The Stories Of Canada
Winter in the Yukon Territory
Welcome to the Yukon – one of the world’s last frontiers. Winter in this northern territory is like nowhere else on earth with vast, snowy landscapes promising a host of epic adventures. Whether witnessing the silent symphony of the aurora borealis, snowmobiling against a backdrop of commanding mountain peaks, or visiting a local Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin artist in her studio, there’s never a dull moment in this otherworldly destination.
Important message to set expectations.
We are so pleased you’ve found your way to this exciting adventure that was built with explorers in mind. While Entrée Canada is known for meticulous planning and smoothly operated journeys, the nature of travel to Canada’s remote destinations can often be unpredictable.
Our hosts have committed to welcoming guests with glowing hearts; however, they aren’t always able to guarantee themselves on a given day. Should one of your hosts be unavailable for unforeseen reasons, we will do our best to connect you with other interesting locals, activities and meaningful experiences.
Weather plays a critical role in these remote areas, and this might significantly impact your trip. We cannot emphasize this enough: be prepared for changes, rearranged services, and cancellations to ensure your safety. As always, we will be at your service to communicate alternatives and solutions.
Lastly, please know that many of the accommodation partners in these remote places are the best available (and we love them) – however, they are typically more rustic than the luxury lodges and resorts we partner with across Canada.
If you prefer more predictable outcomes and upscale accommodations, we are happy to suggest a well-suited journey. If you are an explorer who wishes to travel to remote areas and embrace the unpredictable, fasten your seatbelt and read on. This is where unscripted begins.
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1 | WHITEHORSE, YT
Welcome to the Yukon! Upon arrival in Whitehorse, you’ll board a shuttle for Southern Lakes Resort, a remote oasis on the traditional territory of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation. Here, traditional log cabins are outfitted with modern amenities along with inspiring views of Tagish Lake and the surrounding boreal forest. In the evening, you’ll be joined by a local photographer who will share tips on photographing at night –particularly useful should the aurora borealis make its haunting appearance. Accommodations are at the Southern Lakes Resort in a Deluxe Villa.
2 | WHITEHORSE, YT
Prepare for an invigorating morning! The day begins with a self-guided snowshoeing journey on the frozen lake and into tranquil forest. As you feel the snow crunch under your snowshoes, remember that this is how pioneers travelled through the bush more than a century ago. Afterward, hop aboard a snowmobile for an exhilarating two-hour ride across the lake and surrounding trails around Southern Lakes property. Spend the rest of the day exploring at your own speed, keeping your eyes peeled for the aurora borealis as the evening comes. Accommodations are at the Southern Lakes Resort in a Deluxe Villa.
3 | WHITEHORSE, YT
Today, you’ll experience an ages-old northern tradition: dogsledding. Led by professional musher and multiple Iditarod and Yukon Quest finisher Michelle Phillips and her partner Ed Hopkins, the four-hour excursion includes a meet-and-greet with the happy canines and an invigorating ride through the forest. Upon return, head to the lake for an introduction to ice fishing, a leisurely northern pastime. In the evening, park yourself on your balcony and keep an eye on the sky for a potential northern lights appearance. Accommodations are at the Southern Lakes Resort in a Deluxe Villa.
4 | DAWSON CITY, YT
It’s time to bid farewell to Whitehorse – for now. This morning, you’ll catch a plane to Dawson City, which served as an important hub during the 19th-century Klondike Gold Rush – today, it’s a charming town whose preserved frontier-style buildings seem frozen in time. Get to know the community during a Parks Canada walking tour, where you’ll learn all about this former boomtown’s reputation as “the Paris of the North”. You’ll also visit the Dawson City Museum, whose curator will host a private tour of the museum’s vast collection. Pause for lunch at the Red Mammoth Bistro, then visit with a local Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin artist. In the evening, travel to our host’s Yurt – a private, off-grid aurora-viewing experience away from light pollution and complete with hot chocolate, tea and coffee, as well as our host’s lively banter. Accommodations are at the Aurora Inn in a King Suite.
5 | DAWSON CITY, YT
This morning, drive through the epic, snowy landscape to Tombstone Territorial Park, whose 2,200 square kilometres house a unique wilderness of rugged peaks, permafrost landforms and abundant wildlife. The area’s Hän name Ddhäl Ch’èl Cha Nän means “ragged mountain land”, and it lies within the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Nation. Here, you’ll enjoy a picnic lunch and invigorating snowshoe before flying back to Dawson City on a private fixed-wing aircraft over the scenic Ogilvie Mountains. In the evening, return to our host’s Yurt for another night of northern lights magic. Accommodations are at the Aurora Inn in a King Suite.
6 | WHITEHORSE, YK
Today, you’ll fly back to Whitehorse where there’s plenty of time to explore at your leisure. Save room in your itinerary for a trip to the MacBride Museum, which shares artifacts and stories that convey the Yukon’s fascinating history. Accommodations are at the Edgewater Hotel in a Junior King Suite.