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The Road Less Travelled - Journey to the Yukon and Western Arctic

Mar 28, 2019 - Apr 4, 2019


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March 28-April 4, 2019 | 8 Days, 7 Nights
Maximum 12 Guests – Book Early!

Experience the tour of a lifetime on an exclusive journey through the Yukon and Western Arctic. Join Maritime Travel’s own Toni Bissett on a customized tour exploring the beauty of Canada’s North. Among the many highlights, you will have multiple chances to view the spectacular Aurora Borealis.

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Highlights:
• Airfare from Vancouver, Kelowna or Victoria
• Airport transfers/shuttle
• Multiple local culinary dining experiences
• 7 nights accommodation including Edgewater Hotel, Inn On The Lake and one night in a personal igloo
• Local guides and drivers
• Multiple Aurora Borealis viewing opportunities


• Tour of Whitehorse
• Yukon Wildlife Preserve visit
• Takhini Hotspring visit
• Visit to Carcross
• Dawson City Tour
• Visit to Klondike Goldfields
• Drive the Aklavik Ice Road
• Tour of Tuktoyaktuk
• Snowmobile excursion to Cariboo Lake
• Memories to last a lifetime!


FOR INFORMATION AND TO BOOK, CONTACT YOUR FAVOURITE
 MARITIME TRAVEL COUNSELLOR

1.800.991.1919 |
RSVP@MARITIMETRAVEL.CA


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Itinerary


The Road Less Travelled — A journey of discovery to the
Yukon and Western Arctic under dancing skies*

MARCH 28, 2019 — Fly with Air North, Yukon’s Airline from Victoria, Vancouver, or Kelowna to Yukon’s capital city Whitehorse where you will begin your adventure on the road less travelled. Enjoy true Yukon hospitality with a complimentary meals and beverage service and 2 PC baggage allowance, visit www.flyairnorth.com for more information. Airport Shuttle provided by Yukon Hotels to The Edgewater Hotel, Whitehorse’s premier boutique hotel located Downtown, across from the historic White Pass Railway station. Find warm Winter clothing in your room on arrival. You will retain these items for the duration of the journey. Leave them behind when you check-out on April 4 2019.

MARCH 29, 2019 — Let Nature Tours of Yukon show you around their hometown, Whitehorse! Enjoy a tour of Whitehorse City, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and the Takhini Hot Springs. Your guide will have local stories to tell about the history and people and show you the hidden gems of our town. The City Tour, among other places, will take you to the Log Skyscraper, Old Log Church, Fish Ladder and the SS Klondike. After a bagged picnic lunch, enjoy a visit to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. A great opportunity to view and photograph our local wildlife (such as woodland caribou, elk, mountain goats, moose, mule deer, musk oxen, wood bison, Dall’s sheep, stone sheep, lynx, red foxes and arctic foxes). Then visit the Takhini Hot Springs, where you can enjoy the hot waters and relax a little before resuming your adventures in the Yukon. (Please bring your bathing suit, pool shoes and towel!) Includes: Transportation, knowledgeable guide, bagged lunch & admission to the Wildlife Preserve and Takhini Hot Springs. Time: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM. After dinner, around 9:30 PM, Nature Tours of Yukon will pick you up for a night of seeing the Northern Lights. We have no fixed location and will drive to several viewing spots to give you the best chances of seeing the Lights. Once we find a spot, we will build a campfire, roast some marshmallows and have hot chocolate under the dancing Aurora Borealis.

Please note: This is a true wilderness experience, and we won’t stop at a heated site, so clients should be aware that they need to dress appropriately. Our van will be there to warm up in, but it can only heat up so much in -40. This is a true adventure after all! Includes: Transportation, knowledgeable guide & snacks and hot beverages. Time: 9:30 PM to 2:00 AM

MARCH 30, 2019 — Let Nature Tours of Yukon show you the hidden gems of the Yukon, while driving south towards Carcross. Off the Alaska Highway and onto the Klondike Highway, we follow the winding road towards beautiful snow covered mountain ranges. There’s great chances to spot wildlife here! About half-way to Carcross, turn onto an icy gravel road leading far into the back country. You may spot caribou or moose while enjoying some more amazing mountain views. We’ll stop at a back country (frozen) creek, where you can take a moment to breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the feeling of being in a truly remote area. After that, continue to Carcross and for a walking tour through this small First Nation community, before having a break by the snow-covered beach. Try snowshoeing or just enjoy the views. In the afternoon, return to Whitehorse. Includes: Transportation, knowledgeable guide, use of snowshoes & bagged lunch. Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

