Journey Cassiar Highway, Yukon & Alaska

Begins in and ends in Whitehorse

  • 15 Days / 14 Nights
  • May to August
  • Round trip scheduled flights to Whitehorse
  • Alaska Marine Highway ferry
  • Fully inclusive 4 wheel drive car hire (conditions apply)
  • Accommodations as stated (including 2 nights on a ferry)
  • Personalised Road Book

From £4,172 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms/cabins in low season. Other prices are available on request.

Day 1

Arrive

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

Days Inn Whitehorse

Day 2

Watson Lake

272mi / 438km

Today you will traverse along the Alaska Highway east towards Watson Lake. We recommend you take the time for stops at the Signpost Forest and the Northern Lights Center. In the 50-foot dome of the center, impressive films about the colorful Aurora Borealis are shown daily.

Big Horn Motel

Day 3

Cassiar Highway

310mi / 499km

Today you begin driving south along the Cassiar Highway. Although most of the highway is paved, cautious driving is required. You will travel near Boya Lake Provincial Park and through Centreville and Cassiar, two old gold mining towns. Before you reach Dease Lake, you will travel through Jade City. 75% of the world’s jade production comes from this area.

Bell 2 Lodge

Day 4, 5

Stewart

96mi / 154km

Today you will continue your journey will a further drive along the Cassiar Highway. In the area of Eddontenajon Lake, we recommend you make you a slight stop to experience the flightseeing tour. You will then continue your drive and reach Kinaskan Lake and Kinaskan Provincial Park where you have the opportunity for hiking or swimming in the lake. Before you reach Stewart, you come to a lake into which Bear Glacier calves its icebergs. Stewart and Hyder are linked by the Stewart-Cassiar highway via the spectacular Bear Pass, which cuts through the coastal mountain range. There are over twenty hanging glaciers visible from the road. The drive between Stewart and Hyder is spectacular and travels through Salmon River Valley. Here you will see Salmon Glacier, one of the most spectacular glaciers in the north. One of the richest salmon rivers, Fish Creek, attracts many local bears. The remainder of your time in Stewart is yours to explore the surrounding areas.

Ripley Creek Inn

Day 6

Prince Rupert

282mi / 454km

Leaving Stewart behind you’ll drive back to the Cassiar Highway and continue south onto the Yellowhead Highway. Before the intersection for the Yellowhead Highway, you will have the opportunity to see totem poles of the small community Gitwangak. The route winds along Skeena River before you reach Terrace, a city with approx. 13,000 inhabitants.

Prince Rupert's Crest Hotel

Day 7

Alaska Inside Passage

Today you will board the Alaska Marine Highway ferry and begin your journey through Alaska’s Inside Passage.

Overnight on the ferry

Day 8

Wrangell

Today you will arrive in Wrangell – a hidden jewel, waiting to be discovered. Wildlife abounds in the area. We recommend you take a variety of excursions to get you up close to glaciers, black and brown bears, eagles, sea lions, harbor seals, whales, salmon, and halibut to name a few.

Stikine Inn

Day 9

Juneau

207mi / 333km

Depending on the departure time of the ferry, you may have more time to explore the area if so we recommend a tour to Anan Creek for bear viewing or a jet boat tour on the Stikine River. Then continue your journey on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry, to your next port of call, Juneau.

Overnight on the ferry

Day 10, 11

Juneau

Today you will arrive into Juneau. Depending on your arrival time you have the next two days at your own leisure. Juneau is Alaska’s capital city with a little over 30,000 residents. The city is often called ‘little San Francisco’. Juneau is situated at the foot of Mount Juneau with Mount Roberts and rises to the east into the Gastineau Channel. Recommended attractions include the Mt. Roberts Tram, the State of Alaska Museum, and the Mendenhall Glacier. .

Westmark Baranof

Day 12, 13

Skagway

103mi / 166km

This morning, you will depart Juneau on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry. During your cruise up the Inside Passage and Lynn Canal, watch for bald eagles, sea lions, and other wildlife. Your ferry will make a short-stop in the fishing town of Haines on the way to your final destination of Skagway. The old part of town has been preserved and is now the Klondike Goldrush National Historical Park. Here you find original buildings from 1897. Places of interest are: the Red Onion Saloon, once a bordello and today a famous bar for locals and tourists; the restored Mascot Saloon, the Skagway Inn and the Golden North Hotel.

Westmark Inn Skagway

Day 14

Whitehorse Area

109mi / 175km

Today you will drive to Whitehorse and have more time to explore the capital of the Yukon.

Days Inn Whitehorse

Day 15

Journey home

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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