RV at the ready? It’s time to head north, way north, into the long summer days of the Yukon Territory under the midnight sun. Here’s how to explore the wide open spaces of Canada’s answer to Alaska in less than two weeks.
DAY ONE LAND IN WHITEHORSE.
Tip: Do a ‘big’ road trip shop and get a solid night’s sleep before you head off on this grand adventure.
DAY TWO EXPLORE WHITEHORSE THEN NORTH TO F O X LAKE CAMPGROUND (KLONDIKE HIGHWAY) .
Tip: Have a long, hot soak in Takhini Hot Pools followed by a Fairtrade coffee at Bean North along the way.
DAY THREE FOX LAKE CAMPGROUND TO CARMACKS (KLONDIKE HIGHWAY).
Tip: Pitstop at Braeburn Lodge where the legendary giant cinnamon bun awaits you.
DAY FOUR CARMACKS TO DAWSON CITY (KLONDIKE HIGHWAY).
Tip: If you’re brave enough, down a sourtoe cocktail (with a real human toe in it) as an initiation into DC.
DAY FIVE AN ANIMATED DAY IN DAWSON CITY.
Tip: Head up to the Midnight Dome for infinite views then dine at Drunken Goat Taverna.
DAY SIX DAWSON CITY TO TOMBSTONE TERRITORIAL PARK (DEMPSTER HIGHWAY).
Tip: Make sure you’ve packed your walking boots to tackle one of Tombstone’s soul-refreshing day hikes.
PLAN YOUR YUKON BY R V ROAD TRIP
RV at the ready? It’s time to head north, way north, into the long summer days of the Yukon Territory under the midnight sun. Here’s how to explore the wide open spaces of Canada’s Alaska in less than two weeks.
DAY SEVEN TOMBSTONE TO ROCK RIVER, ARCTIC CIRCLE (DEMPSTER HIGHWAY).
Tip: Have your camera at the ready, because this is unmistakably grizzly bear territory.
DAY EIGHT ARCTIC CIRCLE TO DAWSON CITY
(BACK DOWN DEMPSTER HIGHWAY) .
Tip: Stop at Two Moose Lake to see if you can spot one or two of them or just for its reflective beauty.
DAY NINE DAWSON CITY TO CHICKEN, ALASKA ( TOP OF THE WORLD HIGHWAY).
Tip: Cross the ferry early to have time enjoy the Top of the World Highway’s moonscape.
DAY TEN CHICKEN, ALASKA, TO KLUANE NATIONAL PARK (NP) (ALASKA HIGHWAY).
Tip: Have a beverage at the Chicken Creek Saloon where you’ll inevitably buy quirky poultry paraphernalia.
DAY ELEVEN AN ADVENTUROUS DAY IN KLUANE N P.
Tip: Book into a log cabin, go for a lakeside walk, and arrange a flight over Kluane’s colossal glaciers.
DAY TWELVE KLUANE NP TO CARCROSS (THEN RETURN TO WHITEHORSE #SADFACE) .
Tip: Stop at vibrant Emerald Lake and surreal Carcross Desert on the way through.