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Yukon

  • When you consider Canada, a plethora of iconic images come to mind. Perhaps foremost are its majestic mountains and emerald green lakes, but consider for a moment experiencing these beautiful vistas away from the bustling tourist trails and combining them with historic ‘gold rush’ locations, the ethereal display of the Northern Lights and an unimaginable array of wildlife. Canada’s Yukon territory is an unspoilt land of breath-taking proportion and a destination of unmistakable beauty.

    • Wind River

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    • Northern Lights on Dempster Highway

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    • Fall Colours, Kluane National Park

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    • Moose, Chilkat River Valley

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    • Kluane Lake

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    • Emerald Lake

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    • Klondike Kates, Dawson City

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    • Kayaking on Kusawa Lake

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    • Carcross Desert

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    Sitting in the northwest corner of Canada, adjacent to the US state of Alaska, Yukon is one of North America’s most impressive wilderness destinations. If you have an adventurer’s spirit, a love of nature and a passion for exploration, Yukon should be at the top of your holiday destination list. It is not a choice for the feint-hearted, but it is a voyage of discovery with very rich rewards.

    Without doubt, a self-drive itinerary achieves the most from any holiday to the Yukon, allowing you to combine scenic journeys along the legendary Alaska, Top of the World, Klondike and Dempster Highways with historic communities, cultural attractions and picture-postcard destinations. The Yukon can be visited year-round, although its remote location and harsh winters encourage all but the hardy to travel in the warmer months of May through September.

    The Wilderness is Waiting

    A staggering 80% of Yukon is pristine wilderness. It’s impressive that this Canadian territory is home to Mount Logan, Canada’s highest mountain, as well as Kluane National Park which is one of the world’s largest non-polar icefields and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but these landmarks represent just the start of its overall attraction. Hiking and biking are everyday pursuits when exploring the iconic wilderness parks of Kluane, Tombstone, Herschel Island, Chilkoot, Ivvavik and Fishing Branch. The famous Alsek, Tatchenshini, Snake, Wind, Firth and Yukon Rivers in addition to countless crystal clear lakes provide for leisurely days kayaking, sailing or canoeing, not to mention some quite legendary fishing, believed by many to be the best in the world.

    Wild about Wildlife

    The statistics are quite staggering! Roughly the size of France, Yukon has a tiny population of just 34,000 people, the majority of whom are concentrated around the largest city of Whitehorse. Compare this to its non-human counterparts: 160,000 caribou, 70,000 moose, 22,000 mountain sheep, 7,000 grizzly bears, 10,000 black bears and over 250 species of birds, and it brings into perspective how sensational it is for wildlife watching. Home to three national parks, six territorial parks and four Canadian Heritage Rivers, Yukon’s unique geographic landscape and varied eco-systems allow its wildlife to thrive with little threat. All three North American bears: Black, Grizzly and Polar, reside in the Yukon, in fact this is the most stable Grizzly habitat in North America and home to 30% of the continents population. The thick crops of berries and seasonal salmon runs provide the perfect feeding preparation for their long winter hibernation.

    Join the Gold Rush

    Of course the Gold Rush is synonymous with the Yukon. It is embedded in its history and infuses every Yukoner’s life even today. The Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 drew settlers from across the continent, eager to enjoy the extravagances afforded by the golden bounty which had initially been found in Bonanza Creek near Dawson City in 1896. Today this authentic frontier town remains loyal to its historic routes, with its wild-west style store fronts painted in vivid hues, a plethora of heritage sites and multi-cultural attractions. Using Dawson City as a base, visitors can take a step back in time and try their luck gold-panning at Claim 33 (a fun way to discover just how difficult the easy looking process was!), before visiting Dredge No. 4 which showcases the transition from manual panning to machine searching. The gold rush inevitably created heroes and villains, winners and losers and a whole host of entertaining tales and fables which are still shared today.

    Natures Magical Show

    There are very few natural wonders which create the spine-tingling feeling and magical awe you encounter when witnessing aurora borealis. Also known as the Northern Lights, the dense dark night skies created by Yukon’s remote setting, provide the perfect conditions for some of the most dramatic undulating ribbons of green, blue and red light. Although dependent on weather conditions and cloud cover, the best chance of dramatic aurora viewing is between autumn and spring.

    Don’t Miss…

    Unless you have an infinite length of time to spend in the Yukon, it’s impossible to experience everything, so here are a few of our favourite things you might want to include in your itinerary:

    • White Pass and Yukon Route – This vintage rail journey follows tracks constructed in 1901 on a spell-binding adventure. Climbing almost 3,000 feet in just 20 miles and featuring cliff-hanging turns, historic tunnels and numerous bridges, it boasts views which simply cannot be witnessed any other way.
    • Carcross Desert – The smallest desert in the world at just 642 acres, 10,000 years ago this was the bottom of a large glacial lake! Carcross is home to Yukon’s oldest store as well as being the burial place of the three prospectors who started the Klondike Gold Rush.
    • Emerald Lake – Located just 35 minutes from Whitehorse, Emerald Lake’s shimmering turquoise waters draw visitors from across the world. Unsurprisingly the lake holds the accolade of Yukon’s most photographed natural feature.
    • Dog Sledding – A vital part of Yukon’s heritage and ultimately its survival, was the use of husky dogs for transportation. Today the tradition is kept alive by Yukon Quest, a gruelling two week, 1,000 mile annual race across the Yukon and Alaska. Muktuk Dog Kennels, home to over 60 dogs offers dog sled journeys in winter and dog walking tours in warmer months.
    • Diamond Tooth Gerties – Located in Dawson City, this old-west style gambling hall is absolutely bursting with character. Enjoy on-stage live acts and historic-style gaming which transport’s you back to a bygone era.
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  • Silver Trail Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Whitehorse

    12 Days / 11 Nights

    Departures: May to August

    Add this Fly Drive to planner

    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Fully inclusive 4 wheel drive car hire (conditions apply)
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Ferry crossing from Skagway to Haines
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Emerald Lake

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    • Panning For Gold

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    • Dawson City

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    • Dall Sheep, Kluane National Park

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    Whitehorse

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Whitehorse. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

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    Whitehorse

    Today you have time to explore Yukon’s capital, and the pretty region which surrounds it. Why not visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve? A unique place, it features ten species of northern Canadian mammal. You may also choose to head down to the Yukon River for a kayak or canoe ride.

    Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

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    Skagway

    Your journey begins with a drive along the South Klondike Highway, which connects the Yukon with Alaska. Also known as the Skagway to Carcross Road, the highway winds through the subalpine landscape of Tormented Valley to Tutshi Lake, Tagish Lake and the frequently photographed Emerald Lake. Dating back to 1897, Skagway was a lively gold mining town with a booming population of 20,000. Today it is just 800, but has maintained many of its original charms from the gold rush days. Hotel:

    Hotel: Westmark Inn

    110Mi/176Km

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    Haines

    Spend the morning in Skagway and explore the old town buildings before taking the afternoon ferry to Haines. Lasting around one hour, this journey offers a spectacularly scenic and relaxing ride along the Lynn Canal, a magnificent fjord. Located in the Valley of the Eagles, Haines is home to almost 4,000 American bald eagles who gather along the Chilkat River during autumn.

    Hotel: Hotel Halsingland

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    Haines Junction

    The Haines Highway winds from Haines over the Chilkat Pass, which is its highest summit. Pass Klukshu, a native summer fishing camp offering great photo opportunities. Haines Junction, a picturesque mountain village, with quaint restaurants and bakeries, is considered the gateway to Kluane National Park.

    Hotel: The Raven Hotel

    147Mi/238Km

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    Kluane National Park

    Today is a day of adventure. Take the Haines Highway, which climbs from the Chilkat River Valley and skirts the boundaries of Tatshenini-Alesk Provincial Park in British Columbia before arriving at Kluane National Park. Part of the largest contiguous area of protected wilderness on earth, it is home to a myriad of wildlife. It’s also where you find Canada's highest peak and the world's largest non-polar icefields.

