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Wildlife viewing at Kluane National Park, Yukon

Highlights of the Yukon

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Wildlife viewing at Kluane National Park, Yukon
Witness compelling landscapes as you drive through Yukon, Canada’s beautiful wilderness province teeming with exotic wildlife and fascinating historic sites.
Self-Drive
Independent tours

Highlights

Experience a scenic drive through Yukon

Visit  the Yukon Wildlife Preserve to see amazing animals living in the wild

Cross the territory to Alaska and explore Skagway, Haines and Tok

Chances of seeing the Northern Lights!

Travel to Yukon, a territory located in north-western Canada known as the home of the Klondike Gold Rush and Mount Logan, Canada’s highest mountain on this thrilling, 12-day self-drive package. Start your journey in Whitehouse, the capital city and site of a former gold rush. Visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and get up close and personal with wildlife. From Whitehorse, drive to Skagway then take a scenic ferry ride to the town of Haines. From Haines, head to Kuane National Park, home to Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to the town of Tok and Dawson City, a base during the Klondike Gold Rush. Explore its historical landmarks including the SS Keno, a preserved sternwheel paddle streamer and a National Historic Site.

This tour departs daily from Whitehorse.

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Included

11-night accommodation
11-day full-size rental car
Admission to Yukon Wildlife Preserve
Alaska Marine Highway Ferry

Excluded

Car rental

National Park entrance fees

Road tolls

Itinerary

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Day 1
Whitehorse

Pick up full-size rental car for 11 days upon arrival.

Day 2
Yukon Wildlife Preserve

View and photograph wildlife in its natural habitat: Dall sheep, Bighorn sheep, mountain goat, deer, elk, woodland caribou, wood bison, musk-ox and moose may be seen, usually up close!

Day 3
Whitehorse - Skagway (176 km)

Drive from Whitehorse to Skagway. Skagway is the northernmost port in the Inside Passage and this small town earned its place on the map when gold was discovered in the Klondike region of the Yukon Territory.

Day 4
Skagway - Haines

Take a short drive to the port for the 1-hour ferry from Skagway to Haines. Discover the beautiful scenery abound in this quaint Alaskan town.

Day 5
Haines - Haines Junction (238 km)

Today, you will drive from Haines to Haines Junction. Use the drive today to explore and relax in this wonderful region.

Day 6
Kluane National Park (250 km)

Explore Kluane National Park, a vast wilderness of ice fields, forests and towering peaks like Mount Logan.

Day 7
Haines Junction - Tok (467 km)

This morning, go on a short hiking trip before driving north along the shores of beautiful Kluane Lake. Stopover at Sheep Mountain and look out for Dall sheep gracing alongside the mountain slopes. Your journey continues on the famous Alaska Highway through endless wilderness areas. Arrive in Tok, often referred to as the “Dog Mushing Capital of Alaska”. Welcome back to Alaska.

Day 8
Tok - Dawson City (297 km)

The Top of the World Highway (please note this is a partly gravel road) brings you through spectacular backcountry and gold mining areas. When the highway reaches its highest elevation, incredible views into far-reaching countryside open up. Before you reach Dawson City, you’ll cross the Yukon River by the government-run ferry. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon to discover Dawson City.

Days 9 - 10
Dawson City

A full day to visit the various historical sights of Dawson City: SS Keno – the last steamer to run the Yukon River from Whitehorse, the Jack London Interpretive Centre with the poet’s original cabin, the city museum with audio-visual presentations, Dredge #4 – built in 1912 on famous Bonanza Creek, the Grand Palace Theatre – home of the “Gaslight Follies Show”, “Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Casino” with legal gambling tables and “Can-Can” floor shows. 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.

Day 11
Dawson City - Whitehorse (532 km)

Going south, enjoy the raw beauty of the surrounding landscape. Stopover at the Five Finger Rapids and hike down to the shore of the Yukon River. In late afternoon, you will reach Yukon’s capital city, Whitehorse—a city with a unique combination of pioneer values and urban sophistication.

Day 12
Whitehorse

Your Yukon self-drive adventure ends upon check out and return of your vehicle.

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Currency
Canadian Dollars
11 nights
from AUD1,867
per person, twin share
Whitehorse
late May and early September 2020
Canada & Alaska Brochure
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