Explore Canada's Yukon by canoe, van and on foot on this multi-sport adventure and relive the gold rush of 1898. Discover the land of the midnight sun, the land of rivers, deep blue lakes and magnificent alpine scenery.
Your tour starts with an easy 9 day canoe trip down the Teslin and Yukon Rivers. Far away from civilization you follow the trail of the Gold Rush history, explore several abandoned settlements and constantly find relics from the Gold Rush trail. While on the river, be on the lookout for wildlife such as black bear, moose and bald eagles. Campsites are set up along the river and meals are cooked over an open fire and may include the catch of the day.
Your canoe trip comes to an end, but the adventure continues in Dawson City The legendary Dawson City was once the heart of the gold rush, and mining is still a major part of this rustic town. After a bath you explore Dawson and relive the history of this famous town. Highlights will be the visits to a real gold mine and the Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall.
With the van you drive up the Dempster Highway to set up camp on a campground near the Tombstone Mountains. Next days hiking trip into this great scenery is another highlight of the tour! Crossing the Yukon by ferry and via the Top of the World Highway you travel towards Alaska, passing through sub-arctic mountain tundra above the timberline. The trail leads alongside the Alaska Range and via the Alaska Highway we drive to Beaver Creek and Burwash Landing. Kluane National Park, home of the largest, non-polar ice fields in the world is our next point of interest, and you have the option of a float plane or bush plane ride up to these magnificent glaciers.
Then set up camp on the shores of the deep, blue Kluane Lake and explore the immense scenery of the Park during the next days. A hiking trip into one of the park's high alpine valleys may give us the chance to spot wildlife such as dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bear. Our stay in Kluane will be rounded up by an exciting raft trip down the wild Tatshenshini River.
The next morning you travel over the Haines Road towards Haines, Alaska. The rich vegetation of the Alaskan coastline is an enormous contrast to the tundra vegetation of the Yukon. Via ferry you travel through the Lynn Fjord, passing giant glaciers and with some luck we can see seals, whales, bald eagles and the giant Alaska brown bears, making this area their home. Skagway, hundred years ago the base camp for all Chilkoot Pass travellers is another historic gold rush town. You overnight here and discover this idyllic town before the drive back to Whitehorse.