    Hotel: The Raven Hotel

    155Mi/250Km

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    Tok

    This morning you drive north along the shores of beautiful Kluane Lake. We suggest a stopover at Sheep Mountain to see the Dall sheep grazing on the slopes. Your journey continues along the famous Alaska Highway before arriving in Tok, which is often referred to as the Dog Mushing Capital of Alaska.

    Hotel: Cleft of the Rock Bed & Breakfast

    290Mi/467Km

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    Dawson City

    The Top of the World Highway takes you through spectacular backcountry and gold mining areas. After crossing the Yukon River you arrive into Dawson City. The legendary Gold Rush of 1898 brought thousands of hopeful gold seekers to Dawson City. Now a National Historic Site, the city is reminiscent of a bygone era.

    Hotel: Aurora Inn

    185Mi/297Km

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    Dawson City

    We’ve allowed two full days to explore the historical sights of Dawson City. Depending on your interests you might like to visit Dredge No 4, a giant gold digging machine or SS Keno, the last steamer ship to run the Yukon River from Whitehorse. The Grand Palace Theatre is home to the Gaslight Follies Show and there's Diamond Tooth Gertie's Casino, featuring gambling tables and can-can shows.

    Hotel: Aurora Inn

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    Whitehorse

    Heading south, enjoy the raw beauty of the surrounding landscape. Stop at Five Finger Rapids and hike down to the shore of the Yukon River.

    Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

    333Mi/532Km

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    Journey home

    This morning take the short ride back to Whitehorse Airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2225 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Please note that due to the remote locations visited, some accommodation is below the standard that we would normally recommend. Additional car hire restrictions apply within the Yukon and Alaska, call for full details.

    Whitehorse & Frances Lake Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Whitehorse

    9 Days / 8 Nights

    Departures: June to September

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Fully-inclusive 4 wheel drive car hire (ground or flight transfers can be arranged)
    • Accommodations as stated
    • All meals, boat transfers and activities at Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge
    • Frances Lake Shoreline

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    • Local Wildlife

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    • Frances Lake

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    • Whitehorse Visitor Centre

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    Arrive Whitehorse

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Whitehorse. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

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    Whitehorse

    Whitehorse is the largest city and capital of Canada’s Yukon territory. Located on the banks of the mighty Yukon River, as well as beautiful scenery there’s also plenty of history to explore. You may choose to take a day tour to Kluane National Park where you can hike and partake in wildlife watching, or to Carcross which boasts the smallest dessert in the world.

    Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

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    Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge

    Today you travel along the scenic Alaskan Highway to Frances Lake where a 30 minute boat trip carries you to Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge. A comfortable but rustic resort of just five cosy cabins, this destination is all about the outdoor beauty and activities it affords. During your four night stay, try your hand at fishing for arctic grayling, canoeing the remote lake, wildlife viewing or hiking one of the well-marked trails. Visitors in September may also enjoy aurora viewing.

    Hotel: Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge

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    Whitehorse

    Following breakfast, you make the return journey to Whitehorse. This scenic journey takes you through the Yukon’s backcountry, renowned for wildlife spotting, so keep your eyes open for moose, eagles and bears en route.

    Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

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    Journey Home

    This morning take the short ride back to the airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2145 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms.

    Please note that due to the remote locations visited, some accommodation is below the standard that we would normally recommend. Additional car hire restrictions apply within the Yukon and Alaska, call for full details.

    Whitehorse & Tagish Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Whitehorse

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    Departures: June to September

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Fully-inclusive 4 wheel drive car hire (ground or floatplane transfers can be arranged)
    • Accommodations as stated

     

     

    • Campfire by Tagish Lake

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    • Tagish Lake

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    • Whitehorse at night

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    • Whitehorse SS Klondlike

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    • Whitehorse Kayaking on Yukon River

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    Day 1 Arrive Whitehorse

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Whitehorse. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

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    Whitehorse

    Named the Wilderness City, Whitehorse is surrounded by rugged mountains and pristine lakes. You can hike or bike the vast network of trails, many of which follow the shores of the Yukon River. We suggest taking the short journey to visit the White Pass & Yukon railroad, which was constructed in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush and offers scenic day trips.

    Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

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    Tagish Lake

    Today, you travel along the scenic Alaska Highway toward Tagish Lake. Southern Lakes Resort is a spectacular lakefront resort with beautiful, private log cabins situated on beautiful Tagish Lake. Incredible outdoor adventures await! Optional activities include hiking, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, wildlife watching and boat sightseeing trips. It is also perfectly located for day trips to picturesque Carcross.

    Hotel: Southern Lakes Resort

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    Whitehorse

    After breakfast, make the return journey to Whitehorse. Spend the afternoon picking up last minute souvenirs, or try a canoe trip along the Yukon River.

    Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

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    Journey home

    This morning return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £1615 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms.

    Please note that due to the remote locations visited, some accommodation is below the standard that we would normally recommend. Additional car hire restrictions apply within the Yukon and Alaska, call for full details.

  • Bugaboos Adventure

    Begins and ends in Calgary, Alberta

    7 Days / 6 Nights

    Departures: July and August

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    Your escorted tour includes:

    • Accommodation for 6 nights as specified
    • 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 6 dinners 
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Lake Louise

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    • Hiking in the Rockies

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    • Calgary

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    • Lake Louise

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    • Fairmont Banff Springs in summer

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    • Horse ride the shoreline of Lake Louise

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    Arrive Calgary

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Calgary. Upon arrival, you’ll travel to The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Located inside Banff National Park, The Fairmont is a luxurious retreat in the breath-taking alpine wilderness. This evening meet your Tauck Director and travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner. 

    Hotel: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Dinner included)

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    Lake Louise

    You’ll see glistening lakeside views, soaring mountain peaks and majestic glaciers this morning as you walk around with a naturalist guide. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore your surroundings. The Fairmont offers activities including canoeing, horseback riding, river rafting, mountain biking, guided hiking and fishing, plus there’s a full service health club and relaxing spa. Enjoy dinner tonight at the hotel.

    Hotel: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    Purcell Mountains-Bugaboo Adventure

    A morning helicopter ride will take you high into the Purcell Mountains, where you’ll spend the next three nights at the Bugaboo Lodge. This afternoon you’ll embark on a guided hike, where you will be introduced to the lodge’s surrounding nature and spectacular views. Experience home-cooked fare for dinner this evening, followed by a special presentation on mountain climbing.

    Hotel: Bugaboo Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Heli-Hiking Adventure

    Following breakfast, you’ll take off by helicopter for a glacier, ridge or flower-filled meadow, every time the helicopter lands you’ll step into a new and exciting experience. After dinner back at the lodge you’ll be guided through the history of heli-adventures, viewing memorabilia that chronicles the amazing expeditions that have taken place from the Bugaboo Lodge. 

    Hotel: Bugaboo Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Heli-Hiking Adventure

    Back out into alpine Canada today, your helicopter and expert guide will take you to remote landscapes and areas that can only be reached by helicopter. You’ll find yourself amidst chiseled granite spires, snow-capped mountains, ice fields, waterfalls and meadows covered in colourful flowers. The views today are incredible, so make sure your camera is to hand! Dinner tonight is back at the Lodge. 

    Hotel: Bugaboo Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Yoho National Park & Banff

    Following breakfast this morning, you’ll board the helicopter one more time as you leave the Bugaboo Lodge. Experience the beauty of Yoho National Park as you stop for lunch at the Emerald Lake Lodge, before continuing to your hotel, The Fairmont Banff Springs. Styled after a Scottish Baronial Castle, the Fairmont reflects the magnificence of the park and provides exemplary service. This evening you’ll enjoy a farewell dinner with your new found friends and travelling companions.

