Aurora Borealis in Yukon and Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure

Canadian Rockies

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Canadian Rockies: Aurora Borealis in Yukon and Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure

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" The raw beauty and majesty of the mountains are always an inspiration to me. I never cease to be amazed whenever I walk up one. Sometimes sitting and immersing myself in their presence is enough. I live for these opportunities. "
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See the dancing Northern Lights in the Yukon and immerse yourself in winter adventures in the Canadian Rockies!

This the third run for this trip. In February 2017, the group had an amazing experience on 2 spectacular nights seeing the Northern Lights actually dancing in the open night sky! The lights filled the whole sky, it was a truly memorable experience. The second run for this trip will take place in December 2017 and that tour group is now closed.

As you will have to fly into Calgary in Canada to take a domestic flight to the Yukon for the Northern Lights, and Calgary being the gateway to the beautiful Canadian Rockies, it is your best chance to take in the sights of the beautiful mountain landscapes in the Rockies before heading to the Yukon. After all, you flew all the way to Calgary and it will be a pity if you don't see for yourself this stunning beauty of mother nature. This trip will be like going on 2 tours on one trip - the Canadian Rockies, and the Northern Lights.

On this trip, you will get a chance to experience the splendor of a snowy winter wonderland in the Canadian Rockies and catch the beautiful winter landscape made so much more magnificent with the mountains in the background. You will get to see the world-renowned Lake Louise and visit Banff, the famous town of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, which is on the UNESCO world heritage list. In Banff, you will ride the gondola up Sulphur Mountain for views that will take your breath away! Then discover the secret in the Cave and Basin tour that led to the discovery of this amazing mountain national park. Your winter adventures will also bring you the wonders of ice-walking in a canyon, the thrill of tubing down a mountain (see video under Day 4 in Itinerary) and get on a wildlife tour in this snowy landscape - learning about how animlas survive in the cold wintry season. Optional tours like dog-sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and caving can also be included during your adventure in the Rockies.

The second part of this trip will see you board a flight to Yukon into the town of Whitehorse where you will have the opportunity of your lifetime to catch the spectacular Northern Lights – the Aurora Borealis. For 2 nights, you will be transported from your hotel to a heated cabin or wall tent, out in the open darkness, to catch the Aurora Borealis. During your days in Whitehorse, you will visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve where you can watch and photograph the Dall Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, Deer, Elk, Woodland Caribou, Wood Bison, Musk-Ox and Moose – all in their natural habitat. You will also get the chance to soak in the Takhini Hot Springs in an open Yukon winter landscape. (See the video link below about how funny it can be in the hot springs)


Itinerary

21 Feb to 1 Mar 2018 (9 days)

A second trip may be repeated if there is a lot of interest. Possible date: 21 Feb to 1 Mar 2018.


DAY 1: 21 Feb

P.M. Arrival in Calgary International Airport (YYC)

Transfer to hotel – 5 Nights stay

 

DAY 2: 22 Feb - Breakfast

Ride Banff Gondola to top of Sulphur Mountain

Visit Cave and Basin National Historic Site

 

Aurora Borealis in Yukon and Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesThe Banff Gondola heading up to Sulphur Mountain

Aurora Borealis in Yukon and Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure starting at Canadian Rockies

View on top of Sulphur Mountain



DAY 3: 23 Feb - Breakfast

Discover Banff and its Wildlife Tour

Johnston Canyon Icewalk


Aurora Borealis in Yukon and Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesThe Johnston Canyon Icewalk - hike into this beautiful canyon with cleats attached to your boots

DAY 4: 24 Feb - Breakfast

Tubing at Mount Norquay*

Optional tour: Dogsledding / Snowshoeing / Wolfdog Sanctuary / Snowmobiling

*Click here to view to see what tubing is at Mount Norquay


DAY 5: 25 Feb - Breakfast

Visit Lake Louise

Optional Tour: Caving / Dogsledding / Snowshoeing / Wolfdog Sanctuary / Snowmobiling

Or Shopping in Banff

Aurora Borealis in Yukon and Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesWinter in Lake Louise

DAY 6: 26 Feb - Breakfast

A.M. Transfer to airport for flight to Whitehorse (YXY), Yukon.

Dep 1220h / Arr 1510h - Whitehorse (YXY)

Transfer to hotel

Late night: Aurora Borealis Viewing

 

Aurora Borealis in Yukon and Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure starting at Canadian Rockies

Aurora Borealis viewing


DAY 7: 27 Feb - Breakfast

A.M. City Tour of Whitehorse

P.M. Wildlife Preserve Tour and Takhini Hotsprings*

Late night: Aurora Borealis Viewing

*Click here  to see why is everyone acting crazy at the Takhini Hot Springs


Aurora Borealis in Yukon and Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesNorthern Lights in Yukon (group photo from Feb 2017 tour)



DAY 8: 28 Feb - Breakfast

A.M. Optional Tour (Dogsledding / Snowmobiling) OR Free day in Whitehorse

About 3pm: Transfer to airport for flight to Calgary (YYC)

Dep 1630h / Arr 2000h

Transfer to airport hotel

DAY 9: 1 Mar

Transfer to airport for flight to SIN

Arrival in SIN on 2nd or 3rd March


Aurora Borealis in Yukon and Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure starting at Canadian Rockies

 Dog-sledding – an optional tour you don't want to miss! (Cost: CAD 179 gst included)


Aurora Borealis in Yukon and Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesSnowshoeing (optional) - learn how to walk in these shoes and have fun hiking in the Marble Canyon! (CAD 71.40 gst included)


Aurora Borealis in Yukon and Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure starting at Canadian Rockies

Snowmobiling (optional) – tour the beautiful Yukon on these fabulous machines! (CAD 220.50 gst included)


Aurora Borealis in Yukon and Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesCave Tour (Optional) with a qualified caving guide (CAD 136.50 gst included)

 

Cost:

The cost is based in Canadian Dollars (CAD).

