Winter Packages

Available February 1, 2020 – April 15, 2020

All of our winter packages include: shared accommodation in cabin, three hot meals per day, complimentary snacks and refreshments, nightly fire talks and northern lights viewing.

Not included: transfers to/from “Allenville”*, gratuities, items of a personal nature, outer winter clothing, winter boots, slippers, toiletries.

*please note that our group packages include an option for round trip transfers.

Winters in Yukon can be a magical display of dancing Northern lights, fresh fallen snow and, surprisingly, rather comfortable temperatures. Of course, every now and then the mercury can drop to -30c or colder. However, when you’re dressed for the cold and you become enveloped by the silence and beauty of sun-kissed, snow covered mountains, winter may become your favorite season.
Our winter programs at Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp are designed for the adventurous traveler who wants to get away from the swaths of northern lights tourists that descend on Whitehorse each winter. Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp offers incomparable scenery, a sparkling “floor” of glittering snow everywhere you look, and cozy wood heated log cabins.

Please note: Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp is a rustic camp without running water, or plumbing. Guests will be provided water jugs and washbasins in their rooms. Outhouses are only steps from the cabins. There are no shower facilities in winter.

Independent Traveller Package:
Winter Adventure Package

2 nights / 3 days | based on double occupancy

Day One: You can venture out on your own from Whitehorse to “Allenville”, or pre-book a transfer. Once at “Allenville”, you’ll be transferred by snowmobile to Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp. As the days are shorter in winter, after checking into your cabin, you’ll familiarize yourself with the camp, and we’ll get dinner on after dark.

In the evening, guests cozy up to the fire in the main Yurt lodge and share stories about their day. James will share a bit about life in the Yukon, his family, and how Indigenous people have helped shape how the territory is managed through cultural knowledge and traditions.
Later in the evening, a campfire will be prepared outside for guests who wish to stay up late and watch for the northern lights.

Day Two: This is your day for cultural activities. Following a late morning breakfast, we’ll grab our snowshoes and head for Emerald Lake, just a short hike from camp. Along the way we’ll check for wildlife tracks and take time for photos. Returning to the lodge for lunch, we’ll warm ourselves by the wood stove, enjoy a hot meal, and afterwards learn about the different tools used and furs trapped on the Allen’s trap line before touring the trap line with James. After dinner, guests will be given instruction on how to make their own dream catcher or medicine bag which they will take home with them as a memento of their stay. A campfire will be prepared for those guests who want to stay up and watch for Northern lights.

Day Three: After breakfast, guests will be transferred from Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp back to “Allenville” where they will depart to their next location. Complimentary road snacks and beverages will be provided.

Price per person, based on 2 sharing one cabin $815.00


Price per person, based on 4 sharing two cabins $682.00 

Price per person, based on 2 sharing one cabin $815.00

Price per person, based on 4 sharing two cabins $682.00 

Group Packages
Ice Fishing or Traditional
Drum Making Package

2 nights / 3 Days | Minimum Four People

Day One: You can venture out on your own from Whitehorse to “Allenville”, or pre-book a transfer. Once at “Allenville”, you’ll be transferred by snowmobile to Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp. As the days are shorter in winter, after checking into your cabin, you’ll familiarize yourself with the camp, and we’ll get dinner on after dark.

In the evening, guests cozy up to the fire in the main Yurt lodge and share stories about their day. James will share with you a bit about life in Yukon, his family, and how Indigenous people have helped shape how the territory is managed through cultural knowledge and traditions.

Later in the evening a campfire outside is prepared for guests who wish to stay up late and watch for the northern lights.

Day Two: This morning after a leisurely breakfast, guests will be shown a furs and tools demonstration before heading out to walk the family trap line, learn about different methods of trapping, and the deep connection and respect that First Nations people have for the land and animals. Following the tour, we’ll return to the lodge to cozy up by the fire and enjoy a hot lunch to get the chill off.

After lunch, you’ll either prepare yourself for an ice fishing adventure on Christmas Bay where you’ll have a chance to cook your catch over the open fire or, if staying cozy indoors is more your style we’ll settle in for an afternoon drum making workshop. You’ll be able to take your new drum home with you as a memento. There will be complimentary snacks and refreshments for your enjoyment during the afternoon. If you opted for the ice fishing adventure, guests will have the choice of making their own dream catcher or medicine bag after dinner.

Later in the evening, the outdoor fire will be prepared for those who wish to stay up in hopes of catching a Northern lights spectacle.

Day Three: After breakfast, guests will be transferred from Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp back to “Allenville” where they will depart to their next location. Complimentary road snacks and beverages will be provided.

Price per person based on four persons sharing two cabins (ice fishing adventure):

  • With round trip transfers from Whitehorse $1030.00
  • Without round trip transfers $810.00

Price per person based on four persons sharing two cabins (drum making) 

  • With round trip transfers from Whitehorse $1,120.00
  • Without round trip transfers from Whitehorse $900.00

Cultus Bay Package

3 nights / 4 Days | Minimum Four People

Day One: You can venture out on your own from Whitehorse to “Allenville”, or pre-book a transfer. Once at “Allenville”, you’ll be transferred by snowmobile to Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp. As the days are shorter in winter, after checking into your cabin, you’ll familiarize yourself with the camp, and we’ll get dinner on after dark.

In the evenings, guests cozy up to the fire in the main Yurt lodge and share stories about their day. James will share with you a bit about life in Yukon, his family, and how Indigenous people have helped shape how the territory is managed through cultural knowledge and traditions.

Later in the evening a campfire outside is prepared for guests who wish to stay up late and watch for the northern lights.

Day Two:  This morning after a leisurely breakfast you’ll have free time to explore the area, snowshoe back to Emerald Lake, or relax in the lodge with a good book or a board game. After lunch, guests will be shown a furs and tools demonstration before heading out to walk the family trap line, learn about different methods of trapping, and the deep connection and respect that First Nations people have for the land and animals.

We’ll return to the lodge for complimentary refreshments and snacks and have dinner a bit later this evening. The outdoor fire will be prepared for those who wish to stay up in hopes of catching a Northern lights spectacle.

Day Three: After breakfast today, guests will get on their warm gear and prepare for a snowmobile trip to Cultus Bay. Following an old mining trail, your guides will carefully transport you through a forest of snowcapped spruce trees and along the shores of Kluane Lake to Cultus Bay.

At Cultus Bay, we’ll stop and prepare a campfire and enjoy a cook out for lunch today. Returning to camp later in the afternoon, guests will warm themselves by the fire as dinner is prepared. After dinner tonight, guests will have the choice of making their own dream catcher or medicine bag as a souvenir.

The outdoor fire will be prepared for those who wish to stay up in hopes of catching a Northern lights spectacle.

Day Four: After breakfast, guests will be transferred from Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp back to “Allenville” where they will depart to their next location. Complimentary road snacks and beverages will be provided.

Price per person, based on four persons share one cabin:

  • With round trip transfers from Whitehorse $1265.00
 
  • Without round trip transfers $1045.00

Price per person, based on four persons share two cabins:

  • With round trip transfers from Whitehorse $1390.00
  • Without round trip transfers from Whitehorse $1170.00