    Hotel: The Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Journey Home

    Following breakfast you’ll enjoy the last sights of Banff National Park as you make the final journey to Calgary Airport, where you check-in for your chosen flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3630 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard room. Other room categories available on request. Please note, this price does not include airfares to and from Calgary.

    Canada's Capital Cities & Niagara Falls

    Begins in Toronto, Ontario and ends in Quebec City, Quebec

    10 Days / 9 Nights

    Departures: May to September

    Add this Escorted Tour to planner

    Your escorted tour includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as specified
    • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 6 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Ottawa at Night

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    • Niagara Falls Boat Tour

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    • Toronto Skyline

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    • Old Quebec

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    Arrive Toronto

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Toronto. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel which is located in the heart of the city. Enjoy a little time to relax before meeting your Tauck Tour Director and travelling companions at the Royal Ontario Museum for a welcome dinner. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Royal York (Dinner included)

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    Niagara Falls

    Today you journey to thundering Niagara Falls. This morning hop onboard a boat cruise for an up-close view of the plunging waters and misty spray created by the Falls. Lunch is enjoyed in the charming, Victorian town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, before making the return journey to Toronto for a visit to the CN Tower. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Royal York (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    Thousand Islands

    En route to Canada’s capital city of Ottawa there's a luncheon cruise through the Thousand Islands, home to quaint summer houses and opulent mansions. Once in Ottawa you are free to explore this exciting capital city. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Laurier (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Ottawa

    Enjoy a guided visit to the city’s grand Parliament Buildings, including the House of Commons, where vaulted ceilings, marble floors and stone walls adorned by hundreds of gargoyles create a grand feel. Next, it’s on to the Canadian Museum of History. Dating back to 1856, it showcases Canadian history, archaeology, ethnology and cultural studies. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Laurier (Breakfast included)

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    Montreal

    Before departing for French-speaking Montreal, enjoy a presentation by an officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Once in Montreal, experience a country chateau lunch followed by a guided city tour. 

    Hotel: Hilton Bonaventure Montreal (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Montreal

    Take a walking tour through Old Montreal, a contrasting environment to the bustling new city and sample an array of epicurean delights. The rest of the day is yours to do as you wish. Perhaps a visit to the fashionable shops of Place Ville Marie and St. Catherine or explore the underground city. This evening, enjoy culinary traditions at a popular local restaurant. 

    Hotel: Hilton Bonaventure Montreal (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    Montmorency Falls & Quebec City

    Heading east you wind through the heart of French Canada along the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City. En route enjoy a taste of locally produced maple ice at Trois Rivieres, and stop for lunch besides Montmorency Falls, which are higher than Niagara Falls. Your accommodation in Quebec City, the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, is one of the most iconic hotels in French Canada and overlooks Old Quebec and the port. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Ile D'Orleans

    This morning, tour Old Quebec where ancient stone houses huddle beside churches and historical monuments. Next you venture out of the city to historic Île d’Orléans, a French-inspired island of red-roofed farm houses and bountiful fields of agricultural produce. Savour lunch in a historic French flour mill and an afternoon cider tasting.

    Hotel: Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac (Breakfast and lunch included)

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    Quebec City

    The entire day is yours to enjoy Quebec City’s enchanting setting on the St. Lawrence River, its rich architectural legacy and its colourful past. Enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel this evening.

    Hotel: Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    Journey Home

    Time for some last minute sightseeing and shopping before you transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. 

    Prices

    From £3650 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Grand Alaska

    Begins in Anchorage, Alaska and ends in Vancouver, British Columbia

    16 Days / 15 Nights

    Departures: May, June, July, August and September

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    Your escorted tour includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodation for 15 nights as specified
    • 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • 7 night Alaska cruise
    • Classic tour
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    Arrive Anchorage

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Anchorage. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the evening, located in Anchorage.

    Hotel: Hotel Captain Cook (Dinner included)

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    Anchorage

    Today you are free to explore the vibrant, modern city of Anchorage before returning to the hotel to meet your travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner.


    Hotel: Hotel Captain Cook (Dinner included)

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    Talkeetna & Denali

    Following a brief tour of Anchorage, you'll learn about the lifestyles, traditions, and crafts of Alaska's indigenous tribes on a visit to the Anchorage Museum; hundreds of artifacts share the enduring cultures and histories of people from across the circumpolar North. Next it is on to Lake Lucille to board a floatplane which offers aerial sightseeing en route to Talkeetna, near the base of Mount McKinley. The next two nights are at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge in Trapper Creek.

    Hotel: Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Trapper Creek

    Begin the day with a visit to the private homestead of Joanne Porterfield, nestled in the Alaska wilderness. Located in Trapper Creek, her family gardens and farm have flourished here in the shadow of Denali for more than four decades. Next, take a jet boat cruise into untamed wildlands, where the views of Denali are made richer by the insights of a trained naturalist. Returning to the lodge late afternoon, you'll enjoy dinner and an evening at leisure.

    Hotel: Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Denali National Park

    Today's rail journey takes you from Talkeetna to Denali National Park, where you'll visit the Husky Homestead and meet a former Iditarod champion. Dinner is in your choice of restaurant at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge.

    Hotel: Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Denali National Park

    A highlight of any Alaska travel experience is a visit to Denali National Park, a six-million-acre UNESCO Biosphere Reserve dominated by North America’s highest mountain – 20,320 ft Denali. Look for grizzly bears, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and other Denali denizens on a Tundra Wilderness Tour accompanied by a local guide. There may be time for some free exploring before enjoying a fun Denali dinner show featuring tales told through music.

    Hotel: Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Copper Centre

    Depart Denali this morning, travelling through high alpine country with views of the Alaska Range peaks, to your wilderness lodge in the small town of Copper Center - considered the gateway to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. A regional favourite, Alaskan Salmon is on tonight's menu for dinner.

    Hotel: Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

    On a private tour you'll discover Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, which is home to more glaciers and mountains above 16,000 feet than any spot in North America, and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today you’ll also view the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, which transports crude oil from wells at Prudhoe Bay in the north to the port city of Valdez. Back at the lodge there is time to walk one of the hiking trails or perhaps go whitewater rafting before dinner.

    Hotel: Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Valdez & Whittier

    This morning it's a drive through the Chugach Mountains where the plants and wildlife are amazing, followed by a stop at Worthing Glacier, before arriving at Valdez. Sea conditions permitting, you'll cross Prince William Sound by private boat to Whittier. Keep watch for whales, seals and soaring eagles as you enjoy the mountain views. Next you board your Princess ship in Whittier to start the 7 night cruise portion of your itinerary.

    Hotel: Aboard your Princess Ship (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    At Sea - Hubbard Glacier

    It's a day of scenic cruising as you journey toward Alaska's Hubbard Glacier, arriving mid-afternoon. Known as the Galloping Glacier this is North America's largest tidewater glacier. Soaring 40 storeys high, its blue color is created by the denseness of the ice, which absorbs all colors of the spectrum except blue. Tonight, join the ship's captain for a welcome reception.

    Hotel: Aboard your Princess Ship (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    At Sea - Glacier Bay Cruising

    Your inspirational journey continues as you cruise the waters of Glacier Bay, west of Juneau. Your ship cruises along shorelines and islands completely covered by ice some 200 years ago. By the time naturalist John Muir visited the area in 1879, the ice had retreated some 30 miles to form the bay you'll be exploring. Rugged mountains, spruce and hemlock forests, deep fjords, emerald waters and crisp fresh air are the day's companions, possibly along with sea otters, porpoises, seals and bald eagles. Early evening, enjoy the company of your fellow Tauck cruisers at a private cocktail party followed by dinner.

