North to the Yukon!2022-06-13T02:16:00+00:00

North to the Yukon!

This one-way motorcycle tour takes us from the vineyards of Kelowna to the land of the historic Klondike Gold Rush in Dawson City. Experience sunset at 10:30pm and the Sourtoe Cocktail! This 3000 kms route is paved and a scenic treat for passengers!

from

CAD $9,495

per person

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DURATION

12

DISTANCE 3500 km / 2200 mi

PAVED 100%

GRAVEL 0%

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HIGHLIGHTS
PRICE AND DATES
ITINERARY
RIDER STORIES
Local Lore

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

PRICES AND DATES

Prices

CAD$9,495 with BMW F750GS (Regular or lowered) and Shared Accommodations

OPTIONS

  • Passenger price +CAD $6,695

  • BMW R1250GS +CAD $450

  • Solo Room: +CAD $1,690

  • Discount for own bike: Remove CAD $1,650

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Includes

  • All highlights as noted

  • 11 nights accommodation

  • All breakfasts

  • All lunches and dinners on riding days
  • Guide on motorcycle
  • Second guide in chase truck

  • Park entrance fees and tolls
  • Airport transfers
  • Motorcycle rental with basic insurance

  • Dedicated office staff for trip planning
  • Road book for day-to-day routing
  • The BEST welcome pack in the motorcycle touring world!
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Excludes

  • Visas, pre-trip medical items, trip & medical insurance

  • Personal travel to or from Tour
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Fuel
  • Staff and local guide gratuities

Dates

2022
August 2 – 13. Northbound
August 14 – 25. Southbound

2023
August 8 – 19. Northbound
August 20 – 31. Southbound

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Kelowna
No riding.
Accommodation in Kelowna.

Welcome to northern British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan valley – a restful expanse of vineyards, orchards, lakes, and mountains. This semi-arid desert, with towns like Osoyoos, Penticton, Summerland, Peachland and Kelowna, all thrive because of abundant summer sun. This area even holds the record for the warmest average daytime temperature in Canada, and claims second place for the area of least precipitation in Canada outside the Arctic! Perfect motorcycle riding weather. We hope you will join to to explore.

Arrival in Kelowna. We will arrange for your pickup from the airport and brought to our hotel. Our first meeting will be at 3pm to go over any paperwork for the trip and to make introductions to your fellow riders and crew.

DAY 2

Willams Lake
455km
Accommodation near Williams Lake

DAY 3

Barkerville
197km
Accommodation near Barkerville

We arrive in the town of Wells to drop back, shuck the motorcycle gear and go next door to the famous re-created town of Barkerville. With hundreds of heritage buildings, authentic displays, and shops it was declared a National Historic Site of Canada in 1924. Barkerville is the largest living-history museum in western North America.

DAY 4

Smithers
547km
Accommodation near Smithers

Originally developed as a railway town, Smithers now enjoys an active, outdoors vibe with several great micro breweries within walking distance of the hotel. The majestic Hudsons Bay Mountain overlooks the town. The nearby fish ladders of the Moricetown Canyon will be a stop, as we watch salmon climb the fish ladders.

DAY 5

Stewart
327km
Accommodation in Stewart

The easier routing for today is to continue up the Cassier Highway and spend a leisurely day getting to Bell 2 Lodge, for fuel and lodging. For those who are after more riding, leave early with the guide, and zip over to Hyder, Alaska (required entrance to USA) and if time permits, can follow the gravel road up to see the Salmon Glacier. Turn around and backtrack until you hit the Cassier, and turn left to head north. This extra route will put you at 552 kms for the day, including 60 kms of gravel.

DAY 6

Dease Lake
392km
Accommodation near Dease Lake

These next two days are designed to keep our pace gentle, and allow plenty of stops for photography, leisurely picnic lunches and an abundance of time to talk to locals at the gas station, or at coffee stops. The stories from locals are just as interesting as the scenery, we should not be moving so fast as to miss them! Early arrival into Dease Lake could tempt some to fish, take a float plane scenic trip, or venture down to Telegraph Creek if the road is good. The tiny town of Telegraph Creek was badly damaged in the forest fires from a few summers ago.

DAY 7

Watson Lake
257km

The second of our relaxed days takes us to the infamous small town of Watson Lake, better known as the town with the signpost forest. Along the way we will take a nice break at Jade City.

DAY 8

Whitehorse
428km
Accommodation in Whitehorse

Straight west today as we skirt the BC/Yukon border, crossing the Continental Divide at kilometre 140. Halfway to Whitehorse you get to hold your breath as you cross the long (584m) grated, metal Nisutlin Bay Bridge over Teslin Lake.

DAY 9

Whitehorse
No Riding, Rest day
Accommodation in Whitehorse

Almost 2/3 of Yukon’s population lives in this capital city. A day off here can be filled with museums or why not take a full day trip by coach to the White Pass and Yukon Route narrow gauge railway.

DAY 10

Carmacks
224km
Accommodation in Carmacks

Those who are keen can take an early morning loop south to Carmacks and the world’s smallest desert before returning to Whitehorse and picking up the rest of the group as we head a short distance north visit Five finger Rapids. We backtrack once done there 23 km back to Carmacks for the night.

DAY 11

Dawson City
355km
Accommodation in Dawson City

With our time in the far north ending, we head out one last time, arriving in Dawson City, a town strongly linked to the historic Klondike Gold Rush. Don’t forget the the famous “Sour Toe Cocktail”; you can drink it fast or you can drink it slow, but the lips have gotta touch the toe!

DAY 12

Dawson City
No Riding, Fly Out

If your schedule allows, stay for another night or two in Dawson City. You can hire the bike one more day to explore the magnificent Top of the World Highway. Or stay in town and enjoy the Yukon’s Discovery Days festival, as it be on today with parades and music.

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