August 17 - 24, 2018
Tour Status - Available
This Select Holidays Departure, will explore Canada's Yukon & Northwest Territories: "The Land of the Midnight Sun"! Take a walk on the wild side of Canada's North. This is a land of incredible beauty, with breathtaking scenery at every turn. Visit the communities, meet the people, enjoy the moment!
You can also enjoy an optional day tour to Virginia Falls and the Nahanni River.
- Airfare from Calgary or Edmonton to Whitehorse
- Deluxe Accommodation
- Meals per Itinerary
- Interpretive Center & Legislative Building
- Tour of Inuvik
- Visit Tuktoyaktuk
- Visit the Arctic Circle
- View Pingos
- Visit Dawson City
- Visit Whitehorse
- Tour the "SS Klondike"
- Enjoy a "Farewell Dinner"
Day 01: August 17, 2018: Calgary/Edmonton ~ Yellowknife, NWT
Depart Calgary/Edmonton to fly to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Situated on the shores of Great Slave Lake, the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world. Yellowknife is known as the Diamond Capital of Canada. After check into the hotel, enjoy a tour of the city including the Wardair Plane Monument; Old Town; the Houseboat Village, the largest in Canada. Yellowknife is the capital city of the Northwest Territories. The Explorer Hotel will be your home for the next two nights. Dinner this evening at an authentic northern restaurant. [D]
Day 02: August 18, 2018: Yellowknife , NWT
Today’s tour will include the Interpretive Center; the Legislative Building; Buffalo Air Vintage Plane Museum. Enjoy lunch at the “Wildcat Café” in old town one of the oldest establishments in the city. [B/L]
Day 03: August 19, 2018: Yellowknife ~ Inuvik, NWT
The morning is free to explore on your own before flying to Inuvik, situated on the banks of the Mackenzie River. This river is the second longest river in North America after the Mississippi River. The city of Inuvik was conceived in 1953 as a replacement administrative center for the hamlet of Aklavik situated across the delta. The name Inuvik , means "Place of Man”. Upon arrival transfer to the Mackenzie Hotel that will be ‘home’ for the next two nights. After settling in you will be taken on a city tour as well as a walking tour to the Igloo Church built in 1960 and is a land mark of the city; the Interpretive Center; the community greenhouse garden. [B/D]
Day 04: August 20, 2018: Inuvik ~ Tuktoyaktuk ~ Inuvik, NWT
This morning you will fly over the McKenzie River Delta to the northern community of Tuktoyaktuk. The delta is approximately 62 km across. The hamlet is commonly referred to as Tuk and is located on the shores of the Arctic Ocean and lies north of the Arctic Circle. A local guide will give you a cultural tour of the village, his home and take you to view the “Pingos” which are mounds of ice buried under dirt and vegetation. You will have a chance to dip your toes in the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean. You return to Inuvik later this afternoon. The evening is free to enjoy how you would choose. [B/L]
(Should weather turn inclement the tour to Tuk may not happen until later in the day)
Day 05: August 21, 2018: Inuvik ~ Dawson City, YK
A morning departure from Inuvik will fly across the Arctic Circle to the ‘gold rush’ city of Dawson City in the Yukon. In Dawson City a walking tour will acquaint you with this UNESCO Site with its numerous historic buildings and wooden sidewalks including viewing both the Robert Service and Jack London cabins. Dawson City is situated where the Klondike and Yukon Rivers join and where the world’s largest “Gold Rush” took place in 1898, known as “The Klondike Gold Rush”. You will drive to the “Top of the Dome” later in the day with spectacular views over the area. Perhaps this evening you may want to visit “Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino” dating back to the gold rush days the first legalized gambling casino in Canada. [B]
Day 06: August 22, 2018: Dawson City ~ Whitehorse, YK
This morning you will tour the area of the gold rush along Bonanza Creek. You will visit the Historic #4 Gold Dredge built in 1912 and operated until 1960 and was one of the two dozen or so dredges that had operated in the area. #4 is 2/3 the size of a football field and 8 stories high. Later, transfer to the airport for a flight to the city of Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territories and accounts for more than 75% of the territory's population. The city is located at Mile 918 of the famed Alaska Highway and is the former terminus of the White Pass and Yukon Railroad from Skagway, Alaska. The city was an important supply and staging center during the Klondike Gold Rush. You will have a two-night stay at the Westmark Downtown. [B]
Day 07: August 23, 2018: Whitehorse , YK
Today ‘s city tour includes the SS Klondike, a replica of the last working steamboat; Fish Ladders at the Whitehorse Hydro-Dam on the Yukon River; Miles Canyon, once considered the most treacherous part of the journey for the early gold seekers; Beringia Interpretive Center. This center has exhibits and displays that tell the story of the Yukon from 10,000 years ago, when most of the Yukon escaped the ice age and was home to woolly mammoths, saber tooth cats, and other unique and now extinct critters. The day is topped off with a “Farewell Dinner”. [B/D]
Day 08: August 24, 2018: Vancouver/Edmonton or Calgary End of Tour
A morning to enjoy Whitehorse on your own before transferring to the airport for a flight to Vancouver, Edmonton or Calgary.
Per Person, Double - From $5,940.00 Including air from Calgary/Edmonton
Plus $557.35 Air & Government Taxes
Single Occupancy add: $1,540.00 + Taxes of $77.00
Initial deposit $1,500.00 per person at time of booking
Final Payment per person is due before April 11, 2018