Frequently Asked Questions

Does Classic Canadian Tours provide any insurance?

Classic Canadian Tours does not provide travel insurance.   If you would like to purchase travel insurance we suggest that you first check with your credit card company, as it may be offered on purchases made with your credit card.  Travel insurance may also be purchased through your car or home insurance provider or through a travel insurance company, such as Travel Guard. Trip cancellation and interruption insurance will ensure that you are covered in the event that you are not able to make the trip for a personal reason, such as illness or if your trip is interrupted for an unforeseen reason, such as weather.  Travel medical insurance, will pay the upfront costs not covered by Provincial Healthcare, such as evacuation, if you do not have extended health benefits.  Only your insurance provider will be able to let you know your exact coverage. 

 

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How should I dress for my Yukon Tour?

Average temperatures during the month of August vary between 15 and 21 degrees Celsius. We suggest that you bring clothing for Spring and Summer conditions along with light rain gear - just in case. Dawson City, Yukon mid to end summer is cooler and typical of fall like temperatures.

What are some of the items I should pack for this trip?

To help ensure a more memorable journey, here are some suggested items to bring:

  • Valid Passport (required for travel to Alaska from Canada)
  • Camera
  • Sun glasses
  • Binoculars
  • Good walking shoes
  • Comfortable clothing for exploring and in-flight travel
  • Light jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Cash (Canadian and U.S. currency)
  • Extra batteries for your camera
  • Extra memory cards or film for your camera
  • Bug repellant

Regarding cash, there are few ATM machines outside of Whitehorse in the Yukon and we will be travelling to remote areas that may not offer credit card or Interac services. In Whitehorse, there are major banks and ATMs. Generally, remote Yukon merchants prefer cash, as do taxi drivers in Whitehorse and Dawson City. You will also need cash for in-flight bar service aboard Air North, Yukon's Airline.

During the Alaska portion of the journey, US cash may be helpful. In Skagway there is a bank and an ATM machine. Generally most merchants in Skagway will accept major credit cards. Often Canadian Interac cards do not work in the United States.

Outside of Whitehorse, you may find simple things like bug repellant, toiletries, batteries and extra memory cards or film for your camera expensive. Please remember to stock up on these items before your journey or in Whitehorse.

In Dawson City, the streets are dirt which creates a lot of dust if it's hot and mud if it rains. Therefore, please pack accordingly.

Do I need a passport?

Yes. You must have a passport for entry into Alaska from Canada. In addition, government issued photo identification is required for all flight segments aboard Air North, Yukon's Airline.

If you do not have a valid passport, you will not be permitted to participate on the Alaska portion of the tour.

What is the luggage allowance?

Luggage allowances will be dictated by Air North, Yukon's Airline. Guests will be allowed one piece of carry-on luggage and two pieces of checked luggage. Please review Air North's Luggage Policy prior to departure.

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What are the hotel accommodations like?

We have a best-in-town philosophy and aim to use premium and unique accommodations during the duration of the tour. 

Typically, we use these properties in the Yukon and Alaska:

  • Westmark Inn or Eldordo Hotel in Dawson City
  • Westmark Whitehorse Hotel or Edgewater Hotel in Whitehorse
  • Westmark Inn, Skagway

How are my tour payments protected?

Payments and deposits will be handled by Classic Canadian Tours or your selected travel professional. They/We are responsible under jurisdictional law to appropriately handle the payments.

What if I have further questions?

Classic Canadian Tours will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You may contact us via phone or email and we'll do our best to respond to your inquiry within 24 hours. Please proceed to Contact Us for additional information.