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Catalogue 2012 Catalogue 2012 update: July 2011

Summer & Winter Tours Hiking • Canoe • Fishing Hotel & Camping Tours Custom Trips Fly-Drives Add-Ons

Canada &Alaska Guided Round trips Wilderness Tours

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Skill Level Rating We evaluate the skill level required for your enjoyment on a Ruby Range Adventure/Arctic Range Adventure tour by assessing a combination of different factors. We take into consideration the technical skill level of the route, the tempo of the trip in regards to the length of each day, the isolation and the expected weather conditions. By looking at all these factors we rate our adventures in the following way: Beginner

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Canoe Skill Level Rating

Never even sat in a canoe before, no problem! Our open programs always start off with an instructional component designed to teach you the skills necessary for safe wilderness travel. A background in camping and paddling is an asset but not necessary. These programs are open to expert and novice paddlers alike. You will appreciate the experienced teaching skills of our patient guides.

Best suited for those with a basic level of wilderness travel. You have been on a few camping trips before and have played around in a canoe or kayak. You should know how to keep a canoe in a straight line and have the stamina to carry your personal bag and paddle for several hours.

Not for novice paddlers. Trips rated as experienced are major expeditions. These trips are usually in remote locations where weather is unpredictable. Your paddling skills are at an intermediate level, you can handle your canoe or kayak in most weather conditions and have basic whitewater skills. Above all you have the right attitude, one of cooperation and flexibility.

Hiking Skill Level Rating

Moderate hikes with light day pack, courses and activities are suitable for beginners and include necessary equipment and safety gear.

All campgrounds during this hiking vacation are accessible by car. Backpacking is not necessary. For the daily hikes you carry only your lunch, rain gear, camera etc.

Backpacking is necessary. Gear and equipment will be split between participants. Each backpack will weigh 10-25kg. Bushwhacking, cross country boulderhopping, easy scrambling, some snow.

Distance per day: 5-15 km Hiking Time: 4-8 hr Pace: 2-5 km/h Terrain: Easy to Difficult (Inclines with loose rock; narrow trails; poor trails, some snow) Class of Terrain: 1-3 Elevation Gain/loss: 0 – 1000 m Less at higher altitudes Altitude: Sea level to 2500 m Sea level to high altitude

Distance per day: 10-30 km Hiking Time: 8 h or more Pace: 3-5 km/h Terrain: Easy to Extreme (Inclines with loose rock; narrow trails; poor trails, Some rock hopping, snow, ice) Class of Terrain: 1-4 Elevation Gain/loss: 0 – 1250 m Altitude: Sea level to 2500 m No altitude impact

Distance per day: 1-7 km Hiking Time: 3 hr or less Pace: 1-3 km/h Terrain: Easy (Pavement, Packed dirt, Sand) Class of Terrain: 1-2 Elevation Gain/loss: 0 – 250 m Altitude: Sea level to 1500 m No altitude impact

Just as a side note we find most people underestimate their abilities. Many of our participants on Expert Level adventures are over 50 years in age. Please call our office if you have any questions regarding your abilities for a particular tour program. 2

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CANOE TOURS THE CLASSIC | Yukon River (Yukon) Canoe Tour 20 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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THE CLASSIC PART 1 | Yukon River (Yukon) Canoe Tour 8 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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THE CLASSIC PART 2 | Yukon River (Yukon) Canoe Tour 13 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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THE HEART OF THE YUKON | Wind River (Yukon) Hiking & Canoe Tour 22 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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Best of Yukon’s Whitewater Rivers (Yukon) Canoe Whitewater Expedition 7 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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The Voyageur’s Northwest Route | Pelly River (Yukon) Canoe Tour 10 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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SPIRIT OF THE YUKON | Teslin River (Yukon) Canoe Tour 11 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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Yukon’s Last Frontier Canoe Route | Bonnet Plume River (Yukon) Canoe Expedition 20 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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THE KLONDIKER | Big Salmon River (Yukon) Canoe Tour 15 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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EXPLORE SECRET WATERWAYS | Beaver River (Yukon) Canoe Tour 15 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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Rental and Transportation Service

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Canoe rental and transportation service in Canada’s Yukon and Northwest Territories

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FISHING YUKON FISHING SAFARI (Yukon) Guided Fishing 8 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

Page Weekly starting 03.06.2012 to 09.09.2012

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Trekking TOURS Stampeders Route | Trekking Chilkoot Trail Guided Hiking Tour 7 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

Page 01.07. - 07.07.2012 08.07. - 14.07.2012 15.07. - 21.07.2012 22.07. - 28.07.2012

Canada’s Patagonia | Trekking Tombstone Mountain Guided Hiking Tour 8 days, Dawson City/Dawson City

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EXPLORE REMOTE VALLEYS | Trekking Tombstone Mountain Guided Hiking Tour with Helicopter Shuttle 8 days, Dawson City/Dawson City

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CAMPING AND HIKING TOURS GOLD RUSH TOUR (Yukon and Alaska)

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Camping Tour Canoe & Van Combination 22 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

03.06. - 24.06.2012 24.06. - 15.07.2012 15.07. - 05.08.2012 05.08. - 26.08.2012 26.08. - 16.09.2012

ALASKA & YUKON HIGHLIGHTS (Yukon and Alaska)

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Camping Van Tour 22 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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CANADA’S NORTHWEST | GO WILD (Alberta, BC, Yukon)

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Camping Van Tour 21 days, Calgary/Whitehorse or Whitehorse/Calgary

03.06. - 23.06.2012 (Whitehorse - Calgary) 25.06. - 15.07.2012 (Calgary - Whitehorse) 22.07. - 11.08.2012 (Whitehorse - Calgary) 13.08. - 02.09.2012 (Calgary - Whitehorse)

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HOTEL AND HIKING TOURS NORTH TO ALASKA & INSIDE PASSAGE (BC, Alberta, Yukon, Alaska) Hotel Roundtrip 12 days, Vancouver/Whitehorse

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INSIDE PASSAGE & WESTERN HIGHLIGHTS (Yukon, Alaska, BC, Alberta) Hotel Roundtrip 13 days, Whitehorse/Vancouver

03.06. - 15.06.2012 24.06. - 06.07.2012 15.07. - 27.07.2012 12.08. - 24.08.2012

BEST OF YUKON AND ALASKA (from/to WHITEHORSE, YUKON) Hotel Roundtrip 14 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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ALASKA & YUKON EXPLORER Hotel and Hiking Tour 14 days, Whitehorse/Anchorage

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Northern Coast Mountains | Yukon/Alaska Hotel Tour 6 days, Whitehorse/Anchorage

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NORTHERN HIGHLIGHTS Hotel Tour 9 days, Anchorage/Whitehorse

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BEST OF YUKON AND ALASKA (from/to Anchorge, Alaska) Hotel Roundtrip 14 days, Anchorage/Anchorage

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Summer Fly-Drives

Best of Yukon & Alaska | Self Drive Tour

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Self guided sightseeing tour through Yukon and Alaska 15 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

June 1 – Sept. 1, 2012

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Self guided sightseeing tour through Yukon and Alaska 15 days, Anchorage/Anchorage

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Gold Rush Self Drive Tour Self guided sightseeing tour through Yukon and Alaska 8 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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NORTH TO ALASKA | SELF DRIVE TOUR

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Self guided sightseeing tour in British Columbia, Alberta, Alaska and Yukon 11 days, Vancouver/Whitehorse

