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Yukon Alaska tour

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20 Days July 18 – August 6, 2017

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Enjoy the sights of Yukon and Alaska
Day 1 - We start our travels making our way from Red Deer to Grand Prairie. Travelling west across Alberta’s foothill country, completing our day in Grande Prairie the seventh largest city in Alberta.

          Service Plus Inn & Suites 780-538-3900

Day 2 - We start our day visiting the unique architectural design of the Philip J Currie Museum of palaeontology, Canada’s newest world class museum. Continuing on Highway 43,  we travel through Beaverlodge home of the giant beaver statue. Heading to Dawson Creek for photos at Mile Zero sign of the Alaska Highway.  Our day is complete in Fort St. John our first day along the Alaska Highway.

          Stonebridge Hotel 250-263-6880

Day 3 - We leave southern civilization behind making our way to Pink Mountain a unique combination of altitude, latitude and geology. Enjoy the scenic view and take a few snapshots.  Continuing on the Alaska Highway, a monumental project started during WWII fearing an impending attack, construction crews worked simultaneously on several sections between Dawson Creek and Fairbanks. The project was completed in only 9 months.  Our final destination for the day is picturesque Muncho Lake.  Dinner is included in your tour package tonight.

 Northern Rockies Lodge 800-663-5269

Day 4 - After enjoying your breakfast (included in your package) we depart to  Liard Hot Springs, the second largest hot springs in Canada.  Our travels take us to the Gateway of the Yukon, Watson Lake.  Be sure to go for a walk in sign post forest....look for a Red Deer sign!!  A visit to the wildlife gallery.  Be sure to have an extra snack as it will be a late arrival into the capital of Yukon, Whitehorse.

       Next two nights Best Western Gold Rush Inn 800-554-4471

Day 5 – The day starts with a guided city tour of Whitehorse. In the afternoon we tour the Old Log Church museum an essential chapter in Yukon’s history.   Tonight experience a turn-of-the-century vaudeville revue, depicting entertainment enjoyed by pioneers of the Great Klondike Gold Rush of 1898.

Day 6 – Taking you back in time, we travel the same route as the gold rush prospectors to Dawson City.  Dawson City is a national historic treasure preserving the old buildings from the goldrush period. Stops along the way at Carmacks, a village on the Yukon River, and Moose Creek Lodge.

              2 Night stay at Westmark Inn  206-336-5834

 Day 7 – A day of exploring starts with a tour of Dawson City boasting 8 National Historic Sites of Canada. After lunch we visit an active mine with a chance to strike it rich gold panning!!  The rest of the day can be enjoyed on your own. Take in Dawson museum, Jack London or Robert Service cabins, Diamond Tooth Gertie’s casino.


Day 8 – Passports required today as we travel the Top of the World Highway to Fairbanks.  This highway gives you a sense of the vastness of the land, traveling through unique settlements like Chicken and Tok.  We cross into Alaska at Little Gold Creek crossing and from there we work our way to Chicken, one of the few surviving gold rush towns in Alaska. Keith mushes forward to Tok, the Sled Dog capital of Alaska.  After a few snapshots and a coffee we continue on the Alaska Highway to Delta Junction at Milepost 1422. Here stands the last town on the Alaska Highway, built during WWII to connect the contiguous United States with Alaska, and home to Ft. Greely, Alaska Missile Defense Command, and the Pogo Gold Mine. The City of Delta Junction is Alaska at its finest, located in the fertile Tanana River Valley and surrounded by 3 spectacular mountain ranges – the White Mountains to the north, the Granite Mountains to the southeast, and the Alaska Range to the southwest. After a long travel day we arrive in Fairbanks.

          2 nights at La Quinta Inns & Suites 907-328-6300

Day 9 – After breakfast we climb on board an authentic Alaskan sternwheeler, the Riverboat Discovery, and take a journey back in time along the Chena and Tanana Rivers. Cruise and experience the area's history and beauty with native Alaskans who call this land home.  Afternoon guided city tour of the Golden Heart City, Fairbanks just 190kms south of the Arctic Circle. Tonight, a true Alaskan Experience, at the Alaska Salmon Bake, operating in historic Pioneer Park for over 37 years. Dinner and the Palace Theatre show included.

Day 10 – On our way to Anchorage, our first stop is at the Denali National Park and Preserve which encompasses 6 million acres of Alaska’s interior wilderness. It’s centerpiece is 20,310-ft.high Mount McKinley, North America’s tallest peak. Denali National Park celebrates its 100th year in 2017.  Plenty of excellent picture taking opportunities.  Lunch today (on your own) at the Mary McKinley View Lodge in Trapper Creek.

                                                                               4 Night stay Hilton Anchorage 907-265-7155
Day 11 – We start out with a city tour of Alaska’s largest city, located in the south-central part of the state on the Cook Inlet. The city is also a gateway to nearby wilderness areas and mountains including the Chugach, Kenai and Talkeetna. It's known for its cultural sites, including the Alaska Native Heritage Center that we are visiting this afternoon. The centre displays traditional crafts, stages dances, and presents replicas of dwellings from the area’s Indigenous groups.  Free evening to enjoy the city.