MARCH 31, 2019 — Complimentary shuttle to Whitehorse Airport courtesy of Yukon Hotels. Enjoy a scenic morning flight with Air North, Yukon’s Airline to vibrant and historic Dawson City. Meet The Klondike Experience team on arrival in Dawson City for your transfer via the Husky Bus to the historic Downtown Hotel, home of the (in)famous Sourtoe Cocktail. Will you get your certificate? From there enjoy a driving tour of Dawson City and visit the Klondike Goldfields (2 hours). Break for lunch (1 hour) then enjoy a guided walking tour of historic Dawson City with (1 hour) and a visit to the Dawson City Museum. Enjoy free time and a dinner break to fuel up for the evening’s activities. Hop aboard the Husky Bus for The Klondike Experience’s Northern Lights viewing excursion! The Road Less Travelled — A journey of discovery to the Yukon and Western Arctic under dancing skies*

APRIL 1, 2019 — Transfers via the Husky Bus from the Downtown Hotel to Dawson City Airport for your flight with Air North, Yukon’s Airline. Don’t forget your camera-the scenery during the flight to Inuvik, NWT is spectacular! Shortly after arrival at Inuvik Airport, we are off for our exciting driving experience north of the Arctic Circle. Enjoy the rare opportunity to drive both the Aklavik Ice Road and the Dempster Highway! You will be greeted at the airport by your Tundra North Tours guide. Once greeted you will start on your first tour, the Aklavik Ice Road Tour. Experience the crystal blue ice road, and the vastness of the frozen Mackenzie Delta as you reach the remote town of Aklavik. Aklavik is a small peaceful trapping and fishing community of 600 located in the Mackenzie Delta. Gwich’in and Inuvialuit have traditionally gathered here to trade for goods from as far away as the Pacific and Arctic coasts. Despite the small size, Aklavik is rich in history despite the small size, and you will learn get to experience it all during your guided town tour. After your town tour you will be brought back down the Iconic Aklavik Ice Road until you reach our exclusive Aurora Viewing area. Here you will be surrounded by Igloos’, illuminated Ice Inuksuks’, Ice Sculptures, and Towering traditional teepees’. It is here where you will call home, as you bring your belongings into your warm, personal Igloo to call home for the evening. After, you shall hear traditional stories around a camp fire, try traditional food and tea. The only thing left is to wait for the aww-inspiring dance of the Aurora Borealis to take over your vision deep into the Arctic Sky.

APRIL 2, 2019 — On this day you depart down the Aklavik Ice road until you reach the brand-new Mackenzie Highway. On your way to Tuktoyaktuk visit an awe-inspiring herd of 3000 Reindeer. After this amazing experience, at the end of this truly beautiful drive you will reach Tuktoyaktuk. Located on the Arctic coastline, Tuktoyaktuk is home to many attractions such as the second largest Pingo in the world, the Trans Canada Trail, and rich Aboriginal history. Enjoy a town tour of the local monuments. After your town tour you will check into your B&B for the evening. It is here you will experience your personal cultural dinner with local elders of the community. After the dinner get yourself ready for another night of Aurora Viewing alongside a warm fire and warm beverages. The only difference this time is that you will be viewing from on top of the frozen Arctic Ocean!

APRIL 3, 2019 — After a breakfast at your local B&B, we will depart back down the Mackenzie Valley Highway back to the Inuvik Airport for your departing flight. Travel to Whitehorse, Yukon with Air North, Yukon’s Airline. If you didn’t secure a window seat on the way up, here’s your chance! You will be greeted on arrival and escorted for your lodge experience at the renowned Inn On The Lake. As featured on Martha Stewart Living and recently listed by National Geographic Traveller as Top 150 places to stay, this lodge located 35 minutes by car from Whitehorse, Yukon, is the top-rated accommodation and conference center in the Yukon. You’ll find inspiration connecting with the land and enjoying Yukon’s culinary heritage. At Inn On The Lake, Yukon culinary heritage is the gift they put on every plate. To infuse Northern flavours into their cuisine, the Inn On The Lake team source as many local ingredients as possible from the bounty of Boreal berries to the noble Sockeye Salmon. During your stay you will enjoy gourmet regional cuisine, unwind in the rustic comfort of a truly Northern Inn and an invigorating snowmobile excursion to Cariboo Lake, returning for a relaxed Aurora viewing experience with photography support.

APRIL 4, 2019 — Return home with Air North, Yukon’s Airline from Whitehorse to Victoria, Vancouver, or Kelowna.

COALITION OF YUKON + NWT WEBSITES:
flyairnorth.com • edgewaterhotelwhitehorse.com • naturetoursyukon.com klondikeexperience.com • dawsoncity.ca • tundranorthtours.com downtownhotel.ca • drivingforce.ca • innonthelake.ca

Tour host subject to minimum group size.

For more information and to book, call your favourite Maritime Travel Counsellor: 1.800.991.1919 or email rsvp@maritimetravel.ca