June 1 – Sept. 1, 2012

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Self guided sightseeing tour in British Columbia, Alberta, Alaska’s Inside Passage and Yukon 11 days, Vancouver/Whitehorse

June 1 – Sept. 1, 2012

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Summer Add-On Programs Rail tours

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White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad | Whitehorse (Full day)

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McKinley Explorer Rail Tour | Anchorage (3 days / 2 nights) NEW

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wildlife viewing

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Glacier Bay National Park Tour | Whitehorse (3 days / 2 nights)

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Bear Viewing in Beautiful Knight Inlet | Vancouver (3 days / 2 nights)

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Whale Watching and Relaxing at Tofino | Vancouver (3 days / 2 nights)

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Redoubt Bay Bear Viewing | Anchorage (Full day)

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Kenai Fjords National Park Tour | Anchorage (Full day)

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WINTER TOURS Arctic WINTER EXPLORER | Ice Road to Tuktoyaktuk NEW Winter tour on the Dempster Highway and Arctic Ice Road to Tuktuyaktuk 8 days, Whitehorse/Inuvik

Page 09.03. - 16.03.2012 16.03. - 23.03.2012 30.03. - 06.04.2012 06.04. - 13.04.2012

YUKON Quest Mushing | Follow the toughest race NEW Winter adventure following the toughest dogsledding race in the world 8 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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Yukon Cross Country Ski Tour | with Jane Vincent NEW Guided cross country ski tour in Yukon 8 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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YUKON WINTER DREAM | Active Winter Adventure Active Winter Adventure in Canada’s Yukon 5 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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WINTER Day Tours NEW

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Arctic Day: Taste The Snow | Multi-activity tour

Daily Tours: November 19, 2011 – April 15, 2012

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Arctic Day: Snowmobiling | Half or full day

Daily Tours: November 19, 2011 – April 15, 2012

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Arctic Day: Aurora Viewing | Evening

Daily Tours: September 18, 2011 – April 15, 2012 (evenings from 9:30pm – 1:30am)

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Arctic Day: Dog-Sledding | Half or full day

Daily Tours: November 19, 2011 – April 15, 2012

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Arctic Day: Snowshoeing | Half day

Daily Tours: November 19, 2011 – April 15, 2012

Wellness at the Northern Lights Resort & SPA NEW Winter Wellness tour in Yukon 3 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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Winter Fly-Drives Yukon Winter Dream | Self Drive Tour Self guided sightseeing tour in Yukon 5 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

Page Nov. 1, 2011 – April 15, 2012

Aurora Viewing at Takhini River Lodge | Self Drive Tour Self guided sightseeing tour in Yukon 4 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

Page Nov. 1, 2011 – April 15, 2012

Yukon’s Best Value Aurora Viewing Tour | Self guided Activity-based program incl. guided tours in Yukon 4 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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SPECIAL GROUP TOURS Charter Service & custom Programs Exclusive Special Group Tours Customized Programs Bus & Van Charters, Drivers and Step-On-Guides Incentive Tours & Events

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Dear Friends. We are very pleased to present our 2012 Product Catalogue. The offseason at Ruby Range Adventure is always busy and this year is no exception. With a new direct non-stop charter flight from Zurich to Whitehorse and Anchorage with Edelweiss Air, the accessibility, products and prices to our destination have never been better. We continue to invest in new staff and equipment, including new expedition equipment, and a new 20 passenger mini-coach, bringing our total fleet to 6. Our 2012 summer product line includes a new one-way Northern Coast tour, which we introduced to the market last Fall to rave reviews. This new tour nicely compliments our Northern Highlights tour package and we are now the only company in the North that offers one-way escorted tour programs from both Whitehorse to Anchorage, or vice versa. We have also significantly expanded our winter program for 2012 through the launch of our new winter tour division focussed entirely on winter tours, Arctic Range Tours. Through Arctic Range Tours we have added a number of new Yukon winter tours, including a Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race package that follows the Toughest Sled Dog Race in the world from Dawson City, and provides the participants with the opportunity to drive their own dog sled team through the Yukon wilderness. We also have a great cross country skiing tour that visits prime skiing locations through the territory including Kluane National Park. We have also updated our well-known Yukon Winter Explorer tour that travels from Whitehorse to Inuvik and along the ice road to Tuktoyaktuk to focus on additional time in the Arctic region. And we have added a series of great winter day tours featuring the North’s most exciting winter activities from dog sledding to Northern Lights viewing. All our new winter products can be found easily in our tariff, just look for the Arctic Range logo. We look forward to seeing all our friends as we work towards the next season, and of course working with you and your teams in 2012. Wholesalers are encouraged to contact us prior to publishing any Ruby Range products.

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Photo Credit: Artur Urbanski

Departure Whitehorse

The Classic | Yukon River

Lake Laberge to Dawson City

20 days guided canoe tour on the Yukon River Skill Level: Beginner

This classic canoe trip down the Yukon from Whitehorse to Dawson City is specially tailored for visitors who like to travel far away from tourist routes, following the trail of the old history. Special canoeing skills are not required. The tour starts in Whitehorse on the Yukon River with the compass needle set north, and we pass many relicts of the historic gold rush of 1898. The expedition travels over 700 kilometres on this mighty river, exploring several abandoned settlements such as Fort Selkirk, Hootalinqua and Big Salmon Village. Camps are set up on the gravel & sand banks of the mighty river where one can enjoy a refreshing dip in the Yukon. Black bears are quite common in the Yukon valley and are often seen by our guests. Watch the ridges of the cliffs along the river to spot the busy mammal. Moose are numerous in the forested foothills, and bald eagles nest along the riverbanks. Beavers are busy getting their winter supplies in, and several times we have seen grizzly bears strolling along the shoreline. The only major interruption to the rivers smooth journey is the mighty Five Finger Rapids, once a major navigation problem for the large paddle wheelers. Around the campfire we will hear about the solution found for this problem and some interesting stories about the first river travellers. At the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike rivers we find the settlement of Dawson City, the famous gold rush town of the Yukon. We stay two days in Dawson, relax in a fine hotel and relive the history of the gold rush and the tales of Jack London and Robert Service.

Dates 03.06. - 22.06.2012 24.06. - 13.07.2012 15.07. - 03.08.2012 05.08. - 24.08.2012 26.08. - 14.09.2012

Duration 20 days / 19 nights

Group Size 3 - 12 participants per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 2,985.00 Single Room/Tent: +CAD 565.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

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Physical Demands A background in camping and paddling is an asset but not necessary. These programs are open to expert and novice paddlers alike.

