Yukon Quest

A true, unique northern adventure awaits

Base Fare:
$6,950 per guest, double occupancy

Your Journey includes

Experience the excitement & passion of the 'Toughest Sled Dog Race'
Spend time with the locals in intimate surroundings
Most meals included: 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
All meals on our journey are casual
11 nights in comfortable accommodation

Round-trip airfare from Toronto (Air gateways available across Canada)
Private car home pick-up & return service

Yukon Quest

Become an intimate part of this Yukon adventure as you personally sponsor a musher in “the toughest sled dog race in the world”. You will live as a local and witness the unforgettable challenge as mushers and their teams navigate the northern wilderness. Share in the passion of our friendly guide Murray, as he acquaints you with this remarkable region and its people. Hope that the northern lights will cooperate so you can huddle up in your warm parka and gaze in awe at the otherworldly splendour of the illuminated sky. This journey is a true northern experience that, although chilly, will warm your heart for years. P.S. We provide you with all the necessary winter gear to stay warm throughout your stay.

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Base Fare:
$6,950 per guest, double occupancy

This Journey sells out VERY FAST as it occurs only every 2 years and is LIMITED to 16 guests

Signature inclusions

Before you travel

  • All taxes, port and service charges
  • Complete information and assistance before your journey
  • Branded overnight carry-on bag or backpack
  • Private car pick-up service or overnight at the Toronto Airport Hilton (or a credit instead of those services)

During your Journey

  • 24/7 professional Journey Manager services
  • Services of local guides
  • All gratuities
  • Porterage for one piece of baggage
  • Most meals as listed
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as listed

Memorable activities

  • City tours in Whitehorse & Dawson City
  • Experience non touristy, local traditions & living, good food & unique camaraderie
  • Cheer on your sponsored Musher & dog team at the starting line of the race as they set off on the 1,000-mile trek
  • Marvel at the unforgettable sight of the aurora borealis (if they cooperate)

Outstanding accommodation

  • 11 nights in comfortable accommodation:
    • 7 nights in Whitehorse
    • 1 night in Haines
    • 3 nights in Dawson City

Comfortable transportation

  • Round-trip airfare from Toronto with Air Canada
  • Air gateways available across Canada

 

CANADIAN DOLLARS PER GUEST

  • TWIN: $6,950
  • SINGLE: On request

 

ENJOY $200 OFF YOUR JOURNEY FARE

Pay by cheque or electronic bank transfer at time of final payment, we will deduct $200 off your journey’s fare.

Please note: A deposit cheque and a post-dated final payment cheque are not considered payment in full. Final payment date is 120 days (or more, depending on the journey) prior to departure. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, unless noted otherwise.

All fares are for departure from Toronto. Other air gateways available.These journey fares include the current known fuel surcharges. Additional charges may apply at final payment date. 

Travel Insurance 
Peace of Mind travel always involves the proper insurance coverage. We strongly recommend you have insurance coverage in place to protect you in the event of an unexpected incident. Here is a list of the plans we offer:

  • Cancellation / Interruption
  • Emergency Medical
  • Seniors Emergency Medical
  • Annual Medical Plan
  • All Inclusive Annual Plan
  • Baggage and Personal effects

Contact our office and speak with our friendly insurance experts.

Custom flight itineraries 
Do you want something different than our included air program? We are happy to help design a custom itinerary, just for you.

Pre Post overnights in Toronto 
We have a special agreement with our Toronto Airport hotel that includes 2 weeks of parking.

Journey Itinerary

Day 1

DEPART FOR WHITEHORSE, YUKON

Enjoy a private car ride to the airport. Guests departing from the Toronto airport are assisted with their check-in. Meet your Journey Manager and fellow travellers and board your flight to Whitehorse, Yukon. The journey of a lifetime begins. Once at our hotel, enjoy free time to relax and also to try on your personal winter clothing. This usually turns into an entertaining fashion show as guests parade the hallways to compare their latest bulky fashions! This evening, enjoy a unique opportunity to meet your chosen Musher as we rendezvous at the Mushers Banquet. (D)
Gold Rush Inn, Whitehorse (4 nights)

Day 2

YUKON QUEST START BANQUET

Today, we enjoy an entertaining city tour with visits to local museums and attractions. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon at your leisure as your guides take you wherever you wish to go; ice skating, swimming, hiking or even downhill skiing. This evening we join Yukon Quest lovers at the Start Banquet, a lively evening with dinner, a silent auction and words of wisdom from the Mushers. Each Musher draws their bib number, which is their starting position for the race. We have sponsored our own bib and are excited to be a part of this special evening. (B,L,D)

Day 3

DOG SLEDDING ON LAKE LABERGE

This morning, enjoy time with our good friends during an invigorating Sled Dog ride across Lake Laberge. This northern family has run the Quest many times and enjoy sharing their traditional way of life with us. Each of us will have the opportunity to drive our own team of trusty dogs and relax in the sled and watch the world glide by. Enjoy a true Yukon lunch out on the trail before returning to Whitehorse for dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 4

YUKON QUEST START

The excitement of the dogs will surprise you as we witness the start of the world’s toughest sled dog race. Meet up with your Musher and sled dogs before the race and cheer them on as they begin their 1,000 mile trek through the wilderness en-route to Fairbanks, Alaska. The start line of the Quest is a busy, activity filled area with many displays and locals gathering for the event. We will warm up over lunch and share our impressions with fellow travellers of this truly unique experience. After an eventful day, enjoy dinner at our hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 5

