THE DETAILS

What: Trip to Whitehorse Yukon to chase auroras
When: Mar 22 (8:30AM) to Mar 25 (12PM)
 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Your trip includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Vancouver (if you're not coming from Vancouver, please select that package).

  • Airport transfers from the Whitehorse airport to the Takhini Hostel & Hotsprings.

  • 3 nights shared accommodation at the Takhini Hotsprings Hostel, 30 minutes outside Whitehorse.

  • 3 days of adventure including sunrise meditations, yoga, wildlife preserves, snow adventures, and chasing auroras.

  • All-weekend-long access to into the Takhini Hotsprings including two private night rentals, just for us and the auroras.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided all weekend by our private chef, Kyle Friesen.

  • Workshops focused on personal development and connection.

  • Fireside RealTalks to dive into the real-side of life.

  • Genuine Yukon experiences including access into the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and a snowy sunrise hike.

  • Free-Time/Chill-Time to experience other Yukon activities including dogsledding, ice climbing, and heli-tours – or just to chill out and relax.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ⚠️

To make sure we have all your proper information on the trip, there's a few things we need from you no later than 15 days before we take-off:

  • Passport Copy [upload image below] - a clear scanned copy or a photo of your passport.

  • Medical Form [upload PDF below] - download it here.

  • CS Trip Waiver [upload PDF below] - download it here.

  • Completed Intake Form - see the full intake form below.


FULL SCHEDULE

Schedule is subject to change.

  • DAY 1: Friday

    10:30A – Take-off YVR
    1:00P – Land in Whitehorse
    3:00P – Head to Takhini HotSpring Hostel (~30 min drive)
    4:00P – Hostel set-up and check-in
    6:30P – Opening and group dinner
    8:00P - 9:00P – Workshop #1
    10:00P – Private rental of the hotsprings / chase auroras

  • DAY 2: Saturday

    8:00A – Sunrise meditation and coffee
    10:00A - 12:00P – Wildlife preserve
    1:00P - 6:00P – Free time (snowshoeing, hotsprings, adventures, additional cost activities, napping)
    7:00P – Group dinner
    8:00P - 9:00P – Workshop #2
    10:00P – Private rental of the hotsprings / chase auroras

  • DAY 3: Sunday

    6:30A – Sunrise hike
    10:00A - 12:00P – Champagne brunch
    12:00P - 5:00P – Free time (snowshoeing, hotsprings, adventures, additional cost activities, napping)
    6:00P - 7:00P – Group dinner
    7:30P – 8:30P Workshop #3
    9:00P – Pack up and clean
    10:00P – Private rental of the hotsprings / chase auroras

  • DAY 4: Monday

    5:00A – Pack up and leave for airport
    7:00A – Catch flight back home
    10:00A – Land at YVR

PACKING LIST

Baggage.
Travellers Backpack (40 – 70L pack) or suitcase
Daypack
Travel locks

Docs & Dollars.
Passport
Credit & debit card
Spending money ($20-$50 CDN dollars a day) or adequate amount for desired activities.

Clothing.
Warm parka with hood (currently looking into options to rent these)
Sorel/winter boots (currently looking into options to rent these)
Snow pants
Toque / warm hat that covers your ears
Long underwear
Long sleeve tops
Warm gloves or mittens
Warm, moisture-wicking socks
Warm, thin liners for gloves/mittens plus a spare pare of gloves
Warm, thin neck scarf
Very warm fleece jacket that can be worn alone or under the parka
Sleepwear and travel slippers
Lighter weight boots: warm, comfy and good in snow/ice
T-shirts
Bathing suit
Hiking boots

Toiletries.
Shampoo, conditioner & deodorant
Toothbrush / toothpaste & dental floss
Soap
Moisturizing cream
Chapstick
Handwarmers
Towel (small and light weight)
Ear plugs - People Snore. People Talk.
Medications you require

Gear + Accessories.
Sleeping bag + pillow (if you prefer your own)
Snacks
Reusable thermos
Yoga mat (if you plan on doing yoga)
Water bottle to stay hydrated
Any special food you require
Hiking headlamp
Sunglasses (polarized with UV protection)
Pen, paper & travel journal
Camera & lenses (don't forget the memory card)

INTAKE FORM

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Name
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Phone Numer
Home Address *
Home Address
Birthday *
Birthday
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Let it fly. Let us know what really matters so we can make sure to come through!
If you have anything you think would be valuable to contribute to the trip (yoga sessions, RealTalks on the trip, musician, etc) let us know and we'll see if we can thread it in!
Let us know and we'll make sure you're part of the same group.
The more the merrier!
Accommodation on the trip is shared rooms. Do you have any roommate preferences?
For room selection, we use a mix of asking you what you want (male only, female only, etc.), pairing you with your friends, and a little randomness to make the rooms happen. As the trip unfolds, we will happily accommodate room changes if you need to switch it up, bunk with someone else, or just aren’t jiving with the people you’re currently bunked with.