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Trip Itinerary “The Classic - Lake Laberge to Dawson City” Day 01: Arrive Whitehorse Arrive Whitehorse. Transfer to your downtown hotel. This afternoon, you’ll meet your guide and your fellow travellers, and have a chance to pick-up any last minute supplies. Evening free for optional sightseeing and touring. Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse. Day 02-17: Whitehorse / Yukon River. The adventure begins! Your canoe trip starts on the legendary Yukon River. During the next two weeks, we’ll paddle along this wonderful wilderness river passing old trading posts, modern off the grid cabins, and relics of the Gold Rush. The put-in is located at the confluence of the Takhini River and the Yukon River. After just a few minutes on the river, we’ll leave our busy life and civilization behind us. We’ll soon reach Lake Laberge, made famous by Gold Rush poet, Robert Service, in his epic poem, the Cremation of Sam McGee. Service famously changed the name of the lake to “LaBarge” to rhyme with the line “on the marge”. We’ll follow that shoreline of the lake before we reach a stretch of the Yukon River known as the 30 Mile near Hootalinqua, a former trading post and RNWMP station. The 30 Mile current moves fairly quickly and is a prime location for fishing for Arctic grayling or northern pike. This section of the Yukon River is relatively narrow, so the chances of wildlife sightings including black bears and moose at close range, are quite good. We’ll soon pass by the confluences of the Teslin and Big Salmon Rivers and on day 08, we’ll arrive in the First Nations (native) community of Carmacks. The town was originally established when George Carmack, one of the original discoverers of gold at Dawson City. Shortly after Carmacks we’ll reach the famous Five Finger Rapids, 1 of only 2 rapids on the entire route (together with the Rink Rapids) and the only real hazard to river boats travelling to Dawson during the Gold Rush. 4 large boulders in the river create a series of ‘standing’ waves, but by now, with your paddling techniques honed, you’ll tackle the obstacle without problems. Following the rapids, the river valley widens and high bluffs border the river for long distances. We’ll pass the confluences of several creeks, streams and rivers including the Pelly, White and Stewart Rivers, and encounter several gravel bars and larger islands, which make perfect campsites, as they are flat, open and generally free of bears. One such island is the former Hudson Bay trading post, Fort Selkirk. A territorial park, Fort Selkirk is one of the best preserved examples of old time Yukon. Several of the original buildings have been restored, and a few are being used by people from the Selkirk First Nation. On Day 17 we’ll reach Dawson City! Located at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike Rivers, Dawson City is a welcome sight after more than 10 days on the river without seeing a town or village. The afternoon is at leisure and tonight we’ll kick our heels “Klondike” style, just like the gold rushers of 1898! (Day 17 overnight accommodation in Dawson City.) Day 18: Dawson City Today, we’ll tour the city including the cabins of Jack London and Robert Service and the Dawson City Museum. Then we’ll travel out to Bonanza Creek where gold was first discovered in 1896, to visit the Discovery Claim and see the impressive Dredge #4 National Historic Site. You will even have a chance to pan for gold yourself and keep all you can find! On the way back to town, we’ll stop in at the Midnight Dome, to enjoy a magnificent view over the city and the Yukon and Klondike River valleys. In the evening we’ll visit Diamond Tooth Gertie’s casino for an evening of Can-Can dancing, gambling and lots of good fun! Overnight accommodation in Dawson City. Day 19: Dawson City - Whitehorse Today we’ll return to Whitehorse by tour van via the Klondike Highway. The driving time is considerably quicker than the trip by river. We’ll stop at a few scenic locations along the highway, including the incredible Five Finger Rapids overlook. Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse. Day 20.Departure Whitehorse Transfer to the airport. End of tour services or join your next tour program.

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Included • Canoes and camping equipment • Overland transportation • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Dawson City

• 2 nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

• 2 person tents (15 nights) • All meals on canoe trip • Airport shuttle in Whitehorse • Historic tour in Dawson City • Expert guidance on the entire trip Not Included • Meals in hotels • Fishing license • Personal extras • Gratuity Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

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Catalogue 2012

Photo Credit: Artur Urbanski

Departure Whitehorse

The Classic | Yukon River

Lake Laberge to Carmacks

8 days guided canoe tour on the Yukon River Skill Level: Beginner

This classic canoe trip down the Yukon from Whitehorse to Carmacks is specially tailored for visitors who like to travel far away from tourist routes, following the trail of the old history. Special canoeing skills are not required. The tour starts in Whitehorse on the Yukon River with the compass needle set north, and we pass many relicts of the historic gold rush of 1898. The expedition travels over 320 km on this mighty river, exploring several abandoned settlements such as Hootalinqua and Big Salmon Village. Camps are set up on the gravel & sand banks of the mighty river where one can enjoy a refreshing bath in the Yukon. Black bears are quite common in the Yukon valley and are often seen by our guests. Watch the ridges of the cliffs along the river to spot the busy mammal. Moose are numerous in the forested foothills, and bald eagles nest along the riverbanks. Beavers are busy getting their winter supplies in, and several times we have seen grizzly bears strolling along the shoreline. Around the campfire we will hear some interesting stories about the first river travellers. At the Yukon River bridge in Carmacks we will part from our canoes and travel with our van via the Klondike Highway back towards Whitehorse.

Dates 03.06. - 10.06.2012 24.06. - 01.07.2012 15.07. - 22.07.2012 05.08. - 12.08.2012 26.08. - 02.09.2012

Duration 8 days / 7 nights

Group Size 3 - 12 participants per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 1,495.00 Single Room/Tent: +CAD 245.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

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Trip Itinerary “The Classic - Lake Laberge to Carmacks” Day 01: Arrival Whitehorse Individual arrivals in Whitehorse, and transfer to your downtown hotel. This afternoon we’ve planned a group meeting to meet your fellow group members and get to know your guide a little. We’ll review your gear and you’ll have a chance to pick-up any missing items. Evening free for optional sightseeing, shopping and touring. Overnight in Whitehorse. Day 02 - 08: Yukon River Canoe Tour Our canoe trip starts with a transfer to the legendary Yukon River. The river’s name means “great river” and thus it is very well named. It travels more than 3000km from its source lakes south of Whitehorse, to the Bering Sea. During the next seven wonderful days, we’ll paddle over 300km on this great river to roam the Yukon wilderness. Our first day of paddling brings us to Lake Laberge, which requires some shoreline paddling. The reward is some wonderful paddling along the 30 Mile section of the river, a narrow, winding stretch that provides some great scenery, good fishing, and brings us to some interesting historical sites including the old trading post of Hootalinqua and RNWMP outpost. As we continue along, we’ll reach the confluences of the Teslin and Big Salmon Rivers; wildlife, including black bears and moose, is often spotted along the shorelines. Day 8: Arrive Carmacks After a week on the river, with very few signs of civilization, we arrive at the small native village of Carmacks, which was founded by Klondike Goldrush co-discoverer, George Carmack. You’ll have time to grab the first meal not-prepared by yourself in more than a week, before saying goodbye to your canoe adventure on the river. We’ll return to Whitehorse by road, a journey of just under 3 hours. Transfer to your post tour hotel, the airport, or your next tour. End of tour services.

Included • Canoes and camping equipment • Overland transportation • 1 night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

• 2 person tents (6 nights) • All meals on canoe trip • Airport shuttle in Whitehorse • Expert guidance on the entire trip Not Included • Meals in hotels • Fishing license • Personal extras • Gratuity Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

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Photo Credit: Artur Urbanski

Departure Whitehorse

The Classic | Yukon River

Carmacks to Dawson City

13 days guided canoe tour on the Yukon River Skill Level: Beginner

This classic canoe trip down the Yukon from Carmacks to Dawson City is specially tailored for visitors who like to travel far away from tourist routes, following the trail of the old history.

Dates 10.06. - 22.06.2012 01.07. - 13.07.2012 22.07. - 03.08.2012 12.08. - 24.08.2012 02.09. - 14.09.2012

Duration 13 days / 12 nights

Special canoeing skills are not required. The tour starts in Carmacks on the Yukon River with the compass needle set north, and we pass many relicts of the historic gold rush of 1898. The expedition travels over 400 km on this mighty river, exploring several abandoned settlements such as Fort Selkirk. Camps are set up on the gravel & sand banks of the mighty river where one can enjoy a refreshing bath in the Yukon. Black bears are quite common in the Yukon valley and are often seen by our guests. Watch the ridges of the cliffs along the river to spot the busy mammal. Moose are numerous in the forested foothills, and bald eagles nest along the river banks. Beavers are busy getting their winter supplies in, and several times we have seen grizzly bears strolling along the shoreline. The only major interruption to the rivers smooth journey is the mighty Five Finger Rapids, once a major navigation problem for the large paddle wheelers. Around the camp fire we will hear about the solution found for this problem and some interesting stories about the first river travelers. At the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike rivers we find the settlement of Dawson City, the famous gold rush town of the Yukon. We stay two days in Dawson, relax in a fine hotel and relive the history of the gold rush and the tales of Jack London and Robert Service.

