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Alaska Marine Highway Ferry from Bellingham, Alaska Highway Tours, Southeast Alaska Sightseeing, Whitehorse/Yukon Territory Sightseeing, Rocky Mountain National Parks, West Canada Self Drive Tours, Rocky Mountains Self Drive Tours, Western Canada Self Drive Vacation
SDR#31 Inside Passage, Alaska Highway & West Canada
Discover Canada’s West National Parks, the remote Yukon Territory and Southeast Alaska in one spectacular tour. This is an excellent way to explore the west coast as you drive to Bellingham and board the Alaska Ferry for an unforgettable 3-day journey throughout the famous Inside Passage. Visit remote coastal communities, step back into the days of the ‘1898 Goldrush – originating in Skagway and Dyea, followed by a drive to Whitehorse – the capital of the Yukon. Continue on the Alaska Highway down to the Milepost “0” at Dawson Creek. From here you travel throughout the Rocky Mountain National Parks via Edmonton. The Jasper and Banff National Park – including the Icefields Parkway - are world-class sightseeing destinations. Fantastic sightseeing and wildlife viewing, spectacular mountain scenery are guaranteed to experience a perfect nature environment.
Arrive in Vancouver, pick up your rental car and check in at your downtown hotel location. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and nestled alongside the Coast Mountain Range, the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver is home to spectacular natural scenery and many sightseeing attractions.
Vancouver – Bellingham
Leave Vancouver during the day and drive 100 Miles down to Bellingham. Stopover at the Bellis Fair Outlet Center for some great shopping opportunities. Overnight Bellingham.
Inside Passage/BC
The Alaska Marine Highway follows the same route travelled by the gold seekers in 1898. The sheltered waters of the scenic Inside Passage are a beautiful string of bays, sounds and channels. Watch for Whales and Bald Eagles. Forest Service Naturalists are onboard the ferries to provide information and slide shows about the area. Onboard amenities are: restaurant and snack bar, shop, bars and observation decks. Overnight on board.
Inside Passage/Alaska
Alaska’s costal cities have a rich and colorful history. The ferry stops at ports in Ketchikan, Petersburg, Wrangell and Juneau. You may have the opportunity to leave the ferry for a stroll through various coastal communities. Overnight on board the Alaska ferry.
During July of 1898 Skagway was the gateway for more than 20.000 Goldseekers trying to reach the goldfield along the Klondike River via the infamous Chilkoot Trail and the Yukon River. Stroll along the Broadway and discover the present and the past: Trail of ‘98 Museum, Klondike Gold Rush Historical Park, the Goldrush Cemetery, the Days of’98 show with the Story of the Soapy Smith, the Klondike Gold Dredge and the terminus of the White Pass & Yukon Railroad. Overnight.
Skagway - Whitehorse
Time to visit additional Skagway attractions. Continue on the Klondike Highway to the Canadian Customs Office at Fraser. After crossing the border into Canada’s Yukon Territory stopover at Carcross, Tagish Lake and the scenic Emerald Lake. Total driving distance: 100 Miles.
Whitehorse enjoys more than 20 hours of daylight during the summer months. Explore the sights: Miles Canyon with its Whitehorse Rapids, McBride Museum with the largest collection of Yukon Gold in the world, Takhini Hot Springs, the Beringia Interpretive Center with life size exhibits of animals of the last ice age, City Hall and the Old Log Church. The Frantic Follies evening show presents a lively evening of Robert Service stories and a Can-Can Show.
Whitehorse - Teslin
Drive through the remote wilderness areas of the Yukon Territory via Jakes Corner and Johnsons Crossing to Teslin. Visit the George Johnstone Museum with colorful exhibits of the Tlingit Natives. Overnight.
Teslin – Muncho Lake
Watson Lakes famous collection of highway signs from around the world was started 1942 by Carl Lindley – an Alaska Highway construction worker. Currently over 10.000 signs are displayed. Continue to Liard Hot Springs. The natural hot springs mineral pools are accessible via wooden boardwalks. Don’t forget your swimsuit. After a short drive you will reach your lodge on the shores of Muncho Lake. Overnight.
Muncho Lake
Muncho Lake is almost 7 miles long and one of the most beautiful lakes in BC. The area provides excellent fishing and wildlife viewing for Stone Sheep, Mountain Goats, Moose and Caribou. The lodge provides activity packages, flightseeing trips and boat/canoe rental.
Dawson Creek
Drive along Muncho Lake and pass various Provincial Parks before you reach Fort Nelson – a former Hudson Bay Trading Post and now a major Alaska Highway stopover destination in the centre of the Northern Rockies wilderness area. In the evening you reach Dawson Creek and the Mile 0 marker of the Alaska Highway. Overnight.
Dawson Creek - Edmonton
Continue your journey via Grande Prairie to Edmonton. Visit the Odyssium with the Imax Theatre, Northlands Park, the Citadel Theatre and the Alberta Legislative Building. Overnight Edmonton.
Another exploration day in Edmonton. Visit the largest entertainment and shopping centre in the world! The West Edmonton Mall - featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the "World's Largest Mall" The Mall boasts over 800 stores and services, more than 110 eating establishments and 7 Theme Park Attractions — all under one roof. There is something for everyone and the weather is always great!
Edmonton - Jasper
Drive via Hinton to Jasper (approximately 4-hours) – the largest of Canada’s mountain parks. Enjoy stunning scenery, snowcapped mountains and glaciers, turquoise lakes and hot springs. Overnight in Jasper.
Jasper National Park is located amidst the most beautiful wilderness areas of the Rocky Mountains. Visit Maligne Canyon and glacier-fed Maligne Lake. Consider a boat tour to the enchanted Spirit Island. The top of Whistlers Mountain promises the best views of the rockies.
Jasper - Banff
Travel on one the world’s most scenic mountain highways – the Icefields Parkway towards Banff. The Icefields Parkway winds down to the Bow Valley and offers outstanding viewpoints and excellent wildlife viewing. Along the way stopover at the town of Lake Louise and visit the famous Fairmont Hotel - Chateau Lake Louise. Overnight Banff.
Banff is part of the UNESCO Rocky Mountain Park Heritage Site and offers many attractions including Upper Hot Springs, Bow Falls, Banff Springs Hotel and the Hoodoos. Take the Gondola to the Top of Sulphur Mountain and enjoy an amazing 360-degree view of unmatched beautiful mountain scenery.
Banff - Revelstoke
Excellent sightseeing stopovers on your drive to Revelstoke National Park are: Peyto Lake, Yoho & Glacier National parks with Emerald Lake, Takakkaw Falls, the Natural Bridge and the Spiral Tunnel.
Revelstoke - Kelowna
The Okanagan Valley is the ideal destination for golfers, wine lovers and freshwater-sport enthusiasts. Kelowna – on the eastern shore of the Okanagan Lake offers a variety of boating and outdoor recreation. Orchards and Vineyards are just a short drive from the downtown core.
Kelowna - Vancouver
Enjoy the warm weather and explore sandy beaches as you drive towards Penticton – located at the southern end of the deep blue Okanagan Lake. Stopover on one of the many farmers markets and wineries along the lake. Continue your journey through Manning Park to Vancouver. A shorter route leads from Kelowna down the Coquihalla Highway to Hope and then to Vancouver. Arrive during the evening. Overnight in Vancouver.
Morning on your own for some last minute sightseeing. Return your rental car at the airport. End of tour.
Departure Dates
May - October
several departures weekly, please enquire
Rates in CAD$ per Person
Category Single Double Triple Child
May 01 – May 31
Superior $5295.00 $2995.00 $2350.00 $790.00
June 01 – September 20
Superior $5650.00 $3180.00 $2450.00 $790.00
September 21 – October 31
Superior $5295.00 $2995.00 $2350.00 $790.00
May 01 – May 31
First Class $5680.00 $3195.00 $2455.00 $840.00
June 01 – September 20
First Class $6395.00 $3560.00 $2730.00 $840.00
September 21 – October 31
First Class $5680.00 $3195.00 $2455.00 $840.00
Services included

