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Yukon Highlights

In this self-drive itinerary we introduce you to the fascinating land that is Canada’s Yukon before dipping into Alaska’s south-west corner.

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Yukon Highlights

Day 1: Vancouver
Day 2: Whitehorse
Day 4: Dawson City
Day 6: Beaver Creek
Day 7: Haines Junction
Day 8: Haines
Day 10: Skagway
Day 11: Johnson’s Crossing
Day 13 : Whitehorse
Day 14: Depart Whitehorse

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Day 1: Vancouver
Fly to Vancouver, British Columbia for an overnight stay to explore the many attractions of this vibrant city.
One night Vancouver

Day 2: Whitehorse
Fly to Yukon’s capital, Whitehorse. Explore the many attractions including great museums, fine dining, a hot springs and great shopping. Visit the S.S Klondike, the largest sternwheeler to ply the Yukon River and a Parks Canada National Historic Site. Take a trip to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve to watch and photograph the wildlife in their natural preserve – including woodland caribou, moose, elk and Dall’s sheep amongst others.
Two nights Whitehorse

Day 4: Dawson City
Collect your hire car this morning and drive to Dawson City, a vibrant mining, cultural and tourism centre, and the home of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898, and today a National Historic Site. Explore the Klondike goldfields to get a taste of the gold fever that gripped North America a century ago, pan for gold on Bonanza Creek – where the gold was originally discovered back in 1896 – at the free claim owned by the Klondike Visitors Association. And – if you’re feeling lucky – visit Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall and try your luck at roulette or blackjack.
Two nights Dawson City

Day 6: Beaver Creek
A full day’s drive today – a free ferry takes you across the Yukon River to the winding, scenic ‘Top of the World’ Highway. This ridge-top road crosses into Alaska and joins the Taylor Highway before joining up with the Alaska Highway at Tetlin Junction.
One night Beaver Creek

Day 7: Haines Junction
Leave Beaver Creek today, crossing the White River – named after the milky sediments it carries – past the Kluane Wilderness Village and Burwash Landing – a small first Nation Community on the shores of the Kluane Lake.
One night Haines Junction

Day 8: Haines
Travel down into Alaska today to your next destination – Haines – situated at the northern end of America’s longest fjord, sharing a border with 20 million acres of protected wilderness. Haines is a picturesque fishing village located on a finger of land between the Chilkat and Chilkoot inlets on the Lynn Canal.
Two nights Haines

Day 10: Skagway
Travel on the Alaska Marine Highway today for the 1-hour journey to Skagway. This is the State run ferry service that provides a much needed link with the outside world to many communities otherwise cut off the rest of the world.
One night Skagway

Day 11: Johnson’s Crossing
Your journey takes you back into the Yukon today – crossing the Teslin River on route to your next stop at Johnson’s Crossing, in the Southern Lakes region.
Two nights Johnson’s Crossing

Day 13 : Whitehorse
Today’s drive will take you back to the capital city.
One night Whitehorse

Day 14: Depart Whitehorse

All photographs by kind permission Yukon Tourism

caribou crossing

Credit Yukon Tourism

 

Kluane1

Credit Yukon Tourism

 

Northern Lights Yukon

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For hen lovers, the long drive between Dawson City and Beaver Creek (nearly 9 hours) may be a step too far, however, you could break the journey at Chicken, Alaska, population in single digits and limited accommodation – but would be great to get the t-shirt!!

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