Gold Rush Tour
Gold Rush Tour

Alaska & Yukon Adventure Tour

21 nights

The Gold Rush Tour includes canoeying on Teslin and Yukon RiversTop of the World Highway visited on Gold Rush Canoeing and Hiking TourGold Rush Tour includes hiking in the stunning Tombstone Territorial Park in YukonCamping sunset on a Gold Rush Tour in YukonCooking in camp on a Gold Rush Tour in Alaska and YukonBlack bear met on a Gold Rush Tour in Alaska and YukonHiker posing in Tombstone Territorial Park near Grizzlie Lake view pointGold Rush Tour includes hiking in Kluane National ParkHiking in Kluane National Park with a guided groupKitchen set up on a guided Gold Rush TourFireweed in Kluane National Park seen on a Gold Rush TourRafting at Tatshenshini River on Gold Rush TourYukon River canoeing with a guided tour

Explore the landscapes of Alaska & the Yukon by foot and paddle

Let the rolling tundra, snaking inlets, stark blue glaciers tucked in the foot of snow-swept mountains envelop you as you paddle the Yukon and Teslin Rivers and twist through subarctic passes by foot.

Encounter an array of gold rush tales peppering the paths you meander and the channels you paddle. Further your education on the famed Klondike Gold Rush by strolling through Skagway and Dawson City, where preserved gold rush era buildings, relics and stories line the two former boomtowns. Spend 19 nights of this 22-day outdoor spectacle immersed in the wild, tenting out at stunning campgrounds, with your group.

Highlights of the Alaska & Yukon Adventure Tour

Discover tales of the iconic gold rush peppered through the vast tundra, towering mountains, rivers, and towns.
Spend nine days winding along the Teslin and Yukon Rivers, passing by abandoned relics and breathtaking landscapes.
Explore Tombstone Territorial Park and Kluane National Park, and watch out for the wildlife sprinkled throughout the unspoiled scenery.
Elevate your adrenaline on a thrilling, gripping white water rafting adventure on the Tatshenshini River.

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Alaska & Yukon Adventure Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Whitehorse

Meet with your guide at the airport before transferring to your hotel in Whitehorse. In the afternoon, you will have an orientation, and the chance to check your gear and buy any last-minute items.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Whitehorse
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Canoe on the Teslin River

Hop in the shuttle van and travel for around 1.5 hours along the Alaska Highway to Johnson’s Crossing. Learn some paddling tips and tricks from your guide before embarking on the first leg of your canoe journey. Paddle for a short amount of time along the gentle river, step out and set up camp.
Overnight Location: Wilderness camping along the river
Distance: 1-3 hours
Meals: None

Days 3-9 Teslin River and the Yukon River

Spend the next seven days weaving through stunning, postcard-worthy images painting the banks of both the Teslin and Yukon River. Amid the quiet, calm scenery, you’ll encounter whispers of the gold rush past.

The Teslin River was a popular route for gold seekers to take, and the unveiling of history will only continue as you navigate the Yukon River. Marvel at the abandoned cabins, mines, trading posts, and paddle wheelers dotting the shore.

This paddling adventure mostly consists of gentle water, but you will come across a few faster-paced sections—less than Class II rapids—which your guide will show you how to get through safely. Spend the evenings swimming in the river, fishing, and sitting around the campfire with your group. On Day 9, you will reach Carmacks. Use the amenities offered at the campground here: hot shower, electricity, and ice-cream!
Overnight Location Days 3-8: Wilderness camping along the river
Overnight Location Day 9: Campground in Carmacks
Distance: 6-8 hours daily
Meals: None

Day 10 Transfer to Tombstone Territorial Park

Say goodbye to your canoe and hop in the van for a drive along the Klondike Highway, which winds beside the Yukon River. Get the chance to admire the Five Finger Rapids en route. Get out at Tombstone Territorial Park, where rolling arctic tundra and rocky ridges teetering atop breathtaking views await. This national park hugs one of the world’s northernmost roads: Dempster Highway. Spend the night in Tombstone Territorial Park.
Overnight Location: Campground in Tombstone Territorial Park
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 11 Tombstone Territorial Park

