An awesome great outdoors adventure through Alaska and Canada

Unearth the many northern delights on offer during this 29 day travel adventure through Alaska and Canada. Starting and finishing in Seattle, covering the spectacular parks, peninsulas and towns of Alaska and seeing the best of British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, this trip showcases the beauty, isolation and pristine environment of this corner of the world. Full of breathtaking mountains, sublime glaciers, numerous opportunities for wildlife spotting and finishing with a memorable cruise along the Inside Passage, this trip is bound to tick all the boxes. Come and discover the spectacular slice of heaven that is Canada and Alaska.

Start
Vancouver, Canada
Finish
Vancouver, Canada
Countries
Canada,
United States
Themes
Overland
Code
SSOF
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 13
Carbon offset
1 672kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Unwind in chilled Vancouver
  • Explore the pretty alpine resort town of Whistler
  • Learn about one of the First Nations tribes of Canada
  • Perhaps spot grizzly bears catching salmon in Hyder
  • Journey through beautiful British Columbia
  • Let worries subside in natural hot springs in Whitehorse
  • Hear about a gold rush past in Dawson City
  • Find out what Chicken is famous for
  • Gaze up at Mt McKinley in Denali National Park
  • Hear creaking glaciers on an optional boat cruise around the Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Discover the remote wilderness of the Wrangell-St Elias National Park
  • Take a boat through the Inside Passage and spy sea mammals playing in the icy waters

Itinerary

Travel along the scenic 'Sea to Sky Highway' from Vancouver to Whistler. Rent bikes to explore the alpine terrain around the popular ski resort town of Whistler.
Cross the Fraser River and head to Prince George, an old logging town.
Learn about the Gitksan people, one of the First Nations tribes of Canada, on a visit to the 'Ksan Historical Village. Be sure to check out their impressive Totem Pole carvings.
Travel into Alaska and head to Hyder where there's a chance to spot grizzly bears catching salmon.
Visit Bonanza Creek to hear about its gold rush history.
Interact with the quirkier side of Alaska in the town of Chicken. Camp near Tok.
Enjoy the journey into the amazing wilderness area inside Denali National Park and Reserve, where there is the chance to hike, raft, or take a scenic flight around looming Mt McKinley. Take a bus ride through this natural wonderland and try to spot grizzlies and caribou.
Drive south on the legendary Kenai Peninsula and try to spot Beluga whales on the way to Homer.
Travel to Seward where there is the option to hike up a glacier to the Harding Icefield or fish for halibut. Relax on a boat cruise around the glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park.
Arrive in Anchorage city and head out to discover its attractions.
Use McCarthy as a base to explore this national park. The combination of extensive ice fields and the continent's largest collection of glaciers make this park one of the most spectacular places in Alaska. Optional activities here include hiking, historic mine tours, scenic flights, glacier walks and ice climbing.
Leave the Wrangell Mountains behind and travel to Tok, AK.
Step aboard a ferry for an unforgettable cruise through the Inside Passage. Travel along the coast of Alaska and Western Canada to arrive in Washington State. Along the way, be rewarded with rugged mountain scenery and stunning glaciers. Be sure to also keep a lookout for whales, dolphins, seals and bears.
Drive to Vancouver
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Ferry, Van
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (20 nights), Hostel (2 nights), Overnight ferry (4 nights)
Included activities
  • Denali National Park
  • Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Kluane National Park
  • 'Ksan Historical Village
  • Scenic bus tour
  • Wrangell-St Elias National Park

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