QUESTIONS + ANSWERS

HOW COLD IS IT GOING TO BE?

According to the Government of Canada weather office, the average temperature in Whitehorse in March is -6 C with an average high of -1 C and an average low of -13 C.
 

WHAT ARE WE DOING FOR FOOD?

We got CS Resident Chef Kyle Friesen manning the grills for Chasing Auroras and if you've been on one of our trips before, you know he drops some mean dishes (and will screw up your expectations for food for every other trip you go on).

The set menu will be out shortly and if you have any dietary restrictions, make sure to note them in the Intake Form, so he can accommodate.

He will be supply three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), and if you want snacks, be sure to pack your bags ahead of time.
 

WHAT ABOUT DRINKING?

While CS trips aren't centred around heavy drinking, we do welcome anybody to have a few spirits. It gets cold out there. We will be making a stop in Whitehorse where you will be able to pick it up or feel free to pack it in your checked luggage.


WHEN DO I NEED TO BE AT THE AIRPORT?

You should be at the airport (Vancouver International) at 8:30AM on Friday, March 22nd
 

WHEN WILL WE BE HOME?

You should arrive back in Vancouver around 9AM on Monday, March 25th.
  

WHAT FITNESS LEVEL DO I NEED?

This trip is suitable for people of all fitness levels and backgrounds. All physical activity and activities will be voluntary.
 

ACCOMMODATIONS?

Accommodation will be shared accommodation with single bunk beds. There will be a spot on your intake form if you'd like to share a room with someone.
 

WILL WE SEE AURORAS?

The possibility of seeing auroras is what drives us to make this journey. However, there is a chance that we don't see them.
 

FLIGHTS

Heads up! We will be meeting at YVR airport, Domestic Departures – Air North Booth at 8:30AM on Friday!
Feel free to organize rides / skytrain schedules in the chat group.

FRIDAY, March 22ND
OUTBOUND FROM YVR:

10:00AM: Meet at YVR Airport, Departures – Air North Booth
11:50AM: Wheels up from YVR
2:15PM:  Wheels down in Whitehorse

MONDAY, March 25TH
INBOUND TO YVR:

5:00AM: Leave hotel, departing for Whitehorse Airport
7:30AM: Wheels up from Whitehorse
9:45AM: Wheels down in YVR

BAGGAGE

CARRY-ON

Pieces Permitted: 2
Maximum Weight: Combined weight of 10 kg (22 lbs)
Maximum Size: Outside dimensions cannot exceed the following: 54cm x 23cm x 38cm

Bring a gear lock for all bags.


CHECKED BAGS

Pieces Permitted: 1 (if you need an additional, please let us know)
Maximum Weight: 32kg (70lbs)


General Baggage Information

  • Each checked bag must have an identification tag.

  • Baggage and carry-on articles will be carried within the space and weight limitation of the aircraft.

  • All baggage or goods presented for transportation are subject to inspection by our personnel.

  • No articles of baggage or goods will be carried when that article is likely to endanger the aircraft, persons or property; are likely to be damaged by air carriage; or if the carriage of that article would violate any applicable law, regulation, or order.

Got more questions?

GEAR RENTAL

For those that require it, winter gear rental is available and is good for up temperatures up to -15.

The package includes: a specialized parka (double-insulated, wind and waterproof), insulated bib overall snow pants, felt pack boots, insulated mitt, a winter toque.Items can be rented individually, as well.

Pricing List:
Full Package: $100 + GST
Jacket: $90 + GST
Pants: $60 + GST
Boots: $35 + GST

If you require gear rental, please fill out the form below:

Name *
Name
What gear do you require?
Gender for shoes and gear?

Trip Intention

More than anything, we want to create a space that gets you stoked on life, so below we’ve created the opportunity for you to share your trip intention, as well as tell us what exactly you want from the trip.

This will help us understand why you’re coming and with that, we can do everything we can to make sure your trip is as awesome as possible.

Name *
Name
We'd love to know the intention you are setting for this trip, so we can help create a space that helps it happen.
Here's your chance to tell us what you want from this trip, so that we can do our best to help play a roll in creating it with you.