Northern Light Hunting

Guaranteed Departure

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 :Sept. 2019 to March 2020
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

"Aurora Boreales Thank you very much Max your work is impeccable and the photos fabulous. 2 days with my friends and Max was magic. Max is amazing and kind Guide Tour show us the star the moon, we walked on top of frozen lake and listen it. Max found the prefect place to see the Northern Lights was magical and also keep us warm with hot tea, hot water bottle and share his jacket with us was amazing. Thanks to set up the chairs for us. Thank you so much.This magical adventure always in my ."
Cecilia H, November 2019

"Max was a wonderful, knowledgeable guide for our Aurora Borealis tour. He knew where to take us for a fantastic viewing of the Northern Lights and took pictures of us and of the lights. The van was warm and comfortable and we loved the tea, cookies and the hot water bottles. Very thoughtful and personal experience. Thank you!"
Darlene, January 2019

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