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. Wildlife sightings are a given along the entire route.
|Dates||22 days in August 2019|
|Region||Yukon and Alaska|
|Driving distance||3000 km|
|Accommodation||Camping (19) and hotel/lodges (1)|
|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||Tombstones and the Dempster: easy hikes, native culture & wildlife observation|
|Day 7||Dawson City. Gold panning and (of course) Diamond Gerthie’s Gold Rush Gala|
|Day 8-9||Top of the World Highway (early fall colors) & Alaska Highway to Kluane National Park, Yukon|
|Day 10-11||Kluane National Park including a privately guided hike|
|Day 12||Along the Tatshenshini Highway to Haines, Alaska|
|Day 13-15||Alaska State Ferry to Sitka. Sea kayaking and 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 = $Can 1.50/$US 1.13)||$ Can||€ Euro|
|Camper (Fraserway MH-22)||1605||1070|
|Extra No Risk Insurance camper||62||41|
|Alaska State Ferry Haines-Sitka-Juneau-Skagway (including cabin)||570||380|
|Miscellaneous (park permit, fuel etc.)||374||258|
|Excursions – privately guide day hike, 4 hours seakayaking Sitka & 6 hr fishing trip||738||492|
|Excursions – Mendenhall Glacier guided tour, Whale watching (4 hr) & Whitepass Summit train||235||156|
|Total (airfare not included)||4478||2993|
|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 $615/€410 pp). Substituting lodging for tent camping would add $530/€365 per person.