Group Size 3 - 12 participants per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 2,095.00 Single Room/Tent: +CAD 415.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

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Physical Demands A background in camping and paddling is an asset but not necessary. These programs are open to expert and novice paddlers alike. Website: www.RubyRange.com • eMail: info@RubyRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265

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Trip Itinerary “The Classic - Carmacks to Dawson City” Day 01: Arrive Whitehorse Individual arrival at the Whitehorse Airport. You will be met by your driver and depart immediately to Carmacks via the Klondike Highway. Your guide will review the route for the next 13 days and outline your camp responsibilities over a hearty dinner beside the campfire this evening. Day 02 - 10: Yukon River Canoe Tour Our campground is located right beside the Yukon River so it is a quick trip to the put in. We’ll break camp and get an early start. Not far from Carmacks, we encounter the famous Five Finger Rapids. One of only 2 real rapids on the entire Yukon River system, Five Finger is in reality 4 large boulders in the river, creating some standing waves. A good test, on your first day, but the guide will review the important info prior to going through the rapids and your fellow travellers, who paddled the river from Whitehorse, will have some good paddling techniques by now. As we pass through the rapids the valley widens and the river begins to flatten out. We’ll pass by several large bluffs as the river meanders its way in a north-westerly direction. Black bears, particularly in the early part of summer, are easy to spot as they dig for roots and forage for new growth on exposed south facing slopes. Further on, we’ll pass by the confluences of the Pelly River before we arrive at historic Fort Selkirk. The oldest European “settlement” in the Yukon, Fort Selkirk was established as a fur trading post by Robert Campbell of the Hudson Bay Company in 1848. The original fort was actually razed by coastal Tlingit traders who historically held a trading monopoly with inland native bands. The post was re-established in the late 1800’s as gold rush traffic increased and quickly became known for its riverside hospitality, roughly half way between Whitehorse and Dawson City. Today, Fort Selkirk is a Yukon Territorial Historic Site, and is home to a few residents from the local Selkirk First Nation. Days 10 and 11: Dawson City Today we’ll reach Dawson City, home of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. When gold was discovered in 1896, more than 50,000 people arrived at Dawson City making it the largest city west of Winnipeg and north of Seattle. We’ll pull out of the right on Front Street, directly across from the Klondike River, which gave the region its name. This evening, we’ll “hit the town” just like the Klondike Gold Rushers of more than a century ago. First up, we’ll visit the historic Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino. This lively casino offers all the usual games, including Texas Hold-em Poker, and a raucous Can-Can floor show. The next day, we’ll tour the town and visit all the important historic sites, including the SS Keno, Palace Grand Theatre, the Commissioners Residence, and the cabins of Jack London and Robert Service. We’ll then travel out to the Bonanza Creek goldfields to the site of the original discovery, and the famous Dredge #4 National Historic Site. Perhaps surprisingly, we’ll pass by several working gold mines, put back into circulation as the price of gold has risen dramatically the past few years. We’ll have a go at gold panning ourselves before returning back to town. Our last stop of the day will be at the Midnight Dome overlook, which provides a great view of Dawson City and both the Klondike and Yukon River valleys, and gives you a sense as to the vastness of the territory you paddled through the past few days. (Two night’s accommodation in Dawson City.) Day 12: Dawson City - Whitehorse Depart to Whitehorse on the Klondike Highway. We’ll stop in at pleasant Moose Creek Lodge for a coffee break this morning, and shortly after crossing the Stewart River, the highway generally follows the Yukon River Valley. As we near Carmacks, we begin to see the mighty river. Just outside Carmacks, we get a great view of Five Finger Rapids, and our guides will often plan a picnic lunch at the overlook in good weather. On arrival in Whitehorse, we’ll check into our hotel and enjoy one last group dinner together with new friends. Day 13: Depart Whitehorse Transfer to the airport or join another scheduled tour program. End of services.

Included • Expert guidance on the entire trip • Canoes and camping equipment • Overland transportation • 2 person tents (9 nights) • 1 nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

• 2 nights hotel accommodation in Dawson City

• Historic tour in Dawson City • All meals on canoe trip • Airport Shuttle in Whitehorse Not Included • Meals in hotels • Fishing license • Personal extras • Gratuity Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. Participants need to be on the 1st day in Whitehorse no later then 4:30 pm.

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Photo Credit: Kai Wanke

Departure Whitehorse

Explore Secret Waterways | Beaver River

15 days guided canoe tour on the Beaver River Skill Level: Intermediate

Experience pristine wilderness with amazing wildlife-viewing opportunities while paddling the Beaver River. Fly with the water airplane to a small lake. Relaxed days on small lakes through intriguing brooks to explore. There is plenty of time to observe animals and fish, and to let your mind wander. The narrow wound and strongly grown together brook, flows finally into the Beaver River. Here already a small river it permits us views of the broader river valley, of the rough mountains, of the Nadaleen Range. Fast current, clear water and wonderful gravel bars on the bank change the landscape suddenly. The Stewart River is already a substantial river when the Beaver leads into it with fast current, canyons, rapids and spacious valleys. Solitude, overwhelming nature, silence, and the whole variety of the animal world of moose, beavers and wolves, up to eagles, swans and otters are ours to discover.

Dates 29.07. - 12.08.2012 05.08. - 19.08.2012 12.08. - 26.08.2012

Duration 15 days / 14 nights

Group Size 5 - 10 participants

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 3,595.00 Single Room/Tent: +CAD 355.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

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Trip Itinerary “Explore Secret Waterways” Day 1: Arrival in Whitehorse Pickup at the Whitehorse Airport and transfer to the hotel. You will have time to discover the town and do some shopping. We discuss the trip itinerary with all group members. Overnight in a hotel. Day 2: Whitehorse – Mayo From Whitehorse we travel North with our Van on the Klondike Highway passing the Five Finger Rapids on the Yukon River. In the afternoon we fly with our gear to Clarke Lakes where we camp on the lake shore and enjoy our first camp fire after. Day 3 - 6: Beaver River / Clarke Lakes Start of canoe trip on the shore of Clarke Lakes, traveling towards the Beaver River. Over connecting brooks we find our way through a chain of small lakes. Each of these lakes invites to stay a while. Reed covered banks and the occasionally branch let us improve our navigational skills. Sometimes we may need to carry our gear over some fallen trees, which gives us time to observer the wild life. This is excellent moose habitat. Breathtaking Mountains rise over the spruce forest around us. Wonderful Camps await us at the lake and river shores. With alternating flow conditions we have now free travel on the Beaver River. Fast water with sorted obstacles between the far gravel banks requires skillful maneuvering of the canoes. Here we encounter panoramic views with relaxed paddling. After the small brooks and lakes, it is now the width of the landscape, which fascinates. Fishing is easily rewarded and our dinner often gets to be a gourmet experience. Day 7 - 13: Stewart River The Stewart River, the small brother of the Yukon River, receives us with fast-flowing. The water route is now a broad course. We now can also comfortably float with the current sometimes. High, rugged mountains surround us in the scenary. Again and again there is an interesting Trappercabin or an abandoned Homestead’s on the bank to discover. With more water arriving from small creeks the river swells further. The mysterious Baggins Canyon with light white water is a welcome alternation. Two larger rapids (WW class 2 - 3) again completely modify the river character. Already far of strong noise announces the turbulences which can be expected. High standing waves invite to be riden here. After viewing the main rapids from above and caring our gear around we can canoe the rapids and pick up our gear after them. Shortly after the rapids we get to Fraser Falls, which we will portage around with our gear and canoes. Day 14: Stewart River / Mayo After a short while on the River we reach the town Mayo again. From here the Van brings us back to Whitehorse. Overnight in a hotel. Day 15: Departure Whitehorse Transfer to the Whitehorse airport or connecting program like the Tombstone Mountain Trekking tours in Dawson City.

