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£3,530 Per person
10 days
Includes flights
Includes transfers
Includes activities
Includes hotels

This nine-day winter trip takes in British Columbia and the Yukon - two very different parts of Canada. Begin with a leisurely stay in Vancouver, perhaps visiting Grouse Mountain, eating at some of the many excellent cafes and restaurants, and ice skating in Robson Square. You then continue to Whistler, a hub for winter activities. As well as joining a snowshoeing tour through forest, you’ll travel by snowmobile to a cabin at 1,800 m (6,000 ft) for a fondue dinner, soar over Whistler Blackcomb in a helicopter, and go dog-sledding in the snowy backcountry. End your trip with a stay at a cosy wooden Yukon wilderness lodge to indulge in winter activities and for a chance to see the northern lights.

Itinerary highlights

  • Explore Vancouver and go ice skating on one of the city’s rinks.

  • Taste healing teas and learn about medicinal plants on a snowshoe tour in the Callaghan Valley.

  • Travel on a snowmobile to an elevated cabin for a fondue dinner in Whistler.

  • Soar over the mountain ranges around Whistler Blackcomb on a helicopter flight.

  • Mush your own sled of Alaskan huskies in Whistler’s snowy backcountry.

  • Relax in a remote log cabin in the Yukon, keeping watch for the northern lights.

Audley Travel specialist Mark

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  • Vancouver
  • Whistler
  • Vancouver
  • Whitehorse

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With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Vancouver

International outbound flight , Vancouver

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Vancouver. Having arrived in Vancouver, make your way to your downtown hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax after your flight or to start exploring this beautiful city.

Day 2 Vancouver

Vancouver

Spend a day at leisure in Vancouver. There's plenty to see in this cosmopolitan city. You may wish to cycle around Stanley Park, which has a collection of replica totem poles, an aquarium and views over English Bay and Vancouver Harbour. Alternatively, soak up the atmosphere in Chinatown with its quirky shops and markets, or take a guided walk around historic Gastown to learn more about the city's past. You can also head to Grouse Mountain for a spot of winter ziplining or ice skating. This afternoon you’ll experience Fly Over Canada, an interactive and thrilling experience where an IMAX screen enables you to travel around the country in virtual reality.

Day 3 Whistler

Vancouver , Whistler

This morning, travel by coach to Whistler, a winter activities resort par excellence. The rest of the day can be spent exploring the pedestrian villages, cafes and boutiques, or you may wish to participate in some of the many outdoor activities on offer.

Day 4 Whistler

Whistler

Spend an exciting day in the great outdoors, beginning with a snowshoe excursion that will lead you through a forest deep in the Callaghan Valley. Your guide will teach you about the medicinal plants that grow along the trail and you can sample a selection of healing teas that are made using these plants. This evening, you’ll join a snowmobile tour that travels up winding trails on Whistler Blackcomb Mountain, ending up at a fondue cabin where a delicious dinner will be served.

Day 5 Whistler

Whistler

This morning, enjoy a panoramic bird’s eye view of Blackcomb Mountain on a helicopter flight, spotting the magnificent Cheakamus Glacier and soaring over Garibaldi Provincial Park. This afternoon, race along snowy trials in the Callaghan Valley backcountry with your own team of huskies on a dog-sledding experience. You’ll stop at an abandoned trappers camp on Totem Lake and learn about the history of Canadian fur trappers and how they used dog-sledding as one of their vital modes of transport.

Day 6

Whistler , Vancouver , Whitehorse

A coach transfer this morning will take you back to Vancouver Airport, where you’ll board your flight north to Whitehorse. Upon arrival you’ll be transferred to Northern Lights Lodge, a delightfully comfortable and rustic wooden lodge an hour or so away from Whitehorse. The rest of the day can be spent exploring the vast surrounding Yukon landscape, relaxing in your log cabin, or enjoying a massage in the main lodge. Tonight, after dinner, keep watch for the northern lights.

Day 7

Whitehorse

Enjoy your first full day at Northern Lights Lodge. After breakfast, join guided dog-sledding and snowshoeing trips into the surrounding wilderness. In the afternoon you can unwind in the main lodge, relaxing in the sauna or having a massage. After dinner at the family-style table, you can retire to your lodge and await the northern lights.

Day 8

Whitehorse

Spend the day experiencing any of the winter activities you have not yet tried, or simply set out for a walk with your camera, taking in the magnificent views of the Yukon River Valley and McClintock Mountains. After dinner you can relax by the fire in the main lodge or in your cabin, waiting to see if the northern lights will make an appearance.

Day 9 International return flight

Whitehorse , International return flight

After a hearty breakfast at the lodge this morning, you’ll be taken back to Whitehorse Airport for your onward flight.

Day 10 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Lucy

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