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Experience the Yukon (Summer)

Tour Description

Duration

Date

Price per Adult

Start Building

Inclusions

  • ebike tour around Whitehorse
  • Glass blowing workshop
  • Carcross walk and sightseeing tour
  • Entry into the MacBride Museum
  • Exploring the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
  • White Pass Train to Skagway tour
  • Fishing license and tour
  • Kluane National Park tour
  • Quad tour
  • Entry into the Yukon Wildlife Preserve
  • Entry into the Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs with towel and robe rental
  • Various sightseeing opportunities
  • 9 nights accommodation in Whitehorse
  • All taxes

Top Sites

  • Townsite: Whitehorse, Carcross, Fraser BC, Skagway AK,
  • Carcross Desert
  • Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
  • MacBride Museum
  • Yukon Wildlife Preserve
  • Fish and Emerald Lakes
  • Kluane National Park
  • Natural areas surrounding Whitehorse

Accommodation

  • Best Western Gold Rush Inn, or
  • The Edgewater Whitehorse

Postcard Views

Suggested Itinerary

Welcome to the capital of the Yukon! Whitehorse is home to most of the population of the territory, and the city is full of historical buildings, gorgeous street art, and fantastic mountain views. Get settled at your Whitehorse accommodation, and once you’ve made yourself at home and are feeling refreshed, you can take some time to get to know this beautiful mountain town. Stroll along the majestic Yukon River, check things out at the Visitor Information Centre, and grab a bite to eat at one of the many fun and eclectic downtown restaurants within walking distance.
If you’re looking for a pick-me-up after your travels, head to Baked Cafe and Bakery for delicious coffees, teas, and lattes and a wide selection of tasty pastries.

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Upgrade your accommodations to include premium or kitchenette rooms for additional amenities.
It’s time to get to get your Yukon tour started! Your day will start with a mellow and scenic three hour cycling tour of the city, along the river, and across the suspension bridge. Pedal at your leisure and use the assistance of the eBike’s motor when desired, so you can take in the sights and sounds of the largest urban space in the Yukon. This tour, which includes your bike and helmet and a knowledgeable guide, will help you get better acquainted with the charms, highlights, and hidden gems of Whitehorse. After your tour of the city, it’s time to head to the workshop – the glassblowing workshop! Get to know about and experience this exciting and fascinating art form with a hands-on, guided class. You’ll work as a pair under professional instruction to sculpt and create your own unique and beautiful works of art that will serve as the perfect souvenir of your Yukon experience.
The artists’ co-op, Yukon Artists @ Work, was named one of the top 10 hidden gems in Canada by TripAdvisor and is a great place to find unique fine art pieces.

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As one of THE things to do in Whitehorse, we recommend you try an extended glassblowing workshop for the opportunity to learn more about the craft and create more stunning pieces to take home with you.
You’re in for an amazing day of stimulating walking trails, scenic beaches, emerald waters, and of course, Yukon’s tiny desert. Your hiking and sight-seeing adventure will include transportation to and from the hotel and stops at Emerald Lake, Sam McGee Trail, Caribou Crossing, Husky Village, and RCMP Museum. Your knowledgeable guide will help you explore Carcross Desert and its local town, take you for a stroll along Bennett Beach, and provide a full lunch, snacks, and refreshments. This eight hour excursion is a great way to explore the areas outside of Whitehorse and take in the magnificent scenery and fascinating history the countryside has to offer.
Carcross Desert is owned and maintained by the Tagish First Nations people. Help ensure the protection of these beautiful lands by packing out all your trash, and pick up any litter you may see along the way.

