Welcome to Whitehorse nestled on the banks of the famous Yukon River surrounded by mountains and pristine lakes. Whitehorse makes the perfect base for exploring Canada's Great North. It is a city that blends First Nations culture, gold rush history, interesting museums and an energetic, creative vibe all with a stunning wilderness backdrop.
Enjoy a guided tour of Whitehorse today. Visit the SS Klondike, a paddle wheeler ship and the Old Log Church, both restored relicts used in the Goldrush and not to forget the world's longest wooden fish ladder and a Log Skyscraper. You'll also have the opportunity to visit the MacBride Museum that illustrates the Yukon's stories through time. The museum showcases groundbreaking events that have shaped the Yukon's history, illustrates Yukon First Nations culture, the natural world and the Klondike Gold Rush.
Today you start your journey to Tagish Lake. Tagish is approximately 2 hours from Whitehorse and while you could get there by rental car or shuttle, a Float Plane gets you there in only 25 minutes and you will be treated to a birds-eye-view of the spectacular scenery and is not to be missed! You'll land right on the lake at the dock in front of Southern Lakes Resort, your accommodation for the next 3 nights. The Southern Lakes Resort looks out onto the beautiful Tagish Lake surrounded by nature - it is truly pristine wilderness right on your doorstep.
In the summer, as you're situated right on the lake, jump in a canoe or kayak and explore the shore from the water. This area is also known for its fishing and species such as Lake Trout, Arctic Graylin, Lake Whitefish and Northern Pike - guided fishing charters are available. Winter activities include snowshoeing through boreal forest and learning about local plants and animals and how they survive the deep winter. Snowmobiling and dog sledding are other activities available in winter.
The lodge is surrounded by an extensive trail system suitable for leisurely walks and strolls. If you feel like venturing further, enjoy a guided tour through boreal forest and above the treeline. If conditions are right you will catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis. You can stay in your cosy cabin, stay warm and view the night sky from large panoramic windows.
Today say goodbye to your lodge accommodation and head back to Whitehorse for your flight home.