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“Exceeded all my expectations”

Aurora Borealis & Northern Lights Tours Yukon
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Owner description: Welcome to Northern Tales Travel Services, your one-stop shopping spot for year-round adventure in the Yukon! In winter, enjoy an aurora borealis viewing package with optional winter activities such as dog mushing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice fishing, sightseeing flights and special events. Summer experiences include hiking the Chilkoot Trail, canoeing remote rivers reachable only by float-plane, fishing on the Big Salmon River, trekking past glaciers in Kluane National Park, and much more! Ask about custom, individual and private trips by foot, boat or van.
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Exceeded all my expectations”
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Every detail was planned and executed to perfection. Top notch customer service with rapid responses to questions. Friendly and knowledgeable office staff and guides.

An amazing aurora display on our first night at Whitehorse. The guides helped us set up our camera settings for the best photos and also had tripods available for use. I only had a point and shoot camera, but the guides took photos of everyone.

I loved the enthusiasm and passion demonstrated by the guides. They reacted to the auroral display with the same thrill as the visitors witnessing it for the first time. They obviously love the Yukon and enjoy sharing their experiences with others. Their photos are available for viewing/downloading on Flickr.

We spent 2 wonderful nights at the Cozy Cabin. What a lovely place to get away from the bustle of city life. We stayed at the Northern Lights cabin, which was well equipped with a refrig, stove and wood burning heater. We booked the snow shoe and snow mobile tours. It was our first time for both activities and our guides (James and Scott) were very patient. They set a pace we could manage and put our safety and comfort as first priority.

I wish I had spent more time in Whitehorse and the Fox Bay Retreat (Cozy Cabin). Would like to return and bring all my friends and family!

Highly recommend Northern Tales.

Visited February 2017
1 Thank Charlotte W
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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don´t look anymore”
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I went there for the very first time and with no high expectations for aurora viewing since I know is a gambling.
Northern Tales made my trip , they pay atenttion on details and are so well informed, they´re lovely, kind, professional and I highly recommend this company.
Don´t look for more

Visited February 2017
Thank Itzel R
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Dundas, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
“Incredible Experience thanks to Northern Tales”
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The trip to the Yukon with Northern Tales was truly incredible. I can't thank them enough for the absolute fabulous experience. I have always wanted to do a trip like this and it is my 50th this year, so I figured I would go for it. I am so grateful I did...Northern Tales is an amazing tour company, they are all so helpful, knowledgeable, patient and skilled at everything they do. Their kindness was truly amazing. Every little thing was thoroughly thought out from start to finish, the tour itself was planned perfectly, the treats that were provided while seeing the lights were awesome, the clothing we rented did the trick and kept us warm, the option to see the lights each night of our trip was incredible, in fact that was the best thing about the trip. I have to tell you if I could see the lights daily I would be so happy. They truly are incredible and I would recommend a trip like this to everyone. It was beyond my wildest dreams. Thank you Northern Tales, you are truly LARGER THAN LIFE! xo

Visited February 2017
Thank Sharon W
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Cobble Hill, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing Experience ”
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Northern Tails went out of their way ensuring our trip met every expectation. We booked the cozy cabin package and were blown away with everything we experienced. Our first nights stay was in Whitehorse and we were picked up in the evening for a night of Aurora viewing, unfortunately Mother Nature was not on our side so the lights were not to be seen. We did however have a great evening and met some wonderful folks.
If you don't have the appropriate clothing those rented by northern tails are wonderful and certainly keep the cold out. (Jackets, pants, boots, gloves mitts and a hat).
The cabin at Fox Bay on lake Laberge was amazing, if it's getting away your looking for this is the place for you.
We walked the trails, strolled on the lake and booked a day of dog sledding. Everything was stunning. While here we had a camp fire beside the lake each of the 2 evenings and were here. On these evening we were mesmerized by the display of the northern lights, not a cloud in the sky and the stars were nothing like I've ever seen before.
The cabin is well equipped, propane lights, fridge and stove. Plenty of dishes and pots and pans. Your guide will stop at the local grocery store so your meals are up to you. The cabin has a wood stove with lots of wood so the cabin is very comfortable even when it's -25 outside. There is no power other than the generator (we were the only ones here so we dictated the hours) for the heated shower house.
We booked a day of dog sledding while here and were blown away with our guides. Before we knew it we each had a sled and were mushing up the lake for an unforgettable day.
Our last day we again were back in Whitehorse and had another evening with our northern tails guides at their viewing area. This time luck was on our side the display was incredible, the lights danced across the evening sky in stunningly greens and red.
There is lots to do in Whitehorse with a variety of restaurants for everyone tastes.

If this is on someone bucket list, I'd certainly recommend it.
Northern Tails when out of their way to make sure our trip was incredible.

Visited February 2017
Thank Jeffrey C
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Highly Recommend!!”
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I cannot express just how wonderful and knowledgeable the team at Northern Tales were, from booking our holiday right up until the very end of our 5 day winter adventure everything was smooth sailing, very well organised and communicated perfectly!
Each activity was great - the full day snowmobiles and dog sledding was incredible, the campfire lunch in the snow topped it off!
We had 4 nights to view the northern lights, didn't see any activity the first 2 nights however the cabin set up and camp fire is perfect for hanging out we were lucky to meet another couple of similar age and we just sat around the campfire with coffee and marshmallows! Our last night is when the lights decided to come out and due to our camera not having a long enough exposure the northern tales team were great, took everyone's photos at no extra cost - just a great way to end our adventure! Highly recommend if travelling to the Yukon!!

Visited February 2017
2 Thank Lauree_danielle
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