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Conclude your day of hiking and sight-seeing with an entry to the Canada Games Centre. The full service multi-use community sport, recreation and wellness facility offers daily recreation drop-in opportunities, diverse and interactive programming for all ages, and local, national and international events. Their hot tubs will offer the perfect soak after your full-day adventure.
After a refreshing breakfast, start your day with a fascinating tour of MacBride Museum, which offers a comprehensive exploration of natural history, the resilient people of the Yukon, and important historical events and eras of the area. Featuring 40,000 objects, their collection utilizes artwork, preserved artifacts, fossils, and restored settings to share stories of the Indigenous peoples that lived in the Yukon for tens of thousands of years, the experience and impact of the Gold Rush, and the building of modern Yukon. Next, you’ll head down the street to the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre. Filled with evocative and moving artifacts and art pieces by Indigenous creators, the centre celebrates and honours the history and contemporary life of First Nations peoples in the territory. Cultural tours and workshops are available for a deeper appreciation and understanding of the Kwanlin Dun people’s stories, traditions, and ways of life.
South of MacBride Museum and perched near the river you’ll find the Healing Totem, which was a collaborative project of 20 carvers. At its base its a collection of woodchip ashes, a memorial honoring those impacted by the residential school system.

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For more inspiration, tack on entry to the Yukon Transportation Museum, the Beringia Interpretive Centre, or the Copperbelt Railway and Mining Museum and further expand your horizons.
Curious for a taste of the excitement of the Old West and the days of the Klondike Gold Rush? We’ve got you covered with an old-fashioned train ride. Your day will start bright and early with a scenic motorcoach drive to Fraser, BC, where you’ll board the world-famous narrow gauge White Pass Railway Train and embark on an epic and stunning journey to Alaska. See waterfalls, glaciers, and views from 880m up before arriving in Skagway, Alaska, where you’ll have time to explore the Chilkoot Trail and some of the notorious speakeasys of the Gold Rush era, before beginning your journey back to Whitehorse.
Book lovers will enjoy visiting the many Little Lending Libraries sprinkled around Whitehorse, as well as a shopping spree for amazing second-hand deals at Well-Read Books, located in the downtown core.

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Pristine scenery and bountiful rivers and lakes await you on your day of fishing. You’ll be picked up from your hotel, supplied with all necessary angling and safety equipment, as well as a full lunch and additional snacks and refreshments, and guided via motorboat to the best spots for catching lake trout, northern pike, whitefish, and Arctic grayling. Enjoy the tranquil waters of this angler’s paradise, until the thrill of a bite on your line spurs you into excitement and action as you reel ’em in!
Those looking to bring souvenirs or gifts home can check out the Midnight Sun Emporium, which is filled with trinkets, curiosities, and sources of amusement. Check out their ceiling, covered in clothespins signed by visitors, and add your own name to commemorate your stay!

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To learn about the Chinook Salmon that flow through the Yukon, pay a visit to the Whitehorse Fishladder and Hatchery. You’ll be able to see the salmon via viewing galleries, and take in the longest wooden fishladder in the world, which helps the salmon pass safely around the Whitehorse Rapids Dam.
Today’s tour will pick you up from your hotel and transport you to Kluane National Park, home of Canada’s highest mountain peak and largest ice field. Over 20,000 square kilometres of majestic Canadian wilderness are yours to view! You certified guide will take you on a leisurely 6 km walk on a flat, well-maintained trail which passes through poplar forests, wetlands and spruce forests. Boardwalks are provided over wetlands, so you may further appreciate the diverse flora and fauna in the area. There are lovely views of the Auriol Mountain Range and bird sighting for that perfect photo-op. You’ll never forget the sweeping grandeur of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After a long day outdoors, you must be hungry! With various options to enjoy a delicious meal in downtown Whitehorse, we suggest that you visit Antoinette’s, G&P, Miner’s Daughter, Gold Pan Saloon or Gather Cafe & Taphouse.

