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Arctic Day: Aurora Viewing Tour | late night
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Arctic Day: Aurora Viewing Tour | late night

By Arctic Range Adventure
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Follow a guide deep into the Yukon to witness the unbelievable colors of the aurora borealis. At a custom-built viewing location far from city lights, snap photos of the sky and make memories that will last a lifetime. For your comfort and convenience, snacks, hot drinks, and restroom facilities are included. A small group size means plenty of time for questions, and Whitehorse hotel pickup eliminates transportation hassles.
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Ages 3-99, max of 50 per group
Duration: 4h 15m
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Live guide: Japanese, English, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Visit a secluded, custom-built location to see the northern lights
  • Snacks and hot drinks included: Enjoy the backcountry in comfort
  • Round-trip transport from Whitehorse hotels: Avoid navigation hassles
  • Small group size ensures a personal and memorable experience

  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Arctic Range Adventure
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Avoid the stress of navigating into the backcountry alone with a convenient pickup from your centrally located Whitehorse hotel. From the comfort of a warm minibus, begin the scenic trek out of the city. Your guide brings you directly to a custom-built viewing location equipped with restrooms. On arrival, immerse yourself in the quiet natural landscape and gaze at the unbelievable colors of the aurora borealis. As you listen to the guide explain how and why the northern lights are formed in this area of the Yukon, warm up with hot drinks and refuel with complimentary snacks. Rest assured that your guide is there for technical photography assistance as you snap photos over the course of the evening. Relax or doze off on the ride back to Whitehorse, where the tour ends at doorstep of your hotel.

Start:
  • The Sternwheeler Hotel & Conference Centre, 201 Wood St, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2E4, Canada
    Hotel lobby at 23:20 (please be there 5 minutes earlier)
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7110P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Arctic Day: Aurora Viewing Tour | evening?
    Arctic Day: Aurora Viewing Tour | evening price starts from C$161.32. Discover and book Arctic Day: Aurora Viewing Tour | evening on Tripadvisor
    What is the Arctic Day: Aurora Viewing Tour | evening cancellation policy?
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    On average, this experience will take approximately 4h 15m. Discover and book Arctic Day: Aurora Viewing Tour | evening on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7110P1

