Canada

Up North Adventures

To be honest, there was nothing to do around Whitehorse. The place was quiet and most of the things you would see are shops and restaurants.

My father already had an idea that the town might be similar to the one they went to in Fairbanks, Alaska wherein it was a quiet town and you had to book with a group if you wanted to do something.

My parents had already experience dog mushing in Fairbanks and (again) lucky for us they wanted us to experience it as well.

After doing some research, I came across Up North Adventures (http://www.upnorth.yk.ca/). They had a package which includes: dog mush, snowmobile, tobboging and snow shoe. The specific name for the package that we took is  Taste of Snow | Multi Activity Tour (the activities were between 12nn – 4pm, it’s advisable that you take a heavy brunch)

Up North Adventures will pick you up from your hotel so you don’t have to worry on the “how to get there” part.

The person in charge of picking you up will bring you to their private area to the activities from the package you chose.

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all photos taken from an iPhone

As soon as you arrive, you will be taken to a tent where there is a heater, hot cocoa, some snacks (cookies my fave!). There they will let you sign an agreement form and have you change in proper gear (they will ask you your size for the jumper, jacket and the boots but if you’re wearing is already thick enough then you don’t have to change)

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where you’ll get your “gear”

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where you’ll be staying

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agreement form

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FREE SNACKS

all photos taken from an iPhone

First activity that we did was dog mushing and the experience was totally out of this world. The sled was small but all four of us was able to fit inside. Thankfully we didn’t tire out the dogs!

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After dog mushing, next up on our activity list was riding the snow mobile. Obviously, we also had fun doing this activity!

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all photos taken from an iPhone

Third up on the list was tobboging. With tobboging it’s just you sitting down on a disk (they will provide this) and you’ll slide down a small snowy hill. I can only share some screenshots since all of us took videos of each other. (My parents also did this and everyone was just laughing at each other whole time)

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Last activity on our list was snow shoeing. Snow shoes help you walk easier on a path that’s heavy on snow, as the name suggests. We walked on a frozen lake, briefly stood there and watched the sunset. The view makes you feel at peace and I was happy that I was able to share that moment with my family.

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blue and green snow shoes! (blue is my brother’s fave color while mine’s green)
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Ohana

all photos taken from an iPhone

After completing all your activities, Up North will take you back to your hotel.

Everyone was nice and kind to us. They were always on alert when you need help and would even be thoughtful enough to ask if you would want a family photo. I would recommend this group as one of your options when you’re deciding to book an activity package during your stay Whitehorse.

 

πŸ’š, R

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