Klondike Explorer | In the Footsteps of Yukon Pioneers

Holiday Duration: 9 Nights

Overview

Overview

Visit the Yukon – home of the Klondike Gold Rush, Canada’s tallest mountains and the world’s largest non-polar ice field. This circular self-drive holiday explores the modern and ancient cultures of the Yukon, offering a perfect introduction to those wishing to enjoy this historic region on their own schedule.

Highlights include the Top of the World Highway, panning for gold, wildlife, wide open spaces and empty roads. A day in famous Dawson City, home of the Klondike Gold Rush and and time to visit Kluane National Park, offer the contrasts of this amazing part of Canada.

This holiday can also be extended, adding a few days after Dawson City to visit Eagle Plains, Inuvik and the Arctic Circle. Ask us for details.

Frontier’s Personal Experience

Dawson City is such an amazing town to visit; so colourful, almost like stepping in to a Western film set, but very real. Lovely people, interesting buildings and some great bars and restaurants. Have a meal at the Drunken Goat, and have a cocktail from the interesting menu at Bombay Peggy’s. Oh and you must indulge in a Sour Toe Cockail too…

Julie Thompson,
Frontier Canada

Itinerary (9 Nights)

Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.

Day 1

Fly into Whitehorse from the UK, the capital of the Yukon Territory, a city offering...

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Day 2

Whitehorse to Watson Lake

Today you will head east from Whitehorse along the Alaska Highway, into the Yukon’s interior,...

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Day 3

Watson Lake to Faro

Turning northward on to the Campbell Highway, follow the path of several rivers and long...

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Day 4-5

Travelling farther northward, your day will be spent travelling through the wilderness of the Yukon...

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Day 6

Dawson City to Beaver Creek

Crossing the Yukon River, you will embark on one of the truly great wilderness drives...

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Day 7

Beaver Creek to Haines Junction

A shorter drive on the Alaska Highway today allows time to independently explore natural wonders...

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Day 8-9

Your onward journey for Whitehorse will include a midway stop at the village of Champagne...

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Day 10

Today you will be making your way back to the UK or on a further...

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Thank you for the adventure of a lifetime!!! Two years ago we used this company for a holiday to BC and it was fantastic. This year we went to Alaska and the Yukon and Heidi organised the most wonderful trip, that went as smoothly as is possible. From the Arctic Circle to Kodiak Island everything was PERFECT (so rare in this day and age!!!) As for wildlife...wow! She arranged for us to travel by several different means of transport and to stay in a wide range of accommodation all of which gave us an idea of life in this vast area of North America. We are left with wonderful memories and thousands of beautiful photos.

Jan Vening - Travelled to British Columbia