June 19 - 27, 2020
9 Days
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!

Exceeded our expectations! Unusual destination was refreshing.
— Derrel & Cindy, AB

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Tour Highlights

  • 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: Fri - June 19 - 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. Upon arrival, visit Buffalo Air made famous by the TV show, “Arctic Air”. Enjoy a “Welcome Dinner” this evening at “Bullocks Bistro”. Your home for the next two nights. [D]

Day 02: Sat – June 20 - Yellowknife , NWT

Yellowknife is the capital city of the Northwest Territories and is known as the Diamond Capital of Canada. Today’s tour will include the “Old Town”, and the Diamond Centre. Enjoy lunch at the “Wildcat Café” in old town one of the oldest establishments in the city. You will have time to explore the Interpretive Center and the Legislative Building this afternoon. [B/L]

Day 03: Sun – June 21 - 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 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]
(NOTE: There is approximately 22 hours of daylight in the north in July)

Day 04: Mon - June 22 - Inuvik ~ Tuktoyaktuk ~ Inuvik, NWT
This morning you will travel on the "first all-weather road to Canada's Arctic Coast" by the McKenzie River Delta to the northern community of Tuktoyaktuk. This highway was officially opened on November 15, 2017. 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. 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: Tue – June 23 - 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. [B]

Day 06: Wed – June 24 - Dawson City
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. Perhaps this evening an optional visit to “Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino”, dating back to the gold rush days the first legalized gambling casino in Canada. [B/D]

Day 07: Thu – June 25 - Dawson City ~ Whitehorse, YK
Today, 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. [B]

Day 08: Fri – June 26 - Whitehorse , YK
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 steamboats to ply the Yukon River between Whitehorse and Dawson City. The day is topped off with a “Farewell Dinner”. [B/D]

Day 09: Sat - June 27 - Vancouver/Edmonton or Calgary End of Tour
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 as well as a visit to the Beringia Museum with displays of the extinct, giant Mastodons that once roamed this area. This afternoon you transfer to your flight to Vancouver, Edmonton or Calgary.

Per Person, Double - From $6,960.00 Including air from Calgary/Edmonton or Vancouver

Plus $698.00 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 April 14, 2020