Included • Expert guidance on the entire trip • Canoes and camping equipment • Overland transportation • Floatplane transfer from Mayo to headwaters of Beaver River

• 2 nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

• All meals on canoe trip • Airport Shuttle in Whitehorse • 2 person tents (12 nights) Not Included • Meals in hotels • Fishing license • Personal extras • Gratuity Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

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Photo Credit: Felix Geithner

Departure Whitehorse

The Klondiker | Big Salmon River

15 days guided canoe tour on the Big Salmon River Skill Level: Intermediate

Dates 03.06. - 17.06.2012 26.08. - 09.09.2012

Duration The 315 kilometre tour (includes about 100 km on the Yukon River) through the solitude of the Big Salmon River is our favourite canoe adventure and it is especially suitable for the intermediate canoeist.

15 days / 14 nights

Group Size 5 - 10 participants per tour

Our well-trained guides introduce the participants to the proper paddle techniques on this class 1-2 river. The start of the trip is Quiet Lake on the South Canal Road, from where the Big Salmon winds its way through the Salmon Mountains towards the confluence with the Yukon River.

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Wildlife encounters along the river are quite common, and one can expect to see moose, caribou, wolf and eagle. During August and September, thousands of salmon spawn in the Big Salmon, and grizzly bears are often seen. In the evenings we will set up camp along the riverbanks or on gravel bars. Meals are cooked on the open camp fire, and fresh Arctic grayling, lake trout, salmon and northern pike may be added to the menu.

Extending your stay?

Hiking trips into the mountains and creek valleys can round out an exciting river journey. The canoe tour ends in Carmacks on the Yukon River, from where we take our van back to Whitehorse.

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Double Room/Tent: CAD 2,395.00 Single Room/Tent: +CAD 355.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

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Physical Demands Best suited for those with a basic level of wilderness travel. You have been on a few camping trips before and have played around in a canoe or kayak.

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Trip Itinerary “The Klondiker” Day 1: Arrive Whitehorse Individual arrival at Whitehorse Airport. Transfer to your hotel in downtown Whitehorse. You’ll have some time to explore the city before meeting your fellow travellers and your guide at the group meeting this afternoon. Following the tour, you’ll have some time for some last minute shopping and sightseeing. Overnight in Whitehorse. Day 02: Transfer Whitehorse - Quiet Lake We’ll depart Whitehorse southbound on the historic Alaska Highway, completed in under a year in 1942 to aid the Pacific Front during WWII. We’ll travel to Johnson’s Crossing, famous for its giant cinnamon buns, before turning north on the Canol Road. The “Canol” was also built during the war, to aid in the construction of an oil pipeline from Norman Wells, just across the NWT border. “Boneyards” of WWII era vehicles can be found at various points along the roadsides. More striking though is the wonderful scenery, particularly as we approach Quiet Lake. There, we’ll unload the canoes and set up camp for the night, Overnight: Quiet Lake Campground Day 3 – 14: Big Salmon River Canoe Tour Begins! This morning we’ll break camp, load the canoes and depart. The first leg of the journey takes us down Quiet Lake and Big Salmon Lake; the headwaters for the Big Salmon River. The Big Salmon is a narrow, swift moving river (up to class 2) that requires some technical paddling. The guide will offer some training in camp, and after the first of the rapids, you’ll be an expert in no time! One of our favourite Yukon rivers, the Big Salmon offers a thrilling wilderness paddle for even the most experienced canoeist as there is something new to discover around every bend in the river. The wildlife viewing in this remote, pristine region is excellent, and moose and black bears are often spotted along the river’s banks. In the evenings, your guide will take you on short hikes to good scenic vantage points over the river and the fishing along the clear, cold Big Salmon River is excellent, and you’ll have time in the evenings to try your hand at catching the Arctic grayling and northern pike that are found in the river. In fall, there is also the opportunity to catch a Chinook salmon as they travel up the river on their annual run to spawn. Day 14: Carmacks - Whitehorse The last leg of our tour is on the famous Yukon River. We’ll arrive in the native village of Carmacks after 2 weeks in the Yukon backcountry. Our transfer van will be waiting for us at the pullout, and will take us back to Whitehorse along the Klondike Highway. We’ll stop in at Braeburn Lodge on the way back to town for some home baking. The lodge is famous for its massive cinnamon buns. Whitehorse feels like a metropolis after 2 weeks on the river and the hot shower and soft bed will be welcome. You’ll enjoy reminiscing about your adventures over a great dinner with your new friends this evening. Overnight in a hotel in Whitehorse. Day 15: Depart Whitehorse Transfer to the airport or to your connecting program. End of tour services.

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Included • Airport shuttle in Whitehorse • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

• Expert guidance on the entire trip • Canoe rental and transportation • 2 person tents and camping equipment (12 nights)

• All meals on canoe trip • All overland transportation • Expert guidance on the entire trip Not Included • Meals in hotels • Fishing license • Personal extras • Gratuity Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

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Photo Credit: Keri Rutherford

Departure Whitehorse

Yukon’s Last Frontier Canoe Route | Bonnet Plume River

20 days guided canoe expedition on the Bonnet Plume River Skill Level: Expert

Dates 24.06. - 13.07.2012 22.07. - 10.08.2012

Duration One of North America’s last true frontiers, the Bonnet Plume River winds through the majestic Peel Watershed along the Mackenzie Mountains into the very heart of Yukon’s untouched wilderness. The Bonnet Plume forms a significant part of the Canadian Heritage Rivers System (CHRS) and offers excellent opportunities for wilderness activities.. Excellent camping locations offer opportunities for scenic day-hikes, particularly in the alpine areas, which are readily accessible from the river. The diversity of wildlife, vegetation and scenery of this expansive and beautiful region provides an exceptional opportunity - get ready to be amazed on this 20 days canoe expedition into the Yukon wilderness. The Bonnet Plume River stands out as one of the premier whitewater wilderness rivers in Canada. It is technically challenging, particularly from just below Bonnet Plume Lake to the junction with Knorr Creek, where Class II and III rapids are frequent with isolated stretches of Class IV and V. Surrounded by this unique and breathtaking sub-arctic scenery you will discover wildlife like caribou, moose, bears and wolfs in their untouched natural habitat.

20 days / 19 nights

Group Size 5 - 10 participants per tour

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 6,555.00 Single Room/Tent: +CAD 565.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

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Day 3: In the morning we will drive from Whitehorse to Mayo where a floatplane will bring us to the start of our expedition at Bonnet Plume Lake. Day 4: In complete AWWW of the beautiful landscape we will spend the day hiking in the mountains surrounding the Bonnet Plume Lake.

