In the Footsteps of Yukon’s Explorers
Departing 27 Aug, 2024
Over ten days, this adventure brings you into the grandeur of Yukon’s pristine and vast wilderness. In the footsteps of the Klondike Gold Rush, you’ll learn more about the people making this land so special, from the critical role of the First Nations to the gold prospectors seeking their fortune in the glittering rivers of the Klondike. With its abundant wildlife, and cultures that live, breathe and thrive beneath the golden sunsets, shooting stars, and midnight sun, the Yukon Territory is unique in more ways than you can imagine. If you’re dreaming of the perfect nature escape with splendid alpine panoramas, colourful tundra, and dramatic granite pinnacles, this itinerary ticks all the boxes and many extras. You’ll discover iconic places, including Kluane National Park, the Traditional Territory of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation, Tombstone Territorial Park, Whitehorse, Dawson City and the Southern Lakes areas in Canada’s untamed North. For outdoor enthusiasts like yourself, this is the ultimate bucket list destination. So, leave the crowds behind and explore the treasures the Yukon has to offer.
Day 1: Arrive in Whitehorse
Day 2: To Kluane National Park
Day 3: Southern End of Kluane National Park
Day 4: Following the Yukon Gold Rush
Day 5: Dawson City Cultural Experiences
Day 6: Hiking in Tombstone Territorial Park
Day 7: To Whitehorse via Yukon Wildlife Preserve
Day 8: Around the Southern Lakes
Day 9: Hiking in Miles Canyon and nature escape
Day 10: Tour ends in Whitehorse
Meet your RCGS Travel Ambassador
George Kourounis has a passion for the world’s extremes. As an explorer, storm chaser, TV presenter, and Explorer-In-Residence with the RCGS, he’s travelled to over 75 countries on all seven continents to document extreme forces of nature so that others can appreciate the power of Mother Nature. For 25 years he has chased tornadoes on the Great Plains, driven into the eye of hurricanes along the Gulf Coast, rappelled deep in the crater of active volcanoes in the Congo & South Pacific, climbed mountains in North Korea, and earned a Guinness World Record for become the first person to set foot at the bottom of the Darvaza flaming gas crater in Turkmenistan while leading an expedition for National Geographic.
Best known for hosting 50 episodes of his own globe-trotting TV series Angry Planet, Kourounis is also a regular on The Science Channel, The Weather Network and countless other networks and video platforms.
“I think that sustainable travel is an integral tool in promoting conservation,” he says. “We are only interested in preserving things that we are care about, and we only care about things that we are exposed to. By visiting a rainforest, a coral reef, or a mountain glacier, we personally connect with the landscapes and wildlife we encounter there and that can create an emotional bond that we keep with us our entire lives.”