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Yukon and British Columbia, Klondike Highway

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Driving through the historic Klondike Highway is an extraordinary memorable experience. The 445 mile/715 km highway passes through three different states (provinces): Alaska, British Columbia, and the Yukon. The gorgeous and unique landscapes can be seen once you cross the US border. There are many vista points worth stopping at along the Klondike highway to capture this exceptional picture perfect landscape. The most photographed among them is the Yukon Suspension Bridge. The Yukon Suspension Bridge is 65 feet long above the white-water rapids Tutshi river. The walk across this bridge is thrilling and the views are stunning.

These photos are from our motor coach tour to White Pass Summit and Yukon Suspension Bridge during the last week of August, 2013.

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Quick Facts and Tips

  • Make sure you have valid passports and visas since the Klondike Highway crosses US-Canada border.
  • Best time to visit: June to September
  • Port of Call or Fly Into: Skagway, Alaska
  • Clothing
    • It is cool, so plan to dress in layers. Comfortable jeans, T-shirts, warm jackets, scarfs, caps, gloves, rain jackets, comfortable walking shoes.
  • What to Expect
    • Glacier, Snow-capped rugged mountains, Fjords, Waterfalls, Sparkling turquoise lakes, Alpine tundra, Winding rushing rivers, Wind-battered rocks, Abundant forest of old trees, Wildflowers, Wildlife, Gorges, Tunnels, Historic sites.
  • Best things to do
    • Take a tour to experience The Yukon & Suspension Bridge. There will be an entry fee to view/cross the bridge and exhibits if not included in your tour. There is a cafe, restaurant, gift shop and restroom.
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White Pass Summit, Klondike Highway

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Driving through the historic Klondike Highway is an extraordinary memorable experience. The 445 mile/715 km highway passes through three different states (provinces): Alaska, British Columbia, and the Yukon. The South Klondike Highway connects Skagway (Alaska) to Whitehorse (Yukon), and passes through the White Pass mountain summit area and the Southern Lakes region of the Yukon. The North Klondike Highway connects Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon. The Klondike Highway runs pretty much parallel to the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway and offers stunning panorama views of mountains, glaciers, gorges, the dead horse gulch, waterfalls, tunnels, and historic sites.

There are many vista points worth stopping at along the South Klondike highway. The stunning White Pass is one among them. White Pass is a mountain ridge through the Coast Mountains range on the border of Alaska and the province of British Columbia, Canada. It leads from Skagway to the chain of lakes at the headwaters of the Yukon River. The White Pass trail was the main pass used by prospectors during the Klondike Gold Rush. Though it was easier than the Chilkoot Trail, the lengthy journey and harsh climate took the lives of many prospectors and their horses. Therefore, the White Pass trail was nicknamed the Dead Horse Trail.

These photos are from our motor coach tour to White Pass Summit and Yukon during the last week of August, 2013.

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Quick Facts and Tips

  • Make sure you have valid passports and visas since the Klondike Highway crosses the US-Canada border
  • Best time to visit: June to September
  • Port of Call or Fly Into: Skagway
  • Clothing
    • It is cool, so plan to dress in layers. Comfortable jeans, T-shirts, warm jackets, scarfs, caps, gloves, rain jackets, comfortable walking shoes
  • What to Expect
    • Glacier, Snow-capped mountains, Craggy Mountains, Fjords, Rushing Waterfalls, Sparkling Lakes, Valleys, Wildlife, Gorges, Tunnels, Historic Gold Rush sites
  • Best things to do