A four-day, three-night trip that gives you a great taste of all the fun things to do in the Yukon winter.
We will pick up you up at your hotel or at the airport. Pick-up time will be anytime of the afternoon of the first day. From there it will take us about 25 minutes to reach Muktuk Lodge.
Check into your rooms and receive an introduction to our lifestyle with the dogs. We'll also go over winter clothing needs and supply you with any required extra gear.
You're then free to explore the dog yard and the surrounding property till dinner is served at 6 pm.
Muktuk Lodge is in a great location to see northern lights if they are active. You are welcome to stay up and watch, we supply hot beverages for the night.
After a nice hearty breakfast it is time to prepare our 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 two-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 the fireplace in the lodge.
After lunch at the lodge we will go to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. The 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, where there is a chance to see all ungulets that call Yukon their home.
Before heading back to the lodge we will go for a soak at the Takhini Hot Pools.
Just like on the first night you can stay up or set your alarm for every couple hours to check on northern lights. If you should be sleeping and the lights are active we will be waking you up.
On the third day you can choose if you want to spend your afternoon on the back of a snow machine exploring the Fish Lake area, or on the back of a horse on a two-hour ride in the Fox Lake area. We will drive you to your chosen location and pick you up again.
A hot and hearty home-cooked meal will await you upon your return. After that there is one more night ahead to watch for the skies to light up. The morning of day four we head out to try our luck catching some local fish.
There will be enough time for another hot chocolate and a farewell to your dogs before we bring you back to the airport or a hotel in downtown depending on your travel arrangements.