Follow the Yukon Quest Viewing Trip
Shadow the greatest mushers to find out first-hand what it takes to compete in the most demanding wilderness race – without having to actually compete. Our guides will keep you informed of race participants’ progress and past triumphs. You’ll witness the rigor of a checkpoint inspection, marvel at the bond between dog team and musher, and feel the thrill of the Yukon Quest. Step on the runners yourself and enjoy a day on the trails of the Takhini River and Dawson historical trail.
Here’s what you get:
- All transportation to activities.
- 4 days Dawson city with excursion Tombstone
- Accommodation in Dawson City
- Accommodation at Muktuk Adventures
- Ice fishing incl license
- Day tour dog sledding
- Wildlife preserve and Hotsprings
- Sightseeing Whitehorse
- All Meals while staying at the Muktuk Lodge
- Cinnamon Bun in Braeburn
- Ticket for the Finish Banquet
- Yukon Quest Poster
- Warm Winter Gear for sledding
- Flight to and from Whitehorse
- Meals while on the road (Dawson, Pelly, Carmaks)
- all personal expenses
- Travel insurance
Feb 3rd – arrival at Muktuk Adventures
Your guestroom or cabin is reserved for you in our unique B&B. We are located in the breathtaking Ibex Valley along the Takhini River. You get to meet the 4 and 2 legged family of Muktuk and settle in.
Feb 4th – Getting ready
At breakfast we will go over the itinerary for the next 2 weeks. Everybody will be geared up with all essentials needed to say warm in sub arctic temperatures. Getting acclimatized and testing the gear during a little snowshoe adventure in the afternoon.
Feb 5th – Drive to Dawson City
Today our big northern adventure begins. We are starting our journey north along the Klondike Highway. Make sure you have your cameras ready as every bend in the road reveals another stunning view of the Great White North, and you never know what wildlife you might encounter along the way
Feb 6th – Dawson City & Surroundings
Today there is time to explore the old gold rush city and its surroundings. We will be taking in some stunning views of the city from the top of the midnight dome. Driving to an old dredge and historic site of the Gold Rush, and watching this little city to get ready for the biggest event of the Winter
Feb 7th – Dawson City – who will first
Dawson City was and is till today the central of the Yukon Gold Rush. The excitement is growing. Who will be the first team to arriving in Dawson and get a chance to take the 5 ounces of gold home. Dawson City is a 36 hour layover. We will have a chance to stroll through the dog camp and get a good look at mushers and dogs and capture their spirits half way through the race
Feb 8th – Tombstone National Park
The front teams will have left Dawson city by now for the long haul to Pelly Crossing, which gives us some time to explore. We will be driving along the Dempster Highway to the Tombstone National Park. The views of the Mountains and Valleys will take your breath away. And as always keep your eye out for Wildlife along the way. We will return back to Dawson City for the night.
Feb 9th to Feb 12th – Pelly Crossing, Carmacks and Braeburn
Time to say goodbye to Dawson City and follow the mushers down the road. While we been enjoying the comfort of a hotel room during our stay in Dawson city we are now starting to rough is and sleep at the checkpoint just like the mushers and their handlers do. This will give you and even better understanding of what the musher go through.
Feb 13th – Finish Line
After a good rest back at the lodge we are ready to await the first teams passing Muktuk Adventure. We will have a nice little fire set up along the shores of the Takhini. What time of day or night that depends on the race. Once the first teams passed we have some time to get ready to head to the finish line in downtown Whitehorse
Feb 14th –Whitehorse and surroundings
Time to explore what Whitehorse has to offer. Miles Canyon was once a tricky passage for the Stampeders through the gold rush. The rapids through the canyon looked like white horses. Since they build the dam there are no rapids anymore but the name stayed. Other historic sites are Bennet Lake and Carcross.
Feb 15th – Ice fishing
We will take a short drive to a nearby lake. There will be plenty of hot chocolate coming along to keep us warm while we are practicing the patience of fishing.
February 16th – Full day of dog sledding
After watching all the mushers for days now on their teams and how it is done it is our turn. We are heading out on the same trail as the mushers traveled, just not for quiet as long. Each will have their own 6 dog team for the day.
February 17th – Finish Banquet
We celebrate the north, the race and our trip at the Finish Banquet. We will start off the day with a visit to the Wildlife preserve followed by a soak at the hot springs before dressing up for the evening. At the banquet mushers will share stories from the trail and award will be handed out while we will enjoy some great food.
February 18th – Departure
All good things have to come to an end, time to say goodbye to the north. We will drive you to the airport or a hotel in Downtown depending on your travel arrangements.
Itinerary is subject to change depending on race flow and weather conditions
Available Tour Start Dates:
Jan 29th – Feb 12th 2017
Payment and Cancellation Policy:
Non-refundable reservation fee at time of booking – 50%
Payment of remainder 45 days before departure of trip
Cancellation 45 -21 days in advance – 50 % refund (less reservation fee)
Cancellation less than 21 days in advance – no refund
Please read and understand the waiver and health forms Agreement. You must submit these forms at least 21 days prior to trip departure.
Adult prices quoted, without GST. Reduced rates available for youth and children. Prices are subject to change.
- Canadian law requires that you sign a ‘release of claims and waiver of liability form’ prior to participating on this trip.
- Please ensure you invest in travel insurance for your trip.
- Alcoholic beverages are not included; however, Muktuk is a licensed establishment.
- The Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and the Race.