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From Whitehorse: Klondike Gold Rush Tour with Lunch

1. From Whitehorse: Klondike Gold Rush Tour with Lunch

Gold! This one word roared across North America in 1896, as hundreds of thousands rushed to the Klondike with dreams of striking it rich. Now over a century later, that passion lives on, as visitors from across the globe continue to trace the footsteps of the world’s greatest Gold Rush. Pan for gold, explore Miles Canyon, and learn the true history of the Klondike Gold Rush. With lakes, beaches, the World’s Smallest Desert and the small First Nations community of Carcross along the way, the Yukon Gold Experience shows the true breadth the North has to offer. We begin our journey at 9:30 am with an eye to nature’s beauty, visiting Miles Canyon, where a nine-million-year-old basaltic lava flow has been split by the Yukon River, and Emerald Lake, so named for its breathtaking, shimmering green waters. Then once we’ve had our fill of these natural spectacles, we’ll fill our appetites and go for lunch (included in our tour). After lunch, we’ll take a trip to see Carcross Desert, the smallest desert on earth, before visiting the Indigenous community of Carcross itself. Explore the local First Nations art and history, relax in their local cafes, or stroll down the sandy shores of Bennett Lake. It was here that many stories of the Gold Rush began, as the prospective prospector started their journey paddling to the Klondike. Our final stop before we return to Whitehorse brings us to the ultimate goal of every gold-rusher: finding gold. After a quick lesson on gold-panning, you’ll be digging up deposits in no time. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to pet huskies, take photos with Gold Rush-style displays, and visit the Wildlife museum, filled with life-sized displays of Yukon wildlife, including a Woolly Mammoth. We then conclude the day by returning you back to your Whitehorse hotel at about 4 pm.

Whitehorse: Nighttime Northern Lights Viewing

2. Whitehorse: Nighttime Northern Lights Viewing

Canada’s High North is famous for its nature, its wildlife, endless lands, and above all, the mystical Northern lights. Aurora Borealis provides an astonishing spectacle in these areas, especially during winter. This “Aurora Hunting” tour will take you to numerous vantage points, aiming for a perfect view of the polar lights. Hot tea pops and snacks will be provided for you during this 4-hour tour. If desired, you will receive an introduction to Aurora photography and its beautiful subtleties so that you can take some unforgettable memories of your encounter with the northern lights (tripod required). You'll be picked up from the meeting point at 10:30 PM, leaving the city’s light-polluted sky behind and heading towards the northern lights. To ensure the best chances of gazing at Aurora Borealis, you won't travel to one pre-determined location, but instead will visit several different vantage points. You'll arrive back at in the city at around 2:30 AM.

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Our guide, Toby, was very informative and engaging. Due to weather, he moved our appointment to give us a chance at seeing the lights. Even though we did not see them with our eyes (only captured on camera), I highly recommend this trip. We walked on a frozen lake, watched a meteor shower, toasted marshmallows in -31C, and learned a lot about the Yukon Territory. The tour van/bus was warm and comfortable, and light snacks were provided.

It was a unique experience. Tibias made every effort so that we could see the auroras, it is best that you do not stay in one place, you are hunting and looking for the best place to see and photograph them. If you don't know anything about the auroras Tobias explains everything and makes you feel confident. Excellent guide and a unique experience. I highly recommend it.

This tour was impressive, we were a small group so we received excellent attention and Toby the guide did everything possible to see the auroras in the best place and in excellent condition, I recommend it

We had a wonderful experience to see the aurora. Thank you