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Yukon Backroads Drive a 4 x 4 through Yukon Territory

17 nights

This self drive holiday will be the driving holiday of your life. 

Driving along the northern Yukon roads in a sturdy SUV 4X4 you will experience a unique environment full of breathtaking scenery and lots of wildlife. The Yukon offers thousands of miles of secondary roads and trails for the off-road enthusiast to explore, and the majority of this trip will be taken on gravel roads and scenic back country routes.

 

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Day 1

Whitehorse

Upon arrival in Whitehorse, you will be met by a tour guide who will introduce you to the Yukon a...

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Day 2

Whitehorse to Atlin

You will leave the Yukon as you head south through the Southern Lakes and the headwaters of the Y...

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Day 3

Atlin to Watson Lake

Drive through the lake district to Watson Lake. 1 night in Watson Lake....

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Day 4-6

Watson Lake to Frances Lake

Follow  the Alaska and Campbell Highways to a remote lakeside lodge. Frances Lake lies in th...

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Day 7

Frances Lake to Faro

Rugged and remote, today’s drive along the Pelly River Valley will provide opportunities fo...

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Day 8

Faro to Keno City

Travel along the Silver Trail to historic mining villages where you will explore a rarely visited...

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Day 9

Keno Hill to Eagle Plains

Travelling north, you will leave the valley and begin driving the Dempster Highway, The highway q...

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Day 10

Eagle Plains to Inuvik

Travel across the Arctic Circle and continue driving north keeping your eye out for wildlife on t...

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Day 11

Inuvik

You have a day to explore this northern town.  Fishing, hiking or taking to the water a...

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Day 12

Inuvik to Eagle Plains

Return down the Dempster Highway to Eagle Plains. 1 night in Eagle Plains....

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Day 13

Eagle Plains to Dawson City

Back on to tarmac roads today as you arrive at the home of the greatest gold rush of all tim...

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Day 14

Dawson City

Today you have a free day in Dawson City.  You can visit Jack London’s cabin, gold pan...

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Day 15

Dawson City to Tok

Another fabulous drive as you travel the aptly named Top-of-the-World Highway and enter Alaska be...

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Day 16

Tok to Kluane National Park

Heading back to the Yukon today you might stop at the Sheep Mountain Visitor’s Centre where...

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Day 17

Kluane National Park

Explore Kluane National Park today, home to the world’s largest non-polar icefields and Can...

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Day 18

Kluane National Park to Whitehorse

Although your holiday is almost over and it is only a 2 hour drive to the airport, it is still wo...

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Day 1

Whitehorse

Upon arrival in Whitehorse, you will be met by a tour guide who will introduce you to the Yukon and assist you with your baggage and rental arrangements. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Whitehorse.

1 night in Whitehorse.

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Day 2

Whitehorse to Atlin

You will leave the Yukon as you head south through the Southern Lakes and the headwaters of the Yukon River into British Columbia  Visit tranquil Atlin situated in the coastal mountains on the shores of British Columbia’s largest lake, Atlin Lake.

Atlin was home to a gold rush at the turn of the 20th century, and many of its residents can trace their roots back to the original families. Explore the rich First Nations history of Atlin, or spend the day walking the trails in the area.

1 night in Atlin. 

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Day 3

Atlin to Watson Lake

Drive through the lake district to Watson Lake.

1 night in Watson Lake.

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Day 4-6

Watson Lake to Frances Lake

Follow  the Alaska and Campbell Highways to a remote lakeside lodge. Frances Lake lies in the centre of the Tintina trench, a geological fault that stretches through the heart of the Yukon. The drive provides several highlights including waterfalls, lake front beaches for lunch, and hiking opportunities. You will cross Frances Lake by boat to your private lakeside cabin.

You will have 2 full days in Frances Lake to explore the area and history. The lodge is located near the original Hudson’s Bay trading fort in the Yukon, and the hiking, fishing, canoeing, and wildlife viewing are exceptional.

3 nights by Frances Lake.

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Day 7

Frances Lake to Faro

Rugged and remote, today’s drive along the Pelly River Valley will provide opportunities for wildlife viewing of moose, bears, and sheep.

1 night in Faro.

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Day 8

Faro to Keno City

Travel along the Silver Trail to historic mining villages where you will explore a rarely visited region of the Yukon. The region was once the world’s largest silver producer.

1 night in Keno City.*

 

*Accommodation here is limited; your stay will be at a unique property that only has shared bathrooms.

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Day 9

Keno Hill to Eagle Plains

Travelling north, you will leave the valley and begin driving the Dempster Highway, The highway quickly climbs out of the Klondike River Valley and enters the Tombstone Mountains.  Travel the tundra before entering Eagle Plains, a rolling region of hills nestled between the Ogilvie and Richardson Mountain range.

1 night in Eagle Plains.

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Day 10

Eagle Plains to Inuvik

Travel across the Arctic Circle and continue driving north keeping your eye out for wildlife on the surrounding slopes and small river valleys, where it is common to see moose and grizzly bear. As you pass the Richardson Mountains, you will enter the Northwest Territories.

2 nights in Inuvik.

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Day 11

Inuvik

You have a day to explore this northern town.  Fishing, hiking or taking to the water are all great activities, readily available for you to enjoy.

 

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Day 12

Inuvik to Eagle Plains

Return down the Dempster Highway to Eagle Plains.

1 night in Eagle Plains.

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Day 13

Eagle Plains to Dawson City

Back on to tarmac roads today as you arrive at the home of the greatest gold rush of all time. Visit the famous gold fields and even try looking for your own gold at an active mine. The evening can be spent at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Can Can and Gambling Hall.

2 nights in Dawson City.

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Day 14

Dawson City

Today you have a free day in Dawson City.  You can visit Jack London’s cabin, gold pan, or perhaps take the King Solomon’s Dome Jeep tour to Bonanza Creek.

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Day 15

Dawson City to Tok

Another fabulous drive as you travel the aptly named Top-of-the-World Highway and enter Alaska before dropping into a series of river valleys.

1 night in Tok. 

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Day 16

Tok to Kluane National Park

Heading back to the Yukon today you might stop at the Sheep Mountain Visitor’s Centre where you can use telescopes to look for Dall sheep on Sheep Mountain and learn about the flora and fauna of Kluane National Park.

2 nights in Haines Junction or Kluane National Park.

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Day 17

Kluane National Park

Explore Kluane National Park today, home to the world’s largest non-polar icefields and Canada’s tallest mountain, Mount Logan. You could take a cruise on Kathleen Lake with a local First Nation elder, a hiking tour or a day canoeing and fishing.

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Day 18

Kluane National Park to Whitehorse

Although your holiday is almost over and it is only a 2 hour drive to the airport, it is still worth looking out for the caribou herds can sometimes be seen from this road. 

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