August 16 - 24, 2019
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!
Airfare from Calgary or Edmonton to Whitehorse
Meals per Itinerary
Interpretive Center & Legislative Building
Tour of Inuvik
Visit the Arctic Circle
Visit Dawson City
Tour the "SS Klondike"
Enjoy a "Farewell Dinner"
Day 01: Aug 16 - Calgary/Edmonton or Vancouver ~ Whitehorse, YK
Flight into Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territory. Transfer to hotel for a 2-night stay.
(NOTE: There is approximately 22 hours of daylight in the north in July)
You may want to join a pre-tour to the Calgary Stampede, Alberta Rockies and Saskatchewan Farm tour.
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Day 02: Aug 17 - Whitehorse, YK [B/D]
Today’s tour will begin with a visit to Carcrosss located on the Klondike Highway south of Whitehorse. Originally named Caribou Crossing by miners who had reached this junction point on Bennett Lake en-route to the Klondike gold fields at Dawson in 1898. It was also an important stopping point for the White Pass & Yukon Railway. The Caribou Hotel opened in 1898 and still in operation today. After a visit to the town and a stop at the Carcrosss Desert, the smallest in the world, you return to Whitehorse. Here you visit Miles Canyon a once treacherous stretch of the Yukon River that needed to be navigated by the early gold seekers. Later this afternoon tour the SS Klondike, one of the last Steamboat to ply the Yukon River between Whitehorse and Dawson City. Enjoy a “Welcome Dinner” at a local restaurant.
Day 03: Aug 18 - Whitehorse~ Dawson City, YK [B]
This morning you visit the Fish Ladders put in when the dam was built on the Yukon River the longest river migration of salmon in the world. There is time to explore Whitehorse on your own and perhaps visit the Robert Service Museum. This afternoon visit to the Beringia Museum with displays of the extinct, giant Mastodon's that once roamed this area. This afternoon a flight will take you to the 1898 world Gold Rush capital of Dawson City and check into hotel for a 2-night stay. This evening you visit “Diamond Tooth Gerties” the first legalized gambling establishment in Canada and a chance to watch the Can-Can Dancers perform.
Day 04: Aug 19 - Dawson City, YK [B/D]
Today you travel out to Bonanza Creek to visit the giant dredge that once worked to extract millions of ounces of gold that came out of the creeks in the region. Back in Dawson City with time to explore this UNESCO Site on your own. With its numerous historic buildings and wooden sidewalks its seems like time has stood still. This evening, following dinner at a local restaurant, drive to the top of the Dome for an overview of Dawson City and the Yukon River and to get a glimpse of the midnight sun.
Day 05: Aug 20 - Dawson City ~ Inuvik, YK [B/D]
A morning departure from Dawson City in the Yukon to fly across the Arctic Circle to Inuvik, NWT. Inuvik is 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 across the Mackenzie River. The name Inuvik , means "Place of Man”. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel that will be ‘home’ for the next 2-nights. After settling in you will be taken on a city tour as well as do a walking tour to the Igloo Church, built in 1960 and is a land mark of the city, the Interpretive Center and the community greenhouse garden.
Day 06: Aug 21 - Inuvik ~ Tuktoyaktuk ~ Inuvik, NWT [B/L]
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 hamlet and a “northern lunch” at his home. You will have a chance to dip your toes in the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean. View the “Pingos” which are mounds of ice buried under dirt and vegetation, as you return to Inuvik this afternoon, via the new road that connects Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk. The evening is free to enjoy how you would choose.
(Should weather turn inclement for the flight into Tuk, the tour will be operated driving in both directions.)
Day 07: Aug 22 - Inuvik ~ Yellowknife , NWT [B]
The morning is a surprise “Select Experience” before flying from Inuvik this afternoon to Yellowknife, the capital city of the 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.
Day 08: Aug 23 - Yellowknife, NWT [B/D]
Today you tour Yellowknife, visiting ‘Old Town, the Diamond Interpretive Centre, and have lunch on your own at the historic “Wild Cat Café”, one of the oldest establishments in the city. Visit Buffalo Air made famous by the TV show, “Arctic Air” plus time for you to visit the Interpretive Center and the Legislative Building on your own. Enjoy a “Farewell Dinner” this evening at “Bullocks Bistro”.
Day 09: Aug 24 - Yellowknife ~ Edmonton/Calgary or Vancouver End of Tour [B]
Your Northern Excursion comes to an end and you transfer to the airport for your return flight to Edmonton, Calgary or Vancouver.
Per Person, Double - From $6,780.00 Including air from Calgary/Edmonton or Vancouver
Plus $588.00 Air & Government Taxes
Single Occupancy add: $1,550.00
Initial deposit $1,500.00 per person at time of booking
Final Payment per person is due before May 15, 2019