Southern Lakes Resort

Southern Lakes Resort is the perfect base
to explore Yukon’s rugged wilderness

Located on the shores of tranquil Tagish Lake, Southern Lakes Resort is the perfect base to explore Yukon’s rugged wilderness, take in the crisp northern air and witness the winter phenomenon of Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights. There are just five lakefront log cabins at this secluded property, each fitted with a private modern bathroom, propane heating stove and a beautifully furnished lounge area.

The main lodge is a short stroll from guest accommodations, where you’ll be able to get a hearty bite to eat or mingle with other Southern Lakes Resort guests. Panoramic windows provide sweeping views of the placid lake, as you enjoy the chef’s latest creations or a signature cocktail.

At night, put your feet up and enjoy nature’s most impressive light show through your cosy cabin’s large, panoramic windows. Alternatively, you might wish to watch from the lodge’s prime viewing site, where you can pick up useful photography tips from your knowledgeable guide and enjoy a piping hot drink. By day, choose from a range of exciting outdoor activities, including snowshoeing, snowmobile excursions and dogsledding.


How to get to Southern Lakes Resort

Private chartered floatplane transfers are the best way to reach Southern Lakes Resort, with the journey taking just 20 minutes from Whitehorse. Road transfers (approx. 90 minutes) are also available from the airport or downtown.

Activities at Southern Lakes Resort

  • Aurora viewing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobile tours
  • Dogsledding

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Southern Lakes Resort Highlights

  • A friendly, welcoming lodge set on the picturesque shores of serene Tagish Lake
  • Just five comfortable guest cabins, with access to a central restaurant
  • Aurora viewing from your room or outdoors with a guide
  • A range of winter outdoor activities by day, including dogsledding and snowshoeing
  • Easily accessible by floatplane from Whitehorse

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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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