    Hotel: Aboard your Princess Ship (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Skagway & Haines

    On arrival in historic Skagway, the gateway to the Klondlike region, you'll disembark for a tour of the town and a ferry ride to Haines on the Lynn Canal; the deepest and longest fjord in North America. Here you'll begin a quiet rafting trip through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, home to world's largest congregation of bald eagles. Next you'll travel back in time on the exciting White Pass & Yukon Route narrow-gauge railway, which was built in 1898 during the gold rush. This vintage rail excursion heads up steep grades, around cliff-hanging turns, and over high bridges.

    Hotel: Aboard your Princess Ship (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Juneau

    Arrive in Alaska's capital city of Juneau, set on a narrow strip of land between the Coast Mountains and the Gastineau Channel, for sightseeing that includes a stop at the Mendenhall Glacier. Gather insights on the traditions of the indigenous Tlingit people of the Pacific Northwest during a private cultural presentation before enjoying your afternoon at leisure. Spend a free afternoon in Juneau where a ticket is included for a scenic gondola ride on the Mt. Roberts Tramway; departing from downtown Juneau and rising 1,800 ft into Mount Roberts.

    Hotel: Aboard your Princess Ship (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Ketchikan

    Today you'll dock in Ketchikan, the ancestral home of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian tribes, for an inside look at the role that Tlingit heritage plays in the local culture. See some of the city’s numerous totem poles, and watch local totem carvers at work at Saxman Native Village; catch a performance of traditional Tlingit and Haida dances. You'll also have time to explore this colourful town on your own. Perhaps with a walk along its historic boardwalk lined with eclectic houses and shops or take in the waterfront promenade.

    Hotel: Aboard your Princess Ship (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    15

    At Sea - Inside Passage

    Enjoy spectacular views of the fabled Inside Passage from your stateroom, or a variety of decks and lounges, on a full day of cruising amongst the densely forested islands and coastal communities of this renowned waterway. This evening, join your fellow travelling companions for a farewell cocktail party before a delicious dinner.

    Hotel: Aboard your Princess Ship (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    16

    Journey Home

    Your cruise itinerary ends in Vancouver, where you disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK. Alternatively, you may choose to extend your holiday with a stay in Canada.

    Prices

    From £6065 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms / Inside Cabin in low season. Other prices available on request

    Grand Canadian Rockies

    Begins in Vancouver, British Columbia and ends in Calgary, Alberta

    10 Days / 9 Nights

    Departures: May, June, July, August and September

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    Your escorted tour includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as specified
    • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 8 dinners 
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Coal Harbour, Vancouver

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    • Lac Beauvert, Alberta

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    • Biking in the Rockies

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    • Athabasca Glacier

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    • Rockies Wildlife

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    Day
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    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. This evening meet your Tauck Tour Director and new travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Waterfront (Dinner included)

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    02

    Vancouver & Victoria

    This morning’s sightseeing tour of Vancouver includes Stanley Park and Chinatown, two of the city's best loved attractions. This afternoon, take the ferry to Vancouver Island where you spend the next two nights in the quaint town of Victoria. Vancouver Island is simply charming, with lots to see and do just a short walk from the hotel.

    Hotel: Hotel Grand Pacific (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    03

    Vancouver Island

    Today you journey north and visit famed Butchart Gardens; with its themed displays, it is a horticulturist's dream. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the sights of Victoria.

    Hotel: Hotel Grand Pacific (Breakfast included)

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    04

    Victoria & Flightseeing

    Your morning is free to explore or visit Victoria’s Royal BC Museum. This afternoon fly by floatplane over the Gulf Islands and back to Vancouver, where you have time to explore the historic Gastown district. Then it’s all aboard ‘The Canadian’ for dinner and a Champagne send-off, before commencing your journey by rail into the Rockies. 

    Hotel: The Canadian, VIA Rail (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    05

    Canadian Rockies By Rail

    Experience an incredible rail journey, from your seat in the Panorama Car, aboard The Canadian. Towering peaks and glaciers highlight your mountainous route. Arrive for two nights at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in the heart of Jasper National Park. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    06

    Jasper

    Enjoy your day at leisure – biking, golfing, swimming or simply absorbing the stunning mountain views. For the more adventurous, try rafting on the Athabasca River. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    07

    Icefield Parkway

    The Icefield Parkway, from Jasper to Lake Louise, winds between snow-domed peaks and immense hanging glaciers. Ride in a specially designed Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier, part of the Columbia Icefields, the largest mass of ice outside the Arctic Circle. Arrive in Lake Louise late afternoon. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    08

    Banff

    Spend the morning at leisure indulging in the recreational opportunities that Lake Louise affords, before taking the picture-postcard journey to Banff National Park. The discovery of the Cave and Hot Spring Basin by Canadian Pacific Railway workers led to the park’s establishment in the early 1880s.Your castle-like hotel for the next two nights first opened in 1888 and is still resplendent today. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    09

    Bow River Valley

    This morning you may choose to enjoy a float trip along the river at Bow River Valley. This afternoon is yours to explore Banff National Park with 2,500 square miles of valley's, mountains, glaciers, meadows and forests, it is simply stunning. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your new friends. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day
    10

    Journey Home

    This morning, following breakfast make the final journey from Banff to Calgary Airport where you check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £4959 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard room. Other room categories available on request.

    Manitoba: Polar Bear Adventure

    Begins and ends in Winnipeg, Manitoba

    7 Days / 6 Nights

    Departures: October and November

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    Your escorted tour includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodation for 6 nights as specified
    • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 5 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Polar Bears

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    Day
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    Arrive Winnipeg

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Upon arrival, transfer to Inn at the Forks. Enjoy the evening at your leisure and relax before the start of your adventure. 

    Hotel: Inn at the Forks (no meals)

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    02

    Winnipeg

    Discover why Manitoba’s capital city is often called the "Gateway to the West" during an afternoon sightseeing tour. The evening welcome cocktail reception and dinner is held at the Manitoba Museum, which houses artifacts donated by the famous Hudson’s Bay Company; one of the oldest commercial enterprises in the world. The highlight of the museum is Nonsuch; a replica of the 17th-century ship responsible for the founding of the Hudson's Bay Company in 1670.

    Hotel: Inn at the Forks (Dinner included)

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    03

    Churchill's Cultural Heritage

    An early private charter flight takes you to Churchill - 'Polar Bear Capital of the World'. This area is only accessible by boat, plane or train and has a population of only 950! Upon arrival take a guided tour which includes the village of Churchill. Located on the shores of Hudson Bay at the mouth of the Churchill River, Churchill is situated at the juncture of two eco-regions – the boreal forest to the south and the Arctic tundra to the north. This remote location allows a thriving Arctic wildlife population, including waterfowl, beluga whales, seals and polar bears. Your accommodation for the next three nights is at the Lazy Bear Lodge, the largest log building in Manitoba. It is built in a style reminiscent of the fur trade era, handcrafted from fire-killed logs. Dinner tonight is at the lodge. 

    Hotel: Lazy Bear Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day
    04

    The Polar Bears

    This morning, visit the Eskimo Museum to view one of Canada's oldest, and most comprehensive collections of Inuit artifacts and sculpture. Indigenous peoples have lived here for centuries, and the museum displays one of Canada's finest collections of Inuit art and artifacts. Next you climb aboard a specially designed tundra vehicle for a full-day excursion into the heart of bear country in search of the magnificent Polar Bears. Each autumn, small groups of polar bears migrate from frigid inland locations to Churchill, the staging area for their winter food-hunting season, so this viewing is in their natural habitat. From the safety of your vehicle, you'll have unrestricted views of the bears as they go about their daily business. Your expert naturalist guide shares insights into the conservation efforts in place to protect these beautiful animals from environmental factors which threaten their survival. After dinner at the lodge this evening, a well-known arctic photographer gives a special presentation featuring his acclaimed work.

