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tNt Nature Connections

Nature Guiding in Yukon, Canada

tNt Nature Connections|Nature Guiding in Yukon, Canada

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Spring Aurora Photography Tour

  • Tour Duration:

    5 nights/6 days
  • Available Months:

    Early April Every Year (Please Contact for Details)
  • Minimum Number of Guests:

    4
  • Tour Price:

    2300 CAD

    +tax5% per person

About the Tour

Come to Canada's Yukon Territory and experience photographing the aurora borealis in Dawson City and Tombstone Territorial Park on the Dempster Highway. Join your tNt Nature Connections guide/photographer Tomohiro Uemura to the best locations and receive expert advice on how to capture the aurora in the night sky. Using Dawson City as a base, we will drive out to Tombstone territorial park every day before dark to take advantage of the longer days to make beautiful images of the snowy landscapes. Then we'll wait until the northern lights make an appearance and begin photographing them. Dawson and Tombstone Territorial Park are situated directly underneath the Aurora Belt, which enhances the chance of seeing and taking photos of Aurora Borealis! As the tour takes place in the spring, the Sun’s light begins to return to the region and temperatures are on average are relatively warmer. These conditions make being outside taking nature photos more comfortable as batteries keep their charge longer and hands stay warmer. This returning light also makes it possible to shoot the aurora in a sky that appears blue and to have sharper details of the surrounding landscape with mountains and tundra. There is nothing in life that will prepare you for seeing northern lights moving across the starlit sky along the Dempster Highway. The experience is priceless!

▼A Video of Aurora Dancing in Dawson
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Tour Highlights

  • Superb location for Aurora photography including backgrounds of snowy mountains and vast tundra
  • Spring aurora tour that takes place in warmer temperatures compared with the winter
  • An expert guide/photographer can give you instruction and advice on Aurora imaging methods
  • Free time to get a taste of a historical far north gold rush town, Dawson City
  • Optional winter clothing gear rental and tripod rental possible

Tour Schedule

Day1: Arrival in Whitehorse, the Yukon's capital

We will pick you up at the airport and transport you to your hotel in downtown Whitehorse. During the orientation, we will explain how to see the aurora such as the direction and time it usually appears as well as how to photograph it. As your guide Tomohiro is a professional photographer, you can ask him any photo related questions you may have so that you can capture the best possible shots of the aurora.
We will go out to a local restaurant for dinner together and get to know each other while having a delicious meal. Afterwards, we will have good rest to prepare ourselves for the photographic adventures for the next three days.
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Meal

  • Dinner

     △ (Not included in the Tour, but a guide will accompany you.)

Hotel in Whitehorse

Day2: Driving North to Dawson City and Aurora Photography

In the morning, a guide will pick you up at your hotel in Whitehorse. From the Yukon’s capital of Whitehorse we will travel about 500 kilometres to Dawson City. Along the way, we will make a few stops to view the Yukon River and a small First Nations Village. Once in Dawson City, you will be dropped off at your beautiful hotel, “The Aurora Inn”. What was once in 1898 the bustling capital city of the Yukon with almost 40,000 people, Dawson City is now a quaint town that continues to have the gold rush feeling of old. Spend a relaxing day exploring the historical gold rush town. At night your guides will pick you up and take you to a location where the aurora can be photographed. On a clear night, Dawson is one of the best cities in the Yukon where the aurora can be seen. If the weather agrees, there will be a good chance to photograph the aurora as it dances over the few city lights.
▼Time-lapse aurora movie including Aurora Shots over Dawson City
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Meal

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

     △ (Not included in the Tour, but a guide will accompany you.)

Hotel in Dawson

Day3: Photographing Landscape and Aurora in Tombstone Territorial Park

Enjoy a leisurely mornings spending time at the hotel until your guides pick you and take you for brunch. In the afternoon, we will drive to Tombstones Territorial Park to take photographs of landscape and the aurora. We will arrive in time to watch the sun set over Tombstone Territorial Park, which is surrounded by spectacular mountains and beautiful tundra. After a simple dinner and rest at the campground, we will set the camera and wait for the appearance of stars and the Northern Lights! After our photography sessions, we will return to your hotel in Dawson city.
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Meal

  • Brunch

     △ (Not included in the Tour, but a guide will accompany you.)

