Highlights of the Yukon

11 nights from £2,125 per person

Best time to travel MAY - SEP

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Explore some of the highlights of Whitehorse which includes Klondike National Historic Site and the Yukon Wildlife Preserve.
  • Enjoy a scenic afternoon cruise from Skagway along the beautiful and pristine fjord of the Lynn Canal.
  • Spend a day at Kluane National Park, a World Heritage Site and home to Canada's highest peak, Mount Logan.
  • Visit some of Dawson City's historical sights such as the SS Keno, The Grand Palace Theatre and Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Casino to name a few.

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11 nights from £2,125 per person
Best time to travel MAY - SEP
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This fly drive takes you through the wide open spaces and sparsely populated territory of Yukon, situated in the upper Northwest corner of Canada. Visit historical gold rush towns and drive through jaw-dropping natural landscapes, look out for local wildlife such as caribou, wolves and grizzly bears.

This tour also takes in Skagway, Haines and Tok in Alaska, as well as visiting Kluane National Park with its majestic mountain peaks, home of Mount Logan, Canada's highest peak and the world's largest non-polar ice fields. With one-quarter of Yukons population being of Aboriginal ancestry and First nations people, you will have numerous opportunities to learn of their culture, arts, crafts and cuisines.

Take time to explore historic Dawson City which is bursting with heritage sites and attractions such as Diamond Tooth Gertie's Casino with its legal gambling tables and 'Can-Can' floor shows. 

This self-drive holiday through Yukon rewards you with unique history, scenery, wildlife and experiences unlike anywhere else in Canada. For those with more time to spare this itinerary can be adapted to include the Dempster highway through the spectacular subarctic scenery of Tombstone Provincial Park  and cross the Arctic Circle. There are opportunities to extend your fly drive in to Alaska and visit Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Anchorage and Seward.

Itinerary

Day 1  Travel to Whitehorse
Today fly from the UK to Whitehorse where you will collect your rental vehicle on arrival and make your way to your hotel. Accommodation - Best Western Gold Rush Inn
Day 2  Whitehorse
Today is the start of your Yukon adventure. Yukon is the smallest of Canada's three federal territories, but has so much for you to explore from Mount Logan, Canada's highest peak to the wide open spaces that you will travel through, the immense glaciers and Kluane National Park and learn more about the Klondike Gold Rush. Your short flight today, from Vancouver will take you to Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territory and at 22,000 people is the largest city in Canada’s North. Collect you
Day 3  Whitehorse (Yukon Wildlife Preserve)
Time to explore the region and the attractions of Whitehorse including the SS Klondike National Historic Site where the meticulously restored riverboat sits on the banks of the Yukon River. Visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve (included), here you will find 13 species of northern Canadian mammals, roaming in various natural habitats in this 700 acre rehabilitation centre and wildlife preserve. A bus tour will take you on a 5km loop around the preserve with opportunities to alight along the way to
Day 4  Whitehorse to Skagway (110 miles)
Today you take to the road and travel the South Klondike Highway which connects the Yukon Territory with the Inside Passage ferry system in Alaska. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you descend from the White Pass to Skagway winding through the sub-alpine landscape of Tormented Valley to Tutshi Lake, Tagish Lake and the much photographed Emerald Lake. The rest of the day is free to explore the Skagway area.
Day 5  Skagway to Haines (ferry duration 1 hour), (driving 5 miles)
Spend the morning exploring the compact city of Skagway with its old town buildings and seek out the old snow blowing train . Take the scenic afternoon cruise along the Lynn Canal from Skagway to Haines, a beautiful and pristine fjord with walls steeply rising to 7,000 feet above sea level. Arrive in Haines, located in the Valley of the Eagles. At the start of October and during the fall almost 4,000 American bald eagles are attracted by a late run of salmon to feast on, and gather along a 8 km
Day 6  Haines to Haines Junction (147 miles)
Drive north along the Haines Highway and cross the border from the USA back in to Canada, the highway winds over the Chilkat Pass - the highest summit on this highway. Pass the native summer fishing camp of Klukshu which offers some great photo opportunities. Drive through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve before arriving at Kluane National Park which covers the largest non-polar icefields in the world. Visit the Sheep Mountain Visitor Centre with its interpretive programs about the flora and faun
Day 7  Kluane National Park
Kluane National Park in the Yukon is part of the largest contiguous area of protected wilderness on earth, and a United Nations World Heritage Site. Kluane National Park is home to Canada’s highest peak, Mount Logan in the Saint Elias Mountains and the world’s largest non-polar Icefields that lie behind the façade of mountains.
Day 8  Haines Junction to Tok (290 miles)
This morning go on a short hiking trip before driving north along the shores of beautiful Kluane Lake. Stopover at Sheep Mountain and look
Day 9  Tok to Dawson City (185 miles)
The partly gravel 'Top of the World Highway' passes through some spectacular back country and gold mining areas such as the unique town of Chicken, one of the few surviving gold rush towns in Alaska. Chicken had a population of 7 at the 2010 census and the town now has a bar, gift shop, cafe and salmon bake. You will cross back in to Yukon, Canada at Little Gold and continue along the 'Top of The World Highway', until you reach West Dawson where you'll cross the Yukon River by the government-run
Day 10  Dawson City
A full day to visit the various historical sights of Dawson City: Visit the preserved historic SS Keno – the last paddle steamer to run the Yukon River from Whitehorse. The Grand Palace Theatre was built in 1899, this lavish theatre was home of the “ Gaslight Follies Show “, a must visit is Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Casino which offers legal gambling tables and “ Can-Can” floor shows.
Day 11  Dawson City
Spend the day in this historic city, it's much like walking through an open museum. Do not miss the short drive on the Ridge Road to the top of the Midnight Dome with excellent views over Dawson, the Ogilvie Mountains, and the Yukon and Klondike Rivers. The Jack London museum is dedicated to the author of White Fang and takes you on a journey through his adventures before, during and after the Klondike Gold Rush.
Day 12  Dawson City to Whitehorse (333 miles) to UK
Today is a long drive south, through raw beauty and spectacular landscapes. Stopover at the Five Finger Rapids and hike down to the shore of the Yukon River. In late afternoon you will return to Yukon’s capital city, Whitehorse - a city with a unique combination of pioneer values and urban sophistication. Drop your rental vehicle at Whitehorse Airport in time for your flight to the UK
Highlights of the Yukon
11 nights from £2,125 per person
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