"There's some as would trade it for no land on
earth -- and I'm one." - Robert Service ... Spell of the Yukon
There are few sights that compare with autumn colours along the Dempster
Highway. Oranges, reds, and yellows spill upon the Oglivie and Richardson
Mountains to create a landscape masterpiece only nature could paint. Evenings,
free of urban smog and lights, offer incomparable
views of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights.
From Dawson, we will camp and drive along the gravel Dempster
Highway, the only public road to cross the Arctic Circle
During our travels we pass through a section of the Yukon called Beringia.
This area was unaffected by the last great ice age thus presenting a landscape
that would have been very similar to that which greeted those early migrants
who used the land bridge between Alaska and Asia.
A number of day hikes are planned to view flora,
fauna and some of the most incredible scenery in the north.
Who hasn't imagined a secluded log cabin, nestled
by a lake, in a true wilderness setting?
Our tour ends with a two
day stay at a rustic cabin on Lake Laberge, where you can brush up against
the solemnity of the Yukon. This is the perfect location to do some fishing, canoeing,
hiking, photography, or sit back and just relax.
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THE SEA TO SKY ADVANTAGE
- 25 years of leading expeditions.
- Accommodation in Whitehorse, Lake Laberge & Dawson City.
- Certified guides with Wilderness First Aid.
- Diversified, tasty menu with meals prepared by our guides.
- Top of the line equipment including tents.
- Trip origins set to save costs and simplify travel logistics.
- Comprehensive package of conditioning and equipment/clothing information.
- On going preparation support from our office.
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ARCTIC CIRCLE ITINERARY
A complete itinerary along with maps, clothing and equipment list, will
be issued upon registration.
Included: Transportation from the
point of origin and return, hotel in Whitehorse & Dawson City, cabin on
Lake Laberge, camping fees, cooking gear, camp stoves, tents, meal preparations,
tarps, major first aid supplies, meals/snacks/beverages on the expedition, emergency
radio or satellite phone, and professional guides.
Excluded: Transportation to point of origin, transfers,
accommodation and food other than included in the itinerary, gratuities,
and personal equipment.
Meals: Most meals provided.
Arrival in Whitehorse. This denotes the day or days
spent in Whitehorse before the listed start date of the trip.
We will begin our trip in Whitehorse. Almost
immediately after leaving Whitehorse, we will turn off the Alaska Highway
and head north on the Klondike Highway. The route is a mix of forests,
open bush and bare hills. There are some great scenic delights along the
route and we will stop to enjoy some of them. We should arrive in Dawson
City in the late afternoon.
The day will be spent in Dawson City. You will
be mostly on your own to allow you to focus on your own interests. We
will take those who are interested to visit the original gold fields and
to the top of the Dome, a hill overlooking Dawson.
In the morning we will set out for Klondike Corner
and the beginning of the Dempster Highway. The highway follows the North
Klondike Valley, flanked on either side by high mountains. After approximately
2 hours we will reach our campsite at the Tombstone Mountain Recreation
Area. After setting up camp we will hike into Grizzly Valley, our first
opportunity to see the country up close. Our high point will provide us
with views of Mount Monolith - the most spectacular of the Tombstones.
As we leave the campground, the road climbs to
a viewpoint of the Tombstones, then crosses its high point at North Fork
Pass and levels out into sub-arctic tundra. Our short driving day will
bring us to our campsite at Engineer Creek. In the afternoon, those who
wish to, can join us in a hike up Sapper Hill to get a close view of the
castellations (rock formations resulting from wind and frost erosion).
Those who prefer to stay behind can spend the morning in more relaxing
Our road will take us along more spectacular
castellated ridges, reminiscent of the Great Wall of China. We will cross
the Continental Divide again through the Ogilvie Mountains and will pass
into a region untouched by glaciation. In mid-afternoon we will stop at
Eagle Plains Hotel, the first community and gas station since Klondike
Corner. The highway winds back and forth along a ridge that provides a
spectacular view of the Ogilvies. We will reach the Arctic Circle (66.5
N) in less than an hour. Rock River Campground, our campsite, is not far
We begin heading south on our return journey.
From Eagle Plains, we will return to Tombstone Campground.
Leaving the Tombstones we will drive to our cabins
on Lake Laberge for a relaxing close to our trip.
We will spend the day at Lake Laberge cabins.
Our last day! - hard to believe that it is here already!
We will return to Whitehorse in the afternoon.
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