    Hotel: Lazy Bear Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    05

    Arctic Wonderland

    Today you have a second chance to explore the subarctic plains with a naturalist pointing out the local wildlife. White snowy owls with a wing span of up to five-feet perch on high, falcons cruise over bushes, white arctic foxes trot across the flats, all looking for unsuspecting prey. Warm up by the roaring fire back at the lodge this evening.

    Hotel: Lazy Bear Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    06

    Dog Sledding

    Your Manitoba experience continues with a closer look at the sport of dog sledding, a popular local pursuit in the Manitoba wilderness. You'll see a demonstration by dog trainers before climbing aboard a sled yourself for a ride with your canine drivers. After lunch, a private charter flight takes you back to Winnipeg for a final overnight stay and farewell dinner.

    Hotel: Inn at the Forks (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day
    07

    Journey Home

    There may be time for some last minute solvenier shopping or sightseeing before you transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £5175 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

    Begins and ends in Halifax, Nova Scotia

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    Departures: July, August and September

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    Your escorted tour includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as specified
    • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Scenic Lighthouse Views

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    • Citadel National Historic Site

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    • Historic Lunenburg

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    Day
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    Arrive Halifax

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Halifax. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a little time to relax before you meet your Tauck Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner. 

    Hotel: The Prince George Hotel (Dinner included)

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    02

    Lunenburg & Peggy's Cove

    Your journey begins in a spectacularly scenic style as you pass through seaside hamlets and harbour towns en route to Lunenburg. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its well-preserved, colourful 19th century timber-built houses, you have a choice of activities whilst visiting the town. There are visits to Mahone Bay and Peggy's Cove on your way back to Halifax.  

    Hotel: The Prince George Hotel (Breakfast and lunch included)

    Day
    03

    Halifax and Citadel

    Halifax offers so many options to keep you entertained that today is free for you to choose what you'd like to discover. This evening, enjoy an exclusive private tour of the Citadel and a hearty dinner.  

    Hotel: The Prince George Hotel (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day
    04

    Prince Edward Island

    Today starts with a ferry ride from Nova Scotia across to Prince Edward Island, the smallest of the Atlantic Provinces. Once settled in Old Charlottetown you may choose to visit Founders Hall, where the history of Canada's origins is chronicled. Nestled between two rivers in a quiet protected harbour, your hotel is located on the waterfront, steps from Peak's Wharf. 

    Hotel: Delta Hotels Prince Edward (Breakfast and lunch included)

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    05

    Greenwich Peninsula & Green Gables

    This morning allows free time for exploration of Charlottetown before making the short journey to Prince Edward Island National Park. The scenery is astounding. See dramatic bluffs, sweeping dunes, endless coastline and salt marshes which are rich in wildlife. After a scenic drive, winding through quaint fishing villages and alongside magnificent beaches you arrive at Green Gables House, the  famous farmhouse in Lucy Maud Montgomery's book Anne of Green Gables. End your day with one of Atlantic Canada's specialities: a traditional lobster dinner. 

    Hotel: Delta Hotels Prince Edward (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day
    06

    Digby

    Cross the magnificent Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick and make the short journey to Nova Scotia. Enjoy some time at Port-Royal National Historic Site and the Habitation. One of the earliest settlements in North America, reconstructed early 17th century buildings come to life through costumed interpreters and demonstrations.  

    Hotel: Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day
    07

    Digby Neck Whale Watching

    It is a real highlight today, as you journey to wildlife-rich Digby Neck for a whale watching excursion. The afternoon is free for you to explore some of the surrounding area or enjoy one of the activities available at your beautiful resort, before joining your new friends for a farewell dinner. 

    Hotel: Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day
    08

    Journey Home

    There's a final stop at Grande-Pre National Historic Site en route back to Halifax Airport, where you check-in for your return flight to the UK.  

    Prices

    From £3055 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

  • Aurora Viewing in Yukon

    Whitehorse

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    • Aurora over Sundog Retreat

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    • Dog Sledding

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    • Cranberry Queen Room

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    • Cranberry Living Room

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    • Sauna

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    • Outdoor Hot Tub

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    Boasting one of the best locations in the Whitehorse area for viewing the Aurora Borealis, Sundog Retreat is the perfect base for catching a glimpse of one of natures most spectacular shows. With your own private cottage outside the glare of city lights, you have up to 12 hours a night to watch for northern lights, while still having lots of time to enjoy other activities during your stay.

    Aurora Yukon Package
    Duration: 3 Nights/4 Days (4nt and 5nt packages also available)
    August 15th to April 15th
    Day 1
    You'll be welcomed at the airport upon arrival by Sundog Retreat representatives. Enjoy a guided tour en route to your private cottage, which awaits under the brilliant clear skies, outside of the glare of the city lights. You will have the option to either stop at the grocery store en route to stock up the cabin or have pre arranged delicious meals at the resort. Snacks and beverages will greet you on your arrival, while you catch a glimpse of wildlife such as deer, moose, birds, foxes and rabbits right outside your window. When darkness falls, all eyes turn to the skies to try spot the Aurora Borealis from the comfort of your own cottage or the heated onsite aurora viewing centre, complete with an outdoor campfire space. If the aurora are quiet, guests can still enjoy a dazzling display of constellations in the clear, dark skies of the Yukon. 
    Day 2
    This morning you will be treated to a tour of Whitehorse by a private tour guide. During the tour you will see sights such as the 2012 healing totem pole, Log Skyscrapper, Sternwheeler SS Klondike and much more. You will even get time to wander the shops of Main Street to grab a few souvenirs. In the afternoon, you will have the option to partake in an afternoon tour. Possibilities include dogsledding, snowmobiling, Yukon Wildlife Preserve, Takhini Hot Springs, fishing or icefishing or even glassblowing. As usual, the evening will be spent aurora viewing at the resort.
    Day 3
    Today is the opportunity to relax and perhaps take part in some of the more laid back activities available at the resort. Why not take a leisurely stroll down to the river, try your hand at snowshoeing, kick back and read a book or unwind in the hot tub and sauna. Should you wish to be more adventurous, then why not fill up your day with some of the optional day tour options available at the resort.
    Day 4
    Enjoy the morning at leisure before departing Sundog Retreat to either continue your journey on in the Yukon or depart for the UK.

    Aurora Snow Package
    Duration: 3 Nights/4 Days
    December 1st to March 31st
    Day 1
    Following collection at Whitehorse Airport, your Sundog Retreat representatives provide a guided tour en route to your accommodation. Your private cottage awaits under the brilliant clear skies, away from the glare of the city lights. Snacks and beverages await your arrival, and your package includes delicious home cooked meals for warming in your private kitchen, which start with dinner tonight. When darkness falls, all eyes turn to the skies to try spot the Aurora Borealis from the comfort of your own cottage or the heated onsite aurora viewing centre, complete with an outdoor campfire space. If the aurora are quiet, guests can still enjoy a dazzling display of constellations in the clear, dark skies of the Yukon. 
    Day 2
    This morning you will be treated to a tour of Whitehorse by a private tour guide. During the tour you will see sights such as the 2012 healing totem pole, Log Skyscrapper, Sternwheeler SS Klondike and much more. You will have time to wander the shops of Main Street to grab a few souvenirs. In the afternoon, back at the resort, you may choose to take a walk by the river, try snowshoeing or enjoy the hot tub and sauna. Following dinner you will again enjoy Aurora viewing at the resort.
    Day 3
    Today, following an early lunch, you will be collected at noon for an afternoon dog sledding adventure! You'll learn to guide your own team of dogs on the winding trail. Savour the sights, sounds and scents of the pristine Yukon wilderness and find your inner sense of adventure.
    Day 4
    Enjoy the morning at leisure before departing Sundog Retreat to either continue your journey on in the Yukon or depart for the UK.

    Prices

    Aurora Yukon Package from £690 per person, based on two sharing a private cottage.

