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This package is your key to experiencing the reality of a Yukon lifestyle. Hiking, canoeing, cycling and delicious local food are all on the menu this week!

This multi-activity, 4-day trip taps into some of our local secrets and shows you how to act like a local during our favourite time of year – summer solstice! With almost constant day light, you will be amazed at the energy you will have and all the fun activities we can accomplish in a never ending day! It’s time to enjoy the midnight sun!

Want more biking? There’s a mountain bike-specific Summer Solstice trip!

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Details

  • $1195 CAD per person, based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement: $300 CAD
  • June 24-28, 2014
  • Group size: Maximum at 8 guests, double occupancy.

New for 2013: a mountain bike specific Summer Solstice trip!

What’s Included:

  • Easy mountain biking on scenic local trail networks
  • Paddle the meandering Yukon River
  • Hiking in Kluane National Park
  • Midnight sun evening activities
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • English/French speaking local Yukon guide
  • All land transport required by the itinerary
  • Breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks as outlined in itinerary
  • Boréale t-shirt

What’s Not Included:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas (if required)
  • Personal equipment (including bikes)
  • Miscellaneous expenses ‐ drinks and souvenirs, etc.

What to Bring:
Summers in the Yukon are generally quite temperate and it is a semi-arid environment, meaning we don’t really receive a lot of rain. Average temperatures range from day time highs of approximately 20°C/65°F to possible night time lows of 5°C/40°F.

Clothing: We love layers and recommend people bring a rain jacket, fleece jacket and comfortable clothes for lounging around the Ranch after a day’s ride. Comfortable hiking boots too!

On Bike: For riding, we recommend people bring their usual cycling attire such as shoes, padded bike shorts, shorts, t-shirts, long sleeved shirts & pants, wind breaker, full fingered cycling gloves, sunglasses, and a backpack or hydration pack.

We do have a limited supply of full suspension Norco Sight 3s available for rent for our package clients. They are rented for an additional $40.00 CAD per day. We also have all the tools and stand required to build your own bikes.

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Itinerary

Yukoners love summer solstice and revel in all the extra daylight. You will too! In the evenings we will offer optional activities that clients may participate in to enjoy the midnight sun. We are very flexible with these items and will be offering them based on want and interest of the clients. Activities may include alpine hike, late night bike ride or a walk around Long Lake, our local swimming lake.

Day 1
Overlooking Whitehorse and beyond, our local Grey Mountain trail network is a mountain biking paradise. The trails gently swoop up and down, weaving through the boreal forest. Spectacular views of the Whitehorse valley and the coastal mountains near Carcross accompany us throughout the ride. Today we will ride straight from our yurts and hit the trail network immediately. This is what world class singletrack mountain biking is supposed to be like.

Day 2
After a hearty breakfast and coffees in hand, we will start our day with a 2 hour drive out to Haines Junction, the gateway town to Kluane National Park. Kluane (pronounced Klu-ah-nee) is home to the mighty Mount Logan and the St. Elias mountain range, which showcases Canada’s top 5 highest peaks. We will do a day hike that will showcase the mountain peaks of the park. Kluane National Park is a wild and stunningly beautiful area in our world and we are thrilled to share it with you!

Day 3
Board a motorcoach at the White Pass Depot in Whitehorse for a trip along the South Klondike Highway to Fraser, BC, where you will connect with the world famous narrow gauge White Pass & Yukon Route Railway. Your 28 mile rail excursion will descend over the White Pass Summit and into Skagway, Alaska. Includes a two hour layover in Skagway, long enough to shop, have lunch, or just stroll around the unique and historic town. You’ll then re‐board your motorcoach for the trip from Skagway back to Whitehorse.

Day 4
After a delicious breakfast we will head out for a paddle on the famous Yukon River. The Yukon River used to be the only transportation route connecting the northern communities. We will put in right downtown Whitehorse and paddle downstream to the spot where the Takhini and Yukon rivers connect. Expect to see many eagles, hawks, gulls and ravens playing in the wind tunnels created by the tall sand cliffs that encompass the river en route.

After paddling on the river for about three hours, we will return by shuttle to Whitehorse. Guests will have a few hours to explore Whitehorse’s downtown core for souvenir shopping, museum browsing or people watching at one of our many cafés in town.

Day 5
After a continental breakfast and delicious Midnight Sun coffee to go, your guide will transport you back to the airport in time to catch your flight back to reality!

Contact us for a detailed itinerary

Trip Deals

Our company has a special airfare deal with Air North, Yukon’s Airline, making the total trip price $435 CAD from Vancouver/Calgary/Edmonton-Whitehorse return with an extra $25 per direction for bicycle transport, payable at check-in counter. This airfare deal needs to be booked via Boréale Biking.

Whitehorse International Airport (YXY) is serviced daily from Vancouver, BC through Air North, Yukon’s Airline, Air Canada and Westjet. For European departures, Condor flies direct from Frankfurt, Germany to Whitehorse, Yukon on Sundays throughout the 2014 summer.