Why choose the Yukon & Alaska?
If you want to paddle your own canoe, walk
the back trails and experience Kluane & Denali
National Parks, or experience both land based
and marine wildlife viewing of the very highest
standards, then read on. Alaska is twice the size
of Texas and the Yukon is the size of Great Britain
with a total population of 30,000, perhaps now
you are getting an impression of the wide open
spaces you will experience.
Driving is surprisingly easy. There are few, but well
maintained roads throughout the area which give
access both in a car and a motorhome.
The Dempster Highway is the only road in North
America to cross into the Arctic Circle. Not all
highways in this area are roads, the Alaska Marine
Highway system is a series of interconnecting
ferries that connect many of the smaller towns
The area was really opened up in two phases: the
Yukon Gold Rush of 1897 opened up the area and
the building of the Alaska Highway in the Second
World War did much to open up Alaska.
In Dawson City, the home of the Gold Rush,
you can pan for gold, you can listen to the
poetry of Robert Service and imagine you
are in one of the Jack London books. The
two major national parks in the area offer
fantastic opportunities for trail walking
and there are many excursions by both raft
and canoe for the more intrepid down some
of the mighty rivers that were used by the
early pioneers to traverse this land.
Everywhere you step in this area wildlife
abounds. There are more bears and
moose than people and there are
great opportunities in season to
see bears eating salmon. In the
coastal areas there are a great variety
of whales: orcas, hump backs and gray whales
are found in very significant numbers and we
can assist in ensuring that you have a realistic
opportunity to see them.
In our fly drive we have described a 14 day
package, many visitors who may only travel to this
area once elect to spend 21 days or more and we
have itineraries to assist you in your planning.