Yukon Top of the World

Majestic mountains and midnight sun!

Set off from Whitehorse on this magical tour. Learn about the fascinating history of the Gold Rush era in Dawson City, cruise the Top of the World Highway and the Alaska Highway and visit wildlife refuges and interpretive centres. Marvel at towering mountain ranges and immerse yourself in the incredible natural beauty of our country's northern reaches.

If you love the freedom and adventure of the open road, then a Fly & Drive vacation is just what you need. Fly into Whitehorse and drive your way through the experience of discovering parts of Canada one kilometer at a time. The car rental and hotel stays are included in the package, along with a bunch of other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.


Location
Yukon and Alaska

Location:

Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada (YXY), Tok, Alaska, United States of America, Haines Junction, Yukon, Canada

8  Days | 7  nights
Call to book: 1-866-529-2079
Travelling as a group of 10 or more?  Request a group quote.

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Whitehorse (If flight and hotel package option is selected)
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 8-day car rental
  • Earn Aeroplan Miles

 

ITINERARY

Day 1

Fly to Whitehorse

Arrive in Whitehorse. Pick up your rental car and check into your hotel.

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Day 2

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.

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Day 3

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.

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Day 4

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.

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Day 5

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.

Yukon Top of the World

Day 6

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.

 

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Day 7

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.

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Day 8

Fly Home

Drop off your rental car and board your flight home.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Best Western Gold Rush Whitehorse(or similar)
Dawson City, Yukon, Canada (YXY)
Canadas Best Value Inn-Downtown Hotel(or similar)
Tok, Alaska, United States of America
Young's Motel (Tok, Alaska)(or similar)
Haines Junction, Yukon, Canada
The Raven Hotel Haines Junction(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a Standard Room at all hotels during the Fly & Drive.
Room occupancy: Maximum 4 persons (4 adults or 2 adults + 2 children 0-11 years old)

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Daily May 12 to September 30, 2020

MORE TO KNOW

Exclusions:

  • Meals
  • Parking Fees
  • Extra Insurance with car rental
  • Personal expenses and insurance

Passport required: This Fly & Drive contains a border crossing into the United States. Be sure to have a valid passport on hand.

TRANSPORTATION

Car Rental: Standard SUV 

Inclusions: 8 days Standard SUV rental (Chevrolet Equinox or similar) including: Unlimited kilometers, Loss damage waiver (LDW, $0.00 deductible) and windshield and tire insurance ($0.00 deductible), One (1) additional driver, Third party liability insurance, All applicable taxes and airport fees are included in standard daily rates.

Exclusions: Fuel, Personal Accident Insurance & Personal Effects Protection, Other optional services such as refueling charges, applicable one-way service fees, extra additional driver's fee (3rd driver and above): $7.95 per driver per day plus applicable taxes/fees, GPS, baby seats, ski racks, etc. Anything not specifically noted above.

All drivers must present a valid driver's license and acceptable credit card in their own name at time of rental to cover any additional charges.

Minimum age for car rental is 21 years old; surcharge for young drivers 21-24 yrs old of $20.00/day.

Pricing display

Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.