Aurora Borealis and Boréale Ranch

Aurora Borealis Itinerary for a basic northern lights tour package combined with two nights at the Boréale Ranch in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Tour Highlights

  • Witness the Northern Lights in a unique viewing facility
  • Explore the city of Whitehorse
  • Delicious food, gorgeous mountain views in the 6 room boutique lodge
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Tour Information


  • - 2 nights of accommodation in Whitehorse in 3 star hotel (1st and last night)
  • - 2 nights at the Boreal Lodge upstairs or downstairs room or detached suite
  • - 2 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners and complimentary sandwich bar for lunch at the Lodge
  • - All transfers as per itinerary including English speaking driver / guide
  • - Airport transfers, introduction, Aurora Borealis viewing and assistance.
  • - 2 nights of Aurora Borealis viewing at Northern Tales Viewing Site (including hot drinks and snacks)
  • - 2 nights of Aurora Borealis Viewing at the Boreal Lodge (self-guided)
  • - Hot Tub at Boréale Ranch
  • - Information meeting
  • - City Tour of Whitehorse (90 minutes)

Departures - Independent Adventure:

August - April  

Additional Available Tours:

TRIP OPTIONS (must be booked in advance & guests have to bring their own or rent appropriate winter clothing)

Snowshoeing & Ice Fishing Tour

(additional cost, please enquire) After a short drive to a frozen lake, we will show you how to walk on snowshoes. With our fishing equipment we will walk onto the ice of the lake. We will drill a few holes through the ice and set up our fishing gear. We will then fish through these holes.  With some luck we catch a Lake Trout or Grayling. Appropriate winter clothing is required; not included. Includes: transfers from/to the lodge, instruction, snow shoes, hiking poles, snacks and hot drinks, fishing licence, ice fishing tent, snowmobile supported for gear Total Duration: 3-4 hours (minimum 2 person)

Half Day Dog Sledding Tour

  (additional cost, please enquire) Transfer by van to the dog kennel outside of Whitehorse. Here you’ll learn how to harness the dogs and hitch them to the sled. The highlight of this excursion will be when you’ll run your own dog team for approximately 2 hours. Includes: transfers, instruction & guide, use of dogs and sled, snacks & hot drinks, winter clothing Total Duration: 3-4 hours (minimum 2 person)

Snowmobile Driving 

(additional cost, please enquire) We will meet you at your ranch and introduce you to the safety of driving a snow machine. After instructions and a trial run with your instructor you’ll be driving your own machine (2 clients sharing on snow mobile) over prepared trails through the incredible winter landscape of the Yukon. Includes instruction, the use of a snow machine (lunch and hot drinks on full day tour/snacks and hot drinks on half day). Minimum 2 Pax.
Total duration half day: 3-4 hours Total duration full day: 7-8 hours

Experience the Silence Tour

(additional cost, please enquire) From your lodge, we drive with you to the remote starting point of this very special adventure. There we will show you how to walk with snowshoes and trekking poles. You and your partner will walk all by yourselves along the shore of a beautiful frozen lake. The Mountain View is breathtaking – and there is no sound, except your breathing and the crunching of the snow under the snowshoes. If you stop – there is just silence. You will snowshoe through some pristine landscapes, enjoying the silence and the spectacular views of the coastal mountains.  Your guide is connected with you by two-way radio. He is watching you across the lake. Just use the radio and your guide will be there with you in very short time. Appropriate winter clothing is required; not included. Includes: instruction, snow shoes, trekking poles, snacks and hot drinks, campfire, snowmobile supported for gear Total duration: 3-4 hours (minimum 2 person)

Yukon Wildlife Preserve & Takhini Hot Springs

From Whitehorse drive approx. 30 km to the Wildlife Preserve. The Yukon Wildlife Preserve & Takhini Hot Springs Tour is an excellent guided tour and great opportunities to view and photograph wildlife in its natural habitat: Dall Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, Deer, Elk, Woodland Caribou, Wood Bison, Musk-Ox and Moose may be seen, usually up close! Short drive to Takhini Hot Springs. Relax in the hot water pool and enjoy the winter landscape. Coffee shop and desserts available at the hot springs (not included). Duration: 4-5 hours


  • - entry fees (Wildlife Preserve & Takhini Hot Springs)
  • - 1.5 to 2 hour guided tour of Wildlife Preserve
  • - all transfers

Snowbiking Tour

(additional cost, please enquire) Embrace winter and experience fat biking! Whitehorse summer trails are converted into a winter playground for fat bikes. Experience the fun of pedaling on the snowy single track through a perfect winter scene. Includes: transfers, instruction & guide, mountain bike, helmet and snacks Total Duration: approximately 3 hours (minimum 2 person) *Due to the remoteness of the lodge, a transfer-surcharge has been added in addition to the regular day tour rates.

WINTER CLOTHING PACKAGE for 4 nights (additional cost, please enquire):


  • - Winter outerwear pants and inner fleece liner, Winter outerwear jacket with inner fleece liner.
  • - Winter boots (Sorel Glacier or similar), Insulated mitts, Insulated headgear / cap.
  • - Needs to be booked in advance to ensure availability.


Day 1

We will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to your Hotel in downtown Whitehorse. The hotel is located within walking distance of all attractions, restaurants, banks and stores.

We will have an informational meeting and registration for optional tours at the hotel.

Take your time for fitting the winter clothing (optional), shopping and dinner on your own.

At 9:30 pm departure for Aurora viewing. A cozy, heated cabin or wall tent with hot drinks and snacks makes your Aurora viewing even more enjoyable.

Return to hotel around 2:00 am.

Day 2

Sleep in the morning before joining the 10:00 am city tour with Main Street, Train Depot of the White Pass and Yukon Route, Log Skyscraper, Log Church, Sternwheeler SS Klondike, Fish ladder, Schwatka Lake and some residential areas.

We’ll pick you up at 2:30pm at your downtown hotel and drive you out to the Boreale Ranch.

Our 16 acre property is located just 30 minutes from Whitehorse and seconds away from memorable adventures. Situated at the base of the impressive coastal mountains, the Boreale Ranch has plenty of space to soak in the views.

After our evening 3-course dinner, you are free to relax in your private lodge room or watch the stars around a bonfire. Have a cup of coffee and prepare yourself for an amazing night of Aurora viewing.

Day 3

Enjoy morning locally roasted coffee on your private terrace with looming coastal mountains as your companion.

After coffee, you will join us for a delicious breakfast in the main lodge. This gorgeous, healthy breakfast includes a variety of items such as crepes, homemade granola, fruit salad and pastries. Fully nourished and ready to go, you may join in on any of the offered day time guided adventures.

After another day of enjoying the Yukon winter wonderland, we will meet back at the lodge in time for happy hour before another evening meal.

Our dinners follow a 3-course menu and are complimented with regional specialties.

Enjoy a hot chocolate around the bonfire while keeping an eye on the clear skies above.

Day 4

Check out by 11:30am, when we will transfer you to your downtown hotel.

At 10pm we will depart for another night of Aurora viewing at the Northern Tales Trading Post.

Return to hotel around 3:00am.

Day 5

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.