Fishing, hiking, outdoor adventures, wildlife watching and canoeing are just a few of the many activities offered by Dalton Trail Lodge situated just to the south of Haines Junction surrounded by over 300,000 sq miles of unspoiled nature, inhabited by a mere 30,000 people. The lodge has a network of hiking trails leading into Kluane National Park, which can also be explored on mountain bikes or ATVs. Lodge-owned canoes are banked on various mountain lakes for your use and many expeditions into the wilds are planned. Fishing is one of the main activities of the lodge with acess to twenty different lakes and rivers and 12 species of fish. Dalton Trail Lodge is a good place to stay whether it is for a couple of days on your Yukon fly-drive holiday or for a 5-7 day fishing or activity package.
The lodge offers 2 double and 8 single rooms in the main building and an additional 10 double rooms in 4 cabins scattered around the grounds.
There are several packages offered by the lodge including a fishing holiday and a hiking holiday but this is Frontier Canada's favourite
The Eco Package
Day One: You will be collected fromWhitehorseand taken to Dalton Trail Lodge in time for lunch at the lodge. After settling in, there will be a short hike to the nearby beaver pond and rock glacier.
Day Two: After breakfast you will in a 4x4 truck into the AlsekValleyinKluaneNational Park. You will be able to hike along the only major river valley flowing from theYukonto thePacific Ocean. Over the previous four hundred years several major ice flows have spilled out of the ice field ranges to intersect and dam off the AlsekRiver, obstructing its flow to the ocean. The lakes that were created left their marks with fresh-looking driftwood and sandy beaches that rise from the floor of the valley to a height of 300 feet. There will be a chance to watch for grizzly bear and dall sheep.
Day Three: After a scenic boat tour on KathleenLake you can hike up to King's Throne to enjoy one of the most spectacular views deep intoKluaneNational Park.
Day Four: On the way to the ChilkatPass (by car) you will visit a traditional native village with it's famous salmon trap and the impressive "MillionDollarFalls". When we reach the pass you can do some alpine trekking through the coastal mountains.
Day Five: You will be taken to SheepMountain and the SlimsRiverValley. Here you will have excellent opportunities to watch wildlife during the hike to an old mining camp.
Day Six: Nature walk with a park naturalist. Follow the Auriol trail through a pleasant spruce forest with occasional open areas that provide good views of the surrounding mountains. There's plenty of wildlife viewing, bird watching, photography and study of fauna and flora.
Day Seven: After breakfast return toWhitehorse.
Why we like it
Lots to do in a wonderful setting.
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