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Day 5: After only a short while on the Bonnet Plume River we will encounter the first class 2-3 current in the Rockslide Canyon. Day 6: The river presents itself with a pleasant and steady current with the occasional chute – some to be run, some to be scouted first. Day 7: Today we continue on through some rock gardens with boulders to watch out for. Day 8: After the first days of excitement on the river, today offers a welcomed relaxing paddle on a substantially braided river to the next camp. Day 9: Once again you will get the opportunity to show off your paddling skills as you paddle through another canyon calling for some demanding maneuvers. After the canyon, the river flows with steady class 2-3 whitewater and bigger waves. Day 10: Today will provide some time to soak in all the unforgettable moments on the river over the past few days as we take a break from paddling and go on a day-hike to one of the surrounding peaks (6 hours return). Day 11: The river presents some easier currents today, so we’ll take the time to enjoy the wildlife, the scenery and possibly go on an other hike. Day 12: Today’s paddle will bring us to Fairchild Creek; a particularly beautiful part of the Bonnet Plume River. Day 13: As the river continues throughout broader valleys we’ll hike to Fairchild Lake today (4 hours return) and also have the chance to visit a remote hunting outfitter’s camp. Day 14: Even though we are leaving the whitewater of the river behind, the current is still strong as we head towards the Peel River basin. Day 15: Today we will explore the Peel Canyon as we join the Peel River. Day 16: We will encounter the last class 2 whitewater before we leave the canyon. Day 17: Our final day on the river will impress you with the shear beauty of this magical landscape as we make our way towards our last camp. Day 18: At ”Taco” Bar, the float plane will pick us up and we’ll fly over the vast expanse of northerm Yukon back to Mayo. Once in Mayo, we’ll drive back to Whitehorse. Overnight in a hotel. Day 19: This morning you will have time to explore the capital of the Yukon, Whitehorse. Maybe you want to do some shopping or simply enjoy the many attractions this city has to offer. In the afternoon we’ll visit Takhini Hot Springs to relax in the soothing warm water under the wide open skies of the Yukon. Overnight in a hotel. Day 20: Transfer to airport or connecting program.

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Included • Expert guidance on the entire trip • Canoes and camping equipment • Overland transportation • Float plane transfer from Mayo to Bonnet Plume Lake

• Float plane transfer from Taco Bar to Mayo

• 2 person tents (15 nights) • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

• All meals on canoe trip • Airport Shuttle in Whitehorse Not Included • Meals in hotels • Fishing license • Personal extras • Gratuity Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

Website: www.RubyRange.com • eMail: info@RubyRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265


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Photo Credit: Tanja Jaeppelt

Departure Whitehorse

The Heart of the Yukon | Wind River

22 days guided canoe expedition on the Wind River Skill Level: intermediate

Dates 24.06. - 15.07.2012 22.07. - 12.08.2012

Duration The Wind River is renowned for its remote beauty, hiking and whitewater for the intermediate canoeist. The headwaters of the Wind are only accessible by float plane, and the legendary Beaver or Otter aircraft takes us through the spectacular Bonnet Plume Range of the northern Yukon into McClusky Lake. Here we are about to start a challenging journey down this clear and narrow river. With alpine campsites alongside the river, easy hikes, many panoramic vistas are guaranteed. Seeing grizzly, wolf, dall sheep, caribou, and moose are all possibilities. The river is mostly a Class I/II river, characterized by riffles, tight corners and the occasional powerful eddy. As such, it is best suited to paddlers who have had river experience and are comfortable with river paddling strokes. The surrounding ridges are ideal for hiking. A few layover days have been scheduled to take advantage of the scenic vistas that these ridges offer. The wild country that the Wind courses, is home to sheep, goats, caribou, elk, beaver, wolf, eagles, falcons and more. It would be surprising if a number of these were not encountered during the paddle.

Group Size 5 - 10 participants per tour

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 5,595.00 Single Room/Tent: +CAD 415.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

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Physical Demands Best suited for those with a basic level of wilderness travel. You have been on a few camping trips before and have played around in a canoe or kayak.

Website: www.RubyRange.com • eMail: info@RubyRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265

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Trip Itinerary “The Heart of the Yukon” Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse Arrival in Whitehorse. Transfer to your downtown hotel. This afternoon you’ll have the chance to meet your fellow travellers and your group leader will review the itinerary and your gear. Later this afternoon you’ll have time to pick up any last minute items identified, and tour the Yukon’s capital. Quaint and compact, you’ll enjoy the cafes, galleries, museums and shops of Whitehorse’s Main Street and downtown core. Accommodation: Whitehorse hotel Day 2: Whitehorse - Mayo - Wind River Tour departure. We’ll travel by comfortable maxi-van northbound along the pleasant Klondike Highway. Shortly after departing we’ll stop for a coffee at Braeburn Lodge, famous for its massive cinnamon buns, then continue onto Carmacks, which was first established as a roadhouse by George Carmack, one of the co-discovers of the gold near Dawson City, that sparked a rush of more than 50,000 on 1898. Further along, we’ll stop at the Five Finger Rapids overlook, one of the most scenic viewpoints along the Yukon River valley. Four giant boulders mid- stream, create five distinct channels or “fingers”. The rapids are one of the only real navigational hazards along the Yukon River between Whitehorse and Dawson. After passing through both Pelly and Stewart Crossing, we’ll turn west on the Silver Trail – named for the massive silver deposits in the area, and the world’s largest silver mines - for the short journey into Mayo. There, we’ll transfer our equipment to a floatplane for the short transfer over the stunning mountain ranges forming the Peel River Watershed to McClusky Lake, the headwaters of the Wind River. Accommodation: tent camp Day 2 to Day 20: Canoeing the Wind River Valley A comfortable paddle with little white water, the Wind River is a journey through truly wild land. Heavily wooded shorelines give way to alpine mountains shrouding granite peaks of up to 5000-6000 feet (1850m – 2000m). Wildlife sighting are common, including frequent sightings of moose, as well as caribou, black and grizzly bears, and possibly even wolves. Our first campsite will be in the vicinity of Bond Creek, which offers several excellent hikes to sub-alpine valleys offering dramatic views of the valley. Your time on the river will settle into a familiar daily routine. Daytimes will be spent enjoying classic swift water canoeing as the river meanders through spectacular mountain scenery. Each evening, we’ll make camp in a pleasant sheltered location along the shore or on a gravel bar in the river. Following a hearty dinner your guide will often lead the group on an easy hike to a scenic location above the river, or recounting the day’s adventures around the campfire. Throughout the tour your guide will regale you with stories of the unique history of the Wind River and Peel Watershed, from Hudson Bay explorers to the group of Klondike Gold Rushers who wintered on the river en route to the Klondike Gold Rush, and the infamous RNWMP Lost Patrol, whose ill-fated expedition resulted in their deaths. Corporal Demspter, who recovered the bodies, and for whom the Dempster Highway is named, who recovered the bodies, started his search for the missing men on the Wind. Each bend in the river offers a new view and a new impression of this wonderful wilderness region. Near the Bear River confluence, Royal Mountain rises regally above the surrounding slopes. Farther downstream, at the confluence with the Little Wind River, the river flattens out as we leave the Illtyd Range and enter a broader valley. Mount Deception soon comes into view at Hungry Creek. We’ll soon encounter the impressive Peel River, and further along we’ll pass the junction with the Bonnet Plume and Snake Rivers. Entering a short canyon, we will haul out our canoes on a small gravel island known as named Taco Bar. The waters here are deep enough to allow a float plane to land on the river. A short, but spectacular float plan ride brings up back to Mayo, and a very welcome hot shower, a meal prepared by someone else, and a soft hotel bed. Accommodation: Mayo hotel Day 21: Mayo - Whitehorse Return to Whitehorse by maxi-van. You’ll have time for shopping and sightseeing and one last opportunity to dine with new friends while reminiscing about your river tour. Accommodation: Whitehorse hotel Day 22: Departure Whitehorse Transfer to airport or join your connecting program. End of tour services.

