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Yukon SCEnIC DRIVES Route Drive from Whitehorse to historic Dawson City, loop into Alaska and return through the scenic Kluane Region. Distance: 1,435 km Time recommended: 5 nights Features: Yukon River, Dawson Historical Complex – National Historic Site of Canada, Kluane National Park Activities: River trip to Fort Selkirk, Dawson City walking tour, gold mine tours and gold panning, experiencing First Nations culture, wildlife viewing, day adventures in Kluane Country Trip Planning above: Fox Lake Campground as seen from the North Klondike Highway – YG klondike Trail of ’98 Embark on your own journey to the goldfields on the meandering drive to Dawson City through the Fox Lake Burn, the Northern Tutchone communities of Carmacks and Pelly Crossing, and past the Five Finger Rapids. Arrange a boat trip to historic Fort Selkirk and imagine thousands of bedraggled gold seekers floating the Yukon River to the Klondike. You’ll feel the grit, heartache and golden dreams of the Klondike Gold Rush when you reach Dawson City. This authentic gold rush town is a lively place bursting with historic sites, attractions and a full range of services. Step back in time with a tour of the Klondike goldfields, listen to readings of Robert Service, or discover the cultural heritage of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation. lie icefields and glacial valleys crowned by Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak. Watch for moose, bears and sheep on your scenic drive down the Kluane Parkway. The highway snakes between a sweeping mountain range and Kluane Lake, the Yukon’s largest lake. The communities of Destruction Bay and Burwash Landing hug the lakeshore. Wander the curving beaches of this inviting, deep-blue, glacier-fed lake. Visit the Kluane Museum of Natural History in Burwash Landing to view First Nations’ cultural displays and wildlife dioramas. Places to visit: Carmacks, Pelly Crossing, Dawson City, Beaver Creek, Burwash Landing, Destruction Bay, Haines Junction, Whitehorse • Whitehorse to Dawson City: 538 km (6 hrs) Dawson City to Beaver Creek: 446 km (7 hrs) Beaver Creek to Haines Junction: 298 km (3.5 hrs) Haines Junction to Whitehorse: 159 km (2 hrs) • • • Highways travelled: North Klondike Highway #2, Top of the World Highway #9, Taylor Highway, Alaska Highway #1 Visitor Information Centres: Whitehorse, Carmacks, Stewart Crossing, Dawson City, Beaver Creek, Haines Junction Local Attractions Beaver Creek Visitor Information Centre Fort Selkirk • Dawson City Museum • Dredge #4 • Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre • Diamond Tooth Gerties • Kluane Museum of Natural History • Tachäl Dhäl (Sheep Mountain) Visitor Centre • Mount Logan and St. Elias Icefields • Kluane Visitor Information Centre • Tag’e Cho Hudän Interpretive Centre • • Grizzlies & Glaciers Join an interpretive tour on a park trail to learn about the wildlife, wildflowers and cultural history of Kluane National Park. Grizzly bears are at home in Kluane; some of the continent’s healthiest grizzly populations live here. Viewing scopes on the deck of the Tachäl Dhäl (Sheep Mountain) Visitor Centre offer the perfect vantage point to spot a resident herd of Dall’s sheep. Haines Junction is a picturesque mountain village nestled at the edge of Kluane National Park—the perfect base for day excursions like glacier flightseeing, hiking, canoeing and river rafting. Enjoy campsites and fishing on Kathleen and Pine lakes, explore roadside trails and stay at a bed & breakfast, inn or rustic cabin. In “the Junction,” you’ll also find the national park headquarters, a visitor information centre and a range of services. on Top of the World After the bustle of Dawson, take the free ferry across the Yukon River to the Top of the World Highway. Expansive views along this winding ridge-top road will leave you breathless. The Top of the World Highway meets the Taylor Highway at the Canada– U.S. border. Cross into Alaska and loop back to the Yukon via Tetlin Junction on the Alaska Highway. kluane Parkway From Beaver Creek to Haines Junction, the Alaska Highway parallels the majestic outer rim of Kluane National Park and Kluane Wildlife Sanctuary. Beyond the front ranges travelyukon.com 97

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Table of Contents
Destination Yukon
Calendar of Events
Watson Lake
Southern Lakes Teslin, Tagish, Atlin, Carcross, Marsh Lake, Mount Lorne
Whitehorse
Kluane Haines Junction, Destruction Bay, Burwash Landing, Beaver Creek
Campbell Faro, Ross River
Silver Trail Stewart Crossing, Mayo, Keno City
Klondike Carmacks, Pelly Crossing, Dawson City
North Yukon Old Crow
Winter Magic
Yukon Scenic Drives
Experience Yukon
Yukon Highways Accommodations
Hunting
Campgrounds and RV Parks
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