Day 1: Home - Calgary, AB
Your adventure begins as you arrive in Calgary - Alberta’s Cowboy City. Transfer to your downtown hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure before
starting your tour tomorrow morning.
Day 2: Calgary - Grande Prairie, AB (B)
Meet fellow passengers and your guide this morning at a welcome breakfast. Travel north and pass through Edmonton, a city that maintains its ties to
the Klondike past. Watch the beauty unfold through Northern Alberta and see grandiose lakes, mighty rivers, abundant wildlife and untapped wilderness.
Day 3: Grande Prairie - Fort Nelson, BC (B)
Travel through the great northern prairie region of Alberta en route to Dawson Creek, stopping at Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway. Continue into British
Columbia’s picturesque Peace Country with its abundance of natural history and agriculture land.
Day 4: Fort Nelson - Watson Lake, YT (B,L)
Journey through peaceful valleys and alpine meadows and arrive for a brief stop at Liard Hot Pools, Canada’s most spectacular natural hot springs.
Be sure to dip your toes into this natural hot pool. This evening tour the Northern Lights Centre and experience the folklore and the science of
the Northern Lights.
Day 5: Watson Lake - Whitehorse, YT (B)
The day begins at world famous Sign Post Forest that gives you a down to earth view of global navigation. Did you bring a sign from your home to put
up? Cross the Nisutlin Bay Bridge, longest on the Alaska Highway, into Teslin, Yukon. Enjoy the reflections of the glorious mountain ranges in
the crystal clear lakes that dot the area en route to Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon. Your Whitehorse tour includes Miles Canyon, the Fish
Ladder and the SS Klondike Sternwheeler National Historic Site. Tonight whoop it up with the vaudeville fun of the famous Whitehorse Frantic Follies.
Day 6: Whitehorse - Dawson City, YT (B,L)
Continue north on the Klondike Highway past Lake Laberge, made famous by Robert Service’s poem, “The Cremation of Sam McGee”. Stop to view the Carmacks
Interpretive River Front Boardwalk and the beautiful Five Finger Rapids. Arrive in Dawson City, the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush. Tonight visit
Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall, Canada’s oldest and most unique casino featuring can-can girls led by Diamond Tooth Gertie herself.
Day 7: Dawson City, YT (B)
Revisit history today as you experience an enormous Gold Mining Dredge, one of the largest wood hulled, bucket line dredges in North America, then
pan for your own fortune in gold. This afternoon relax and enjoy a leisurely afternoon as you explore the boardwalk shops of this town and recall
the gold crazed frenzy of Dawson City’s past.
Day 8: Dawson City – Tok, AK (B)
North to Alaska! Today you travel over the Top of the World Highway and stop at the unique town of Chicken named after the state bird – the Ptarmigan
that resembles a chicken. Then it’s on to the Village of Tok, where the Eagle Trail crosses the Tanana River and the sternwheelers once plied the
Day 9: Tok - Fairbanks, AK (B,D)
Mail your postcards this morning at the North Pole, Alaska and stop by Santa Claus House. Continue on to Fairbanks, the hub of Alaska’s heartland.
This afternoon board the Sternwheeler Discovery for a cruise of the Chena and Tanana Rivers. You will see a bush plane taking off from a bush-style
runway, witness the wedding of the rivers and gain insight into the ancient Athabascan Indian culture on a personalized tour of the Chena Native
Village. Tonight step back in time and visit Alaskaland for a delicious baked salmon dinner, followed by a musical review at the Palace Theatre
Day 10: Fairbanks – Denali, AK (B,L)
Incredible vistas provide a feast for the eyes today on your journey through the town of Nenana to Denali National Park & Reserve. The panoramic
views of the famed Alaska Range continue to take your breath away as you see Mt McKinley – North America’s highest peak. This afternoon experience
a wildlife tour into the heart of Denali National Park. This tour offers a great opportunity to see wildlife in the park, in particular, grizzly
bears, caribou, moose and even wolves. Return to Denali early evening.
Day 11: Denali – Anchorage, AK (D)
Your destination today is Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage. Explore the past and experience the first people at the Alaska Native Heritage Centre,
Anchorage’s premier cultural attraction. Hear the songs and stories and see the dancers. This evening enjoy a group dinner.
Day 12: Prince William Sound Cruise (B,L)
Today experience one of the tour highlights, cruising the calm and protected waters of Prince William Sound accompanied by a National Forest Interpreter.
The vessel hugs the coastline and icebergs glides silently by. Pulling into a bay, the vessel floats right up to a 1700-foot high active tidewater
glacier, a river of ice. See otters, eagles, puffins, sea lions, whales and glacier-wildlife. Delicious onboard lunch includes prime rib and salmon.
This is wild and dramatic Alaska up close.
Day 13: Board Zaandam (B,L,D)
Transfer to Seward to board Holland America’s Zaandam for 7-day cruise.
Day 14: At Sea (B,L,D)
Enjoy a full day cruising the Alaska coast.
Day 15: Glacier Bay (B,L,D)
With park naturalist, get up close and personal with rivers of ice flowing into the sea. Arrive 10:00 am, depart 7:00 pm.
Day 16: Haines (B,L,D)
Situated at the head of America’s longest fjord, go kayaking or fishing for the day. Arrive 6:30 am, depart 9:00 pm.
Day 17: Juneau (B,L,D)
Alaska’s capitol city beckons, with excursions to Mendenhall Glacier. Arrive 8:00 am, depart 6:00 pm.
Day 18: Ketchikan (B,L,D)
Visit the town on stilts – and don’t forget the Red Light District! Arrive 2:00 pm, depart 8:00 pm.
Day 19: Inside Passage (B,L,D)
Full day cruising the scenic Inside Passage of the BC coast.
Day 20: Arrive in Vancouver, BC (B)
Arrive Vancouver at Canada Place at 7:00 am.