Historic Klondike Route – Skagway to Dawson City
Join us for 15 days of adventure in the Alaska and the Yukon. We’ll start our trip in historic Skagway, Alaska with a 4-day hike over the Chilkoot Trail. Traveling in the footsteps of gold rushers from 100 years ago. Once over the trail we’ll trade hiking boots for paddles and begin the 400 miles of canoeing that will bring us to Dawson City Yukon, and the heart of the Klondike gold country. Along the way we’ll pass derelict steam ships, native villages, gold dredges, current day fish camps, trappers cabins, Fort Selkirk, and other relics from the Gold Rush. We’ll also visit Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon, we’ll run the famous Five Finger Rapids, and pass through lake Labarge. Where Robert Service set his famous poem “The cremation of Sam Magee”. We’ll also pass by Henderson Creek where Jack London spent much of his time in the Klondike. Floating down the swift Yukon River will also allow us opportunity to fish for Lake Trout, Arctic Grayling, and Northern Pike.
This trip is perfect for individuals and families wishing to enjoy the splendor of the Yukon Wilderness while traveling this historic route. In addition to the numerous historical sites, we will also have opportunity to view wildlife such as bear, wolf, moose, mink, wolverine, eagles, hawks and waterfowl.
SKAGWAY: Skagway Alaska is the starting/finishing place for this trip. Skagway is a small community located at the top of the Inside Passage. The natural beauty, wilderness access and historical past are responsible for Skagway’s reputation as a center for wilderness adventure in Alaska.
OUR GUIDES: Alaska Mountain Guides & Climbing School Inc. instructors and guides are professionals. They are special individuals who have a passion for being in the mountain environment. They have a wealth of experience from guiding throughout Alaska and the world, and they genuinely enjoy sharing their knowledge. Their skill and positive attitudes help our guests to have the best possible experience during their trip. Your safety and enjoyment are their primary goals.
INCLUDED: Guides, camping equipment, canoes, transfers, food, permit fees, day 5 lodging in Whitehorse, and transportation from Dawson to Skagway or Whitehorse.
NOT INCLUDED: Meals in Whitehorse and Dawson.
ADDITIONAL TRAVEL OPTIONS: Skagway based programs can easily be combined with rafting, sea kayaking, and mountain bike trips. Sea kayak and mountain bike rental are also available. Contact us if you would like more information.
DATES/PRICES: Please see our schedule for current dates and prices information.