and Yurts are wood heated, have propane lights and appliances, gravity fed showers and outdoor toilets.
A perfect location for group retreats, workshops, weddings, birthday parties, family reunions.
Cathers Wilderness Adventures is a 2 generation family business offering year-round wilderness experiences.
Located on the shore of Lake Laberge, 50 km north of Whitehorse, there is no road to our wilderness homestead. Guests arrive by dog team, snow machine, boat or canoe, according to the season.
Our experience includes over 30 years of guiding and living year-round at this spectacular location and thousands of miles of travel in the Yukon wilderness - camping, guiding, sled dog racing, and hauling supplies to our home.
Our trips focus on small groups or individuals and are personally guided by our family. In winter, we welcome guests for dog sledding and outstanding views of the night sky, including northern lights when they are out. In summer, we offer cabin-based stays, where you can explore the beautiful region on guided day trips by foot, canoe, or boat. Or join us for a camping trip: hiking and backpacking with pack dogs, or canoe or boat camping on the historic Yukon River.