Yukon And Dogsled TourExplore > United States > Skagway > Yukon And Dogsled Tour
This scenic 130-mile tour includes a dogsled ride, wildlife museum, and lunch in Yukon country.
The owners of this Yukon property have participated as mushers in the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest International Dogsled Race between Fairbanks, Alaska, and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada.
Hop aboard our comfortable mini-bus for a scenic ride into Yukon country. We'll follow much the same path that many prospectors took long ago as it parallels the train to the White Pass summit and beyond. This informative, narrated tour up to the home of the dog kennel and mushers will be an enjoyable part of your day as you learn about the history and nature of the area.
For the dogsled portion of the tour, you will ride in specially designed dry-land 12 passenger training carts. These carts are pulled by excited huskies along with a motor-assist to keep the dogs energized throughout the day. Listen to the excitement of the dogs as the team is chosen and watch as they take their place on the line. You will experience a thrilling glimpse into team dynamics, social order and the dog’s passion for running. Your tour will take you down a 1-mile forested course, specially designed to allow our canine athletes to train in the offseason. While on the course you will see the teams respond to mushing commands, and have the opportunity to stop with the team and watch them romp and play in their watering pools. (Dogsledding Tour time is approx. 15 min and includes: Team hookup, safety briefing, and ride. Time on the trail may vary slightly based on temperatures, trail conditions, and the specific team you are riding with.)
You'll also have time to visit the North's premier wildlife exhibit at Caribou Crossing's Wildlife Museum, which includes 100 Yukon and Ice Age mammals, as well as the world's largest polar bear! During your stay, you'll also enjoy a great lunch of BBQ chicken and all the trimmings.
Scenic features on this tour include the World's Smallest Desert, the brilliant Emerald Lake, and views of fantastic waterfalls and glaciers (weather permitting). The White Pass Summit, Tutshi, Tagish, Bennett Lake, and Tormented Valley will all become memorable parts of your journey as you travel up the mountain and back down again.
- Passports Required
- We suggest that you wear layered clothing and bring rain gear and your camera.
- The tour operator has binoculars, but bring yours if you wish.
- Please note: This is a dogsled with wheels, instead of runners, and takes place on ground, instead of snow.
- The start time will be determined at time of confirmation. Check the departure time listed on your voucher following confirmation. Times vary depending on the day of the week, but all departures will fit with your cruise ship schedule.
- Since this excursion enters Canada, all citizens MUST carry a valid passport. The only exception to this requirement is for U.S. citizens under the age of 16 (or under 19, if traveling with a school, religious, or other youth group) who need only present a birth certificate.
- If you plan to travel to Canada with a minor who is not your own child or for whom you do not have full legal custody or if one parent of the child is not present, you will be required to present a letter of consent from the minor’s parents or the absent parent including a signature. It should include dates of travel, parents’ names, and photocopies of their state-issued IDs. Some nationalities may require a Canada and/or USA Visa. (Single-entry is acceptable). Please bring all original documentation, no copies are allowed.
- Please note that the Dog cart ride may be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions, including hot weather as the heat is dangerous for the dogs with overheating. If this Dog cart ride is cancelled, a refund will be given for this portion only. If you have questions, contact ShoreTrips.
- This tour is not suitable for children 2 and under.
Days offered: 7 days a week