Cheechako Winter

This northern lights and huskies adventure will give you a great insight on how amazing Yukon Winters really are

From the moment we pick you up at the airport you will feel like part of our family.

Our experienced and licensed guides will take you on spectacular half day excursion where you will explore the magical winter wonderland of the Yukon. Dog sledding, Snowmobiling, Ice fishing and a guided visit to the Wildlife preserve, it will be hard for you to pick a favorite.

At our unique location outside of the city limits and away from light pollution you will be able to relax and enjoy the mesmerizing night skies with a chance to see the Northern Lights.

Experience the beauty of the Northern Lights at Night and explore what the Yukon has to offer during the day

 

 

Arrival day
Day 1
We will pick up at a hotel in Whitehorse or at the airport. Pick up time will be anytime in the afternoon of the first day. From there it will take us about 25min to reach the Muktuk Lodge. Guest will check in their rooms or cabin and have an introduction to our lifestyle with the dogs. We also go over the winter clothing. We supply parkas, pants, boots and mittens.  Afterwards you are free to explore the dog yard and the surrounding property until dinner is served around 6pm.

After dinner you can relax in our common rooms, enjoy the privacy of your bed room or cabin, or dress up in the warm winter clothing we provide and wait outside in the hope for the northern lights.

Dog sledding and Wildlife preserve
Day 2 After a nice hearty breakfast it is time to prepare you dog teams for a fun ride. You will learn how to harness your team as well as how to put booties on your dogs. Your guide will give you a brief instruction on how to handle a sled and off we go for a 2-hour ride through the frozen Yukon wilderness. Back at the lodge you are invited to help take care of your team, before enjoying a hot chocolate at a fire place in the lodge.

After lunch we will go to the Yukon Wildlife preserve. The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is a unique wildlife viewing property featuring 13 species of northern Canadian mammals in their natural environment. Encompassing over 700 acres with various natural habitats, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve offers unparalleled wildlife viewing and photo opportunities.

Dinner will be at the Muktuk Lodge. Another night awaits with a chance to hopefully see the aurora.

Snowmobiling and Ice fishing
Day 3
Today will be a full day of adventures. After a delicious homemade breakfast, we will drive to Fish Lake. There we will leave you in the care of our trusted partner company for the day.  In the morning you get to try your luck with ice fishing and in the afternoon, you will be cruising on a snowmobile (shared, 2 guest per snowmobile) exploring the scenic landscape. Lunch will be on the trail. It will be about a 4o min drive back to the Muktuk Lodge. We can share stories about “The Big One That Got Away” or you can just have a little snooze in anticipation of another delicious homecooked meal.

After that there is one more night ahead to cozy up on our deck and get a chance to see the Yukon sky light up with the aurora.

Departure
Day 4
We will bring you to the airport or a hotel in downtown, depending on your travel arrangements.

Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and availability

Day 1 and Day 4 are arrival/departure day only. No activities are planned for those days. We recommend that you arrive in the afternoon of Day 1 so you have some time to settle in and enjoy a meal with us before your adventures starts on Day 2.

 

Included:

  • Transportation to and from Muktuk to all activities and to the airport/hotel
  • A dog team with up to 6 dogs for a 2 hour ride (you will drive your own team)
  • 1/2 day  snow machine tour(2 to one snow machine) for a 4 hour afternoon tour incl transportation
  • Snowshoes and a fishing license
  • Half day visit at the Wildlife preserve
  • Accommodation in guestroom in main lodge (private bahtroom for each group) or a true Yukon cabin (private outhouse)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner while staying with us
  • Warm winter clothing for all activities
  • Northern Lights viewing from the lodge (not guided)

Not Included:

  • Flights, (can be added from Vancouver to Whitehorse)
  • travel insurance,
  • alcoholic beverages