The Stories Of Canada
The Yukon is marked by historic landmarks, rich culture and dazzling landscapes. During this eight-day itinerary, you’ll follow in the footsteps of historic Gold Rush prospectors, learn about the land with the Kwanlin Dün First Nation, soak in mineral-rich hot springs, take to the skies over a sprawling icefield, and hike in atmospheric Tombstone Territorial Park. Along the way, you’ll meet the warm and welcoming people of the Yukon, including Indigenous Elders who share captivating stories of their ancestors stretching back thousands of years.
Important message to set expectations.
We are so pleased you’ve found your way to this exciting adventure that was built with explorers in mind. While Entrée Canada is known for meticulous planning and smoothly operated journeys, the nature of travel to Canada’s remote destinations can often be unpredictable.
Our hosts have committed to welcoming guests with glowing hearts; however, they aren’t always able to guarantee themselves on a given day. Should one of your hosts be unavailable for unforeseen reasons, we will do our best to connect you with other interesting locals, activities and meaningful experiences.
Weather plays a critical role in these remote areas, and this might significantly impact your trip. We cannot emphasize this enough: be prepared for changes, rearranged services, and cancellations to ensure your safety. As always, we will be at your service to communicate alternatives and solutions.
Lastly, please know that many of the accommodation partners in these remote places are the best available (and we love them) – however, they are typically more rustic than the luxury lodges and resorts we partner with across Canada.
If you prefer more predictable outcomes and upscale accommodations, we are happy to suggest a well-suited journey. If you are an explorer who wishes to travel to remote areas and embrace the unpredictable, fasten your seatbelt and read on. This is where unscripted begins.
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The Entrée Difference
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1 | WHITEHORSE, YT
Welcome to the Yukon! Upon arrival at Whitehorse Airport, you’ll be whisked away to Miles Canyon, an otherworldly landscape that was formed nine million years ago when a rush of lava spread over pre-glacial land. Your guide will lead you through the area while explaining the canyon’s connection to the famed Klondike Gold Rush and local First Nations heritage. Afterward, you’ll visit Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, where you’ll experience the past and present way of life of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation. In the evening, visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and indulge in a “behind-the-fence experience” with local wildlife. End the day with a healing soak in the muscle-melting Takhini Hot Pools. Accommodations are at the Edgewater Hotel in a Junior King Suite.
2 | HAINES JUNCTION, YT
After a casual breakfast, head to the MacBride Museum for a deep dive into the history of the Yukon. Then, see a different perspective at the Long Ago People’s Place, an Indigenous-owned camp that leads excursions into the Yukon wilderness while teaching guests the ways of the Southern Tutchone people. Here, settle in for an enlightening lunch with Indigenous Elders, complete with tea and bannock. Afterward, you’ll take a scenic drive towards Kluane National Park, and spend the rest of the day at your leisure – we recommend a rafting trip or hike in the picturesque Alsek Valley. Accommodations are at Mount Logan EcoLodge in the Mount Logan Suite.
3 | HAINES JUNCTION, YT
This morning, enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Yukon’s jaw-dropping outdoors on a shared flightseeing tour over the commanding St. Elias Mountains. Depending on the weather, you’ll also have the opportunity to land on, and walk around, the shimmering icefield. After the showstopping flight, your guide will take you to Shakat Tun (“summer hunting trails” in the Southern Tutchone language), a wilderness camp overlooking sparkling Kluane Lake in the foothills of Kluane National Park. Here, you’ll be greeted by the past chief of the Champagne and Aishihik Nations, who will share fascinating stories of his Nation’s history, culture and ways of life. After lunch, you’ll head back to the lodge and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Accommodations are at Mount Logan EcoLodge in a Mount Logan Suite.
4 | DAWSON CITY, YT
Today, you’ll hop aboard a private plane for a scenic flight to Dawson City. En route, you’ll touch down on the Yukon River in Fort Selkirk, a 19th-century town that has served as a traditional harvesting and gathering site for the Northern Tutchone people for thousands of years. Then, carry on to downtown Dawson City and rest at the hotel before venturing out to the Midnight Dome, a perfectly placed vantage point that boasts dramatic views of the Yukon River, Klondike Valleys and Ogilvie Mountain Range. End the night with a feisty cancan show featuring Klondike-themed singing and dancing. Accommodations are at the Aurora Inn in a King Suite.
5 | DAWSON CITY, YT
Today, immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Dawson City with an informative excursion organized by Parks Canada. Along the way, you’ll hear how the city earned its moniker “the Paris of the North” while learning about its evolution into a wealthy boomtown. The rest of the day is spent on an eye-opening mining adventure, where you’ll see where gold was first discovered, chat with a local gold miner, and learn how the Gold Rush changed Dawson City forever. Accommodations are at the Aurora Inn in a King Suite.
6 | DAWSON CITY, YT
It’s been a busy week, so today you’ll have an opportunity to catch your breath, relax and explore Dawson City at your own speed (we suggest visiting the Indigenous-owned Danoja Zho Cultural Centre, which encapsulates the history and culture of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in – the first people of the Klondike). In the afternoon, you’ll visit a local artist in her home and take a deeper dive into Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in culture, art and history. Then, it’s back to on-own adventuring. Accommodations are at the Aurora Inn in a King Suite.
7 | DAWSON CITY, YT
Lace up your hiking shoes! Today is dedicated to a guided heli-hike in Tombstone Territorial Park, fully customized to accommodate your fitness levels. After arriving in style aboard a helicopter, you’ll commence your journey amid colourful lichen, shrubs and wildflowers, keeping your eyes peeled for birds and other wildlife. No need to sweat the small stuff – all gear, food and equipment is provided. At the end of the day, you’ll enjoy a farewell feast with your local hosts. Accommodations are at the Aurora Inn in a King Suite.