Day 3 – Northern Lights Resort and Spa

Day 3 – Friday, March 29, 2013

I hate to say it again, but what a great day.  We left Fort Nelson with full coffee mugs and a full tank of diesel, and headed to Whitehorse, well actually 23 km from Whitehorse at Northern Lights Resort and Spa. (  An easy days drive at around 425 kilometers.  I had booked this place last November to try and entice Julie into joining me on this adventure.  It worked! (Some of the remaining stops, especially north of Dawson City, will be a little more, shall we say, rustic.)

We arrived here in the early afternoon and were greeted by the great German couple that own and built the log cabins and spa on 160 acres.  We had a tour of the facilities and then Julie and I had a soak in the outdoor hot tub while enjoying the views of the surrounding mountains.  Julie notes ‘We narrowly escaped an embarrassing hot tub faux pas as Brad made the rookie mistake of forgetting his bathing suit at the Liard Hot Spring change room.  Luckily he remembered just before we drove off and we made the double trek back up the somewhat slippery boardwalk to retrieve it.  Doubling our exercise for yesterday and no commando in the hot tub today. So we have not been banned from this spa…yet!  We still have massages and saunas tomorrow.”

We made some supper in our private cabin with kitchenette.  We enjoyed some cold cuts, veggies, spinach and yogurt dip, cheeses and a nice bottle of wine.

Sign Post Forest

Before leaving Watson Lake we made the obligatory stop at the sign post forest.  The information centre was closed but you can still browse through the forest.


Watson Lake caribou

We saw another small herd of caribou today about 2 minutes after leaving Fort Nelson. Tis the season for caribou migration.


Alaska highway near Teslin

The drive through the mountains on a mostly sunny day with crisp snow gleaming from the slopes is hard to beat.

We arrived in Teslin just in time for a nice lunch at the Yukon Motel and Restaurant on the banks of Teslin Lake.   Julie notes “The washrooms were a clean and a welcome sight after some definite ‘no goes’ along the highway.”

Teslin bridge

The bridge crossing the lake is impressive.

We are booked into the Northern Lights Resort and Spa for 2 nights.  We have a massage booked for tomorrow and a German style supper in the main lodge.  Stay tuned for more updates.

Thanks for all the comments.  It is difficult to respond to each one as we are traveling but, rest assured, we enjoy reading them and seeing them posted. Keep them coming!

1 thought on “Day 3 – Northern Lights Resort and Spa

  1. Quentin

    Looks like another fab day for sure!
    Would have loved the hot tub view.. what is the temp there?
    I am up coughing so that kelly does not push me off the new high bed.

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