Complete Yukon

Begins in and ends in Whitehorse

  • 15 Days / 14 Nights
  • June to August
  • Round trip scheduled flights to Whitehorse
  • Fully inclusive 4 wheel drive car hire (conditions apply)
  • Accommodations as stated
  • All meals at Frances Lake Lodge
  • Breakfast and dinner at Inn on the Lake
  • Daily guided hikes, boating tours, sightseeing, canoeing and kayaking at Frances Lake Lodge
  • Use of mountain bikes, canoes, kayaks, two golf passes to nearby course, fitness centre, sauna and hot tub at Inn on the Lake
  • Personalised Road Book

From £3,742 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in the summer season. Other prices are available on request.

Day 1

Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Whitehorse. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.


Day 2

Watson Lake

282mi / 454km

Travel on the famous Alaska Highway to Watson Lake in the Yukon Territory. Stops along this scenic drive include the turnout for the Continental Divide, a mountainous natural border running from Western Alaska across the Rocky Mountains to Mexico. Continue driving the Alaska Highway southeast to Watson Lake, named for a 19th-century prospector who settled the area. Watson Lake is home to the incredible Sign Post Forest, a collection of over 72,000 signs from around the world.


Day 3, 4, 5

Frances Lake

107mi / 172km

Enjoy a pleasant drive on the Campbell Highway to Frances Lake today. After reaching the lake, enjoy a 13 mile / 20 km scenic boat ride to Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge. One of the Yukon’s premier wilderness retreats, Frances Lake Lodge is only accessible by boat or small plane. The secluded location offers unlimited recreational activities like canoeing, kayaking, and hiking. Daily sightseeing tours for wildlife viewing and photography are included in your stay. Your time at Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge will be at your own leisure: take a guided excursion by boat to an abandoned trading post of the famous Hudson Bay Company or grab a fishing boat and try your luck at fishing. Learn the basics of paddling and explore the area around the lodge in one of the canoes or kayaks. Or hike the well-marked trails intersecting the area close to the lodge. Private log guest cabins are situated around the main lodge, where meals are served and guests are welcome anytime to browse the lodge library or lounge by the woodstove.

Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge
Day 6

Carmacks

256mi / 412km

Following a hearty breakfast, enjoy a 30-minute boat ride across Frances Lake to your vehicle. From here, head north on the Campbell Highway toward Carmacks. Stops along the way include Lapie Canyon, the Continental Divide near Finlayson Lake, and the historic town of Faro. Faro is known as the “pulse of the Yukon” because it’s a central location in the Yukon Territory. Many visitors come here hoping to spot rare Fannin sheep, indigenous to the mountains surrounding Faro. Today’s driving journey ends in Carmacks, at the confluence of the Nordenskiold and Yukon Rivers. Carmacks is a small town known for its gold rush history and as the ancestral homelands of the Ts’awlnjik Dan First Nation.


Day 7

Mayo/Keno City

330mi / 531km

Today your journey continues north. Initially, your journey hugs the Yukon River, before skirting Pelly Crossing, McArthur and Stewart Crossin, making for a very pretty four hour journey with lots of stopping opportunities en route. Your route picks up the infamous Silver Trail. Officially Highway 11, the more colourful name is a nod to the area’s silver mining boom – a lesser-known era than the Klondike gold rush. Winding from the Stewart River Bridge through the Traditional Territory of the Na-Cho Nyäk Dun First Nation, the paved road ends at Mayo with an unpaved loop past Elsa and Keno. Just barely topping 500 year-round residents, this region is largely undeveloped, so there’s plenty of elbow room. Enjoy a tucked-away arts scene, tune into marmots whistling about your arrival, paddle a historic river or log some miles on your mountain bike. Just be sure to give the right of way to any majestic moose or impressive mammals that may cross your path.


Day 8, 9

Dawson City & Tombstone National Park

178mi / 286km

Today you reach famous Dawson City! Spend some time exploring the Klondike goldfields and try your luck gold panning with a guided tour of Goldbottom Mine. The rest of your time in Dawson City is free to enjoy the old gold rush atmosphere. Why not visit Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Casino, take a cruise down the Yukon River, or take a walking historical tour. Take time to visit the various historical sights of Dawson City: SS Keno – the last steamer to run the Yukon River from Whitehorse; the Jack London Interpretive Center with the poet’s original cabin; the city museum with audiovisual presentations; Dredge #4 – build in 1912 on famous Bonanza Creek and the Grand Palace Theatre – home of the Gaslight Follies Show. Do not miss the short drive on the Ridge Road to the top of the Midnight Dome with excellent views over Dawson, the Ogilvie Mountains, and the Yukon and Klondike Rivers.

Sightseeing in Dawson City & Tombstone National Park


Day 10

Beaver Creek

308mi / 496km

Today you will drive the scenic Top of the World and Taylor Highways into Alaska, the route starts by crossing the Yukon river by ferry. Enjoy amazing views along the Top of the World / Taylor Highways. Then turn onto the Alaska Highway to reach today’s destination, Beaver Creek.


Day 11, 12

Haines Junction

184mi / 296km

Today you drive southeast into the Kluane Region of Yukon. In the summer, Kluane comes alive with sunshine, songbirds and wildflowers, but it’s also home to giants. Ancient icefields, enormous glaciers and massive mountains dominate this region all year long. Kluane is an extraordinary experience, with several tempting stops that are too good to miss. Wildlife viewing can include mountain goats and Dall sheep on the mountainside. Grizzly and black bears are often seen munching on plants along the highway. Take things up several notches beyond the highways that parallel the park’s boundaries. Indulge in a flightseeing tour over the world’s largest non-polar icefields, raft past calving glaciers on the Alsek River, or hike into some of the most spectacular backcountry you’ll ever explore.Your drving route takes you along the pristine shores of Kluane Lake. Haines Junction is the headquarters for Kluane National Park. In Haines Junction, you may wish to visit the Kluane National Park Visitor Center, with park exhibits and trail information. National park staff offers interpretive walks and presentations throughout the summer.

Sightseeing in Haines Junction


Day 13, 14

Marsh Lake

121mi / 195km

Today you leave the Kluane Region and venture back into the Whitehorse region. You may want to stop at Lake Bennett,  Carcross desert (the world’s smallest desert), visit the refreshing Hot Springs or Yukon Wildlife Preserve. The Inn at Marsh Lake is a relaxing wilderness experience. Over the two nights here you will have time to hike, canoe, mountain bike or just to relax in this quiet setting. This area has a myriad of recreational opportunities but you’d be forgiven for taking time out to absorb the areas incredible beauty.

Inn on the Lake
Day 15

This morning take the short ride back to Whitehorse Airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.


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