Yukon parks loop


1600 km in 12 days, to discover by car, by foot and even by plane the rugged mountains, the huge lakes and the endless valleys that make the Yukon one of the world’s best playground for wilderness enthusiasts!

dates :June to August 2018
Group size :2 to 6
duration :12 days
difficulty :easy
Price :$ 3660 CAD + 5% GST
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Day after day

Day 0: Upon your arrival at Whitehorse airport you pick up your rental car and drive down to your accommodation for the night. Depending on your time of arrival, you may have time to visit Whitehorse on foot, right from your hotel!
Night in a hotel in Whitehorse

Day 1: You head West on the Alaska Highway towards Haines Junction, a two hours drive from Whitehorse. Half way there, you see the high mountains of Kluane National Park where Mount Logan, the highest summit in Canada is situated. In 1994, Kluane and the neighboring parks (two in Alaska and one in British Columbia) were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Haines Junction, you may stop at the Da Ku cultural center where you can check out the permanent exhibit on Aishihik and Champagne First Nations and on Kluane National Park. At the end of the day you head towards Kathleen lake where you spend three nights in a log cabin.
Night in a B&B in Haines Junction

Day 2: Today you get a bird’s eye view as you go on a flightseeing tour over the largest icefield in the world outside the polar caps, all the way to the foot of Mount Logan itself!
Night in a B&B in Haines Junction

Day 3: Today you go on an easy day hike in the Park, guided by an ex-park ranger who knows the park so well that he even knows the bear by their names! On the way you take some time to check out track from grizzly bears, moose or even wolves.
Night in a B&B in Haines Junction

Day 4: You leave Haines Junction behind  and head north along the Alaska highway and  drive along the shores of Kluane lake and be amazed by its size. You pass the communities of Destruction Bay and Burwash Landing and continue towards the US border. Two hours after the border, you get to the small community of Tok where you will spend the night in a cozy cabin.
Night in a B&B in Tok

Day 5: You keep driving north on the Taylor highway that will become, on the Canadian side, the Top of the World Highway until you reach Dawson City. You will be amazed by the views along this road that is sitting on top of the hills! In late afternoon you cross the Yukon river and discover the small town of Dawson City.
Night in a hotel in Dawson City

Day 6 and 7: Two days to explore Dawson and dive in its folklore of the 1896 Gold Rush. The city is full of museums and you can also join one of the guided city tour offered by park Canada or the visitor center. In the afternoon of day 7, you leave Dawson for your next stop: a lodge in the heart of the boreal forest along the Dempster Highway.
Night in a hotel in Dawson City on day 6
Night in a cabin on day 7. D

Day 8: Today you go with your host for a day hike in the heart of Tombstone territorial par! This park is also called the Patagonia of the because of its rugged mountains! With a bit of luck, we can even observe moose, bears and sheep in the mountains!
Night in a cabin. B – L – D  

Day 9: You can decide to either go on another hike by yourself in the park or you could drive a little further north on the Dempster highway to discover the landscapes it has to offer in the heart of the Ogilvie Mountains! One last option would be to simply enjoy a relaxing day at the lodge!
Night in a cabin. B – L – D

Day 10: It’s time to get back to Whitehorse… You drive south on the Klondike highway, feel free to stop to enjoy the views along the road. By late afternoon you get to Whitehorse and check into your hotel.
Night in a hotel in Whitehorse. B

Day 11: Today you have time to discover the wilderness city, don’t miss the short drive to Miles Canyon as well! If you feel like it, you can decide to drive south to visit Carcross. This small community is nested between Bennett and Nares lakes and is well known for its dunes, known as the smallest desert in the world!
Night in a hotel in Whitehorse. B

Day 12: You drive back to the airport with your car and leave it there before flying back home!

Please make sure that you meet all the requirements to cross the US and Canadian borders. Feel free to ask us if you want more information regarding border crossing.



  • Car rental (SUV) for the whole duration of the trip (unlimited km)
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary above
  • Nights (based on double occupancy) as specified in the itinerary above
  • Flightseeing tour in Kluane National Park
  • Guided hike in Kluane (full day)
  • Guided hike in Tombstone (full day)

not included

  • Activities in Dawson city
  • Fuel for the rental car
  • US custom fees
  • Gratuities
  • International flights


  • Travel Yukon
  • Yukon Wild
  • Wilderness Tourism Association of the Yukon
  • Receptive Travel
  • Lauriers de la PME 2016