  • Dinner

     ○ (Simple Dinner at Tombstone Campground while waiting for aurora.)

Hotel in Dawson

Day4: Free time in Dawson and Aurora Photography at Night

After a good sleep, and brunch, we'll explore and photograph Dawson City. This place was a frontier town during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1898 and it still maintains the atmosphere of old. We'll wander around the wooden planked sidewalks and take photos of the interesting objects and building of the Gold Rush. If the ice bridge is maintained, we could go cross the other side of the Yukon River to see Dawson from higher ground. We will have good rest before and after dinner. Reserve some energy for another night of aurora photography in Tombstone Territorial Park!
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Meal

  • Brunch

    △ (Not included in the Tour, but a guide will accompany you.)

  • Dinner

     x (Dinner on own in Dawson)

Hotel in Dawson

Day5: Driving back to Whitehorse while Enjoying Scenic Drive

In the late morning, we will meet in the hotel lobby and then go for brunch. Take a last quick look at Dawson city before we drive back to Whitehorse City. Again we will enjoy 500km of the scenic drive, occasionally stopping for good landscape shots. After we arrive in Whitehorse, we will all go out to dinner together for our last meal. Then back to the hotel for a well deserved rest til morning.

Meal

  • Brunch/Dinner

     △ (Not included in the Tour, but a guide will accompany you.)

Hotel in Whitehorse

Day6: Departing Whitehorse

Your tNt guide will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the airport.

※It is possible to extend your stay. If you have special requests for the tour, please let us know.
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Meal

  • Breakfast

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Included in the Tour

・2 nights at a hotel in Whitehorse and 3 nights at a hotel in Dawson City(Double Occupancy. Single Room fee applies for a single traveller)
・Three nights of Aurora Photography in Dawson/Tombstone Territorial Park.
・Exploring the Gold Rush city of Dawson and Tombstone Territorial Park during the Day
・Airport pickup/drop off during the regular hours between 9am to 8pm (after hours, special fee applies.) - "After Hour Airport Pickup/ Dropoff (After 8pm pickup at B&B or airport. Before 9:00am pickup at B&B or airport) 40CAD+tax5% per ride)

Not included in the Tours

-Meals and beverages during the tour
Rental Winter Cloths including warm winter Boots, Jackets, Pants, Face mask, Winter Hat, Gloves (5 nights/6 days 170CAD+tax5% )
-Single Rooom fee (80CAD+tax5% per person per night)
- "After Hour Airport Pickup/ Dropoff (After 8pm pickup at B&B or airport. Before 9:00am pickup at B&B or airport) 40CAD+tax5% per ride)
-Extra night of Aurora Viewing & Photography (4th night-) 120CAD+tax5% per person per night 23:00-2:00))

Notes

※Aurora Borealis appears when certain conditions are met such as clear sky and good aurora activity. We will do our best to ensure you have the best aurora viewing possible. Please be aware that the aurora is a natural phenomenon. Should for some reason you not see the aurora on your tour, there will be no refunds. We hope you are one of those who get to see magnificent Northern Lights!

For more info about aurora viewing and photography

※ Spring season is typically warm compared to the the winter but as we will spend many hours out in the elements and the weather can be unpredictable, protection against cold weather is mandatory. Warm clothing must be worn. Layering of either synthetic or wool clothing underneath and a wind breaker overtop is the best way to do this. Gear should include mittens, long johns, wool hat, balaclava, warm fleece and down jacket, ski pants, and winter boots. We suggest renting gear If your personal clothing is not adequate. In April in Dawson city, the average temperature could go down to Minus 0 to Minus 15. With windchill, temperatures can drop even further. Therefore, in order to avoid frostbite, it is very important to have proper winter gear. We do rent winter gear rated to minus 30℃ degree should you need it. (5 nights/6 days 170CAD+tax5% )


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