The Yukon has a sub-arctic climate. If in the summer, the temperature can be 30°C (86°F) and the hot spot of Canada, in the winter the temperature can drop below -40°C (-40°F). The average temperature from December to February is -20°C (-4°F). Temperatures can fluctuate and Yukon weather can be unpredictable.
To make sure you get the best products on the market to keep you warm and comfortable, we, at Takhini River Lodge, have selected our own arctic outerwear. Christiane and Jean-Marc choose them based on their winter various and numerous outdoor experiences.
5 Day winter 2015-16
Day 1: We will pick you up at the airport or at your hotel in Whitehorse. A 40min scenic drive will bring you to Takhini River Lodge. You will have time to relax in your elegant bedroom or to join the cozy living room before dinner.
Day 2: Go with your guide on a ride with your snowmobile and explore the untouched winter nature. Enjoy this half day trip on the deep snow into areas inaccessible in the summer time. This tour is suitable for everybody who enjoys to explore the Yukon riding on a snowmobile through snow covered forests and frozen rivers. Special physical abilities or previous knowledge about handling the skidoo are not necessary. Your guide will give you an expert introduction and demonstration covering the operation details you need to know.
Day 3: Meet the sled dogs at Can I Mush? Kennel or Muktuk kennel and go for a half day dog mushing. This half day trip takes you through the spectacular scenery along the Takhini River Valley. You have the opportunity to drive a dog team.
Day 4: Ice Fishing (4 to 5 hours). Drill a hole in the ice, drop a line and try your luck. A warm drink and great camaraderie makes this afternoon an unforgettable experience.
Day 5: After breakfast. It's already time to take you back to the city or the airport.
4 Day winter 2015-16
All activities are in the afternoon leaving you with plenty of time to rest in the morning from a night watching the Northern lights.
Day 1: We will pick you up at the airport or at your hotel in Whitehorse. A 40min scenic drive will bring you to Takhini River Lodge. You will have time to relax in your luxury bedroom or to join the cozy living room before dinner. After dinner Jean Marc will give you some explanation about Northern Light viewing and how to set your camera to enhance Northern lights pictures.
Day 2: In the afternoon, get ready to meet our sled dogs. Our friendly Alaskan huskies will be happy to show you how much they love their job! You will get all the explanation about dog mushing and if you feel comfortable you will help to harness and hook them up to the sled. You will go for a ride on our 2 passengers sled and get the exciting feeling to be pulled by our powerful dogs! After this amazing experience relax in our 65 jets luxury hot tub. Stay ready, the Northern Lights may show up!
Day 3: Take it easy! Go for a snowshoe walk on our 100 acres (40 hectares) property or choose one of our optional tours or just relax in the hot tub before going back to your busy life!
Day 4: After breakfast. It's already time to take you back to Whitehorse or the airport.
4 Day Summer/Fall 2015
Private Heli Tour, Wildlife Viewing, Mushing Introduction...
Get the bird’s eye view on the magnificent wilderness landscapes with a private scenic helicopter adventure that will take your breath away. After meeting your pilot, you take off from Takhini River Lodge field for a 30 min flight in Miners Range. You flight over small canyons, lakes, large valleys and over pilot mountain's top.
Get the dog lover’s musher’s eye view on the dog mushing life style by visiting Can I Mush kennel. A one hour private kennel tour. You will get all the explanation about dog mushing and meet our friendly Alaskan huskies.
Get to know better Northern wild animals by visiting the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is a unique wildlife viewing property featuring: Woodland caribou, Canada lynx, Rocky Mountain elk, mountain goats, Alaska Yukon moose, mule deer, muskoxen, wood bison, two varieties of thinhorn sheep (Dall's sheep and stone sheep) and arctic foxes in habitats suited to each species.
Each evening, sit back and enjoy Takhini River Lodge’s hearty cuisine.
And...Starting mid-August Aurora viewing in the comfort of the Lodge. When conditions are favourable Aurora lights up the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions, leaving all who catch a glimpse of this magical wonder, memories that will last forever. Displays vary in intensity and duration, shape and form having no regulation, with each display totally unique. This natural phenomenon is hard to predict, yet extraordinary to witness!
Price & Conditions
Available from June 1st to November 13th, 2015.
Package available for a minimum of two people.
Package Price: 999.00 CAD + taxes / person based on double occupancy in one bedroom
Day 1: Drive a 40min scenic road from Whitehorse to Takhini River Lodge (airport shuttle available upon request). You will have time to relax in your elegant bedroom or to join the cozy living room before dinner.
Day 2: Today your helicopter will pick you up at your door for a unique private Heli tour. Later in the day get ready to meet Can I Mush friendly sled dogs! This private tour will give you a glimpse of the Mushing world and the life below 40°C.
Day 3: Get to know better Northern wild animals by visiting the Yukon Wildlife Preserve.
Day 4: After breakfast it’s already time to go back to Whitehorse.
The price includes:
- Three nights in one of our elegant bedrooms;
- Rooms include private full bath, satellite TV, Wireless internet access;
- Breakfasts and dinners;
- All activities listed;
- Use of the 65 jets luxury hot tub on specific hours.
The price does not include:
- Alcoholic beverages (we are licensed);
- Airport shuttle (available upon request);
- Flight tickets.
Good to know:
- Program may change without prior notice. All activities are subject to weather conditions.
- Please refer to our terms and conditions prior to booking. Also, please be aware that all of our guests are required to sign a liability waiver.