   Day 12 - Our adventurous day starts by traveling to Whittier, a city at the head of the Passage Canal.  A unique experience as we travel through Whittier Tunnel, the second longest highway tunnel, and the longest combined rail and highway tunnel in North America. Enjoy the Blackstone Bay Glacier cruise, a memorable cruise to the most spectacular glaciers in Prince William Sound. The best option for the glacier enthusiast, this cruise spends time in front of two active tidewater glaciers and one active hanging glacier. Hopefully we will see calving glaciers. Time on your own this evening.

Day 13 – Today we have an early start to board our train to Seward. This train traces scenic Turnagain Arm,  awe-inspiring landscapes punctuated by wildlife. You may see Dall sheep, Beluga whales, Bald eagles,  lush stands of alder and spruce.
After a stop at the town of Girdwood, it’s into the Kenai Mountains, a dramatic landscape of corrugated peaks that stretches as far as you can see. The train stays in the mountains, mostly away from the roads, giving you views you can’t get from a car. Enjoy glacial backdrops, alpine meadows, wildflowers, and wildlife.  Upon arrival in Seward we make our way to south harbor and board a ferry for a wildlife cruise. Have your cameras ready, The Kenai Fjords National Park cruises offer some of the best whale watching opportunities in Alaska, with chances of seeing humpback whales, orca whales, gray whales, fin whales, and minke whales. Lunch on board the ferry is included.  After a day of travel via motor coach, train and ferry be sure and add a walk this evening during your free time.
Day 14 – We say goodbye to Anchorage and make our way to Tok.  A stop at Wrangell St.Elias National Park, the largest U.S. national park, it equals six Yellowstone’s, with peaks upon peaks and glaciers after glaciers.  Tonight we arrive at Tok having the evening on your own.

         Young’s Motel 907-883-4411

Day 15 –Passports required today as we travel back to Canada and Whitehorse.   We travel through Tetlin Wildlife refugee,a dynamic landscape of forest, wetlands, tundra, lakes, mountains and glacial rivers bounded by the snowy peaks of the Alaska Range.  Beaver Creek is where we enter into Canada. Our next stop is The Kluane Museum of Natural History offering world-class wildlife exhibits.  Also displayed are Native clothing, tools and weapons of the Southern Tutchone people as well as minerals and gemstones that are found in the Yukon.  A coffee stop in Haines junction, for some sweets, then on to  Whitehorse.

                Best Western Gold Rush Inn 800-554-4471

Day 16 – A later start this morning, once again we travel by various modes of transportation. Lunch stop in Carcross, originally known as Caribou Crossing, on Bennett Lake and Nares Lake, then we travel by train from Fraser to Skagway. Sit back and enjoy the views on the White Pass and Yukon route, aboard vintage locomotives past the famously steep Chilkoot trail.  Once the train arrives in Skagway, home to many gold-rush-era buildings preserved as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, we transfer to the ferry terminal. From here we spend the next day and a half aboard the Alaskan Marine Ferry traveling the Inside passage to Prince Rupert. Enjoy the spectacular scenery through this network of passages weaving through the islands on the Pacific coast.

               On board the Alaska Marine ferry. Cabins are included in tour package.
Day 17 – Another full day along the inside passage; experts from the US Forest Service and the US Fish and Wildlife Service are often on board to share information about marine animals, birds, plants, and other wildlife.
Day 18 - Today we finish our cruise through the inside passage on board the Matanuska ending in Prince Rupert the city of rainbows and the Gateway to Alaska.  We spend the late afternoon and evening in Prince Rupert getting accustomed to being back on land. 

                         Prestige Prince Rupert Hotel 250-624-6711
Day 19 – We start our last 2 days of travel back home from Prince Rupert to the largest city in northern British Columbia, Prince George. Coffee and lunch stops along the way, including  Smithers which was founded in 1913 as the regional headquarters for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. get a Smithers is home to The Alpenman or Alpine Al, a statue blowing an alpine horn.  We get together tonight at our hotel for a farewell supper and time to reminisce with the new friends you have made.  The evening to relax as you choose, possibly try your luck at the casino.  

             Prestige Prince George Hotel 250-614-9111

Day 20 – Making our way back to Red Deer enjoy Jasper National park and the mountain views.

$5,030.00 per person(double occupancy)

$7,025.00 per person(single occupancy

Book early and save!!!!
$150 per person discount if booked and paid in full by May 1, 2017
Includes: Accommodations; entrance to the Phillip J Currie museum, Liard Hot springs, guided city tours of Whitehorse, Dawson City, Fairbanks and Anchorage,  Old Log Cabin museum, Frantic Follies, active Gold mine tour, River Boat Discovery,  Alaska Salmon Bake and Palace theatre show,  Alaska Wildlife Conservation centre, Blackstone Bay Glacier cruise, Alaska Railroad Anchorage to Seward, Wildlife cruise Seward,  Kluane museum of Natural History, White Pass Railroad Fraser to Skagway, Inside Passage Ferry Skagway to Prince Rupert (including cabin) 17 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 suppers (including Alaskan Salmon Bake).

Departs from Red Deer at the parking lot south of Denny's at 8AM

Frontier Bus Lines Ltd. Reserves the right to cancel any trip with less than 25 persons.  We reserve the right to make any changes in plans which may be necessary due to local conditions, or which may add to the comfort and well-being of the group.