    Aurora Snow Package from £1110 per person, based on two sharing a private cottage.

    Multi-day Canoe & Kayak Experiences

    From Whitehorse

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    • Canoeing near Million Dollar Falls

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    • Canoeing in the Yukon

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    • Water and land adventures

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    • Serene beauty

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    • Suitable for all skill levels

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    Up North Adventures is a Yukon family owned and operated company which has been in business since 1991. They offer prompt, helpful, friendly, personalized service and are designed to fit a wide range of abilities, budgets and timelines. A member of the Wilderness Tourism Association of the Yukon, they follow the current Code of Conduct in the Wilderness, operating under the best environmental practices, ensuring the Yukon stays clean and healthy for future generations of animals and humans. 

    As well as offering a number of guided canoe and kayak day tours, they operate multi-day tours along a variety of routes. We have provided outlines of each below:

    Sam McGees Tour – Yukon River

    From Whitehorse to Carmacks
    Duration: 10 Days
    Distance: 320 km’s
    Difficulty: Suitable for all levels
    Dates: June 11-20 & July 2-11
    Description: Experience the natural wonders and historical relics of the Klondike Gold Rush. On this 320km trip you will paddle through famous Lake Laberge and the Thirty Mile River. You will get a chance to stop and explore abandoned settlements like Lower Laberge, an old telegraph post, and Hootalinqua, an historic NWMP outpost. On this adventure there will be excellent opportunities to see moose, black bears, bald eagles, beaver and other Yukon wildlife along the banks.
    Includes: Certified, knowledgeable and experienced river guide, rental and transportation of canoes and equipment, overland shuttle to and from the river, safety equipment including satellite phone, all meals while on river, airport shuttle pick-up and drop off in Whitehorse, 1 night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse prior to trip, 1 night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse after trip, tents, cooking and shared camping equipment.
    Price:
    From £1,225 per person

    Call of the Wild – Yukon River

    From Carmacks to Dawson
    Duration: 12 Days
    Distance: 402 km’s
    Difficulty: Suitable for all levels
    Dates: June 18-29 & July 9-20
    Description: On this famous paddle you will follow the call of the wild and explore one of the most important rivers during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 – the Yukon River. This exciting 415km paddle from Carmacks to Dawson you will get a chance to run the famous 5 Finger Rapids and explore the first Euroamerican settlement on the upper Yukon River at Fort Selkirk. On its stretch to Dawson City the river widens and accommodates for a lot of islands which break up the river width and make for an interesting landscape. These islands make a great habitat for moose and other wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for bears, wolves, caribous, bald eagles and beavers!
    Includes: Certified, knowledgeable and experienced river guide, rental and transportation of canoes and equipment, overland shuttle to and from the river, safety equipment including satellite phone, all meals while on river, airport shuttle pick-up in Whitehorse, 1 night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse prior to trip, 1 night hotel accommodation in Dawson City, 1 day and night in Dawson City, entrance fee to Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Show in Dawson City, 1 night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse after trip, Tents, cooking and shared camping equipment.
    Price:
    From £1,416 per person

    Yukon River Expedition – Yukon River

    From Whitehorse to Dawson
    Duration: 19 Days
    Distance: 742 km’s
    Difficulty: Suitable for all levels
    Dates: June 11-29 & July 2-20
    Description: Follow the traces of the 1898 Gold Rush on the famous Yukon River and enjoy a unique paddling adventure! On this exciting trip you will be able to explore old dredges, prospector cabins, relics of sternwheelers and other remains of this influential era in the Yukon Territory. This trip is the perfect choice for everyone looking for beautiful scenery, unique experiences and a rich history with lots of amazing sites to stop at along the way. You will depart from downtown Whitehorse for your destination: Dawson City! Spend the afternoon getting to know your boat and practicing your paddling techniques before you get to enjoy your first campfire on the shore and a rich dinner in the evening. You’ll paddle down Lake Laberge which showcases beautiful scenery. Along your way to Carmacks, you will get a chance to explore Hootalinqua, an historic Northwest Mounted Police outpost. Keep your eyes peeled for grizzly bear, wolves, caribous and moose along the way and make sure you have your cameras ready at all times! Approximately two weeks after your departure from Whitehorse, you arrive in Dawson City. Spend the afternoon strolling through the small town that once was the center of one of the world’s largest gold rushes and enjoy the many historic sites and old buildings. After dinner, head to Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall for a night of entertainment in “1898 style” to celebrate the final evening of this incredible trip.
    Includes: Fully certified, knowledgeable and experienced river guide, rental and transportation of canoes, paddles and life jackets, overland shuttle to and from the river, safety equipment including satellite phone, all meals while on river, airport shuttle pick-up in Whitehorse during business hours, 1 night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse prior to trip, 1 night hotel accommodation in Dawson City, 1 day and night in Dawson City, entrance fee to Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Show in Dawson City, 1 night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse after trip, tents, cooking and shared camping equipment.
    Price:
    From £1,935 per person

    Teslin River

    Duration: 10 Days
    Distance: 370 km’s
    Difficulty: Suitable for all levels
    Dates: May 28 – June 6 & August 6-15
    Description: The Teslin River offers a scenic and historic paddle with excellent fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities. Explore remnants of old cabins, paddle wheelers, and various buildings from the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898. Having passed the arduous trek over the Chilkoot Trail, stampeders could choose between the Teslin and the Yukon River to find their way to the gold fields in the North. With the challenging Whitehorse Rapids at that time the Teslin River was a welcome and less challenging route to take. You depart by van to Johnson’s Crossing - the start of your trip. Scenic mountain views surround you as you paddle down the river. There is great wildlife viewing opportunities along the way and chances are good that you get to see bears, moose, beavers, foxes and bald eagles. You’ll stop to explore some of the historic sites on our way to Carmacks and finally reach the confluence of the famous Yukon River. The last few days provide the chance to enjoy this majestic river before arriving in the Village of Carmacks at the end of your trip.
    Includes: Fully certified, knowledgeable and experienced river guide, rental and transportation of canoes, paddles and life jackets, overland shuttle to and from the river, safety equipment including satellite phone, all meals while on river, airport shuttle pick-up in Whitehorse, 1 night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse prior to trip. 1 night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse after trip, tents, cooking and shared camping equipment.
    Price:
    From £1,289 per person

    Nisutlin River

    Duration: 7 Days
    Distance: 130 km’s
    Difficulty: Beginners
    Dates: June 11-17 & July 16-22
    Description: The Nisutlin River is one of the few south flowing rivers in the Yukon River watershed. Nisutlin means “quiet water” in the ancient Tlingit tongue and this slow moving river has plenty of it. Along the banks of the Nisutlin you will find some of the largest trees in the Yukon and lurking amongst them may be wolf or a moose. During August and September watch for grizzly bears as they seek out the salmon that are making their way through the tributaries of this river. Large sandy shores found on many river bends provide excellent camping sites. You’ll depart by van to Nisutlin Landing, and once everyone is set up and ready to go you’ll explore this beautiful river by canoe. Watch for wildlife along the way, an incredible number of moose and waterfowl call this region their home. If you are an angler, take advantage of world class fishing opportunities on this trip. Each night you will relax on shore, listen to the sounds of a crackling campfire and, if our anglers are lucky, feast on their catch of the day. After paddling Nisutlin Bay, you’ll arrive in Teslin Village and the end of this Nisutlin River trip. A shuttle will meet you and return you to Whitehorse.
    Includes: Fully certified, knowledgeable and experienced river guide, rental and transportation of canoes, paddles and life jackets, overland shuttle to and from the river, safety equipment including satellite phone, all meals while on the river, airport shuttle pick-up in Whitehorse, 1 night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse prior to trip, 1 night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse after the trip, tents, cooking and shared camping equipment.
    Price:
    From £965 per person

