Yukon Discovery & Sled Dog Tour
What a great Yukon experience! Miles of pristine wilderness, crystal lakes, waterfalls, wildlife, and the Dog Sled ride of a lifetime!
First we climb the mountainous Klondike Highway driving north to the US/Canadian border, paralleling the 1898 Gold Rush Trail to the White Pass summit at 3292 feet. Along the way, view coastal rainforest, magnificent waterfalls, glaciers, and icy blue lakes.
Once in Canada, we journey through spectacular scenery of dramatic lakes encircled by mile-high mountains and the Northern Boreal forest wilderness. Included are Tutshi and Tagish Lakes and Bove Island. Pose at the Yukon Border sign for a great photo-op! In Carcross, stand on the shores of historic Lake Bennett, see the "World's Smallest Desert" and marvel at the gorgeous green Emerald Lake. We watch for wildlife (including Bears, Moose, Caribou, Dall Sheep and Mountain Goats) all along our route. We stop at Caribou Crossing where you'll see a premier educational wildlife gallery, featuring over 100 Yukon and Ice Age taxidermy animals . Lunch is delicious barbecue chicken with sides (vegetarian option available).
Now for the day's highlight! For the dogsled portion of the tour at Caribou Crossing you will ride in a unique, specially designed dry land 6 passenger training cart. Listen to the excitement of the dogs as the team is chosen and watch as they take their place on the line. You will experience a thrilling glimpse into team dynamics, social order and the dog’s passion for running. Your tour will take you down a 1 mile forested course, specially designed to allow our canine athletes to train in the off season. While on the course you will see the teams respond to mushing commands, and have the opportunity to stop with the team and watch them romp and play in their watering pools. (Dogsledding Tour time is approx. 15 min and includes: Team hookup, safety briefing and ride. Time on the trail may vary slightly based on temperatures, trail conditions, and specific team you are riding with.)
Both the Yukon Discovery and Yukon Discovery & Sled Dog tour ride the same bus to Caribou Crossing so if only some in your group want to upgrade to the dog sled ride, that is possible and you will travel together.
See the Yukon Discovery page for more information about what's included with this tour: