AURORA GUEST LODGES

 

 

The AURORA GUEST LODGES recognize (in design and services) that human health is interconnected with environmental health.

 

"Shine like the whole world is yours.
                                        ~  Rumi 

 

 

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 Canadian based 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.

 

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

 

A U R O R A   G U E S T   L O D G E S

Owner                                                        Yukon Hot Springs Resort, Whitehorse, Yukon

Architects &                                               Broadway Architects
Environmental Designers                          (Rob Sieniuc + Associates)

Contractor                                                 Evergreen Homes & Construction
                                                                   Whitehorse, Yukon

3D Modeling                                             Bernardo Prieto
                                                                   Broadway Architects

Eclipse Video /                                          Rob Sieniuc
Video Editing                                            Broadway Architects

Photos                                                       Bernardo Prieto, Rob Sieniuc,
                                                                  Jonathan Serge Lalande

Music                                                        "Native Ruins" (Creative Commons)
                                                                  Christopher John Curcio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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