Enjoy the long summer days in the land of the Midnight Sun on a wellness and adventure getaway to Whitehorse. Spend three nights in the one-of-a-kind Black Spruce eco-cabins and use the extended daylight hours to fully explore the epic beauty of the Yukon. From hiking and mountain biking to canoeing and river rafting, Whitehorse is the perfect homebase for summer adventures.
Your summer stay includes a car rental so you can move around independently and see as much of the northern landscape as you’d like. A visit to the newly renovated Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs and the iconic Yukon Wildlife Preserve round out this perfect summer getaway.
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After landing in Whitehorse, pick up your rental car at the airport and drive the short distance to your accommodations.
Check into your fully contained passive solar cabin using a door code and enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by forests, while only a few minutes from downtown Whitehorse.
Modelled after the famous Juvet Landscape Hotel in Norway, the Black Spruce cabins are a unique environmentally focused accommodation. The cabins, made from rough cut local Yukon spruce, offer a different style of lodging from local hotels, as they have a full kitchen and are surrounded by nature – all while being within a short drive of all the best restaurants, bars and attractions in Whitehorse. With three nights in the Black Spruce cabins, you’ll have plenty of time to take in and appreciate all the cool features, such as the Shou Sugi-Ban siding (a Japanese technique of treating wood by burning), the cedar sauna that was cleverly built around existing boulders and is heated by a Finnish wood stove, and the rocky cliffs and forest of the adjacent park.
Take some time to shop in Whitehorse for groceries if you’d like to stock your fridge at the cabin.
Spend your days relaxing in the cabin, visiting eclectic Whitehorse and exploring the vast northern landscape. Take advantage of the long hours of daylight in the summer: in the early parts of the summer, the sun doesn’t set, but darkness slowly returns for a few hours each day as the summer progresses. This means that you rarely have to worry about getting caught out in the dark when you are on an adventure.
The cabins make a perfect homebase for day trips to places such as Carcross and the Southern lakes region (approximately 45 minutes away) or Haines Junction and Kluane National Park (about 2 hours away).
Your stay includes a visit to the recently renovated Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs (adults only) where you can relax and rejuvenate in the ancient restorative mineral springs and enjoy the onsite amenities that feature both Scandinavian and Japanese Onsen healing practices.
Take a trip to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, located approximately 30 min from Whitehorse, to see northern wildlife such as elk, Canada lynx, thinhorn sheep, wood buffalo and muskox.
In the evenings, head out to try some of Whitehorse’s best restaurants for dinner (we highly recommend the Wayfarer). If you are travelling after mid-August, it is possible to see the Aurora Borealis at night as darkness slowly returns to the north for a few hours. You can join an optional Aurora viewing tour or visit some of the local favourite Northern Lights viewing hotspots on your own.
Check out of the cabins and return your rental car at the airport.