Upon arrival in Whitehorse, you take the free shuttle to get to your hotel (right there when you exit the terminal). Note that we always try and book hotels which offers the free shuttle but in case there is no more availability, there are always taxis available to drive you downtown (count approximately $25 for a ride from the airport to your hotel). Depending on your arrival time, you will have time to explore Whitehorse and take a stroll on the Millennium Trail or check out the MacBride Museum.
A pre-trip meeting takes place in the lobby of your hotel at 5pm today with your guides. This is the perfect opportunity to ask any last-minute questions, do a gear check and meet your fellow adventurers!
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We meet you at your accommodation and drive north on the Klondike Highway towards Dawson City. We stop at different vista points along the way, like the one overlooking the Five Fingers Rapids and the Yukon River. We arrive in Dawson in the early evening. After dinner, we drive a few kilometers up to the Midnight Dome to try to see our first northern lights! If the show is taking some time to get started (or doesn’t start at all…) your guide will be happy to share his knowledge about stars and constellations while you wait..
After a total of 410 km for the day, we stop for the night in Eagle Plains, the only gas station/motel on the Yukon side of the Dempster Highway!
From Eagle Plains, we drive north for another 40km, until we reach the Arctic Circle. The Dempster Highway is the northernmost highway in Canada, and the only one to cross the Arctic Circle. We then push a little further and to climb a bit more on the western slopes of the Richardson Mountains to reach the border between the Northwest Territories and the Yukon. There, we really grasp the vastness and beauty of the arctic tundra! Tonight again, we sleep at Eagle plains.
We drive you to the airport for your return flight or you’re onto your next Yukon adventure.
Terre Boréale respectfully acknowledges that this adventure takes place on the traditional territories of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun, Selkirk First Nation, Tetlit Gwich’in Band Council, Kwanlin Dün First Nation, Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council.
- Meals as indicated in itinerary above
- Accommodations as indicated in itinerary above, based on double occupancy (+ $750 for single occupancy)
- Experienced bilingual guide
- Van transportation all along the trip
- Winter (-40°c) clothing rental: winter boots, snow pants, parka, mitts, toque
- Satellite communication device for emergencies
- Single occupancy supplement of $750
- Airport transfers
- Alcoholic beverages
- Domestic & International flights
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