Lights on the Lake

Experience northern hospitality in a unique setting, at the quaint and cozy Inn on the Lake. Nestled on the shores of Marsh Lake, you’re positioned perfectly for northern lights viewing and endless winter adventures!

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The Itinerary

Day 1

Upon your arrival in Vancouver, you’ll be met by your driver and transported downtown to your hotel. Depending on your schedule you may wish to explore downtown Vancouver, nearby Yaletown or Stanley Park. You’re in the heart of the entertainment district, with plenty of fantastic restaurants to choose from. We’re happy to make recommendations or reservations for you! Accommodations are at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in a Traditional Room.

Day 2

Today your driver will meet you for your private transfer to the Vancouver International Airport. After a short 2 ½ hour flight to Whitehorse, you’ll be met and shuttled to Inn on the Lake, 35 minutes south of Whitehorse. Nestled on the shores of Marsh Lake, the Inn is remote yet residential, and offers guests a taste of true northern Canadian hospitality. After a hearty supper and welcome orientation, turn your view skyward to admire the jaw-dropping northern lights. Accommodations are at Inn on the Lake.

Day 3

Today you’ll experience a quintessentially Canadian activity: Ice fishing! This is not for impatient anglers, you’ll be drilling holes into thick ice and waiting for a bite. Stay warm with a hot drink and reel in a fighter! Fantastic fish reside under the Yukon ice, and you may reel in a massive trout or Arctic char. The afternoon is entirely up to you. Warm up by the fire, or go for a snowy hike around Marsh Lake. Nightfall brings another opportunity for epic northern lights viewing, enjoy the show! Accommodations are at Inn on the Lake.

Day 4

Today is all about exploring! Trading in the slow pace of yesterday’s fishing, you’re in for an adventurous discovery of the Inn’s surrounding area. Ride your very own snowmobile through scenic trails, taking in the sights along the way. Soak your muscles with an afternoon dip in the outdoor hot tub or visit to the sauna. After another gourmet dinner, admire the dancing lights of the aurora borealis. Accommodations are at Inn on the Lake.

Day 5

Today you’ll strap on snowshoes and take to the trails! A peaceful activity, snowshoeing in the Yukon is a fantastic blend of exercise and tradition. Meander through snowy backcountry paths, stopping to take in the stunning scenery that surrounds you. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure today, soaking up the wintery scenery from the 90-foot deck or outdoor hot tub. Another evening brings superb aurora viewing, no two light shows are the same! Accommodations are at Inn on the Lake.

Day 6

After a hearty breakfast your shuttle will deliver you to Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport for your short return flight to Vancouver (cost of flight not included in package). Upon your arrival in Vancouver you’ll be met by your driver for your short transfer to your hotel downtown. The afternoon and evening are yours to spend at leisure. You may wish to revisit a neighborhood that caught your eye days earlier, or enjoy dinner at one of the countless restaurants near your hotel. Accommodations are at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in a Traditional Room.

Day 7

Today you’ll explore diverse and multi-cultural Vancouver with a private guide. Discover Yaletown’s warehouse conversions and boutiques, marvel at the towering totem poles in Stanley Park and the herbal pharmacies in historic Chinatown. Stroll the cobbled streets of Gastown, stopping at the famous steam clock that blows every hour on the hour, easily one of the most photographed monuments in the city. The afternoon is yours at leisure, and you may wish to enjoy a private culinary tour, a harbour cruise or a bike ride along the winding seawall, which wraps around Stanley Park and the Pacific Ocean.

Day 8

This morning you’ll be met by your driver for a short transfer back to the Vancouver International Airport, where you’ll catch your return flight(s) home. Safe travels!

The Route