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Included • Expert guidance on the entire trip • 2 nights hotel accommodation (Whitehorse)

• 1 night hotel accommodation (Mayo) • 2 person tents (18 nights) • All overland transportation (Whitehorse Mayo - Whitehorse)

• Airport Shuttle in Whitehorse • Rental and transportation of canoes • Tents, cooking- and camping equipment • Floatplane transfer from Mayo to McClusky Lake

• Floatplane transfer from Peel River to Mayo

• All meals on hiking / canoe trip Not Included • Meals in hotels • Fishing license • Personal extras • Gratuity Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

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Departure Whitehorse

Spirit of the Yukon | Teslin River

11 days guided canoe tour on the Teslin River Skill Level: Beginner

The 370 kilometre tour (includes about 170 km on the Yukon River) through the solitude of the Teslin River is one of our favourite canoe adventures and it is especially suitable for the novice canoeist. Our well-trained guides introduce the participants to the proper paddle techniques on this class 1-2 river. The start of the trip is at Johnsons Crossing on the Alaska Highway, where the Teslin River winds its way through the mountains of the Southern Yukon towards the confluence with the Yukon River. Wildlife encounters along the river are quite common, and one can expect to see moose, caribou, wolf and eagle. During August and September, thousands of salmon spawn in the Teslin River, and grizzly bears are often seen. In the evenings we will set up camp along the riverbanks or on gravel bars. Meals are cooked on the open camp fire, and fresh Arctic grayling, salmon and northern pike may be added to the menu. Hiking trips into the mountains and creek valleys can round out an exciting river journey. The tour ends in Carmacks on the Yukon River where we will part from our canoes and travel with our van via the Klondike Highway back towards Whitehorse.

Dates 03.06. - 13.06.2012 24.06. - 04.07.2012 15.07. - 25.07.2012 05.08. - 15.08.2012 26.08. - 05.09.2012

Duration 11 days / 10 nights

Group Size 3 - 12 participants per tour

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 1,830.00 Single Room/Tent: +CAD 355.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

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Physical Demands A background in camping and paddling is an asset but not necessary. These programs are open to expert and novice paddlers alike.

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Trip Itinerary “Spirit of the Yukon” Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse Transfer from Whitehorse Airport to your downtown hotel via city highlights including the SS Klondike, Old Log Church, and Log Cabin Skyscraper. At your group meeting this afternoon, you’ll meet your fellow tour participants and your guide will review the itinerary. Time for optional tours, shopping and sightseeing this evening. Overnight in a hotel in Whitehorse. Day 2: Whitehorse - Teslin River We’ll depart Whitehorse southbound on the historic Alaska Highway, completed in under a year in 1942 to aid the Pacific front during WWII. We’ll travel to Johnson’s Crossing, famous for its giant cinnamon buns. We’ll unload our gear and canoes, load-up, and put in on the river. The Teslin offers a relaxing paddle along a wide, fast moving, deep river. A short paddle brings us to our first campsite. Days 3 to 10: Teslin River We’ll spend the next week on this scenic, gentle, fast-moving river. All tolled, we’ll travel more than 350km through the spectacular southern Yukon. Moose are often spotted along the shorelines, or even swimming the river to access better food sources on mid-channel islands or the opposite shoreline. Black bears enjoy the grasses and roots of the exposed south facing slopes, and their dark coats stand out nicely against the sandy soil. Just north of Lake Laberge, the made famous by Gold Rush poet, Robert Service, in his poem the Cremation of Sam McGee, the Teslin flows into the Yukon River near the former trading post of Hootalinqua. A gold rush era paddlewheeler can be found rotting away on the shoreline nearby, recalling the headier days, when the Yukon was the most exciting place to be in the North American West. After gold was discovered near Dawson City in 1898, more than 50,000 people paddled the Yukon River and its tributaries. In fact, it was these same gold seekers who gave the Teslin River its contemporary name. The First Nation (natives) people living on the banks of the river called it the Déslin Chú, which became Teslin. Yukon’s gold rush history is frequently evidenced during our tour as we pass by old cabins and trading posts, some of which are now inhabited by contemporary pioneer families living a simple off the grid lifestyle. Day 10: Carmacks - Whitehorse Our tour ends in the native village of Carmacks, which was first established during the Klondike Goldrush by one of the original discovers of gold at Dawson City, George Carmacks. The town of just 450 residents appears a metropolis after a week on the river! Our river trip ends here; and you will return to Whitehorse in a comfortable maxi-van where a warm shower, cold beer and a comfortable bed awaits! Overnight in a hotel in Whitehorse. Day 11: Departure Whitehorse Transfer to airport or join a connecting program. End of tour services.

Included • Airport shuttle in Whitehorse • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

• Expert guidance on the entire trip • Canoe rental and transportation • 2 person tents and camping equipment (8 nights)

• All meals on canoe trip • All overland transportation • Expert guidance on the entire trip Not Included • Meals in hotels • Fishing license • Personal extras • Gratuity Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

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Departure Whitehorse

The Voyageur’s Northwest Route | Pelly River

10 days guided canoe tour on the Pelly River Skill Level: Beginner

Step back in time and rediscover a Hudson Bay trading route while paddling the historic and mesmerizing Pelly River. This guided canoe journey will take you back to the uncharted Northwest of the 1840’s where the fur-trade was driven to reach the outer-most corners of Canada. One of the most famous pioneers of that time, Robert Campbell, was the first to explore the Pelly River. He and his voyageurs traveled the Pelly River in search of new outposts to trade with local natives. A half-century before the Klondike Gold Rush would change the face of the Yukon it was the pioneer spirit of Hudson Bay and Northwest Company explorers like Robert Campbell who first connected the North to the rest of the world. Whether you are a novice or a experienced river paddler, you will truly enjoy this 10 day canoe-camping adventure which leads along the breathtaking Tintina Trench into the heart of the Yukon Plateau. The Trench is a major pathway for migratory birds and many species can be seen later in the summer along with other wildlife such as Dall and fanin sheep, muskrat, beaver, fox, wolf, bear, eagle and trumpeter swan can be easily spotted along the riversides. The Pelly is a relatively wide river with good current, quite often we can stow away the paddles, raft up and relax for a while. And, every so often we will encounter sections of the river which require a bit of maneuvering on three easily negotiable rapids (class I-III).

