The French Elegance in the Yukon Wilderness

We had such a relaxing time at Takhini Lodge. We felt so lucky to be able to enjoy the beauty of the Lodge and the lands around. Furnished with an artist's eye, the entire Lodge was a visual delight. We can't say enough about our hosts. Christiane's cooking in her open kitchen was fantastic and Jean-Marc helped us in every way.   Joan & Mel

Northern Lights Picture Coaching

How to improve your Northern Lights pictures?*

Jean-Marc got his first single lens reflex camera at sixteen and never stopped to explore the art of photography for the past 30 years. Jean-Marc switched to digital photography in 2005. In an hour one to one coaching session Jean-Marc will explain you the basic and advanced technics of Northern Light captures.

We will review the basics of night picture principles. We will apply them to your equipments. We will explore: How to avoid blur pictures and increase stars' sharpness, how to reduce numeric noise and how to get an optimum print out of the numeric file.

Advanced photographers may enjoy to explore timelapse, startrails, stacking and other post-processing tips and tricks.
*not available for compact camera

Price & Conditions

Which equipments you need:

  • A camera with manual fonctions (all automatisms can be turned off) preferably a Single Lens Reflex camera;
  • A sturdy tripod
  • A cable remote shutter release
  • Warm clothes

Duration: 1hour
Group size: 1 person
Rate: 60.00 CAD + taxes /per person

 

Magic of Northern Lights

4 Day winter 2014-15

If you want to stay up for the Northern lights but still like some fun activities in the day this package is for you.

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.

Yukon Winter Tales

5 Day winter 2014-15

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.

Rent your Arctic Outerwear from us!

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.

Takhini River Lodge | PO Box 21345 | Whitehorse | Yukon | Y1A 6R6 | Canada
Phone: 1-867-393-3060 | Fax: 1-867-393-3061
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