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Alaska & Yukon / YUKON ACCOMMODATION & TOURING Eagle Plains, Yukon Aurora Viewing - Yukon Delight Wildlife & Hot Springs Discover scenic Whitehorse, the Yukon’s capital, surrounded by endless mountains. On successive evenings, you’ll travel to the AuroraCentre, located just outside the city centre, yet far enough from the city lights to be an idyllic Northern Lights viewing location. During this half-day tour, visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve where you’ll have the opportunity to view and photograph wildlife in their natural habitat. Dall sheep, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, mule deer, wapiti (elk), woodland caribou, wood bison, musk-ox, moose and even lynx can all be seen on this tour - usually up close! In the evenings you will gaze at Northern Lights while lounging beside a cozy wood stove or roaring campfire, the perfect way to enjoy your relaxing vacation. Daytimes are free for optional winter sightseeing, shopping and touring in and around the capital. To cap of a great day, the journey takes you to the nearby Takhini Hotsprings. The outdoor hot springs pool provides a warm sanctuary amid the cold weather and is a must-do activity while visiting Whitehorse. From $779 per person From $140 White Pass Train and Skagway This full-day tour starts in Whitehorse and travels along the South Klondike Highway to Fraser, BC, connecting with the world famous narrow gauge White Pass railway over the White Pass Summit and into Skagway, Alaska. This historic railway was built during the Klondike Gold Rush, and the journey serves up fantastic mountain landscapes, glaciers and waterfalls as you travel along through tunnels and over trestles. In Skagway, discover the historic downtown, the gateway for many Stampeders on the way to the Klondike Goldfields. From $295 www.andersonvacations.ca Carcross & Southern Lakes Hiking Tour Starting this full-day tour from Whitehorse, first, stop at beautiful Miles Canyon with its famous suspension bridge and continue to the South Klondike Highway where the mountains rise as we approach Carcross and the Southern Lakes region – a well-known photographer’s paradise. Next, visit the smallest desert in the world - the Carcross desert - and the village of Carcross, a charming lakeshore community teeming with First Nations and gold-rush history. On a beginner-level hiking tour on scenic trails, you will overlook the grand Southern Lakes. This region is nowadays the final stop for the White Pass Railway. We will also admire Emerald Lake, called “Rainbow Lake” by the locals due to its sensational colouration. From $299 123