    Big Salmon River

    Duration: 15 Days
    Distance: 355 km’s
    Difficulty: Intermediate – Class II Rapids
    Dates: July 23 – August 6 & August 27 – September 10
    Description: The Big Salmon River offers great challenges for intermediate paddlers as you will need to manoeuvre around tight corners and through large standing waves. The current is generally moderate as it twists and turns northwest towards the Yukon River. An exhilarating paddle if you want to experience a truly remote wilderness expedition and pristine vistas. The van departs for Quiet Lake, a scenic four-hour drive, and the start of your adventure. You’ll start with basic canoe instructions and moving water techniques. You’ll paddle across Quiet, Sandy and Big Salmon Lakes en route to the mouth of the Big Salmon River. Beautiful mountain ridges surround you while paddling pristine waters that wind through the home of moose, bear, wolves, eagles and salmon. Leaving the lakes behind, the river twists and turns until it finally reaches the Yukon River. Enjoy this unique and untouched landscape and hopefully spot some wildlife along the way. Finally, you arrive in Carmacks at the end of our Big Salmon River adventure. After the van is loaded you return to Whitehorse.
    Includes: Fully certified, knowledgeable and experienced river guide, rental and transportation of canoes, paddles and life jackets, overland shuttle to and from the river, safety equipment including satellite phone, all meals while on river, airport shuttle pick-up in Whitehorse, 1 night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse prior to trip. 1 night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse after trip, tents, cooking and shared camping equipment.
    Price:
    From £1,675 per person

    Pelly River

    Duration: 10 Days
    Distance: 298 km’s
    Difficulty: Intermediate Paddler
    Dates: July 2-11 & August 6-15
    Description: Experience the untouched natural splendour, Class II rapids, and wildlife of the Pelly River. Your adventure begins in the town of Faro located in the gorgeous Pelly Mountains and delivers you close to 300kms later in Pelly Crossing. The Pelly River challenges intermediate paddlers as you encounter Class II rapids, including both the Little Fish Hook and Big Fish Hook Rapids, Granite Canyon, and Needlerock Creek. The current is swift and makes for an incredible ride as it winds it’s way west towards the Yukon River. Following the gear check, you depart by van to Faro and the start of your adventure, which is about a five-hour drive past some amazing scenery. Day two introduces you to the wonderful world of white-water with a lesson or review of white-water techniques and safety. Your experienced guide will navigate you safely through these exciting waters. The Pelly River provides excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife such as bears, wolves, and caribou or a chance for anglers to experience world class fishing. Numerous Class I and II rapids make for a thrilling ride set against a backdrop of beautiful mountain landscapes. On your final day you end your adventure in Pelly Crossing and return by van to Whitehorse.
    Includes:
    Fully certified, knowledgeable and experienced river guide, rental and transportation of canoes, paddles and life jackets, overland shuttle to and from the river, safety equipment including satellite phone, all meals while on river, airport shuttle pick-up in Whitehorse, 1 night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse prior to trip, 1 night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse after trip, tents, cooking and shared camping equipment.
    Price:
    From £1,419 per person

    Wind River

    Duration: 15 Days
    Distance: 200 km’s
    Difficulty: Intermediate Paddler – Whitewater Class II
    Dates: July 2-16 & July 30 - August 12
    Description: As one of the major waterways of the Peel Watershed and one of North America’s most intact natural ecosystems, this region of mountains, deep canyons, plateaus, wetlands and rolling hills will take your breath away! The Wind River offers exciting and friendly class I-II whitewater canoeing for intermediate paddlers. Your guide will ensure that you safely maneuver the whitewater and have an exciting paddle through the rapids. During your trip you will have the opportunity to take a break from paddling to hike the vast and beautiful wilderness of the Wernecke Mountains. These hikes offer spectacular panoramic views of the Wind River and its tributaries. Your guide will stop along the river in areas well-known for viewing wildlife, such as wolves, Dall sheep and woodland caribou. If you are a bird viewing enthusiast, then take time to explore the extensive wetlands. Keep an eye out for the soaring Peregrine falcons and other birds of prey that nest along the high ridges.
    Includes:
    Airport shuttle pick-up in Whitehorse (during regular business hours), fully certified, knowledgeable and experienced river guide, rental and transportation of canoes, paddles and life jackets, overland shuttle to and from the river, float plane ride to river and pickup after the river trip, safety equipment including satellite phone, all meals while on river, airport shuttle drop-off in Whitehorse, 1 night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse prior to trip, 1 night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse after trip, tents, cooking and shared camping equipment.
    Price:
    From £3,195 per person

    Snake River

    Duration: 15 Days
    Distance: 300 km’s
    Difficulty: Experienced canoeist – Whitewater Class II-III
    Dates: July 16-30 & August 13-27
    Description: The Snake River is located in the heart of the Yukon Territory and one of the famous rivers of the Peel Watershed. It drains from the Wernecke Mountains along the Yukon/NWT border into the alluring Peel River. The Snake River offers some of the most picturesque and pristine hiking and paddling found anywhere in the Yukon. Part of the allure of the Snake River is its accessibility by float plane only and its closeness to the Arctic Circle. Experience the wonders of the Midnight Sun and use the extra daylight hours to explore and hike the surrounding mountains. Your guide will take you on hikes up mountain ridges to reach panoramic viewpoints over the vast Snake River valley and beyond. As you paddle your way down the Snake, keep an eye out for soaring Peregrine falcons. You’ll also be travelling through the habitats of woodland caribou, Dall sheep and grizzly bears. The Snake is rated class II-III whitewater, requires advanced paddling skills and lots of rock dodging.
    Includes:
    Fully certified, knowledgeable and experienced river guide, rental and transportation of canoes, paddles and life jackets, overland shuttle to and from the float plane base, float plane rides to river and pickup after the river trip, safety equipment including satellite phone, all meals while on river, airport shuttle pick-up in Whitehorse, 1 night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse prior to trip. 1 night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse after trip, tents, cooking and shared camping equipment.
    Price:
    From £3,419 per person

    Prices

    Costs shown are for ground arrangements only and do not include international flights or pre/post accommodation (unless specified). Everyone's requirements are different, so we ask you to let us know what you'd like to do and we will create the full package for you. 

    Muktuk Husky Adventure

    Whitehorse

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    • Musher

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    • Winter Sledding

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    Muktuk Adventures welcomes guests of all ages and interests to share an authentic Yukon experience. If you’ve ever dreamt of sledding across a frozen river topped with untouched snow on a perfectly clear winter day, Muktuk Adventures can turn that dream into reality. The Takhini Valley has a profound effect on the human soul. Surrounded by low-lying mountain ranges where the only sound you hear is your dog team, running at a modest pace as they love to do, and perhaps the call of an eagle or a raven nearby. Located twenty minutes from Whitehorse, choose from a three, four or seven night package staying at the pretty guest ranch, or one of the day trip options. Mushing activities are available November to April, whilst the snow sustains the activity. Between May and September, day tours with the dogs, hiking, canoeing and horse riding are available, whilst dog training runs and hiking are on the calendar during September and October.

    Full day dog sledding

    Duration: 6.5 Hours

    Includes lunch on the trail and transportation to and from Whitehorse.

    Cheechako Winter

    Duration: 4 days

    Includes 1/2 day dog sledding, 1/2 day snow shoeing and ice fishing
    (mid Nov-March), 1/2 day either horse back ride or snowmobile ride, all meals, transport and accommodation

    Rookie Lodge 

    Duration: 7 days

    Experience the Yukon winter on the runners of your own dog team. Learn what it takes to be a musher and on an evening, get a chance to see the northern lights from the lodge. All meals, transportation and accommodation is included.

