Northern Light Hunting

Description

Seeing northern lights, also known as aurora borealis, depends on two main factors: solar activity and weather. Given that we cannot control what our Sun does, we stay on the move to try to eliminate the weather factor and find the clear skies each night!

dates :Feb to March 2021
Group size :2 to 6
duration :4-5 hours
difficulty :easy
Price :$125 + 5% GST
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Day after day

Aurora Borealis is what makes the North so magical and legendary. This physical phenomenon is visible from Whitehorse with a higher than 90% of success for a visit of at least 3 days.

Together, we will be on the move, finding the best location to see the lights that night. We also have the opportunity to look at the stars and constellations so we don't leave any of the night sky magic untapped!

Your guide has been photographing northern lights for many years and will be happy to teach you a few tricks if you want to take photos yourself.

We pick you up at your accommodation, anywhere in Whitehorse, at 10pm for a return around 2am. We provide hot drinks and snacks.

For same-day bookings, please contact us before 3pm.

 

Given the unpredictability of both weather and aurora long-term forecasts, it is impossible to know what the odds of seeing northern light on the night of your booking will be. In an effort to make your Yukon trip as enjoyable and as fair as possible, on the day of your tour, Terre Boréale will offer the possibility to shift your booking to another night (at no extra cost, depending on availability) or to cancel the tour and issue a 75% refund based on certain criteria:

     - The weather forecast indicates a very low chance of having clear skies that night (based on the ClearDarkSky and Environment Canada forecast websites) AND

     - The aurora forecast is low (KP2 or lower, based on SpaceWeatherLive website)

We will contact you on the day of your booking in case these criteria are met to inform you of the low chance of seeing northern lights that night. In the end, it is your decision to cancel your excursion or not, your excursion is guaranteed to happen unless you decide otherwise based on trusted short-term forecasts.

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Included

  • Experienced guide
  • Snacks and hot drinks
  • Transportation from and to Whitehorse (downtown)

not included

  • Domestic and international flights
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Night in a hotel
  • Gratuities for your guide

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Travelers' reviews

"Max the Northern Light Hunter. We had Max as our Northern Light Hunter and he is terrific. He is extremely knowledgeable and is eager to share his passion with us. As we waited for the northern lights to show up, Max showed us (with binoculars) the celestial stars and explained what made them special. In addition, we were treated like VIPs with folding lawn chairs, hot bottles to warm us up, hot tea, brownies, coats, blankets, gloves and so much more. Max was more than prepared to ensure we had a great time while watching the northern lights. If you want to have the best possible experience watching the northern lights, we strongly recommend Max."
Thanesh R, October 2019

"Northern Light tours Me and my sister booked 2 nights of Northern Lights Tours with Terre Boreál and I’m so glad we chose this company! Max our guide/ company owner was amazing! He picked us up from our hotel and drove us out to some remote locations. We kept moving the first night so we could ‘chase the lights’ essentially. He supplied hot tea, hot water bottles, camping chairs, delicious home made cookies, and even hand and feet warmers when my sister decided to almost freeze to death lol. The second night he took us to a different location since we had already been to the others, this was a frozen lake. We arrived just in time for an amazing Northern Light display. He took some professional photos with his camera of us and emailed them to us. He also helped me program my camera for the best chance of catching some photos of the lights. Overall this was a 10/10 experience for us. I would recommend this company and tour to anyone heading to Whitehorse!"
Samantha, February 2019

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