Follow the Yukon Quest

Yukon Quest 1000mile internation sled dog race

Our experienced guides will teach you what it takes to compete in the Yukon Quest, the most demanding wilderness race – without having to actually compete.

 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 famous Yukon Quest 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
  • Snowshoeing
  • 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

Excluded

  • Flight to and from Whitehorse
  • Meals and drinks while on the road or at checkpoints (Dawson, Pelly, Carmaks)
  • all personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

2020 Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival at Muktuk Adventures. Your  cabin is reserved for you in our unique B&B. We are located in the breathtaking ibex valley along the Takhini River where you will  get to meet the 4 and 2 legged family of Muktuk and settle in.

On the Road to Dawson City

Day 2 – Road Trip to Dawson City.  The drive to Dawson City will filled with wide open landscapes and history along the way. There is also always a change to see wildlife along the way such as Elk, Lynx, Moose and maybe even a Wolverine.  We will be spending

Dawson City – 36 hour layover

Day 3 – 6 Dawson City  Feel the excitement and anticipation  of the first mushers arriving in Dawson City.  We will be visiting the checkpoint and keeping our eyes on the tracker while exploring the city and its surroundings when there is no action at the checkpoint. We will also be visiting the dog yard where teams will be resting and handlers will be hard at work.  Depending on race flow and weather we decide as a group which day we will do our excursion up the Dempster Highway.

On the road to the finish

Day 6 –  Dawson to Pelly White the leading teams already back on the trail again some teams might still be resting in Dawson City when we are hitting the road again on our way to Pelly. This is the longest stretch in the race for the musher without a checkpoint and it will be very interesting to see what their race plan is this far in the race. Will they be staying and resting in Pelly or will they be going straight through and resting on the trail.  In Pelly we will be staying for the night and sleeping in the checkpoint to get the real feel of being part of this amazing Yukon Quest Family.

Day 7 –  Pelly and Carmacks From Pelly the teams are heading down the trail to Carmacks and lots of them stop at the McCabe hospitality  stop famous for its great hospitality. Depending on the roads and trail conditions we might be able to go and check it out ourselves before checking in in Carmacks. From Carmacks we will be heading straight back to Muktuk and will plan our own “catching the mushers” strategy on when to be back in Braeburn to see the teams come in.

The biggest Cinnamon Buns

Day 8- Braeburn  Braeburn Lodge – Home of the largest cinnamon bus- and also the last mandatory stop for the teams before the last push to the finish line.

Back home at Muktuk

Day 9 – 14 Muktuk Adventures with the race almost over for the first mushers it is getting really exciting on who might reach the finish first, did the second and third catch up on the fist team since leaving Braeburn or can the leading team keep the distance. We will be able to watch right behind our lodge just about 1.5 hours before they cross the finish line.

Who will be the winner?

Day 10- Finish  While the first teams already finished or about to finish their race there is still a race going on our on the trail. We will adjust our itinerary for the rest of the week depending on how the race goes and how many teams or maybe any specific teams we want to see on their way in.

For the next 4 days we have some dog sledding, Ice fishing, hot springs and wildlife preserve on our schedule as well as more sightseeing and exploring of the majestic Yukon Wilderness.

Close up

Day 13 –  Meet the Musher Just off the trail and rugged looking or already finished for a few days and rested never know how many mushers will be there and what shape are they in. A great way to get your posters signed and ask question you always wanted to ask.

Good company and good food

Day 14 – Banquet Will all musher reach the finish line in time for the banquet, we sure hope so but one never knows. We will enjoy some good food and laughter while musher share stories of the trails.

Time so say goodbye

Day 15 – Departure All good things have to come to an end. Time to say goodbye to the dogs. 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:

Feb 2nd to Feb 16th 2020

Payment and Cancellation Policy:

  • Non-refundable reservation fee at time of booking –
  • 50% Payment of remainder 45 days before departure of trip
  • Cancellation 45 + days in advance – 50 % refund (less reservation fee)
  • Cancellation less than 45 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.

Note:

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.

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