This trip to Canada’s North was designed with grandiose scenery and meaningful contact with local people in mind. It includes colourful settlements, a guided hike in Kluane National Park, a fishing adventure from Sitka, a glacier hike in Juneau and a spectacular train ride from Skagway, Alaska.
The trip extends to the amazing subarctic landscapes of the Dempster and Top-of-the-World highways – roads far less traveled and truly memorable.
|Dates||22 days in August 2017|
|Region||Yukon, Alaska and northern British Columbia|
|Driving distance||3000 km|
|Accommodation||Camping (19) and hotel/lodges (2)|
|Highlights||Variety in landscapes, contact with local people.
Active but not challenging. Wildlife excursions.
|Day 1||Arrival Whitehorse|
|Day 2-3||Pick up camper. Road trip up the Klondike & Dempster Highways to Tombstone Park|
|Day 4-5||Tombstone Park: easy hikes, native culture & wildlife observation|
|Day 7||Dawson City. Gold panning and Diamond Gerthie’s Gold Rush Gala.|
|Day 8-9||Top of the World Highway (fall colors) & Alaska Highway to Kluane National Park, Yukon|
|Day 10-11||Kluane National Park (guided hike, private local guide)|
|Day 12||Haines Road (Tatshenshini Highway, BC) to Haines, Alaska|
|Day 13-15||Alaska State Ferry to Sitka. Sea kayaking, fishing|
|Day 16-17||Alaska State Ferry to Juneau. Interpretive glacier hike|
|Day 18-19||Alaska State Ferry to Skagway. White Pass train ride|
|Cost per person (€1 = $Can 1.40/$US 1.05)||$ Can||€ Euro|
|Domestic flights Air North||437||312|
|Camper (Fraserway MH-22)||1149||821|
|Alaska State Ferry||321||221|
|Miscellaneous (park permit free in 2017, fuel etc.)||362||258|
|Total (international airfare not included)||3567||2532|
|Custom Travel Plan & Organization of your trip*
Cost can be reduced by limiting the number of guided excursions and/or by using a rental car and tents instead of a camper (minus $630/€435 pp). Substituting lodging for tent camping would add $525/€365 per person.