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Yukon Quest 2021

Price: CAD $3195
  • Single room supplement CAD $795
  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy. All transactions are in Canadian dollars
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Required participants:
Min. 4 / Max 7
Departure Dates
  • YukonQuest / 2021
    Feb 4 2021 to Feb 11 2021
  • Trip Confirmed
  • Trip Sold Out

2021 RACE IS CANCELLED

Follow along on part of the iconic 1000-mile Yukon Quest sled dog race, which is considered to be one of the most epic sled dog races in the world!
Dawson City and the Yukon Quest are the magic combination for this unforgettable Yukon experience. See what goes on at the race checkpoints and watch vets and officials at work. This guided round trip from Whitehorse to Dawson City gives you an up-close experience of the iconic Yukon Quest – and includes some of our favourite winter activities.

This tour offers the perfect combination of Yukon Quest race observation and winter activities in the amazing winter world of the Yukon!

Yukon Quest - The ultimate VIP package

Trip Itinerary 
  • Day 1 - February 4 - Excitement is in the air - Arrival at Whitehorse airport, transfer to your hotel.
  • Meet your guide and the other participants for a pre-trip information meeting. Your Arctic winter clothing package will be available at the hotel upon your arrival. A Yukon Quest welcome package will be waiting in your room, with up-to-date itinerary details, maps and information. the rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Whitehorse.
  • In the evening you’re invited to the Yukon Quest Annual Start Banquet where you can mingle with the mushers before they embark on their epic journey. (Banquet included)
  • Overnight in Whitehorse.
  • Day 2 - February 5 - It’s a snow day - In the morning we invite you to join us on a City Tour and we will show you around Yukon’s capital city. In the afternoon you could go dog sledding yourself and see what it's like to be out there with your team of dogs (this is an optional add-on and subject to availability) (No meals included)
  • Overnight Whitehorse.
  • Day 3 - February 6 - The race is on - In the morning your guide will drive you to the start of the 2021 Yukon Quest. Feel the excitement build as the athletes and their humans arrive at the start enclosure. Find a spot at the start line and prepare to shout encouragements as the teams leap forward out from the start shute. In the afternoon you’ll explore Whitehorse’ backcountry on snowshoes, and experience firsthand what the Yukon winter is all about.. (No meals included)
  • Overnight Whitehorse.
  • Day 4 - February 7 - Are we there yet? - The drive from Whitehorse to Dawson shows us already that tiny glimpse of awesomeness that lies ahead for the next days. We will stop on the way to see mushers arriving in various check points. And while driving make sure you don’t forget about the amazing landscapes: Snow covered roads, snow covered trees, snow covered mountains, ice covered rivers and a highway lodge snuggled beneath its white blanket, sleeping and waiting for the warm, endless summer days that will come along eventually. We’ll arrive in Dawson City in the evening. (Bagged lunch included.)
  • Overnight in Dawson City.
  • Day 5 - February 8 - Sunrise in Dawson City - Since we have to wait for the Yukon Quest teams to arrive in Dawson, we’re heading out on the Dempster Highway  to Tombstone Territorial Park to catch a glimpse of the vast winter wilderness and see what all the fuss is about. Time to experience firsthand why they call Yukon “larger than life”. Be prepared to be amazed.
  • No visit to Dawson City is complete without a taste of the famous sourtoe cocktail at the Downtown Hotel.. Mix and mingle with the other Yukon Quest fans and volunteers. (Bagged lunch included)
  • Overnight in Dawson City.
  •  Day 6 - February 9 - See them doggies run - Be ready to cheer for the dog teams as they pull into Dawson City for their mandatory rest and check-in. Your guide will be available all day with transportation and up-to-the-minute race information. Meet the Yukon Quest crews and volunteers and see the inside operation as the day unfolds.
  • In between all the activities, you'll explore Dawson on a city tour. You could finish the night with a sip from the famous Sourtoe Cocktail or take a peek inside the famous and legendary bar "The Pit" in the Westminster Hotel. (no meals included)
  • Overnight in Dawson City.
  • Day 7 - February 10 - Was that a toe in my drink? - After getting up close and personal with the famous sour toe cocktail last night, our small band of Yukon Quest fans is ready to return to civilization. But before you return to Whitehorse, say goodby to the four-legged athletes and their humans as they depart Dawson to continue on the trail to Fairbanks, Alaska. You’ll fly back to Whitehorse with Air North’ Yukon’s Airline. (No meals included)
  • Overnight in Whitehorse
  • Day 8 - February 11 - The experiences we had and the memories we’ve made - After breakfast it’s time to say goodby.  (No meals included)
  • Transfer to Whitehorse airport included.

Yukon Quest 2013 - Casavant was sponsored by Nature Tours of Yukon

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Trip Includes 
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Yukon Quest Start Banquet.
  • Bagged lunches provided where indicated.
  • Winter clothing rental for the duration of the trip.
  • Yukon Quest welcome package.
  • Transfers to/from Dawson City.
  • Private city tour in Dawson City.
  • Yukon Quest events & activities in Dawson City.
  • Guided trip to Tombstone Territorial Park.
  • Air North flight from Dawson to Whitehorse.

Yukon Quest - Dawson

Trip Excludes 
  • Meals and beverages in restaurants and hotels.
  • Trip cancelation & medical insurance: We strongly recommend you purchase adequate insurance coverage at the time of booking. Your policy should cover injury, illness or death, trip cancelation, emergency medical, search & rescue, flight accident, travel accident, loss of baggage and personal effects.

 

Important Information 

how a sled dog team works - Yukon Quest 2019 - Nature Tours of Yukon

  • Dates are not confirmed by the Yukon Quest yet and subject to change up to May 2020.
  • Due to the nature of the race we cannot 100% guarantee as to when mushers actually arrive into any checkpoint. After all it is a race with humans,dogs and nature involved.

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Price: CAD $3195
  • Single room supplement CAD $795
  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy. All transactions are in Canadian dollars
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Required participants:
Min. 4 / Max 7
Departure Dates
  • YukonQuest / 2021
    Feb 4 2021 to Feb 11 2021
  • Trip Confirmed
  • Trip Sold Out

Trip Includes

COVID-19 Safety Measures

At Nature Tours of Yukon we pride ourselves in delivering a high standard of service and safety. Safety measures and operational plan are in place. Please bring your own face mask (required). Measures might change depending on the recommendations by the Yukon Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Learn More

  • World Travel & Tourism Counsel
  • Nature Tours of Yukon is a member of Travel Industry Designator Service by IATA
  • Nature Tours of Yukon is a member of Yukon Wilderness Tourism Association
  • Nature Tours of Yukon is a member of Tourism Industry Association of Yukon
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