- 17 Nights Hotel Accommodation (All rooms with private bathroom)
- 03 Nights Ferry Stateroom Accommodation
- Goods & Service Tax (GST)
- Provincial Sales Tax (PST) / Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)
- 21 Days Compact Rental Car (Dollar, National and/or Alamo Car Rental)
- Unlimited Free Km
- CDW Car Insurance
- LDW Car Insurance
- Airport Handling Fee
- Tour Documentation
- Ferry Passenger Transportation Bellingham – Skagway
- Ferry Car Transportation Bellingham - Skagway

Optional Charges

Car Rental Upgrade (Rates per Car):
Mid Size $210.00, Full Size $480.00, SUV Jeep $570.00, Standard SUV $990, Mini Van $690.00, Van (7 seats) $1020.00
Ferry Passage Stateroom Upgrade (Rate per Room - Included in First Class Category):
Outside Stateroom with private bath $110.00

Single Room Rate:                  
1 Adult – Room with 1 Queen Size Bed or 1 King Size Bed
Double Room Rate:
2 Adults – Rooms with 2 Queen Size Beds or 1 King Size Bed
Triple Room Rate:         
3 Adults – Rooms with 2 Queen Size Beds
Child Rate up to 12 Years:                         
Sharing Single, Double or Triple Rooms with Adults. Max 2 Children per Room