ALASKA AND THE YUKON – 22 Days | June 1, 2017

  • Double $4,299
  • Single $5,999
22 Days | Jun 1
Your Package Includes: • Milepost 0 • Liard Hot Springs • Sign Post Forest • Frantic Follies Revue • Dawson City tour • Panning for gold • North Pole’s Santa Claus House • Riverboat Discovery Cruise • Palace Theater • Mt. McKinley • Iditarod Dog-sled Headquarters • Cruise on Prince William Sound • White Pass and Yukon Railway • Jasper & Banff National Park • Lake Louise • Columbia Icefield Parkway Meals Include: • 5 Breakfasts • Lunch at Muncho Lake • Picnic Lunch • Lunch on Prince William Sound • Welcome Dinner • Salmon Bake at Alaskaland • Fehr-Way Farewell Dinner
   

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June 1 Winnipeg (Join Day 1)

June 2 Saskatoon* (Join Day 2)

June 3 Edmonton* (Join Day 3)

DEPOSIT: $500.00 per person, plus optional travel insurance, plus GST. Final payment due 60 days prior to departure date.

*Saskatchewan & Alberta passengers: Pick up locations en route. Call for Pricing.
Fly-in option available to Edmonton and from Calgary. Call for Pricing.

Day 1  Winnipeg – Saskatoon  The land of the midnight sun awaits as we start our journey.

Day 2  Saskatoon – Edmonton  Travel through Saskatchewan to the capital of Alberta. En route we stop to view the world’s largest Easter egg.

Day 3  Edmonton – Fort St. John  Travelling through the fertile Peace River country, we reach Dawson Creek and Milepost 0; the official beginning of the 1523 mile long Alaska Highway that continues to Fairbanks, Alaska.

Day 4  Fort St. John – Fort Nelson  Today we continue along the rugged and scenic Prophet River Valley to Fort Nelson, British Columbia. Tonight, break the ice with your fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner.

Day 5  Fort Nelson – Watson Lake  A scenic drive brings us to an elevation of 4,156 feet and the blue-green waters of Summit Lake. Enjoy a lunch served in a log style chalet at Muncho Lake. After a relaxing dip in a natural hot pool at Liard Hot Springs, we continue on to Watson Lake and the Sign Post Forest – a collection of signs started by a homesick soldier in 1942, while building the Alcan Highway. You are most welcome to bring your own sign to put up in the forest.

Day 6  Watson Lake – Whitehorse  View the deep green waters of Miles Canyon before arriving in Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon – a stop-over for prospectors on their trek to the Klondike gold fields. This evening we will attend Frantic Follies, a roaring Vaudeville revue recapturing the spirit of the gold rush era. Experience the riveting rendition of a famous ballad by Robert Service.

Day 7  Whitehorse – Dawson City (2 NIGHTS)  We’re on the ‘Trail of 98’ en route to the heart of the Klondike, Dawson City. We pass by Lake Laberge – made famous by Robert Service’s poem “The Cremation of Sam McGee.” Enjoy a picnic lunch while exploring this frontier area.

Day 8  Dawson City  A day to soak up the history of this gold rush town with a Tour of Dawson City. Many buildings have been restored to reflect life during the Gold Rush Days. This morning during our tour we will pan for gold. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, take a walk or visit Diamond Tooth Gerties.

Day 9  Dawson City – Fairbanks(2 Nights)  Today we travel the Top of the World Highway, which offers panoramic overviews of Canada’s rugged Yukon Territory. Visit the North Pole’s Santa Claus House before arriving in Fairbanks for two nights.

Day 10  Fairbanks  A cruise aboard the Stern Wheeler Discovery awaits this morning. Stop for a visit at an Athabascan Indian Village and listen as the ship’s guides discuss the wildlife, history and customs of the area. Enjoy a savoury salmon bake this evening at Alaskaland– a truly authentic culinary experience. Then on to a musical comedy show at the Palace Theatre, ending your evening with laughter!

Day 11  Fairbanks – Anchorage (2 NIGHTS) Continue along the George Parks Highway and along the edge of Denali National Park. On clear days you have outstanding views of Mt. McKinley, North America’s highest peak at 20,320 ft.! Next, we’ll make our way to Alaska’s largest city, stopping enroute for photo opportunities at the Alaska Veteran’s Memorial and the Iditarod Dog-Sled Headquarters.

Day 12  Anchorage  Journey to Whittier and board a deluxe Catamaran. Cruise to College and Harriman Fjords in Prince William Sound and view as many as 26 tidewater and hanging glaciers. Lunch is included on the cruise today.

Day 13  Anchorage – Tok  We will drive through the Matanuska Valley and along the edge of Wrangell-St. Elias National park as we continue our journey to Tok.

Day 14  Tok – Whitehorse  (2 Nights) Drive along the shores of Kluane Lake and enjoy views of Kluane National Park as we finish our loop of the Alaska Highway and return to Whitehorse.

Day 15  Whitehorse  All aboard the historic White Pass and Yukon Railway, made famous by gold seekers on their way to the Yukon gold fields. Waterfalls and forested mountains make this a momentous, scenic ride.

Day 16  Whitehorse – Dease Lake  Travelling south on the shortest route from Alaska/Yukon, we view the rugged country of the Cassiar Range.

Day 17  Dease Lake – Smithers  Continuing on the Cassiar Highway, we arrive at Smithers for the night.

Day 18  Smithers – Prince George  The famous Yellowhead Route takes us through vast forests and sparkling rivers to Prince George.

Day 19  Prince George – Hinton  Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, lies before us this morning as we travel east into Jasper National Park. Time will be spent in Jasper before continuing to Hinton for the night where we will enjoy a Fehr-Way Farewell Dinner.

Day 20  Hinton – Calgary  This morning we travel the Icefields Parkway South, passing the spectacular Columbia Icefield.  Stop at the Rocky Mountain jewels, Lake Louise and Banff. The city of Calgary awaits your arrival.

Day 21  Calgary – Moose Jaw  Continue eastward, with the splendour of the Rocky Mountains at our backs, the rolling hills of Alberta and the prairies of Saskatchewan stretching out ahead.

Day 22  MOOSE JAW – Winnipeg  Many pleasant memories travel with us as we return from the last of the great frontiers – Alaska and the Yukon.

 

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