More than 80% of the Yukon is still pristine wilderness and much is protected in vast, uninhabited parks like Kluane, Ivvavik and Tombstone. Everywhere there are markers of the territory’s 1890’s Klondike Gold Rush history, a time when stampeders endured unimaginable hardship in their pursuit of gold.
Step back to this era with a visit to Dawson City and a visit to Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall, Canada’s oldest casino. Whitehorse, the capital, gained its name from the rolling White Horse Rapids on the Yukon River. Winter visitors can enjoy viewing the magical Aurora Borealis as brilliant colours shimmer across the dark skies.
Alaska – the Final Frontier - is the USA’s largest state and home of the highest mountains, the deepest fjords and more than half the world’s glaciers. Home to elk, caribou, bears, wolves, whales and many other wildlife species; the opportunities for viewing animals in their natural habitat are endless. While most guests visit by cruise ship, Anchorage, the capital, easily reached by aircraft and from there the Alaska Railroad provides a leisurely way to enjoy the stunning scenery.
Why Visit Yukon & Alaska?
In the Yukon there is the Klondike gold rush history particularly at Dawson City
Fantastic Aurora Borealis viewing
Cross the Arctic Circle by driving the Demster Highway
Pan for gold on the mightly Klondike River
Take a trip on the White Pass and Yukon Railroad.
Ideas & Inspiration in the Yukon & Alaska
Enjoy a cruise through the famed ‘Inside Passage’ on a small expedition ship keeping a watch out all the time for whales, bears, bald eagles, seals and a large variety of sea birds. View glaciers and icebergs, pristine forests and dramatic fjords.
SPECIAL INTEREST TOUR
Watch the night sky come alive with the ‘dancing’ Northern Lights! The Aurora Borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights, is a spectacle of magnetic and electrical charges in the air, colouring the sky a multitude of majestic hues.
SELF DRIVE ROUTE
By far the easiest way to explore Canada’s rugged Yukon and the dramatic state of Alaska is by car. On this tour you will get to travel along some of the legendary roads of the North, including the Top of the World Highway and the Klondike Highway.