Itinerary


Photo above: Main Street in Whitehorse, Yukon

Day 1 - The Capital

Arrive in Whitehorse, Yukon via Air North.  The airport shuttle will transport you to the hotel for check-in.

Depending on your arrival time, you can use this free time to explore the historical Main Street of Whitehorse and the Visitor Information Centre for a modern day look at the Territory. 

Overnight location:  Whitehorse.



Photo above: The "World's smallest Desert" near Carcross, Yukon

Day 2- Alaska


Today you will have an early start for a uniquely historic tour south to the port of Skagway, Alaska.  En route, you will visit Carcross, Yukon - Home of the world's smallest desert which boasts a healthy population of over 70 species of plants. In Carcross you'll also find the Matthew Watson General Store, the oldest operating store in the Yukon.

The next stop, as you travel southward and touch upon the northwestern corner of  British Columbia, will be in Fraser. Here you will board the White Pass train and take the stunning White Pass railway into Skagway, Alaska.  Known as "the scenic railway of the world" it was built in 1898 during the Klondike gold rush. You'll experience breathtaking views while the train chugs along the narrow gauge railway - deemed an International Historical Civil Engineering Landmark. All aboard!

You will arrive in Skagway early afternoon.  Check into your hotel and the enjoy a stroll through this unique and historic downtown.

Overnight location: Skagway.

Day 3 - More Alaska


Enjoy a nice breakfast, check-out of the hotel and explore the shops.  Modern day Skagway is an ocean cruise port and boasts a busy main street.  You will return to Whitehorse, arriving by the early evening via motor coach.

Overnight location:  Whitehorse.



Photo above: Dawson City, Yukon

Day 4 - The Klondike


Today you will check-out of your hotel in Whitehorse and board an Air North Flight to Dawson City -  the Heart of the Klondike Gold Rush. There's plenty to do in Dawson City and with the Midnight Sun you'll have lots of time to get as much as you can in. Some attractions include: gold panning, taking a stroll down the historic downtown streets, visiting one of the many museums or cultural centres, stopping by the Jack London interpretive centre, trying your luck and watching a show at the Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall and of course downing a famous Sour Toe Cocktail, at the Downtown Hotel. This will surely be a day to remember.

Overnight location:  Dawson City.



Photo above: Diamond Tooth Gerties in Dawson City, Yukon

Day 5- The Mystique


Today you explore more of Dawson city.  Perhaps, visit Dredge #4 and spend some time listening to the readings of Robert Service and enjoy a nice dinner. 

Early in the evening, you will depart from the hotel for the Dawson City airport to board an Air North flight to Whitehorse. Once in Whitehorse, you will be transported to your hotel.

Overnight location:  Whitehorse.



Photo above: Yukon Territory, Canada

Day 6 - The Beauty

Today is a free day. You can enjoy the sights and culture around Whitehorse by visiting the MacBride museum which highlights the overall history of the Yukon. Another interesting site to tour is the S.S. Klondike. This national historic site pays tribute to an important era of Yukon transportation - the riverboat. The S.S. Klondike is known as the largest and one of the last steamboats. There are also a variety of day trip options offered by local guiding companies. Your Westmark Whitehorse front desk agent will be pleased to assist you choose from one of many activities.


Overnight location:  Whitehorse.


Photo above: Old Crow, Yukon

Day 7 - The Yukon


In the morning,  you will check-out of the hotel.  The airport shuttle will take you to the airport to check-in for the flight home.