Fly to Whitehorse
Arrive in Whitehorse. Pick up your rental car and check into your hotel.
Whitehorse - Dawson City (approx. 532km)
Set off from Whitehorse and journey through Carmacks, Pelly Crossing and Fort Selkirk. At Five Finger Rapids, a historic site from the gold rush era, descend the staircase to a large viewing platform overlooking the rapids. Watch for wildlife including moose, black bear, elk, caribou, fox and raven along the route. Arrive in Dawson City and check into your hotel.
Dawson City - At Leisure
Explore Dawson City at your leisure. Meet miners, dog mushers and other Klondike characters. The streets of this authentic frontier town are lined with wooden boardwalks, and the town is a lively place bursting with heritage sites and attractions. Take a walking tour with Parks Canada, explore the Dawson City Museum and in the evening try your hand at blackjack or take in a show at Diamond Tooth Gerties gambling hall.
Dawson City - Tok (approx. 299km)
Take the free ferry across the Yukon River to the Top of the World Highway, and enjoy expansive views before crossing into Alaska. Watch for gold rush relics along the way and stop in the remote town of Chicken, Alaska, where the abandoned Pedro Dredge hosts daily guided tours during the summer season. Continue to the Alaska Highway and to Tok for the night.
Note: US Border crossing. Passport required. Please note the large distances between service stations and pay attention to the sharp curves in the road. Also note that the roads will be slippery in the case of rain. There is a service station in Chicken or in Tok. Plan for a 7-hour journey between Dawson City and Tok.
Tok - Haines Junction (approx. 468km)
Watch for moose, grizzly bears and Dall sheep on your scenic drive down the Kluane Parkway. Stop at Tetlin Wildlife Refuge visitor centre, which provides information, displays and interpretive programs daily. As you approach Haines Junction, take in the towering St. Elias mountain range and surrounding beauty of Kluane National Park and Reserve.
Note: Canadian Border crossing. Passport required.
Haines Junction - Whitehorse (154 km)
Spend the day in Haines Junction, the perfect base for excursions like glacier flightseeing, hiking, canoeing and river rafting. In the afternoon, depart for Whitehorse.
Whitehorse - At Leisure
Spend the day exploring Whitehorse. If you wish, visit the MacBride Museum or the renowned Beringia Centre with interpretive exhibits on the prehistory and first people of the region. Enjoy a stoll along the Yukon River's edge and perhaps visit the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site or explore some of the art galleries showcasing the work of Yukon's talented artists.
Drop off your rental car and board your flight home.