YUKON HOT SPRINGS RESORT GUEST LODGES (Aurora)
Whitehorse, Yukon 2022-2023 (Under Construction)
"Shine like the whole world is yours."
The AURORA GUEST LODGES recognize in design and services that human health is interconnected with environmental health.
For millennia, hot springs have been used for their restorative NATURAL HEALING powers. Takhini Hot Springs therapeutic value has long been recognized by the locals — for over 100 years the warm waters have soothed many Yukoners.
Yukon Hot Springs Resort's 10,000+ year old ancient mineral waters are a popular wellness destination for international and Canadian guests — to bask in the natural rock HOT POOLS, experience untamed WILDERNESS, the magic of the MIDNIGHT SUN in summer, or the awe-inspiring NORTHERN LIGHTS (Aurora Borealis) in winter.
The resort's REJUVENATING WATERS call out to those seeking an extraordinary journey into personal health and wellness. Scandinavian and Japanese Onsen HEALING practices are seamlessly blended to create a unique experience.
The AURORA GUEST LODGES overlook the serene Takhini Pond, and integrate with the WILDERNESS boreal forest setting. They take advantage of local hiking, skiing, snowshoeing trails, and panoramic views to the Ibex Valley and Miner's Range Mountains—steps away for visitors to soak in the NATURAL HOT POOLS
YUKON HOT SPRINGS RESORT (formerly Takhini Hot Springs Resort) is Canada's most sustainable green resort. The resort’s master planning and environmental architectural design is based on ECOlibrium principles.
SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN FEATURES
- Fossil-free Buildings
- Solar Orientation
- On-Site Renewable Energy Systems
- hot springs based geothermal systems
- photovoltaics (solar roof top collectors) rough- ins
- Super Green Building Envelopes
- high thermal insulation values
- super insulated double wall systems (R40-R60+)
- super insulated roofs (R80-100) and slabs (R20+)
- High Performance Windows
- triple and quad glazed
- High Efficiency Led Lighting and HVAC
- night sky light pollution control
- Natural Daylighting and Natural Ventilation
- Extensive Use of Carbon Neutral / Low VOC Materials
- Natural and Engineered Wood
- non-toxic, resource efficient building materials
- Promotion of Local Labour, Suppliers
- Promotion of Local Sourced Materials
- local rock, tufa, wood trusses
- Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV)
- Heat Exchangers
- Wood- fired Backup Heating (Garn)
- Renewal on-site woodlot
- Grey Water / Black Water Separation
- Energy and Water Conservation
- Waste Reduction and Recycling
- Indigenous Planting
- edible landscapes
- Green Operations and Management Resort Practices
- Guest Education /Eco Interpretation Programs