Yukon- An Adventure Like No Other!

Discover what makes the Yukon unlike any other place in the world!

August 4-9, 2023

This ancient territory has been home to Indigenous peoples for approximately 12,000 years as well as being home to some of the great adventures and adventurers that became building blocks in our nation’s history.

With a permanent population of only 40,000 people (and 70,000 moose), the Yukon is very sparse, but it is its natural beauty that is so appealing and acts as a magnet for thousands of tourists every year.

Join us on our unforgettable Yukon adventure!

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to the Yukon!

Upon arrival at the Whitehorse International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel.  Your hotel for the duration of your stay is the Sternwheeler Hotel Whitehorse, conveniently located just steps from historic Main Street and the Yukon River.  The remainder of your afternoon will be free for you to acquaint yourself with the unique flavours of Whitehorse.

Overnight at the Sternwheeler Hotel Whitehorse.

Day 2

Whitehorse, Yukon Wildlife Preserve, and Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs

We will begin our day with a guided city tour of Whitehorse.  Whitehorse itself is a relatively small city of just over 30,000 people, however its fascinating and eclectic history and attachment to the gold rush era is ever-present.  Your tour will illuminate many of the city’s famed gold rush sites, its connection to Indigenous heritage, as well as the breathtaking surrounding natural landscapes.

This afternoon you will have the opportunity to travel along part of the Alaska Highway en route to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve.  This landmark highway was constructed during World War II over a period of only 9 months, and is considered to be one of the great engineering marvels in Canadian and American history.  Upon arrival at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, you will have a guided tour of its 350-acre landscape that is home to many of the native species that make up the territory’s wildlife such as Thinhorn Sheep, Arctic Foxes, Canada Lynx, Wood Bison, and Woodland Caribou.  Your tour will offer you the chance to meet some of its resident animals while learning about the centre’s rehabilitation and research activities.  We will then travel to the nearby Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs where you can experience their relaxing and rejuvenating outdoor mineral hot spring pools.

Upon arrival back to the hotel, the evening in Whitehorse is at your leisure.

Overnight at the Sternwheeler Hotel Whitehorse (B).

Day 3

White Pass & Yukon Route Railway to Skagway, Alaska

Today we will travel aboard the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railway to Skagway, Alaska, and back.  Built during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1898, the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway is an extraordinary feat of pioneering that offers an incredibly unique and fascinating journey.  Enjoy the astonishing panorama views of the surrounding mountains, glaciers, trestles, and gorges as you ride aboard the train’s vintage passenger coaches while passing Bridal Veil Falls, Inspiration Point and Dead Horse Gulch en route to Skagway.  Once in Skagway, there will be free time for lunch and exploring this charming gold rush port before reboarding the train back to Whitehorse.

Overnight at the Sternwheeler Hotel Whitehorse (B).

Day 4

Haines Junction and Kluane National Park

Today we will head west along the Alaska Highway to the village of Haines Junction and its neighbouring Kluane National Park.  We will begin our adventure at the Kluane National Park Visitor Centre and the Da Kų Cultural Centre, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the Indigenous peoples of this region and their culture.  We will then visit sites within the park itself, where you will have free time to enjoy some of the park’s stunning natural attractions.  Kluane National Park is home to 17 of Canada’s 20 highest mountains, including Mount Logan, the tallest mountain in the country.  It is also home to the largest non-polar icefields in the world and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Overnight at the Sternwheeler Hotel Whitehorse (B).

Day 5


This morning we will travel south along the Klondike Highway to the Carcross/Tagish First Nation and the beautiful village of Carcross.  Previously known as Caribou Crossing, this area is steeped in sandy dunes and gold rush history.  We will visit the “world’s smallest desert” (Carcross Desert), as well as make a stop to visit the shops along Bennett Lake.

This evening we will have a farewell dinner together in Whitehorse.

Overnight at the Sternwheeler Hotel Whitehorse (B).

Day 6

Return to Ottawa

After breakfast, it will be time to return to Ottawa.  Your Travac Tours Director will assist with check out and you will transfer from the hotel to the airport via private coach (B).

Itinerary subject to change.

Out of province medical insurance is mandatory for this tour.

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Hotel Information

Sternwheeler Hotel Downtown Whitehorse

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Hotel Address
201 Wood Street
Whitehorse, YT
Y1A 2E4
(867) 393-9700

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