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Including the exhilarating Yukon Suspension Bridge Crossing and Yukon Border!
Why stop your journey at the White Pass?! Continue on the Klondike Highway as the views get better and better! Bonus stop at the Yukon Suspension Bridge also included.
This journey along the route blazed by Klondike Gold Rush stampeders will take you back in time as you travel up the highway that parallels the Gold Rush Trail of 1898. Waterfalls and towering mountains will pass through your eye line at every turn, serving as the perfect back drop for observing the historic WP&YR railroad and Moore Creek Bridge. Miniature sub-alpine forest surrounds you on your arrival to the famous 3,292 foot White Pass Summit and the Welcome to Alaska sign. The incredible views coupled with the area’s history sets up the ideal scenario for great Alaskan tales.
Once in Canada enjoy crystal blue Summit Lake, Divided Lake and rugged Tormented Valley. Beyond Canadian customs at Fraser you will continue into the captivating Northern Boreal Forest. The minimal roads, cities and industrial development will provide the perfect photo opportunities in one of the most untouched regions in North America. Vast Tutshi and Tagish lakes will impress you. The Yukon provides the best potential wildlife viewing from Skagway so always be on watch for bears, moose, sheep, goats and more! Our turnaround stop is the Welcome to Yukon sign for a great photo stop! Multiple stops throughout the tour allow for photos and breathing the fresh mountain air. This type of access to serene wilderness is a rare opportunity that shouldn't go missed.
A great inclusion with this tour is a stop at the Yukon Suspension Bridge for the exciting crossing over the scenic Tutshi River canyon. Rushing rapids below you add to the drama and surrounding views are beautiful. You will have approximately 45 minutes here to view the educational displays, stop at the snack bar (for optional food purchase), as well as peruse the gift shop and use the restrooms.
The Boreal Forest stands as one of the best locations for large scale conservation in all of North America. With most of it uninhabited, many environmentalists continue to campaign for the long term preservation of this dynamic ecosystem.
- Tour is by mini-bus on South Klondike Highway.
- Approximately 45 minutes will be spent at the Yukon Suspension bridge. Crossing is optional.
- Gift shop and snack bar items will be available for additional purchase at the Yukon Suspension Bridge.
- This tour does not operate on July 4.
- 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.
- This excursion can accommodate collapsible wheelchairs/walkers as long as you are able to manage 3-4 steps into the vehicle. The vehicle does not have an electronic lift. The vehicle cannot accommodate non-collapsible wheelchairs or scooters. Please advise when booking if you will have a collapsible accessory with you.
- For the 2020 season, this tour runs until September 24.
Days offered: 7 days a week