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the Yukon & Alaska - Don't Miss

green tick Whitehorse
Excellent visitor resource centre. Plus, SS Klondike and the Beringia Centre.

green tick Dawson City
Heart of the Gold Rush. Pan for Gold and see how gold was extracted. Experience midnight golf.

green tick Top of the World
Spectacular drive over the 'top of the world highway' that actually feels like the top of the world.

green tick Tok, Alaska
The town that nearly burnt down with year round dog sledding demonstrations.

green tick Kluane National Park
Home to Canada’s largest mountain range and ideal Grizzly Bear habitat. Take a helicopter trip over North America’s largest glacier collection.

green tick Bears & Eagles
Haines, Alaksa is a prime viewing ground for Bears and Bald Eagles.

green tick Glaciers
From Juneau, Alaska’s capital, drive up to the Mendenhall Glacier. Take a Whale or Bear watching excursion.

green tick The Gold Rush
Skagway, the starting point for the Yukon Gold Rush. Visit the Chilkoot and White Pass trails. The Yukon and White Pass Railroad is one of the top 5 rail journeys in the world.
the Yukon & Alaska - land of the midnight sun

Welcome to the Land of the Midnight Sun - Alaska & The Yukon offer almost unimaginable expanses of true wilderness that is surprisingly accessible with never-ending vistas, remote roads, both Canada and America’s highest mountains and amazing wildlife viewing. What a package!

Why choose the Yukon & Alaska?

If you want to paddle your own canoe, walk the back trails and experience Kluane & Denali National Parks, or experience both land based and marine wildlife viewing of the very highest standards, then read on. Alaska is twice the size of Texas and the Yukon is the size of Great Britain with a total population of 30,000, perhaps now you are getting an impression of the wide open spaces you will experience.

Driving is surprisingly easy. There are few, but well maintained roads throughout the area which give access both in a car and a motorhome. The Dempster Highway is the only road in North America to cross into the Arctic Circle. Not all highways in this area are roads, the Alaska Marine Highway system is a series of interconnecting ferries that connect many of the smaller towns in Alaska.

The area was really opened up in two phases: the Yukon Gold Rush of 1897 opened up the area and the building of the Alaska Highway in the Second World War did much to open up Alaska.

In Dawson City, the home of the Gold Rush, you can pan for gold, you can listen to the poetry of Robert Service and imagine you are in one of the Jack London books. The two major national parks in the area offer fantastic opportunities for trail walking and there are many excursions by both raft and canoe for the more intrepid down some of the mighty rivers that were used by the early pioneers to traverse this land.

Everywhere you step in this area wildlife abounds. There are more bears and moose than people and there are great opportunities in season to see bears eating salmon. In the coastal areas there are a great variety of whales: orcas, hump backs and gray whales are found in very significant numbers and we can assist in ensuring that you have a realistic opportunity to see them.

In our fly drive we have described a 14 day package, many visitors who may only travel to this area once elect to spend 21 days or more and we have itineraries to assist you in your planning.

Yukon and Alaska, Canada

Fly drives and
Yukon Specials


14-day Alaska & the Yukon Fly-Drive

Please note: Fly drives illustrated are just some of the many options available. We tailor our trips to meet your requirements. Call us for a quote or get a FREE brochure today.

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