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Filled with meaningful and inclusive events and exhibits, the Yukon Arts Centre invites visitors to let art in to their lives. Pay the Centre a visit to enjoy their specialized exhibits as well as their permanent collection of critical pieces in a wide array of artistic mediums and styles.
Get ready for a thrill ride! Today’s tour involves an accessible yet exciting ATV adventure. You’ll ride solo or double on a quad and explore the Yukon backcountry, zip across trails, and climb up mountain sides to get to jaw-dropping views of Whitehorse and Fish Lake. Your experienced guide will show you how to handle the powerful machines and lead the way to the coolest spots and best scenery.
If you’re missing any appropriate outdoor clothes or gear, head to Coast Mountain Sports in the downtown core to stock up on whatever you need.

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Head to the banks of the Yukon River on the outskirts of Whitehorse for a guided tour of the SS Klondike. A Heritage Interpreter will show you around the magnificence of this National Historic Site, regale you with stories of life on the river aboard sternwheelers, and paint a picture of an era before roads, when these huge ships connected the Yukon to the outside world.
Today is a busy one, so be sure to charger your batteries and bring your camera gear. You will visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve where you’ll have the opportunity take a self-guided tour to view and photograph wildlife in its natural habitat. Dall sheep, stone sheep, mountain goats, mule deer, wapiti (elk), woodland caribou, wood bison, musk-ox, moose and even lynx can all seen on this tour, usually up close! To cap off a great day, you’ll travel to the nearby Nordic spa and hot springs facility. This luxurious experience includes multiple outdoor hot pools and Japanese clay pot baths, in addition to the indoor relaxation areas like saunas, steam rooms, hot beds, and more. It’s the perfect way to relax and rejuvenate at the end of your amazing Yukon adventure!
To keep the luxury feeling going, head to Cultured Fine Cheese, a sophisticated shop filled with a delectable selection of olive oil and vinegar, crackers, salami, seafood, olives, preserves, honey, chocolates, sweets, and of course, an extensive and carefully curated collection of cheeses.

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Upgrade your Wildlife Preserve adventure with a private and exclusive tour, and include an animal feeding experience or behind-the-scenes exploration of the Rehabilitation and Research Centre.
It’s time to pack up your belongings and check out of your hotel. Don’t forget to search your room for any leftover belongings; it’s a long way to return to pick up any forgotten items! If you haven’t done so already, be sure to check in for your flight and arrange for transportation to the airport. The airport is small and has limited amenities compared to others around the world, so plan to charge your electronics and grab a snack before you depart.
If you have some time, visit Burnt Toast Café for brunch! This fun and funky little restaurant offers great atmosphere and eclectic breakfast food from 8am -11am.

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Depending on your flight’s departure, you could include a half day canoeing, horseback riding, or taking an aerial tour. Or, extend your Whitehorse tour to explore the territory and take a road trip to visit Dawson City, Haines Junction or explore their beautiful National Parks.

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Price Details

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy (assuming 2 adults in the room)

The inclusions are listed above.

Our prices include hotel taxes and GST!

What else you Might need

Below is a list of common things you might need to purchase for your tour at an extra cost. (not included)

  • National Park Entry Fees
  • Meals & Gratuity
  • Transportation / Flights
  • Parking Fees
  • Travel Insurance

Cancellation Terms

We understand that plans can change. If you need to make an adjustment, you can do so without any change fees up to three days prior to the departure date (based on availability). This Whitehorse tour requires deposits and you can cancel your tour 10 days prior to the travel day to receive at least 75% back. No refund if within 10 days. See our full Terms & Conditions page for details.

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Something Not Perfect?

That’s ok. We can customize any part of this tour so that it suits you perfectly.

Leisure

Leisure activities are the least physically demanding and are accessible to almost everyone. You should be able to stand and walk in short bursts. Examples: Sightseeing, nature walks, golfing, food tours. 

Active

A step up from easy. For those looking to do something more exciting and get their heart rate elevated. Examples: Skiing, hiking, canoeing, skating. 

Challenging

Difficult yet rewarding activities. You should be in great physical shape to participate in these activities. Examples: Rock climbing, heli-skiing, whitewater rafting, diving.