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      The Sternwheeler Hotel & Conference Centre
      201 Wood St, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2E4, Canada
      Hotel lobby at 23:20 (please be there 5 minutes earlier)
      See address & details
    • 1
      Arctic Range Adventure
      Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
      One of the most sought-after Northern experiences, a Yukon winter vacation is only complete with viewing the aurora borealis cascading across the Yukon night sky. A chemical light reaction caused when solar energy interacts with the Earth’s atmosphere, producing dramatic, dancing waves of green light from one horizon to another the Northern Lights have captivated viewers since the beginning of time, as evidence by the many Yukon First Nation legends they’ve inspired. We invite you to join us on our Aurora viewing tour at our custom built Aurora viewing location, far from the lights of the city, so you can experience the Northern Lights for yourself – and create your own legends.
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    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Arctic Range Adventure
      174
      Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
      Joined in January 2012
    • billyjN119PB
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      A bit of everything
      Loved it. You get all activities in one package. Hot spa is a must. 4 stars: some guides were Japanese, with questionable English, although they were trying. City sightseeing - not needed, as you can do it yourself. Lots of spare time, with nothing to do. You can safely return on the fourth day.
      Written March 23, 2024
    • pkthatsme
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent experience with Arctic Range
      Every single one of the Arctic Range staff was amazing. Super friendly, helpful, and top notch service. Literally started from when they picked us up from the airport through every single activity. Their Aurora Center is a great location to wait and watch the lights. Drinks and snacks in the cabin, roast marshmallows in the teepees, and hang out in the Yurt. While there’s no guarantee of seeing the Aurora, they always make the customer the priority. Highly recommended!
      Written March 15, 2024
    • Longrfl
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Top notch tour!
      Arctic Range Adventure put on the most amazing trip for us! We saw the northern lights and went dog sledding, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. We were novices but it didn't matter. There was plenty of instruction and help along the way. The guides were all so wonderful and everything ran so smoothly, from being picked up at the airport, to all the events. We can't wait to go back. We loved every minute, including the wildlife park and hot springs too. Although temps dropped to well below freezing, we were fine in our good quality arctic range gear. We also really appreciate the extra effort from the Arctic staff to make bookings for events at the last minute. We truly appreciate the top notch company and tour!
      Written February 21, 2024
    • C7162ILelisab
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      best tour
      It was really special for me to have such a nice experience with Aurora Tour. the price was reasonable and it was a comfortable trip. i would like to join again in the future. thank them for this nice experience.
      Written February 9, 2024
    • N8308ZAcarolb
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Poor service, bad communication I do Not recommend
      Very poor, we had a 3 night tour, they cancelled a trip to the hot springs and never notified us, so we waited and wasted the day, they took us to see the northern lights when it was snowing with no visibility to. They didn’t cancel that . This is a company that has a great deal of international non English speaking clients. For example we were on a bus w all Japanese speaking tourists, the guide Julie spoke to them and not the few of us English speakers. There are other good companies in the area, chose them.
      Written January 30, 2024
    • edmundod318
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      You better look for other tour operator…
      Arctic Range had terrible service, we have rented to them winter clothes, for more than $250cad per person, the snow boots didn’t fit for my wife, the tour guide that gave us the clothing took us to the store they rented the clothes (40% cheaper) but the store was closed for 2 of the 3 rented days, he told us we couldn't do anything… his name was Leo, the third day when we went to the store continued closed, when we had a big complain at the office, Jessica told you should let me know earlier, we did it, through the tour guide…. Between they were finger pointing one to each other…. Finally they were able to open the store for us and we changed the boots. I normally write good reviews when I received a great service, this is the first time I write a bad review, just because the bad customer service and attention I received. There are some other options to hire a tour, if I were you, I would consider those other options if you want to have a good service.
      Written January 4, 2024
    • Ka Po W
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience
      We were lucky enough to see the northern light for all 3 nights. Though it was quite cloudy, we managed to see the Milky Way as well. The guides were very nice, helpful and knowledgeable. Had a very detailed presentation about the aurora. I was told the best season to see the aurora is Sep/Feb.
      Written October 19, 2023
    • 312karlai
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best experience
      We were so lucky to see the northern lights on the first night! Also, our guides were great and made sure we had an amazing experience! Thanks Leo, Horacio, Juan & Bere! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
      Written March 29, 2023
    • Karla G
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience with Artic Range Adventure
      I had an amazing trip with Artic Range Adventure, they took care of everything. The guides were really nice and resourceful, specially Horacio suggested places to visit and took photos if us during Aurora viewing, they made this trip an unforgettable experience and definitely recommend it.
      Written March 18, 2023
    • deborahtK565ZC
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      You should go
      I had an amazing trip and Artic Range Adventure took care of everything. The guides were really nice and resourceful and made this trip a beautiful experience. Definitely recommend it.
      Written March 12, 2023
    • MatthewCooke97
