Sightseeing
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Season: Jun 10 to Sep 20
  • Price: CAD 1,829.00
  • Activity: Northern Lights, Hiking, Flying, Wildlife Viewing, Sightseeing
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The Golden Circle tour contains some of North America’s grandest scenery, wildest places and plenty opportunities for viewing the Midnight Sun or the Aurora Borealis. This great tour offers totally different landscapes—from boreal forest to coastal rainforest to immense icefields. You can experience native culture and lifestyle by visiting local museums and traditional fishing villages. Both passes, White Pass and Chilkat Pass were used during the Klondike Gold Rush and the towns of Carcross and Skagway still retain the character of those times. Starting in Whitehorse with the more rounded mountains of the Yukon’s interior valley, the South Klondike Highway rises as you approach Carcross and the Southern Lakes region. The road borders some of these large, long, beautiful lakes before rising over the rugged coastal mountains and then descending into the Alaskan Coast, where Skagway and Haines is located.
Reaching Haines by Ferry, the Haines Road follows the wide valley of the Chilkat River until it steeply rises through thick forests of hemlock and Sitka spruce to the magnificent mountain scenery of the Chilkat Pass. The road ends in Haines Junction on the edges of Kluane National Park and Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, contains Canada’s highest mountains, the largest non-polar icefield in the world, and a rich variety of bird, plant, and animal life. The park contains over 2,000 glaciers—including valley, alpine and rock glaciers.

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Arrival Whitehorse

From the airport we drive you to your hotel located in the centre of Whitehorse. One of the most sought-after Northern experiences, a Yukon vacation is only complete with viewing the Midnight Sun or the Aurora Borealis cascading across the Yukon night sky. Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse

Skagway

On our way to Skagway we stop at the smallest desert in the world - the Carcross desert - and we visit Carcross , a charming lakeshore village teeming with gold-rush and First Nations history. Of course we will also admire Emerald Lake, called „Rainbow Lake” from the locals due to its sensational coloration. Going over the White Pass is probably one of the highlights on this amazing road trip. Optional you can join the famous White Pass & Yukon Route small-track train on the way to Skagway. In Skagway you have the chance strolling the historic streets, the gateway for many Stampeders on they way to the Klondike Goldfields. Overnight accommodation in Skagway

Skagway-Haines

After breakfast, we explore Skagway and Dye, the start of the Chilkoot Trail. Seals can often be seen at the mouth of the Taiya River. In the afternoon, via ferry we travel through the Lynn Fjord and with some luck we can see seals, whales, bald eagles and the giant Alaska brown bears, making this area their home. Haines is a picturesque fishing village situated on a finger of land between Chilkat and Chilkoot inlets in the Lynn Canal. Overnight accommodation in Haines

Haines – Haines Junction

Leaving Haines after a hearty breakfast, the road travels along the braided banks of the Chilkat River. This is North America’s best eagle viewing area. After crossing the Boarder and the Chilkat Pass in a pristine landscape, we will go on a short trail that leads to the spectacular Million Dollar Falls. The historic Klukshu Village is a First Nation fishing village just past Dezadeash Lake. The village is inhabited in the summer months only and there might be an opportunity to see Salmon in the river and to taste some traditional bread called bannock, smoked salmon, or listen to an Elder storyteller. Before arriving in Haines Junction we will stop at the picturesque Kathleen Lake. Overnight accommodation in Haines Junction

Haines Junction – Whitehorse

Today, we start our visit at the Kluane National Park Visitor Information Centre for interpretive displays and an audio-visual presentation. Depending on the level of interest among the passengers we can also organize a spectacular flight by bush plane over the immense glaciers of the park (optional). This adventure, over a virtually pristine wilderness, is especially spectacular during a clear day. Return to Whitehorse in the early afternoon and we transfer you to the airport, check in for your southbound flight.

Tour Duration :
5 days

Tour Price :
CAD 1,829.00

Child Discount :
7 - 17 years (25% off regular adult rate.)
Double Room/person :
Included in tour price
Single Room/person :
+CAD 420.00

All rates per person plus 5% Tax (GST)

Group Size :
4 - 20 participants per tour

Included :
  • Airport Shuttle in Whitehorse
  • Expert guidance on the entire trip
  • Small Groups (max. 20 passengers)
  • 4 nights accommodation in hotel or motel
  • 4x Continental breakfast
  • All overland transportation
  • Sightseeing tour in Skagway
  • Sightseeing tour in Haines
  • Ferry Skagway-Haines
  • Entrance fees for National Parks

Not Included :
  • Meals (except breakfast)
  • Optional tours
  • US visa fee
  • Personal extras
  • Gratuity

Optional Activities :
  • Walk & Tea under the Midnight Sun Tour (Tour 1-5)
  • Aurora Viewing Evening Tour (Tour 6-8)
  • White Pass & Yukon Route Train Tour
  • Sightseeing flight over Kluane National Park

Notes :
  • Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.
  • Due to unforseeable changes of the ferry schedule the tour dates may vary.

The lights were incredible! Thank you for a memorable visit to Whitehorse!

Cindy DeCarlo

I enjoyed Whitehorse very much. Thank you for your all arrangement of my trip.

Miki Maebara

On Friday I went snow shoeing around Miles Canyon. It was very nice to see the Yukon river under the snow.

Dave Ellemberg

We had the most amazing trip ... . Absolutely well organized. Weather was on our side and Reinhard is such a skilled driver and his wildlife spotting skills are phenominal.

Naseera Koya

I am thinking of paddling the river with a canoe in August and September. I fell in love with Whitehorse.

Ayako Tatsumi

We have just completed the four tours that we booked with Arctic Range, all of which were awesome.

Tim Leaver

It's been an awesome experience and we've been well looked after .

Alison Groves

Very well organised tour which was absolutely amazing.

Suzanne G

...thank you so much to Arctic Range – my wife and I loved every minute of our adventures with you.

Will and Audrey

I had spend very good time in Whitehorse to meet you and your staff.

Hitomi YUASA

I flew to Whitehorse only for 1 night in the hope to see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). It was a risk as they don't come out every night, but it paid off. At approx 3am the lights came out and it was spectacular.

Leese D

Amaizing experience We passed a uniqye adventure a happyness with all wild life..

Juan Kaly

This a Must trip if the Northern Lights are on your bucket list!

Donna C

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Regine Chua

I really thank you for taking good care of us during our stay in Whitehorse. I visited there with my mom and enjoyed great nature with southern lights and snow shoeing guided by Himeno san.

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