Wake up and get ready for a day exploring the rolling tundra and steep slopes sweeping Tombstone Territorial Park. Look out for herds of caribou patrolling the tundra. Your guide will base today’s trek on the weather conditions and the ability of your group. Expect to admire unmatched views wherever you hike. Enjoy another night amid the rustling of trees and faint animal sounds.
Overnight Location: Campground in Tombstone Territorial Park
Distance: 3-6 hours
Meals: None

Day 12 Dawson City

After breakfast, pack up your bags and head to the gold rush capital: Dawson City. Admire the restored gold rush buildings dotting the iconic city. Get a bird’s eye view of landscapes straddling Dawson City from the Mountain Dome. Top your day off with a trip to Diamond Tooth Gerties, where a whirlpool of fun—elevated by the can-can girls—will have you basking in the present moment.
Overnight Location: Campground in Dawson City
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 13 Dawson City

Today you will have you feeling like you’re living out a chapter of your history textbook. You will go on a gold mining tour that will unveil what panning for gold was like in the past and what it’s like today. Get the chance to give panning for gold a go. Continue exploring Dawson’s history with a visit to Jack London and Robert Service cabins. Be sure to talk with your guide about where to go in Dawson City. Spend the night at a campground.
Overnight Location: Campground in Dawson City
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 14 Top of the World Highway

Hop in the van and travel to the Top of the World Highway. Encounter two quirky towns en route: Jack Wade and Chicken.
Overnight Location: Campground in Tok
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 15 Haines Junction

Go back to Canada and watch in awe as the mountains jetting out of Kluane National Park come closer into view. Stop at the Parks Canada visitor centre at Sheep Mountain. Look out for Dall sheep dotting the sloped landscape. Decide to go on an optional flight above the largest non-polar ice fields in the world. Enjoy another night in the woods at a campground near Haines Junction.
Overnight Location: Campground near Haines Junction
Distance: None
Meals: None

Days 16-17 Kluane National Park

Spend two days hiking into the depths of the alpine valleys. Keep an eye out for grizzly bears and Dall sheep. Your guide will judge which hike to embark on based on the weather and the overall vibe and skill level of your group.
Overnight Location: Campground near Haines Junction
Distance: 3-6 hours
Meals: None

Day 18 White Water Rafting

Trade in your hiking shoes for a sudden rush of adrenaline. Get ready for one of the most thrilling days of this 22-day adventure: white water rafting on the Tatshenshini River. Admire the dramatic Canadian landscape lining the river banks and standing tall in the background as you speed by. Reflect on the day at your campground for the night in Million Dollar Falls. Opt to go on a short hike to watch cascading water.
Overnight Location: Campground in Million Dollar Falls
Distance: 3-6 hours
Meals: None

Day 19 Chilkat Pass

Travel back across the American border today, driving through the Chilkat Pass until you reach Haines, the wildlife hub. Notice how the spawning salmon attracts eagles and bears to the creeks. Spend the rest of the day strolling through the charming town, shopping, and admiring the craft of totem carvers.
Overnight Location: Campground near Haines Junction
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 20 Ferry to Skagway

Hop on a ferry and wind through the Lynn Canal—an inlet hugged by towering mountains. Look out for whales and seals in the water or brown bears meandering the shore. Get out at Skagway, a town that emulates similar gold rush vibes as Dawson City. Stroll through forested pathways or along the sea. Opt to check out the museums, historic relics, and saloons sprinkled throughout the quaint, cheerful town.
Overnight Location: Campground in Skagway
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 21 Skagway to White Pass to Whitehorse

One of the last activities on this 22-day excursion is an optional train ride on the White Pass and Yukon Route railway. Wind along the mountain slope and admire the dramatic views sprawling below until you reach Carcross. Meet up with the rest of the group in Carcross before travelling back to Whitehorse. Enjoy a delightful evening reflecting on the trip with your group over dinner and a relaxing, rewarding sleep in a hotel room.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Whitehorse
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 22 Depart Whitehorse

Say your goodbyes and get dropped off at the airport in Whitehorse or with a connecting program.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: None

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Alaska & Yukon Adventure Tour Price and Dates

Pricing for this guided multi-sport tour to Alaska and Yukon depends on whether you choose to join an existing group on a specific date or if you prefer a custom tour for your group only.

The best time to travel to Alaska and Yukon is during the summer months.