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing!!!
      Extremely well organized touring group with guides who have a passion for what they do. Had an amazing time in the Yukon doing a plane tour, dog sledding, snowmobiling and even got to see the Northern lights.
      Written February 16, 2023
    • 1lucy_travels
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Higly recommended!
      Did a package tour, city tour, wildlife & hotsprings, and 2 days of Aurora Viewing. We got to see the lights the very first night, it was amazing! Didn't see them the second night, but we had a good time. Staff was friendly and prepared. They took a lot of photos and helped us set up our phones to capture pics for ourselves too. I rented clothes that did not fit, and they changed them just in time for the aurora viewing, but they didn't fit either. Had to attend the tour with the clothing unzipped, they changed the clothes next day, but brought same size so it didn't fit again. That night they changed the clothes one more time and they finally fit before my second night of aurora viewing...Strongly recommend renting at least one size bigger clothes than you usually wear since you'll be wearing your clothes underneath. Photos staff takes with their camera are around 20 CAD each, great pics, but take photos with your camera too. I strongly recommend any of the tours this company offers, I enjoyed everything I did, staff recommended places to eat and activities to do if you have free time. Had a great time in WhiteHorse, higly recommend at least once in your life, you won't regret. 100% recommended!
      Written February 13, 2023
    • G4192TKmariad
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Why did we wait so long to discover the Yukon?
      My husband and I just returned from our Yukon adventure and we loved it! The daytime excursions were fun, informative and, in some cases, quite physically exhilarating. The staff/guides were so good teaching us and really caring for our well-being. Case in point, my husband was very much in pain through his back and the guides determined that when it came to the dog-sledding, he, and therefore we, would be better off going for the ride rather than driving the sleds ourselves. Sincerest thanks to all of our guides, including the gentleman who made several trips to make sure all of our rented gear fit properly. And then there was the Aurora Borealis! We know that no one controls them, but how very lucky we were to see the spectacular display. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for everything!
      Written February 6, 2023
    • Heiner P
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Terrible company, terrible service and tours.
      They are extremely unprofessional, and dropped us off at a hotel with no food when most other facilities were already closed. Guide did not care, and just drove off. Did not offer to take us to any restaurant. We had to fetch McDonalds in a taxi. Tours the next day were acceptable, but after the hot springs tour, an Asian guide told us in broken English that we could not go on the Aurora tour because some guests in my group were coughing. They do not have a policy on this. We had doctors and nurses in the group, and Covid tests if they wanted. (Was negative) There are no restrictions in Canada now, and they simply threw us off the tour we paid for, without refund or alternate arrangements. Doing it yourself with taxis is actually better. That is what we did for the remainder of our tour. Use any other provider. Hard to imagine it could be worse...
      Written January 17, 2023
    • Sanzters
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great customer service
      We didn't get to do the tour with Arctic Range and had to cancel due to flight cancellations/rebooking but the staff was able to cancel and refund our reservation. I appreciated that as it was one less thing to stress about!
      Written January 17, 2023
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    4.0
    4.0 of 5 bubbles32 reviews
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    arman m
    1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2020
    We did not see the Northern Lights on this outing due to overcast sky. Based on the experience of the operator and the tour guide, I suspect they/he had a good idea on not seeing the Northern Lights, so the trip ended-up being a cash-grab.
    At the pickup point, we should have been warned and given an option to skip and a refund.
    Written September 8, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    We appreciate your feedback and understand your disappointment about not being able to see the Northern Lights during your one-night tour with us. As you might be aware, the Northern Lights are a natural phenomena and it can depend on two main factors to see them: 1. the Northern Lights need to be active 2. the weather needs to be somewhat clear To help our guest to chose the most favourable night to join our tour we have a 'Aurora & Weather Forecast' on our website that shows you the probability and even tells you our advise for the next 3 days. It also happens often that the Northern Lights show during a night that didn't have a great forecast. That's the reason why there is always a chance to see the Northern Lights and we will always run our tour at the scheduled time.
    Written September 12, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Courtney W
    Burnaby, Canada71 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    sadly we did not see the lights as when we went it was cloudy the whole time. The staff was very friendly and they put on a presentation about aurora lights as well as a campfire to roast marshmallows. I was disappointed that we couldn't see it and we paid $130 each. I think it would have been nice if we could reschedule it but this company does not offer that.
    Written February 5, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Unfortunately (and fortunately), the Aurora Borealis is natural phenomenon which relys on weather condition (clear sky) and active Northern Lights. Sometimes (if you only go out for one evening) you might not see them. Our recommendation is always to give yourself more chances to see them instead of only going once.
    Written February 10, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    lisarimi
    Frisco, TX14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I booked two tours in Whitehorse to view the Aurora borealis through Arctic Range Adventures and both of them were amazing.
    The tour guides were very nice , kind and made sure we had the best time.
    There were snacks and hot beverages available and the cabins were well heated.
    There was also a fire pit in the Tipis where we could roast marshmallows while waiting for the lights to show up.

