I explored the cozy town of Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory for the first time at the end of February/beginning of March. The adventures were unsurpassable and the Northern Tales folks are delightful, professional, and truly ambassadors of the nature they partake in and share with those of us who are passing through.
The NT tour guides shared in the enthusiasm of their guests - I experienced two nights in a row of wonderful Aurora borealis viewing, despite cloudy skies earlier during both evenings. I especially appreciated partaking of making "maple syrup frozen pops", a treat that you may experience if fortunate to have Tom as your guide. The winter weather gear, which is optional, is highly recommended and kept me quite warm and comfortable.
The Wildlife Preserve/Hot Spring tour was exceptional, too. What a wonderful way to end the day, soaking in the comforting liquid warmth as snow glistened all around.
My last night with the Aurora was in the canvas dwelling, formerly the Caribou tent which has since been retired. This was fantastic! My campfire had been started for me by the grounds host, who is also lovely and provides a scrumptious breakfast. I laid by the fire, in the snow, perfectly content, warm and taking in the colorful explosions above. At about 4 a.m., I retired to the dwelling, which has a wood-fueled stove, and feel blissfully asleep. (For a few hours...)
The 506 All Day Grill, just down the street from the Best Western, was a wonderful eatery to re-fuel for my explorations. I came to know the staff, who were delightfully interested in my daily and nightly excursions. I became a 'regular' at the 506 that week.
I recommend bringing head lamps or a small flashlight as well as a product such as Toasti Toes or Hot Hands, which I placed in my boots.
Thank you, Northern Tales and the town of Whitehorse, for a phenomenal adventure!!
Hope to return very soon!
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