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Touching the Arctic Ocean
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Watching for bears along the Top of the World Highway
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Celebrating the gold rush days in Dawson City
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Visiting the smallest “desert” in Canada
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Seeing pingos on the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula

The Road to Tuktoyaktuk

Jun 16-27, 2022

12 days | Canada | Quest Nature Tours

Whitehorse to the Arctic Ocean

We’ve visited the Yukon many times in the past, and our visits have been timed to showcase this magnificent wilderness region during the long days of the northern midsummer, when wildflowers begin to carpet the alpine slopes, glacier-fed turquoise lakes gleam in deep valleys and snow-covered peaks of imposing mountains loom on the horizon. On this revamped tour, we take our discoveries one step further: to the Arctic Ocean and legendary Tuktoyaktuk, atop the recently completed Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway!

Our tour begins in the Whitehorse region in the Yukon’s deep south. We’ll explore Canada’s smallest “desert” at Carcross, view fantastic canyon formations and become acquainted with the region’s Gold Rush history. We’ll visit Kluane National Park in the southwest corner of the Yukon. This land of superlatives has the highest mountain in Canada and the most extensive non-polar ice fields in the world. As we explore the wilderness fringes of northern highways, with fabled names such as Dempster, Klondike and Alaska, we’ll look for Moose and Elk browsing in the dense willow thickets, snow-white Dall Sheep feeding on alpine grasses high among mountain peaks and Gyrfalcons atop steep faces of the front ranges.

As we move north from Dawson on the Dempster Highway we’ll enter the tundra and carry on to the mighty Mackenzie River Delta, pock-marked by lakes and dotted with clumps of spruce. The fantastic pingos will greet us as we approach the Arctic Ocean and reach it at long last. This will be the quintessential Canadian North! All along we’ll also be on the lookout for Black and Grizzly Bears as they graze on greens. With some luck, we may even spot Caribou and the elusive Canada Lynx! All throughout, the breeding activities of local birds will be at their peak.
Quest Nature Tours
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. C$5125 + 5% GST
Group Size:
11 - 12 participants

What’s included: Accommodations in double occupancy from Whitehorse; gratuities for services provided by Quest; ground transportation; most meals; park entrance fees; services of Quest naturalist leader Pete Read.

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Arrival in Whitehorse
2Excursion to the Carcross and the Carcross Desert
3Excursion to Kluane National Park
4Yukon River / Klondike Highway / Dawson
5Dawson and the gold creeks
6Top of the World Highway
7Day at leisure in Dawson City
8Dempster Highway and Tombstone towards the Arctic Circle
9Onward to Inuvik!
10Exploring Inuvik at leisure
11Tuktoyaktuk…and Pingos!
12Depart Inuvik
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Your Tour Leader

Pete Read travels the world on the lookout for amazing landscapes of the most remote kind. A well-known naturalist, Pete brings a special focus on wildlife and wild places to our tours.

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Quest Nature Tours
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. C$5125 + 5% GST
Group Size:
11 - 12 participants

What’s included: Accommodations in double occupancy from Whitehorse; gratuities for services provided by Quest; ground transportation; most meals; park entrance fees; services of Quest naturalist leader Pete Read.

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