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Immerse yourself in northern Canada’s beautiful wilderness on our Whitehorse and Dawson City multi-centre. Explore frontier and gold rush towns, see the Northern Lights and admire the limitless landscapes of Canada.

Our Whitehorse and Dawson City multi-centre will take you to northern Canada’s Yukon and its unique and diverse landscapes. The trip is perfect for those wanting to immerse themselves in the country’s rugged and varied countryside.

Begin your northern Canada multi-centre in Whitehorse. The city’s located in the Yukon wilderness, next to Alaska. It’s home to a fascinating culture and history, and surrounded by some spectacular natural landscapes. There are plenty of museums for those wanting to immerse themselves in the city’s history, while the galleries provide an insight into Whitehorse’s artsy, more cosmopolitan side. Those wanting to try warming Canadian dishes will find plenty of restaurants serving up hearty dishes here too.

From the middle of August to the middle of April, you can also book Northern Lights viewing tours from Whitehorse. See this once in a lifetime spectacle as the night sky is lit up in green. Alternatively, visit Whitehorse in the winter and you can enjoy the many winter sports the area is known for. Dog sledding, skiing, ice skating, cross country skiing and sledding are all available. Visitors in late May to early August can experience the “midnight sun”, when the sun barely sets, while September to October brings the spectacular colours of the autumn.

Next, visit the historic Dawson City. Here you can discover the fascinating history of the goldrush and admire the frontier culture the city was built on. You’ll find boardwalks and false fronted buildings which take you back to this fascinating time.

Duration

7 Days

Recommended For

Adventure, Iconic Journeys

Best Time to Go

April to October

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Trip Highlights

  • See the Northern Lights as they paint the sky green
  • Visit in the summer to see the “midnight sun”, when the sun barely sets
  • Explore the history and local modern arts scene of Whitehorse
  • Learn about Canada’s Gold Rush history in Dawson City

Start your Journey

Day 1

Whitehorse

Whitehorse is a fascinating, historic city that provides a gateway to northern Canada’s wilderness. It’s home to all of the modern amenities you’ll need for a comfortable stay, while being within easy reach of snowy landscapes in the winter and spectacular forests in the summer. It’s also a fantastic base for those wanting to see the Northern Lights – a once in a lifetime experience.

There’s so much to be explored in the city itself. There’s a thriving local arts scene, as well as rich culture and cosmopolitan feel in the restaurants, bars and cafés. Try traditional Canadian dishes, or simply sit back and watch the world go by as you soak up the atmosphere. There’s plenty of shopping too, including local handicrafts and designer shops. Galleries and museums are perfect for those wanting to learn a bit more about the city’s history and immerse themselves in its culture.

Day 2

Dawson City

Dawson City is a cultural centre, ideal for those wanting to learn about Canada’s famous Gold Rush period. It’s home to the fake fronted houses and boardwalks that will take you straight back to this fascinating time in history, as well as plenty of modern amenities. The city is nestled on the bank of the Yukon River, and surrounded by mountains and emerald forests which are perfect for explorers.

Miners, artists and those seeking adventure all share Dawson City, which gives it a unique and eclectic atmosphere. To see some of the modern culture, visit the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture or the Yukon School of Visual Arts. Or visit the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre for a sense of its history.

When it comes to activities, there’s so much on offer here. Cruise down the river and take in the landscapes or visit in the summer months to see the Northern Lights, and the “midnight sun”. The autumn foliage is spectacular, while the winter brings ice skating, skiing, dog sledding and lots more.

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