Private Guided Ultimate Gold Rush Outdoor Adventure Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Please contact us with your preferred date and the number of people in your group and we will create the itinerary just for you.

Join a Group Tour on Ultimate Gold Rush Outdoor Adventure Tour

Make new friends and join a group tour to Alaska and Yukon. Prices below are per person:

May 30, 2021
Jun 20, 2021
From Whitehorse
To Whitehorse
CAD$3,565
CAD$3,745
22 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Jun 20, 2021
Jul 11, 2021
From Whitehorse
To Whitehorse
CAD$3,565
CAD$3,745
22 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Jul 11, 2021
Aug 01, 2021
From Whitehorse
To Whitehorse
CAD$3,565
CAD$3,745
22 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Aug 01, 2021
Aug 22, 2021
From Whitehorse
To Whitehorse
CAD$3,565
CAD$3,745
22 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Aug 22, 2021
Sep 12, 2021
From Whitehorse
To Whitehorse
CAD$3,565
CAD$3,745
22 days / 5+ Spaces Left

Accommodation on Alaska & Yukon Adventure Tour

This tour will have you staying in a combination of hotels and campsites. Expect to stay in two or three-star hotels, which come equipped with necessary, comfortable amenities. Keep in mind that you will stay with another member of the tour in a room at the hotels. Feel free to upgrade to single occupancy for an additional fee.

Throughout your camping tour, you will spend 19 nights camping in a shared tent. You can always upgrade to a single tent for an additional fee.

Please note that the hotels listed below may need to be swapped for other similar accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $415 CAD to have a private room in a hotel and a private tent when travelling with your group. Travelling alone? Don’t worry. It’s often possible to match single travelers up.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Days Inn in Whitehorse

This simple, yet comfortable hotel has all the amenities needed to make your stay in Whitehorse relaxing and memorable.

Night 2-8

Wilderness Campsites

Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes as you camp out beneath the stars. High-quality equipment and expert guides offer a wonderful camping experience.

Night 9

Campground in Carmacks

This comfortable campground near Carmacks offers the amenities that you won’t find in the wilderness -showers and even the laundry!

Night 10-20

Campgrounds along the route

Stay in campsites in convenient locations along your route. The amenities here are basic, but sufficient.

Days Inn in Whitehorse

This simple, yet comfortable hotel has all the amenities needed to make your stay in Whitehorse relaxing and memorable.

What’s included in Alaska & Yukon Adventure Tour?

Meals

No, meals are not included on this trip. You’re responsible for buying your own meals when staying in hotels and for supplying your own camping food. Meals in hotels are not included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 21 nights along the tour are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your gear is included from pick-up at the airport to drop-off at the airport in Whitehorse or at your next tour connection.

Also Included

  • Guide
  • Canoes and camping equipment (sleeping bags and mats are not included)
  • Tour through Dawson City
  • Entrance fees for Diamond Tooth Gerties museum in Dawson City
  • Entrance fees to and all national parks
  • Rafting day trip in the Tatshenshini River
  • Guided hiking trips: Kluane National Park and Tombstone Territorial Park

Not included

  • Flights to and from Whitehorse
  • Personal necessities
  • Meals in hotels
  • Camp food
  • Sleeping bag and mat
  • Optional tour guide gratuity
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax) - 5%

Optional Extras

  • Go on an optional flight over the largest non-polar ice fields in the world in Kluane National Park for about $300 CAD per person (depending the length of flight)
  • A ride on the White Pass Yukon Historical Railroad for around $90 USD

Frequently Asked Questions about Alaska & Yukon Adventure Tour

Ruby Range Adventure

Ruby Range Adventure is a specialist outdoor tour company focusing on taking guests into the wild of the Yukon and Alaska. With a collection of knowledgeable guides, Ruby Range Adventure can share tales of the landscape and monuments dotting the rugged north while safely navigating expeditions across tundra, forested groves, mountain passes, and glaciers.

Alaska & Yukon Adventure Tour Map

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Is this tour for me?

This tour is rated as a 3 / 5. On this camping tour, you will spend 19 nights in a tent. Therefore, it’s helpful to have some camping experience. However, the canoe part of this trip is suitable for beginners, provided you are comfortable in the water. You will also spend a lot of time being active on this trip, and exploring the depths of the Alaskan and Yukon wilderness.

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