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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
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Touching the Arctic Ocean

Road to Tuktoyaktuk

Jun 10-21, 2022

12 days | Canada | Alumni Expeditions

This tour is presented by the alumni associations of the University of Alberta, the University of Saskatchewan, Western University, McMaster University, McGill University, and York University.
 
This tour showcases 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. In addition to enjoying signature centres in southern Yukon, 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! At long last we will touch the Arctic Ocean. Join us for this top-to-bottom exploration of an iconic Canadian wilderness.
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Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. C$5295 + 5% GST
Group Size:
12 - 16 participants

What’s included: Accommodation based on double occupancy; most meals; transportation by air-conditioned coach; all activities; all admission fees and park entrance fees; taxes and gratuities; fully escorted by your study leader

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Meet in Whitehorse
2Excursion to 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
7Dawson City
8Dempster Highway and Tombstone
9Onward to Inuvik!
10Inuvik
11Tuktoyaktuk…and Pingos!
12Departure
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Your Tour Leader

Greg Hare has lived in the Yukon for more than four decades, spending 30 years working as a field archaeologist with the Government of Yukon. He has worked throughout the territory and has published numerous articles on the human and natural history of Yukon. Greg is one of the pioneering researchers in the Yukon Ice Patch Project and one of the founders of the emerging field of Glacial Archaeology. He is an enthusiastic ambassador for the Yukon has led a variety a professional and conference tours of southern and central Yukon.

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Alumni Expeditions Alumni Tours
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. C$5295 + 5% GST
Group Size:
12 - 16 participants

What’s included: Accommodation based on double occupancy; most meals; transportation by air-conditioned coach; all activities; all admission fees and park entrance fees; taxes and gratuities; fully escorted by your study leader

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