    Follow the Yukon Quest

    Duration: 14 days

    Shadow the greatest mushers to find out first-hand what it takes to compete in the most demanding wilderness race. You will witness the rigor of a checkpoint, marvel at the bond between dog team and musher and feel the thrill of the Yukon Quest.

    Prices

    Full day dog sledding

    From £195 per person.

    Cheechako Winter

    From £770 per person.

    Rookie Lodge 

    From £1225 per person.

    Follow the Yukon Quest

    From £2580 per person.

    Discover Whitehorse & White Pass Yukon Railroad

    Whitehorse

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    • White Pass and Yukon Rail Road

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    Located on the banks of the Yukon River, Whitehorse is the largest city in the territory as well as the Yukon capital, and is the base of this three night experience. Enjoy a city tour, offering a brief introduction to the local history, with highlights which include Old Log Church, Fish Ladder, SS Klondike and Miles Canyon Lookout. Travelling by motorcoach from the White Pass Depot in Whitehorse, it’s a scenic journey along the South Klondike Highway to Fraser, British Columbia, from where you board the world famous narrow gauge White Pass & Yukon Railroad. A 28 mile rail journey descends into Skagway, Alaska, where there is opportunity to have lunch and stroll the historic town before making the journey back to Whitehorse.

    Duration: 4 Days

    Your Tour Includes:

    • Full day Whitehorse to Skagway tour, including White Pass rail excursion
    • 2 hour Whitehorse City tour
    • Accommodations as stated

    Day 1 Arrive Whitehorse

    Upon arrival in Whitehorse, transfer to your accommodation. The rest of the day is free to explore Whitehorse.
    Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

    Day 2 Whitehorse

    Located on the banks of the Yukon River, Whitehorse is the largest city and capital of the Yukon territory. This morning you will join a city tour for an introduction to the history of Whitehorse. Highlights of the tour include Old Log Chrurch, SS Klondike, Miles Canyon and Log Skyscraper. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure.
    Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

    Day 3 Skagway

    Today, board a motor coach at the White Pass Depot in Whitehorse for a trip along the scenic South Klondike Highway to Fraser, BC. Here, you will connect with the world famous narrow gauge White Pass & Yukon Route Railway. A 28 mile journey will take you over the White Pass Summit and into Skagway, Alaska. A two hour layover is included in Skagway allowing you to browse the historic town. You will then re-board your motor coach for the trip from Skagway back to Whitehorse.
    Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

    Day 4 Depart Whitehorse

    This morning you will check out of your hotel and depart Whitehorse.

    Prices

    From £384 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms.

    Whitehorse City Tour

    Whitehorse

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    • Whitehorse at night

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    • Whitehorse Street Entertainment

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    This 2 hour tour features a brief introduction to the local history of Whitehorse, including stops at SS Klondike, Shipyard's Park, Old Log Church and Log Skyscraper, Fish Ladder and the Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre.

    Duration: 2 Hours

    Prices

    From £27 per adult, £14 per child (4-12 years)

    Guided Canoe & Kayak Day Tours

    Whitehorse

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    Enjoy a guided canoe or kayak tour and let the knowledgeable guides show you how beautiful the Yukon River really is.

    You will be picked up from your accommodation and return once the day is done. Full day trips include a catered northern lunch, while half days include a snack and refreshments.

    Eagle Tour

    Canoe down the historic Yukon River and enjoy the peaceful scenery. Paddle from Whitehorse to the confluence of the Takhini River. A great half day choice for beginner paddlers.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Bucket List

    Enjoy a whole days paddle from Whitehorse close to the beginning of Lake Laberge. A perfect way to enjoy a Yukon summer day!

    Duration: 6 hours

    History 101: Miles Canyon

    Canoe this famous stretch of the Yukon River - from the end of Marsh Lake, through Miles Canyon and Schwatka Lake to Whitehorse. This is recommended for canoeists with at least some experience.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Prices

    Eagle Tour

    From £105 per person

    Bucket List

    From £159 per person

    History 101: Miles Canyon

    From £169 per person

    Winter Activities Day Tour

    Whitehorse

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    • Snowmobiling

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    • Snowshoeing

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    • Dog Sledding

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    Enjoy a number of activities on this all-inclusive tour under the professional guidance of our experienced and helpful staff! Sit back and take in the beauty of the North as you're pulled by a strong team of well trained sled dogs and get excited for a fun, guided ride behind a snowmobile through the rolling hills of our pristine home country. Discover animal tracks and enjoy our white winter wonderland on a snowshoe tour through the forest and wide open spaces.

    Toboganning down gentle slopes may remind you of fond childhood memories. It's fun to be a kid again though! The warm and cozy yurt is just steps away and after each activity you will have the chance to relax by the wood stove and refuel with hot drinks and snacks before your next activity. The splendor of the Yukon's winter landscape will captivate you as you ride, walk and slide through the snow.

    Duration: 3-4 Hours 

    Prices

    From £125 per person.

    Snowmobiling Tour

    Whitehorse

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    Half Day Snowmobile Tour

    On this exciting tour, you will get the chance to explore the trails surrounding Whitehorse. Halfway through the trip, you will stop to warm up with a hot drink and snack. The approximate length of the half day tour is 3-4 hours dependent on conditions

    Full Day Snowmobile Tour

    Looking for adventure? Try the full day snowmobile tour and explore further into the beautiful Whitehorse backcountry. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and enjoy this vast landscape with its breathtaking scenery. Trails leading over frozen lakes alternate with routes through dense spruce forests. This tour includes a hearty northern lunch, warm drinks and snacks. Furthermore, the guide will provide you with an insight into our untouched Yukon nature.

    Prices

    Half Day Snowmobile Tour

    From £135 per person

    Full Day Snowmobile Tour

    From £205 per person 

     

    Kluane National Park

    Whitehorse

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    This full day tour departs early morning from Whitehorse to Kluane National Park. The National Park is a natural treasure which leaves visitors awe inspired by its beauty. It includes Canada's tallest mountain, Mount Logan (5,959m) of the St Elias Mountains. Glaciers and mountains dominate the park's landscape, covering 82% of its area. The park is also home to a wide variety of plants, birds and other wildlife, such as bears, moose and wolves. Lunch is included on the tour.

    Prices

    From £220 per adult (16+), £165 per child (15 years and under)

    GoldBottom Mine Tour

    Dawson City

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    • GoldBottom Tour

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    Learn about authentic gold mining operations on GoldBottom or Hunker Creek, in the heart of the Klondike. The Millar family and the GoldBottom crew have over 30 years gold mining experience to share. Hear their personal experiences and stories about life on the creeks and learn about historic and modern placer gold mining methods, from staking a claim to selling the gold. Round trip shuttle from Dawson City is included in this three hour tour.

    Prices

    From £45 per adult and £23 per child (up to 6 years)

    Tombstone Territorial Park Day Tour

    Dawson City

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    • Hiking in Tombstone Territorial Park

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    • TombstoneTerritorial Park

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    • Dempster Highway

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    • Grizzly Bear

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    This is a scenic day trip, which takes you along the famous Dempster Highway. During the comfortable ride there are stops at some of the most breath-taking viewpoints. You'll take a one hour guided flat-terrain hike along the North Klondike River, spend some time at the Interpretation Centre and enjoy a hearty, healthy picnic lunch.

    Prices

    From £90 per adult and £49 per child (3-15 years)

    Major Peaks of the St. Elias

    Haines Junction

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    • Kluane Flightseeing

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    • Kluane Flightseeing

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    • Kluane Flightseeiing

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    • Kluane Flightseeing

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    Fly in a turbo-charged STOL ski plane from Kluane Lake and climb over the huge glaciers toward the giant mountains of the St. Elias region. The St. Elias mountains rise up from the sweeping lines of the glacier fields - the highest being Mt. Logan at almost 6,000 meters, making it the second highest point in North America. You will also see the world's largest non-polar icefield.

    Prices

    From £195 per person.