WHITEHORSE TO SKAGWAY AND HAINES, ALASKA

Onto the Alcan Highway and south towards Skagway, Alaska, we venture into some of the most beautiful scenery in North America. We cross into BC and through no man’s land over the White Pass into Skagway, to enjoy lunch in this beautiful coastal town. Board the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry to Haines, Alaska. It is a real working town, not commercialized as many others have become. Enjoy a quick introduction (it’s a small town!) along with a visit to the local museum. Dinner tonight is at a local restaurant with the locals. (B,L,D)
Captain’s Choice Motel, Haines, Alaska (1 night)

Day 6

KLUANE NATIONAL PARK

This morning we take a packed lunch as we venture to more remote parts of the region to witness breathtaking landscapes. As we drive north along the Haines Road, we notice the trees getting smaller and the snow getting deeper as we climb higher and higher into the mountains and pass into British Columbia and the Yukon. We stop at beautiful Kathleen Lake before arriving in the very picturesque town of Haines Junction. A scenic drive to the edge of Kluane National Park to take in this area’s beauty is a must. We travel the Alaska Highway back to Whitehorse for dinner. (B,L,D)
Gold Rush Inn, Whitehorse (1 night)
Day 7

WHITEHORSE TO DAWSON CITY

Travelling north today, we stop to chat with our good friend Steve in Braeburn. He has a special treat in store! Five Fingers Rapids holds a lot of history and sits frozen in the Yukon River. In the First Nations community of Pelly Crossing, a Yukon Quest checkpoint, enjoy lunch and a chat with the locals. Witness the spectacular scenery during our all day adventure to Dawson City. Begin your exploration of this quaint town and enjoy dinner at our hotel. (B,L,D)
Eldorado Hotel, Dawson City (3 nights)

Day 8

EXPLORING DAWSON CITY

Dawson City is most famous for its great gold rush of 1898 and it has not changed much since then. We will get to discover the very relaxed, laid back atmosphere during a brief tour today. It is quite a different experience to be here in winter in comparison to the busy summer tourist season. We will enjoy lunch in town and if we are lucky, we will see the spectacular Sun Dogs in the crisp northern sky. These are glowing spots around the sun created by sunlight refracting off plate-shaped ice crystals. This evening enjoy dinner at our hotel and some of you brave souls may even want to try the Sourtoe Cocktail ! (B,L,D)

Day 9

TIME WITH THE TEAMS

Today will be a day of Dogs and Drivers. The mandatory 36 hour layover in Dawson City gives us the chance to watch the teams arrive in town and visit with the locals and media from all over the world. Following some free time for lunch on your own, drive or walk across the frozen Yukon River to visit the teams at the campground. Discover the different Mushers’ camp sites and see how well the sled dogs are cared for. After dinner at the hotel, sit in the local pubs and chat with the Mushers, their handlers and the fans to absorb the tales, mystery and intrigue of the experience along the Yukon Quest trail. (B,D)

Day 10

WHITEHORSE

We return to Whitehorse today, we enjoy a boxed lunch on the way. On arrival, enjoy free time to relax or explore at your leisure before dinner at our hotel. (B,L,D)
Gold Rush Inn, Whitehorse (2 nights)

Day 11

WHITEHORSE AT YOUR LEISURE

Enjoy today discovering Whitehorse at your leisure. Our guides always have a few tricks up their sleeves to provide you with an entertaining day. We will enjoy a farewell lunch as a group, and the rest of the afternoon, dinner and evening in Whitehorse will be your own. (B,L)

Day 12

HOME

This afternoon we bid farewell to our new friends and make our way to the airport in Whitehorse for our flights home. Enjoy our private car to your home. (B)

B : Breakfast L : Lunch D : Dinner

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Journey Highlights





Dog Sledding on Lake Laberge

An exhilarating day with a lovely northern family takes you on an adventure you will never forget. Brilliant sunshine, the energy of dozens of barking dogs eager to go, thorough instructions and then the silence of the runners as your sled dog team carries you across the frozen lake to the far shore for hot coffee, laughs, good conversation and lunch on an open fire.

Dawson City

Spending time in Dawson City is always a joy, making it one of the favourite destinations of many of our guests. You’ll experience true northern hospitality, which is always in especially fine form during the Yukon Quest. Explore the quaint and colourful streets of this city, and meet the mushers and dogs in their remote camps along the Yukon River. It truly is the lively spirit of the local people that will keep you warm as you explore this amazing northern town.

Haines

Haines is one of our favourite Alaskan towns, which makes us extra eager to share it with you. It is a real working town—not commercialized as many others have become—nestled between Chilkoot Inlet, Chilkat Inlet, and Mount Ripinski. Enjoy a quick introduction (it’s a small town!) along with a visit to the local museum showcasing more than 4,000 artifacts related to the art and culture of Haines. The stunning views and kind locals are sure to make Haines a favourite for you, too.

Whitehorse

With our friendly guides and our two private vehicles at the ready, the Yukon capital of Whitehorse is your playground! Enjoy an entertaining city tour with visits to local museums and attractions. Spend an afternoon indulging in local pastimes, such as skating, hiking, or skiing. It is also in this charming northern capital that the Start Banquet of the Yukon Quest takes place. Enjoy a dinner, a silent auction, and speeches before the mushers draw a bib number to determine their starting position for the race. Your visit to Whitehorse will be one of entertainment, leisure, and, undoubtedly, excitement!

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