Northern Lights Viewing at Sundog Retreat

Spotlight on Yukon


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If you’ve ever seen the swirling, glowing swaths of green and magenta rippling across the sky, you know the northern lights (or aurora borealis) are one of nature’s most amazing phenomena. And if you want to see the northern lights, Yukon is one of the best places to do so.

I’ve travelled all over the world, and by far the best northern lights I’ve ever seen were in Yukon. And in the Yukon, the best place to see a brilliant display is away from city lights.

sundog-retreat-Fireweed-2Sundog-cabin-inside-7775Sundog Retreat offers a fantastic opportunity to see the elusive aurora borealis while enjoying the comfort of your private cabin. The location is ideal, far enough from Whitehorse that you have the opportunity to see the lights at their best, and all night to see them, but close enough that you have access to all of the Whitehorse area has to offer, such as dog sledding at the Sky High Wilderness Ranch, snowmobiling, visiting the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and soaking at the Takhini Hot Springs. Sundog Retreat even includes a three-hour city tour of Whitehorse with a private guide in their packages.

After a day of activities, you can warm up in the on-site sauna, or even watch the aurora borealis from the hot tub. If you fancy a quiet day, you can snowshoe or walk some of the 65-hectare property and take in the mountain views. Wildlife viewing is right at your doorstep.  From your private deck you can see everything from moose and deer to foxes and rabbits.

Northern lights are unpredictable, so having a comfortable place to watch for them makes a big difference. At Sundog Retreat, there are many options for viewing northern lights including your own cabin, the heated aurora viewing centre or the outdoor campfire space.

At Sundog Retreat ysundog-retreat-cabin_9411ou can focus on enjoying the northern lights, wildlife and activities Yukon has to offer while the details are taken care of for you. Packages include transport to and from the airport and you can even order meal packages to your cabin.

You can find out more about Sundog Retreat on yukoninfo.

To book your northern lights experience, call Sundog Retreat at 867-633-4183 or visit their website at

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