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 :Nov. 2020 to March 2021
Group size :2 to 6
duration :4-5 hours
difficulty :easy
Price :$115 + 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

"Northern lights tour. Max was an excellent guide...the lake we went to was a perfect spot for viewing and we also learned a lot about stars and their constellations. The northern lights were amazing and the background about how and why they light the skies gave the lights more meaning. He brought chairs for us to sit on, herbal tea and brownies. Definitely a 5 star experience....thanks very much!"
Tim H, October 2019

"on a cloudy and snowy night with little chance of seeing the Northern lights we were very happy to have booked with Terre Boréale. The reason is that unlike all other tours, Terre Boréale does not take you to a stationary viewing spot, but instead used their Van to search for the best spot. In our case Max found us an opening in the clouds and it's there where we then saw the Aurora Borealus. We were warm and cozy, had homemade cookies and hot tea and even hot water bottles in case we needed them. I highly recommend seeing the Nothern light with this company that goes out of its way to deliver often difficult, due to its nature, results."
Woi-Ling, December 2018

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