Tick off Aurora Borealis on your Travel Bucket List this Holiday Season!

Prepare yourself for the greatest natural light show on Earth – the Aurora Borealis. Most avid travellers have the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights on their Bucket List.
Now is the time to tick it off yours.

The Yukon, located in the far north of Canada is the perfect place to experience this natural phenomenon. It’s wild and remote with a breathtaking landscape, a great place to visit all year round. With the Canadian winter being the best time to view the Aurora, you need to be well prepared for the conditions, with temperatures regularly hitting minus 30 degrees. Accommodation regularly books out, so you also need to plan and book well in advance.

Pack your warm clothes as the winter adventures begins..

Yukon Wildlife Preserve

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve covers hundreds of acres of varied terrain and provides an opportunity to see some of the major wildlife drawcards of the region in one place.

The Wildlife Preserve offers a self-drivable journey though classic Yukon landscape, with qualified rangers available to assist with those seeking close encounters with the animals – Bison, Lynx and Arctic Fox to name a few.

Dawson, The Wild North

Driving North to Dawson takes the better part of a day with driving speeds variable subject to the icy road conditions. The town is a little like the set of an old Western. It is charming and set close to the intersection of the Klondike and Yukon Rivers.

Driving several hundred kilometres further north towards the arctic circle, the roads are pure ice and the landscape is positively Narnian.

Great River Air provide stunning flights through the Tombstone Mountains.

Dog Sledding

Driving south toward Kluane National Park, you’ll encounter the much-anticipated dog sled trail at Muktuks. These Alaskan Huskies (and a few pooches that think they are huskies) are even more excited about heading out for a run than the you, the driver.  After the chaos and barking settles down, the dogs find their rhythm and the sleds quietly slip across the snow.

The Amazing Aurora

Your guide cooks you a hearty meal and prepares for the highly anticipated night show. “The aurora can appear and disappear within a few minutes. We just have to be ready”.

The viewing set up will be a quick drive to the small frozen lake with an unobstructed view and mountains in the distance. The temperature can drop substantially hitting minus 27 degrees so your warmers should be packed up and ready.

You can enjoy within 20 mins a series of glowing and magical dancing lights. A beautiful and perfect aurora experience is one amazing experience you can’t miss on.

Call our Holidays Team; +61 2 9080 1799 or email holidays@traveledge.com.au to find out more about this amazing experience.

 

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