The conversion rate is currently at 1.09 (CAD 1 to SGD 1.09)

CAD 2,751.38 / SGD 2,999 per person

This is above cost is for a group of 4 to 6 persons. The tour can proceed only with a minimum of 4 persons.

Group of 7 to 8: CAD 2,723 / SGD 2,968 pp

Group of 9 to 10: CAD 2,636 / SGD 2,873 pp

Group of 11: CAD 2,593 / SGD 2,826 pp

Group of 12: CAD 2,550 / SGD 2,779 pp

Please note that your final payment in SGD depends on the exchange rate as the cost is based in Canadian dollars.

 

Deposit to confirm booking:

Please make a deposit of CAD 1,000 to book your place by 29 Dec 2017.


Full Payment:

Payment of the balance of the cost of this trip have to be made by 12 Jan 2018.


Payment Detail:

DBS Current A/C: 054-905-362-7


Please contact Georgina at 9622-6838 regarding payment for this tour.

TOUR INFORMATION

Travel

You are responsible to book your own flight from Singapore to Calgary. Also note that you have to go online and pay eTA fees for entering Canada.

If your flight goes through USA, please go online and pay ESTA fees.

If you are non-Singaporean, please check if you need to obtain a Visa for travel to Canada (and USA).

Please buy travel insurance before you travel.

You can begin to search for flights and get an idea of cheapest cost to fly to Calgary but please DO NOT BOOK any flights yet. I can assist with flight recommendations.

Please contact me if you need more details. (See Contact Info below).

IMPORTANT: Please do not book your flight until I have confirmed that the tour have enough people to go ahead - even if you have already paid your deposit for the tour.


Winter Adventure Activities

ALL activities on this tour are suitable for beginners. Just bring your adventure spirit!

All activities are operated by trained, qualified and certified guides for all of the winter activities.

Winter activities require warm winter wear. If you have done winter skiing, ski-wear is perfect for these activities. Please contact me if you need help about winter wear.

Tour in Whitehorse for Aurora Borealis viewing

The Aurora Borealis viewing is from 10pm to about 2am. The Yukon is a very cold place and during this night tour, winter wear has been included in the tour to make sure you are protected from the cold.

Please bring your swimwear for the visit to the Takhini Hot Springs – you definitely don’t want to miss this experience.

 

The cost of this trip includes:

- Return airport transfers and all other transfers during the whole tour

- 5 nights hotel in Banff or Canmore, 2 nights hotel in Whitehorse, 1 night airport hotel in Calgary

- Breakfast in the morning in all hotel stays

- All sightseeing by van in Banff and Lake Louise

- Banff Gondola ride to Sulphur Mountain

- Cave and Basin tour

- Discover Banff and its Wildlife Tour

- Johnston Canyon Icewalk

- Tubing at Mount Norquay

- Return Air Ticket: Calgary - Whitehorse - Calgary

- Information meeting and City tour in Whitehorse

- rental of winter wear for Aurora viewing in Whitehorse

- Aurora viewing and assistance in Whitehorse

- 2 nights of Aurora watching including hot drinks and snacks

- Tour of Yukon Wildlife Preserve with qualified guide and entry into Takhini Hot Springs


Cost does not include:
 

- Travel insurance

- Return air tickets Singapore - Calgary - Singapore

- eTA fees (Electronic Travel Authorization – a requirement for entry into Canada for Visa-exempt foreign nationals)

- ESTA fees (you need to apply for ESTA online if your flight transits through USA)

- lunch and dinner on all days of the tour and breakfast on last day of tour

- optional tours (eg. dog-sledding, snowshoeing, caving, snowmobiling) - see cost below

- rental of winter wear or any other personal items if needed, when in Banff


Optional Tour Cost:
- GST included in all costs below
Dogsledding: CAD 179 / Dogsledding (Yukon): CAD 215.25
Snowshoeing: CAD 71.40
Caving: CAD 136.50
Snowmobiling (Yukon): CAD 220.50
Wolf Dog Sanctuary: CAD 53.55

Contact Information:

Whatsapp Daniel Goh @ +1-403-397-6776  or email innerpassage2013@gmail.com


Important Note:

 

Please read through the following terms of participation before RSVP:

http://threeplaygrounds.com/pages/champion-terms-of-participation

 

DISCLAIMER: Your safety and well-being during the trip are your sole responsibility. By RSVP for this event, you have confirmed that you have read, acknowledged, agreed and accepted the terms and conditions of participating this trip.

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