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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YUKON

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All our holidays can be tailor-made to meet your specific requirements.


Stanley Park, Vancouver
Steam Powered Clock In Gastown, Vancouver
Vancouver Skyline
Miles Canyon, Yukon
Canadian Lynx, Yukon
SS Klondike On The Yukon River, Whitehorse, Yukon
American Bald Eagle, Chilkat River, Alaska
Moose on The Beach at Chilkat River, Alaska
Dall Sheep, Kluane National Park
Views Over Dawson City & The Yukon River
Can-Can Show In Dawson City

Highlights of the Yukon


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.

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Itinerary


Vancouver
Day 1 - Travel to Vancouver
Today fly from the UK to Vancouver, British Columbia for the beginning of your Vancouver and Yukon adventure. On arrival at Vancouver airport you will be transferred to your downtown hotel and the rest of the day will be at your leisure.
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Steam Powered Clock in Gastwon, Vancouver
Day 2 - Vancouver
This morning's sightseeing tour will take you to a number of Vancouver's sights and attractions. Visit Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal where many of the Alaska cruises depart from and where the iconic Canada Place Sails are a local landmark. Drive along Robson Street, the main southeast - northwest thoroughfare and commercial centre of downtown Vancouver and visit the 1000 acre Stanley Park, a designated national historic site and a green oasis in Vancouver's urban landscape. Other highli...
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Miles Canyon, Just South of Whitehorse
Day 3 - 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. Collec...
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Canadian Lynx
Day 4 - 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 wa...
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Tagish Lake, Yukon
Day 5 - 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.
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Young Moose on The Chilkat River, Alaska
Day 6 - 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 ...
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Dall Sheep on The Mountain Slopes Of Kluane National Park
Day 7 - 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...
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Kluane National Park
Day 8 - 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.
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Dall Sheep on The Mountain Slopes Of Kluane National Park
Day 9 - 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
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Views over Dawson City & Yukon River
Day 10 - 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 governmen...
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Dawson City Can-Can Show - Courtesy Government of Yukon
Day 11 - 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.
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Dawson City, Yukon
Day 12 - 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.
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Five Finger Rapids
Day 13 - Dawson City to Whitehorse (333 miles)
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.
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Day 14 - Travel Home
After check-out of your hotel your Yukon Self Drive adventure comes to an end. Drop your rental vehicle at Whitehorse Airport and board your flight for Vancouver, connecting back to the UK.
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Tour Notes 


Price Includes

  • International return flights from UK to Whitehorse, via Vancouver
  • Private airport transfers in Vancouver
  • 2 nights at Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver on a room only basis
  • 4 hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver including admission to Vancouver Lookout
  • 12 days intermediate car hire including loss damage waiver and third party liability and maximum 2400kms milage
  • 3 nights at Best Western Gold Rush Inn, Whitehorse on a room only basis
  • Admission to Yukon Wildlife Preserve in whitehorse
  • Alaska Marine Highway Ferry (vehicle & passengers) between Skagway & Haines
  • 1 night at Westmark Inn, Skagway on a room only basis
  • 1 night at Hotel Halsingland on a room only basis
  • 2 nights at The Raven Hotel, Haines Junction including continental breakfast
  • 1 night at Cleft of The Rock bed & breakfast, Tok including breakfast
  • 3 nights at Aurora Inn, Dawson City on a room only basis
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