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Arctic Day: Yukon Wildlife & Hot Springs Tour | half day
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Arctic Day: Yukon Wildlife & Hot Springs Tour | half day

By Arctic Range Adventure
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Ages 19-90, max of 12 per group
Duration: 5h
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Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: Japanese, English, Spanish
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  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission Wildlife Preserve
  • Admission Hot Springs
  • Entry/Admission - Yukon Wildlife Preserve
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • The Sternwheeler Hotel & Conference Centre, 201 Wood St, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2E4, Canada
    Hotel lobby
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: 7110P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age 19 years.
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

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

    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: 7110P2

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    • 201 Wood St, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2E4, Canada
      Hotel lobby
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    About the operator
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    • Arctic Range Adventure
      174
      Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
      Joined in January 2012
    • PookyCake
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Quintessential Yukon Experience
      We were in town for a few days taking in the Yukon Rendezvous Festival. While checking out the pubs and dodging the Keystone Kops is always fun, no visit to Whitehorse is complete without an aurora viewing tour. Not wanting to miss out during our limited time, we booked two nights with Arctic Range Adventures. At $149 per person, the rate is more than reasonable and the team @ Arctic Range makes sure guests get their money’s worth! The overall experience is quite fun: You are picked up at the Sternwheeler Hotel at approximately 11:20PM (a piece of cake for us since we were staying there) and driven 45 minutes outside Whitehorse, via a comfortable shuttle bus, to the Aurora Centre (used exclusively by Arctic Range Adventures). The Centre is nicely laid out: There are two heated outhouses (so you don’t have to freeze!); a comfortable yurt with seating, stove, light snacks and drinks; two teepees where you can sit, dialogue with the group and roast marshmallows; and an expansive aurora viewing area complete with tripods bolted into place for your use and enjoyment. You spend about 3 hours at the site before being bussed back to your accommodation, arriving back to Whitehorse at around 4AM. On both nights our primary guide was Pascal. He was informative and gave everybody the “lay of the land” each time. On night one, we spent most of our time in the teepee because it was mostly cloudy skies. I thought we were going to strike out but, just as everyone was getting ready to board the shuttle back to Whitehorse, the aurora made a brief – and very faint – appearance! While the green hues were subtle, we were thankful to see them! On night two, we had far better luck. Upon arrival to the Aurora Centre just after 12AM, the aurora made an appearance and stuck around for nearly an hour! It was bright and a majestic sight as it wove through the night sky! One could almost hear the ghost of Robert Service reciting his poem, “Ballad of the Northern Lights:” They rolled around with a soundless sound Like softly bruised silk; They poured into the bowl of the sky With the gentle flow of milk. Indeed, if you want a quality aurora tour, I can’t recommend Arctic Range Adventures enough. The team is professional; the Aurora Centre is comfortable; the site for viewing the Northern Lights is large enough so as to avoid the feeling of being crowded; and, if you don’t have sufficient winter gear, they have some for rent! In short, Arctic Range offers the complete package at a reasonable cost! Highly recommended!
      Written April 24, 2024
    • 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
    • pattsbett
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience well coordinated and great service to enjoy the aurora’s dazzling show
      We book the tour for 2 different days, expanding our chances to view the auroras In both occasions the service was really good, all the staff well prepared to assure we had a comfortable stay and dedicate the time to wonder at the sky, whenever the auroras could happen. They are very professional and offer a quality service, with coffee and cookies, and marshmallows to burn at the fire in the tipi tent. They also offer the rental of clothes and boots if required, at an extra charge. The service was efficient and everything at time as scheduled. We had a magnificent aurora show, awesome, all the late stay and the cold outside was definitely worth it. I recommend the company and will consider another of the tours they offer for another visit ocassion.
      Written March 21, 2024
    • pkthatsme
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      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
    • giovanimalindat
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Recommended tour!
      They provided everything we need to wait the aurora. Service was great! They also took some good pictures in their camera. Very recommended!
      Written February 28, 2024
    • lisarimi
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent tour, highly recommend. Yuri - one of the tour guides was exceptional.
      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
    • 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
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      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
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      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
    • V6053KKmarkj
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best!
      Our guide was a very nice person. It was an experience beyond my expectations. I am very glad that I joined the tour. I want to thank them
      Written January 25, 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
    • saltandsea
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      A lot for a Little
      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
    • 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
    • Jet22125748514
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience
      Amazing experience. Very friendly people. The cabins in the wilderness were so cozy and well maintained. Bonfire in the middle of wilderness was a cherry on top.
      Written April 5, 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
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    VancouverPinoy
    Vancouver, Canada3,214 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2018 • Family
    We were a family of five that just finished the Wildlife and Hot springs tour.While some people say you can save money by doing it yourself.I disagree,Agatha our guide was full of knowledge about the animals.We would have not spotted the elusive lynx and the arctic foxes if not for her trained eye.We were very happy with her friendly service and glad that We booked with this company.The Yukon wildlife reserve is best done with someone who can provide lots of useful information

    She also had to do 2 languages at the same time,Since We were English speakers with a Mexican couple.So she did it in English and Spanish at the same time.Kudos to her
    Written February 12, 2018
    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 kind feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our fully guided half day "Wildlife & Hot Springs Tour". It's also great to hear you enjoyed our guides narrative throughout the Wildlife Preserve about the local wildlife.
    Written February 17, 2018
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    Monica D
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to this tour with our guide Angela , who was really nice and lovely
    She explained lots of things about Yukon history and the local effort to maintain wild life and natural resources
    We were able to see all of the animals
    Loved the moose ;)
    After the tour we went to the hot springs to
    A very relaxing afternoon 😊✌️😎 I just wish we could get into the frozen hair competition rs
    Written November 2, 2018
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    Sana U
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    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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    We are glad we could assist you with your booking and hope to see you another time.
    Written January 18, 2023
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    Beth
    Mississauga, Canada1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Guides were friendly and fun. Loved the wildlife preserve and especially loved the hot springs! So relaxing.
    Written October 9, 2019
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    Great to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Thank you.
    Written October 13, 2019
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    Arctic Day: Yukon Wildlife & Hot Springs Tour | half day provided by Arctic Range Adventure

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