    Yuri, one of the tour guides was especially very nice and warm.. She was very knowledgeable and gave very good information on the Northern lights and other activities to do in the area..

    Big shout up to Yuri for being so exceptional..Your service was very much appreciated..Keep up the good work..
    Written February 28, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    We are happy to hear you enjoyed the company of our guides during our aurora viewing tour at the AuroraCentre.
    Written February 29, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Remi L
    North Vancouver, Canada29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited the Yukon territory after talking about it for years.
    We reserved two consecutive nights
    to augment our chances for a successful viewing.
    Shungo was our pilot both nights, we truly enjoyed his company and his amicable demeanour.

    Also we visited the Yukon preserve park led by Yuuri and guided by a provincial ranger.

    It was relaxing and informative simultaneously, getting up close to rescued indigenous animals.

    Thank you to both of you for a great experience and we hope to return to the Yukon one day.
    Written August 29, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    We are so glad to hear you finally made your dream come true and visited the Yukon. Thank you for joining our tours and we'd happy welcome you again.
    Written September 8, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Maggie G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    A+ for Arctic Range Adventures! From punctual pick up to knowledgeable tour guides - Barbara, Shungo and Naomi, the experience over two-night tours was magical. The first night the aurora was faint, but the warm treats were appreciated as was roasting marshmallows in awesome tipis. The second night the Northern Lights did not disappoint and exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend this professional group of individuals for an unforgettable experience.
    Written January 29, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for your great rating of our tours and our guides. We hope to see you again some time.
    Written January 30, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    saltandsea
    Mexico95 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Couples
    We were picked up at 11pm and then spent the next hour picking up more passengers at,one hotel we waited over 30 mins before we drove the 45 mins to the site. When we got there they said to wait on the bus while they got things ready,started the fire (this should have been done before we got there) We were shown around the cabin, teepee and yurt. They had hot drinks and store bought cookies available. The teepee had a fire going in it which was nice. We talked to a girl from Japan and this was her third night there and did not see the Aurora. We did not see it either and finally got back to our hotel at 4am. $300 for 2 was a lot to charge for what we got.
    Written December 8, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    We are sorry to hear the pickup took longer then usual, but we are glad to hear you enjoyed our exclusive aurora viewing site. Since the Aurora Borealis is a natural phenomenon it can happen that they are not visible on rare nights.
    Written January 10, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    happycat0965
    alabama270 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2022 • Family
    Loved everything about this tour!! Comfortable ride to viewing area and two warm dwelling areas to get out of elements and have a warm drink and cookies as desired. Provided benches and bag chairs to sit on outside, marshmallows for roasting on tbe fire. We had a wonderful Northern Lights viewing, ended up staying out over an hour extra. Definitely recommend!
    Written November 27, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for your feedback and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with us.
    Written November 28, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    HonestReviews
    Vancouver, Canada13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Booked with Arctic range Feb 18th and unfortunately didn’t see aurora due to a storm but had a blast anyhow. From tipis to hot chocolate, they had everything ready. I booked again with them February 20th and was blessed and lucky to see the lights. Brian, our guide and driver was super nice and informative. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Just be ready, it gets COLD at night. The only thing I wish is that I rented clothes
    Written February 28, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for joining our tours and we are glad to hear you were able to see the Northern Lights on your second evening out at the AuroraCentre.
    Written March 2, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Patricia W
    3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    We did several things when we were in Whitehorse, but, the northern lights tour was the least favorite thing. We were tired since the flight we took made us get to the airport so early in the morning. The guides were very nice and tried to entertain us by doing what they could to entertain us. We only went out two times cause we had to be out of our rooms by around 4 am. So, we missed the last night. I absolutely love Whitehorse though and want to visit there again in the winter. So beautiful!!!
    Written February 6, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the northern lights tour as much as we'd hoped for. Staying up late for a chance to see the northern lights is usually worthwhile if you get rewarded by seeing the dancing lights.
    Written March 11, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Miabouv
    1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2019 • Business
    The experience did not. Live up to the advertised expectations. The heated bus, was not heated and extremely cold and uncomfortable. The Guide / driver did not speak or do any explanation of the Aurora. The good food and drink, was a bunch of packaged cookies, a bowl of chips and a half bowl of nacho chips, with tea, or infant coffee. The tepees were a danger, where one caught fire and they had no plan or equipment to put it out other than to try and throw snow at it! The Stars were beautiful , the Aurora unfortunately was weak but that is the chance you take. The overall experience was not worth the money paid, it was basically a $ 135.00 cold bus ride! definitely not as advertised . There were a lot of people crammed into one unit, they are making a good profit on this tour offering. Very disappointed!!!
    Written March 10, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for your feedback and we are very sorry to hear we didn't quite meet your expectation. We always strive to provide a memorable experience for each guest on our tour and we value your feedback. The small fire in the teepee was actually quickly taken care of by our guides. They used fire extinguisher to take care of a small fire which started around the fire pit. This is the first time something like this happened and of course we will review our safety protocol to make sure this won't happen again.
    Written March 18, 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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