Winter travel series: Fancy lodge-hopping in the Yukon?

Think spectacular scenery, the northern lights and delicious dining

Lead image: Southern Lakes Resort

Canada’s upper northwest corner – home to the country’s highest mountain Mount Logan – still remains one of North America’s most pristine, undiscovered destinations. Visitors can enjoy 5,000-metre peaks, forested valleys and wildlife, plus the planet’s largest non-polar icefields located in Kluane National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage site. The area is also home to more than 160,000 caribou, 70,000 moose, 22,000 mountain sheep, 7,000 grizzly bears, 10,000 black bears and 250 species of birds, with a human population of only 41,000.

Shooting to the top of our to-plan list is lodge-hopping throughout the Yukon Territory and enjoying some top locally sourced cuisine. With experiences you can book through Canada As You Like It, expect rustic-chic cabins, outdoor adventure and meals devised by expert chefs.

Check out our top picks below:

Northern Lights Resort and Spa (near Whitehorse) 

Cuisine: Tuck into cuisine that feeds body and soul. Earthy yet cosmopolitan, the chef’s daily-created menus highlight locally produced ingredients and flavours from the lodge’s own herb garden.

Accommodations: Stay in the Yukon-timber Alpine Chalets or take in the views through floor-to-ceiling wraparound windows in the Aurora Glass Chalets for the ultimate aurora viewing experience. A short walk brings you to the central lounge, dining room and spa.

Cool fact: In the Spa & Wellness area, visitors can unwind using different saunas, the panorama outdoor jacuzzi, workout in our gym or enjoy the ultimate relaxation with a signature massage.

Credit: Wolfgang Bublitz

Inn on the Lake (on Marsh Lake)

Cuisine: Come together nightly at the lodge family table for a three-course chef’s choice menu, featuring northern flavours and Canadian wine pairings with every meal.

Accommodations: This log-hewn lodge on the shores of Marsh Lake boasts suites, apartments and a cottage, each with its own inspired décor and elegant creature comforts.

Cool fact: Marsh Lake is known for offering great fishing adventures and anglers can try their savoir-faire on the Lake Troute, Northern Pike, Arctic Grayling and more.

Southern Lakes Resort & Spa (on Tagish Lake)

Cuisine: Indulge in a glass of Yukon-made haskap wine and take in the majestic views, while Swiss chef Bruno offers up seasonal and specialty dishes, including schnitzel with mushroom sauce and chnöpfli.

Accommodations: Traditional log cabins each come with modern touches and spectacular lakefront views in a private wilderness setting. For the ultimate luxurious escape, try the Deluxe Lakeview Villas.

Cool fact: Experience the Yukon from a bird’s eye view and arrive at the lodge in style by floatplane.

Gray Ridge Lodge (near Mount Lorne) 

Cuisine: Chef tables and cooking classes allow visitors to customise their experience to their personal tastes – from wild harvested stew to wood-fired pizza to charcuterie boards.

Accommodations: Perfect for both escaping and gathering back together, this inviting 3,000-square-foot lodge on scenic Annie Lake Road comfortably accommodates up to 10 people.

Cool fact: The owners believe in the healing powers of nature, so visitors can enjoy a time out and go foraging in the mountains during their stay.

Inn on the Lake from £226 per room per night. Southern Lakes Resort from £160 per room per night. To book, head to: