Duration: 7 Days | 6 Nights
Dates: Mid July to September
Countries to be visited: Canada (Yukon)
Departure & Return Locations: Whitehorse
Child Policy: Min age 16 years.
The far north offers the best summer activities in Canada - canoeing, hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, hot springs, flightseeing and watching the Aurora Borealis. During this fun-packed summer program you will travel like a trapper, dine like a fisherman, track like a stampeder - explore like a local.
During a spectacular sightseeing flight above the surrounding area of Whitehorse you’ll have a chance to see the grand landscape of the far north. We’ll take you to explore the rich history of the Yukon during a city tour, watch local wildlife upclose at the Yukon Wildlife Preseve and relax in the soothing hot waters of the local hot springs. Learn how the old tradition of canoeing. Explore the breathtaking mountain scenery of Kluane National Park, a designated World Heritage Site, and enjoy magnificent viewpoints. You’ll set out to a beautiful lake to discover the tranquility of fishing. If you are lucky and catch a fish your guide will fillet it and cook it on the fire. Set your tracks during a hiking tour among some of the most impressive landscapes.
Note: The itinerary can be combined with other options such as Aurora viewing between 15th Aug and 30th Sep or other options to extend the stay, depending on interest. Please contact us for other options and best rates for your needs.
DAY 1: ARRIVE WHITEHORSE
From the airport we drive you to your hotel located in the centre of Whitehorse. Afternoon is free for sight- seeing. Accommodation: Sternwheeler Hotel
DAY 2: HOT SPRINGS, WILDLIFE AND A BIRDS-EYE-VIEW
We start the day with a sightseeing flight above the spectacular summer scenery on a 30 minutes sight-seeing flight. During the flight we can enjoy the yukon scenery from an angle only few people ever will. Back in Whitehorse we will discover the history of the north on a city-sightseeing tour. Whitehorse has a N.P. lot to offer and is home to famous sights like the historic Paddlewheeler SS Klondike or a “Skyscraper” completely made out of logs. Later we drive to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve where we can see up close inhabitant game like the Elk, Moose, Caribou, Mountain Goats and Lynx in their natural surrounding. Not far from here we will visit the Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs and indulge ourselves in the natural hot waters and relax in a breathtaking mountain setting. Accommodation: Sternwheeler Hotel
DAY 3: SURROUNDED BY MIGHTY MOUNTAINS
After breakfast we drive into the mountains of Kluane National Park. On this tour you will visit the magnificent Kluane National Park, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. We will visit the scenic Kathleen Lake and enjoy a short hike at the Rock Glacier which bursts a magnificent view across lakes and mountains surrounding Kluane National Park. Visiting the historic indigenous Klukshu Village we will also have the chance to see wild salmon reaching their spawning grounds. In Haines Junction we will visit the Da Ku Cultural Centre to learn more about the rich history of Kluane National Park, which is home to the largest non-polar ice field. Accommodation: Sternwheeler Hotel.
DAY 4: ON HISTORIC WATERWAYS DISCOVER THE YUKON’S GOLD RUSH
Today we’ll learn the old tradition of canoeing. After a detailed safety briefing we’ll get introduced to the art of canoeing and soon we’ll be on our way on historic waterways. On this tour you canoe down the historic Yukon River and enjoy the peaceful scenery. We paddle from Whitehorse to the confluence of the Takhini River. A great day trip for beginner paddlers and a perfect way to enjoy this classic northern river. Back from the canoe trip you can reward yourself with a beer from the famous Yukon Brewery at one of the downtown restaurants. Accommodation: Sternwheeler Hotel
DAY 5: FISHING AT BOREAL LAKE
Today we will head out for a fishing adventure on one of the beautiful lakes in the Whitehorse area. In the Yukon you’ll find some of Canada’s best fishing for Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Arctic Grayling, Rainbow Trout and White Fish. Depending on conditions, our guide will choose the ideal lake for your fishing experience. Take a look around and enjoy the beauty of this landscape while waiting for the big catch! If we are lucky and catch a fish your guide will fillet it and cook it on the fire. At the end of our day we return to Whitehorse with a record catch of great memories. Accommodation: Sternwheeler Hotel
DAY 6: HIKING IN YUKON’S WILDERNESS VISTA
Hiking is one of the best ways to enjoy the tranquility of the Yukon wilderness and to photograph the stunning Yukon landscape. On this tour you’ll get to see some of the most breathtaking views of the Yukon’s landscape and scenery. On this half day hiking tour, you’ll get to see the beautiful Miles Canyon and learn about the history of the Gold Rush. We’ll hike a well established trail along the Yukon River and visit the historic site of Canyon City. Accommodation: Sternwheeler Hotel
DAY 7: WHITEHORSE DEPARTURE
Transfer to the Airport.
• Price shown is for a person based on twin share accommodation, for the travel period chosen.
• All prices displayed are subject to availability and can be withdrawn or varied without notice.
• Prices are guaranteed once booking is confirmed by us and paid in full by the due date.
• Depending on your needs and group size (individual, couple, family, group, etc.) we will provide the final pricing for your tour.
• Flexible booking terms and conditions are available for any bookings made until 15th Apr 2022 for tours in 2022. Contact us for enquiries
• Expert guidance on the entire trip
• 6 nights’ accommodation at Sternwheeler Hotel
• 6 continental-style breakfast
• City sightseeing flight above in Whitehorse area
• 30 min sightseeing flight above in Whitehorse area
• Full Day Kluane National Park tour
• Half Day Canoeing tour (incl. canoe gear rental; 2 people per canoe)
• Visit of Yukon Wildlife Preserve & Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs
• Fishing tour (half day)
• Hiking tour (half day)
• Airport Transfers
• International and domestic airfare
• Travel Insurance (required)
• Airport taxes and charges
• Any Private Expenses
• Meals not mentioned (breakfast provided with accommodation)
• Personal Incidentals such as Telephone calls, Room Service, Laundry
• Tip to Guide/Driver, Porterage Fee and others which are personal in nature
• Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
Please refer to our standard booking conditions. For this particular booking the following terms apply relating to cancellations and rebooking.
Please refer to our Standard Booking Conditions for booking terms and conditions.