Inn on the Lake

Situated on the scenic shores of Marsh Lake
at the headwaters of the mighty Yukon River

Inn on the Lake occupies a beautifully restored log cabin, that may have played a part during the brief Gold Rush of 1897. Crafted from massive logs of spruce, this atmospheric property is run by a Yukon native and accomplished chef, whose inspired meals are served each day in the lodge’s rustic dining room.

Accommodation is offered in a range of warm, welcoming rooms and self-contained apartments featuring plenty of exposed timbers and “rustic chic” decor. Large windows allow for views of the water and mountains, as well as the night-time display of Northern Lights to be enjoyed right from the comfort of your room – a true highlight of this lodge.

Recreational facilities at Inn on the Lake include a hot tub, billiards table and fitness room with stationary bike and rowing machine. Guided activities include ice fishing, snowmobiling, dogsledding, hiking and visits to the nearby Takhini Hot Springs, which are uniquely odourless.


How to get to Inn on the Lake

Inn on the Lake is an easy 40 minutes by road from Whitehorse, capital of Yukon.

Activities at Inn on the Lake

  • Aurora Borealis viewing
  • Dogsledding
  • Ice hockey
  • Ice fishing
  • Hot springs tour

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Inn on the Lake Highlights

  • A welcoming lodge set within an impressive, historic spruce-hewn building
  • On the shores of a beautiful lake, at the headwaters of the mighty Yukon River
  • Offering mouthwatering gourmet cuisine inspired by regional, seasonal ingredients
  • Aurora Borealis viewing directly from the comfort of your room
  • Winter activities, ranging from hot springs to dogsledding and ice fishing

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Below are some of our other recommended Canadian Aurora Borealis accommodation options, carefully selected for their superior location, incredible wilderness experiences, service and level of comfort.

Inn on the Lake

Inn on the Lake offers inspired gourmet cuisine, a wide range of winter activities and the rare opportunity to view Aurora Borealis right from the comfort of your room.

Northern Lights Resort & SPA

One of the best places in Yukon to view Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights Resort & SPA offers a wide range of winter activities and an excellent range of wellness facilities.

Southern Lakes Resort

This charming lakefront lodge offers cosy guest cabins with water views by day and Aurora after dark. During your stay, enjoy opportunities to snowshoe, dogsled or snowmobile through

Canada Overview

Why visit Canada? Spanning the top of north America from the Pacific to the Atlantic, this huge country offers majestic scenery, unspoiled wilderness and incredible wildlife and adventure opportunities. At the same time Canada is a modern country with sophisticated cities, world class accommodation and excellent rail, road and air network.

When is the best time to visit Canada? From May to September is the best time for cruising and touring in Canada when the weather is at its finest. Temperatures and daylight hours vary depending on latitude, and the coast is more moderate than inland regions which have long hot summers and very cold winters.

Grizzly bear viewing is generally good from June until October and Polar Bear viewing around Churchill is possible from July to November. November to April is the time for winter wonderland experiences, skiing, dog sledding and the Northern Lights.

What can I combine Canada with? Alaskan holidays like Inside Passage cruising and wildlife viewing. Canada can also be combined with Arctic cruising and ice based adventures.

How do you get to Canada? Fly to Vancouver in British Columbia for west coast touring and cruising, or to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal or Quebec City for eastern Canada.

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