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Yukon Arctic Explorer

Yukon Arctic Explorer

11 nights from
AU$2,265 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Self-Drive
  • CATC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Canada
  • Travel From
    15 Jun 2019
  • Travel Until
    06 Sep 2019
11 nights from
AU$2,265 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Self-Drive
  • CATC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Canada
  • Travel From
    15 Jun 2019
  • Travel Until
    06 Sep 2019
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 11-night accommodationInclusionInclusion Full-size rental car for your self-drive journeyTourTour Explore Arctic Circle including Inuvik and Eagle PlainsTourTour Wildlife viewing and photo opportunities at Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Summary

Enjoy an epic road trip along Yukon’s most scenic drives. Be one with its fresh fields of ice and greens and get in touch with its charismatic wildlife during this exciting off-the-beaten self-drive tour. You’ll discover Inuvik, cross the Arctic Circle, visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, and see more of its magnificent features earning its name as the “Land of the Midnight Sun”. With a little luck, you’ll also get the chance to see the Northern Lights which make your holiday even more spectacular.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Yukon’s scenic drives
  • Great wildlife viewing
  • Yukon Wildlife Preserve
  • Inuvik
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Chances of seeing Northern Lights

INCLUSIONS

  • 11 Nights’ accommodation
  • 12 Days full-size rental car
  • Admission to Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Note: This tour excludes road and tunnel tolls.

ITINERARY

Day 1, Whitehorse
Welcome to the “Land of the Midnight Sun”. Whitehorse is the capital of the Yukon Territory and with 22,000 people residing in it, it becomes the largest city in Canada’s North. Everything about the Yukon is big, even the log skyscraper in town. After checking in to your hotel, you will take some time to explore the city and get a feel of what’s in store.

Day 2, Whitehorse (Yukon Wildlife Preserve)
Time to explore the region and take advantage of all that Whitehorse has to offer. You’ll visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve (included), a unique wildlife viewing property featuring 10 species of northern Canadian mammals in their natural environment. Encompassing over 700 acres with various natural habitats, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve offers unparalleled wildlife viewing and photo opportunities.

 Note: Yukon Wildlife Preserve operates from June to August; if the Preserve is closed a refund will be issued.

Day 3, Whitehorse to Dawson (532 km)
Travel north to the Silver Trail to explore a sensational landscape in this remote part of the Yukon. On the way to Mayo you will catch glimpses of the Stewart River and several pull-outs allow for spectacular views of glaciated terrain. A visit to the historic towns of Elsa and Keno is also recommended. Continue your journey north along the Klondike Highway. On this scenic drive, you’ll feel the grit, heartache and golden dreams of the Klondike Gold Rush when you reach Dawson City. This authentic gold rush town is bursting with historic sites and engaging attractions. The Dawson City Museum (not included) is the place to begin your exploration of Dawson, the gold rush and Yukon’s First People and explorers.

Day 4, Dawson City
You’ll have a full day to visit the various historical sights of Dawson City. You can visit the SS Keno – the last steamer to run the Yukon River from Whitehorse, the Jack London Interpretive Centre with the poets’ original cabin, the city museum with audio-visual presentations, Dredge #4 – built in 1912 on the 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 5, Dawson City to Eagle Plains (408 km)
Today you will join the Dempster Highway and travel through the spectacular subarctic wilderness of Tombstone Provincial Park. Continue out onto the Eagle Plains, fringed by the Ogilvie and Richardson mountain ranges. Your accommodation tonight is the remote Eagle Plains Hotel, located just 35kms south of the Arctic Circle. (Please note: The Dempster Highway is unpaved)

Day 6, Eagle Plains to Inuvik (366 km)
You’ll continue north today, crossing the Arctic Circle and passing through the Richardson Mountains as you leave the Yukon and enter the Northwest Territories. You may wish to take a short detour to Fort McPherson. You will reach the end of the Dempster Highway upon arrival in Inuvik.

Day 7, Inuvik
Today is at leisure to explore this remote Arctic settlement and its surroundings. The Western Arctic Regional Visitors Centre in Inuvik is a great place to start. Day tours are available to Tuktoyaktuk or Herschel Island, or you could take a sightseeing flight to view the Arctic Ocean from above (optional, additional cost).

Day 8, Inuvik to Eagle Plains (366 km)
Today you’ll drive the Dempster Highway south to Eagle Plains. Again, you’ll cross the Mackenzie and Peel Rivers by state ferries (free of charge).

Day 9, Eagle Plains to Dawson City (408 km)
You’ll continue south on the Dempster Highway to Dawson City.

Day 10, Dawson City to Keno City (287 km)
You will drive the Klondike Highway east towards Whitehorse accompanied by scenic mountain landscape. At the intersection with the Silver Trail Highway you’ll continue towards Keno City. The area around the Silver Trail Highway was once the richest silver mining area of Canada. At the end of the Silver Trail Highway is the small community of Keno.

Day 11, Keno City to Whitehorse (464 km)
Going south, you will 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
After check-out of your hotel your Yukon Self Drive adventure comes to an end.

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