Dates 17.06. - 26.06.2012 01.07. - 10.07.2012 15.07. - 24.07.2012

Duration 10 days / 9 nights

Group Size 5 - 12 participants per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 1,995.00 Single Room/Tent: +CAD 355.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

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Trip Itinerary “The Voyageur’s Northwest Route” Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse This evening meet your fellow group members and you’ll have the opportunity to discover the famous capital of the Yukon. Your stops should include the SS Klondike, one of the last Yukon sternwheelers still in existence, and a national historic site; and a visit to the McBride Museum. Overnight in a hotel. Day 2: In the morning we will drive from Whitehorse to Faro where we put-in on the Pelly River with our canoes. We’ll paddle a short distance and setup camp at the foot of the magnificent Rose Mountain. Day 3: Today we’ll navigate through Little Fishhook Rapid, a real joy, even for beginners! Day 4: Our journey begins with a trip through Big Fishhook Canyon. As we paddle along, you’ll begin to feel as though you’re travelling back in time to the days of Robert Campbell and his Hudson Bay voyageurs. Day 5: Our paddle today brings us to Mount Hodder; the predominant geographical feature of the region. Day 6: We will be on the river a bit longer today until we pass “Safety Pin Bend”. Day 7: Another scenic campsite awaits us at the confluence of the Pelly and South MacMillan Rivers. Day 8: For most of the day you will enjoy views of the unique rock formations along Granite Canyon. We’ll choose the route depending on the group’s skills and liking. Day 9: Arrival in Pelly Crossing, where the Klondike Hwy crosses the Pelly River. Transfer back to Whitehorse. Overnight in a hotel. Day 10: Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Included • Expert guidance on the entire trip • Canoes and camping equipment • Overland transportation • 2 person tents (7 nights) • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

• All meals on canoe trip • Airport Shuttle in Whitehorse • Expert guidance on the entire trip Not Included • Meals in hotels • Fishing license • Personal extras • Gratuity Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

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Departure Whitehorse

Best of Yukon’s Whitewater Rivers

7 days guided canoe tour on Yukon’s best whitewater rivers Skill Level: Expert

Do you dream of paddling the best rivers of the North? Do you thrive on canoeing in whitewater? Do you want to learn how to improve your canoe skills? In just one week you can paddle three of Yukon’s most exiting whitewater rivers. The Yukon’s best whitewater rivers await you on this exciting canoe adventure of a life-time! Three world-renowned wilderness rivers of the Yukon are combined in this unmatched tour. The Yukon’s best canoe guides lead you on the greatest whitewater the north has to offer. After a week on these rivers, your thirst for real adventure will be quenched and you’ll take home a powerful set of whitewater skills for future professional adventures in the backcountry!

Dates 11.06. - 17.06.2012 18.06. - 24.06.2012 09.07. - 15.07.2012 16.07. - 22.07.2012 29.07. - 05.08.2012 06.08. - 12.08.2012

Duration 7 days / 6 nights

Group Size 5 - 8 participants per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 1,995.00 Single Room/Tent: +CAD 355.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

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Trip Itinerary “Best of Yukon’s Whitewater Rivers” Day 1: Arrival in Whitehorse where you’ll meet your fellow group members. We’ll review the tour and introduce you to the equipment you’ll be using on the trip. Overnight in a hotel. Whitewater on the Wheaton River Whitewater on the Wheaton River Day 2: The first day will be spent paddling the Wheaton River (class II+) near Whitehorse or the Kathleen River (class II+) (*) near Kluane National Park. Both rivers offer spectacular mountain scenery. Overnight at Campground. (* June = Wheaton River, July, August = Kathleen River) Day 3: Today we’ll have fun on either the Kathleen River (class II+) or Tatshenshini River (class III and a Canadian Heritage River) (*). Overnight at Campground. (* June = Kathleen River, July, August = Tatshenshini River) Day 4: Travelling by van back to the Whitehorse area, we’ll continue northbound on the Klondike and Robert Campbell Highways towards our put-in on the Lapie River. Overnight at Campground. Day 5: Get ready for an action packed paddling day! We can choose from several different sections of the Lapie River depending on the group’s abilities. We’ll make sure you get the best out of this amazing river with all its whitewater thrills. Overnight at Campground. Day 6: We will finish off this exciting canoe adventure back in Whitehorse where you’ll have the opportunity to discover the famous capital of the Yukon. Our city tour on arrival will point out all the highlights of the capital of the Yukon. Stops will include the SS Klondike, one of the last Yukon sternwheelers still in existence and a national historic site, and a visit to Miles Canyon, where famous Gold Rush writer Jack London once worked as a riverboat pilot. Overnight in a hotel. Day 7: Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Included • Expert guidance on the entire trip • 2 multilingual canoe guides • Canoes and camping equipment • Overland transportation • 2 person tents (4 nights) • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

• All meals on canoe trip • Airport Shuttle in Whitehorse Not Included • Meals in hotels • Fishing license • Personal extras • Gratuity Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. 26

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Departure Whitehorse

Rental and Transportation Service

Included • airport shuttle in Whitehorse

Canoe rental and transportation service in Canada’s Yukon and Northwest Territories

• canoe rental (incl. 3 paddles, 2 life jackets, 2 watertight barrels per canoe)

These do-it-yourself rental packages have been designed to accommodate a leisurely wilderness holiday on some of the most spectacular waterways of the north! Our service packages include the trip planning and preparing, canoe rental and ground transportation to the put-in and from the take-out point. For our trips from/to Whitehorse airport shuttle service is included as well as a shopping tour for our clients. There are lots of rivers to choose from, so contact us for a quotation. Quotes depend on trip-duration, length of transportation and number of group members. Canoeing one of the various rivers in the Yukon and NWT is a true highlight of a wilderness adventure. One of the benefits of the remoteness, aside from the lack of people around, is the wildlife encounter that can be expected. For those wishing to explore independently, we have a fleet of rental canoes available. Our Rental + Transportation Service-packages have been designed to accommodate a leisurely wilderness holiday on some of the most spectacular waterways of the north. There are lots of rivers to choose from: Yukon, Teslin, Big-Salmon, Snake or Wind? You name it! Quotes depend on trip-duration, length of transportation and number of participants.

• overland transportation (for put-in and take-out point)

• shopping tour in Whitehorse Optional • rental service: Spray Decks, Satellite •

Phones, Camping- and cooking equipment air transportation service (Snake-, Wind-, Hess-, Bonnet-Plume-River)

Note A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required at the time of booking. A damage deposit, payable in Whitehorse in CAD is required (refund after trip end).

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398

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Carmacks

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379

457

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416

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Dawson City

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437

545

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Johnsons Crossing

Dawson City

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487

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Quiet Lake

Dawson City

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Please contact us for a quotation on more rivers / other group sizes

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Departure Whitehorse

Yukon Fishing Safari | Guided Fishing Tour

Dates

8 days guided fishing tour

Weekly tours 03.06.2012 to 09.09.2012

Duration Yukon - superb regions, untouched wilderness, adventures, legends and tremendous scenery. This is a short description of an area which comprises some of the most spectacular landscapes of the world. If you want to share some of these highlights with us and look beyond the common tourist routes, don’t hesitate to book this fantastic fishing adventure. Discover the land of the midnight sun, the land of the magic and mystery, the land of rivers, deep blue lakes and magnificent alpine scenery. Come and see it for yourself. Our experienced fishing guides will help you to discover some of the most spectacular fishing the north has to offer! This fishing safari for Arctic grayling, lake trout, salmon, rainbow trout and northern pike is a great add-on for a combination trip with one of Yukon’s or Alaska’s fishing lodges. Especially for the fly fisher!

8 days / 7 nights

Group Size 3 – 5 fishermen per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 3,055.00 Single Room/Tent: +CAD 965.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Included • airport Shuttle in Whitehorse • 1 night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

• 6 nights hotel accommodation in Haines

Trip Itinerary “Yukon Fishing Safari” Day 1: Arrival in Whitehorse Arrival Whitehorse Airport where you’ll meet your fishing guide. Overnight in a Whitehorse hotel.

• Expert guidance on the entire trip

Day 2: Whitehorse – Haines Junction Drive via Alaska Highway to Haines Junction. Day 2-7: Haines Junction Together with your fishing guide you will discover new streams and lakes every day. Optional fly-in trips by helicopter or bush plane. Overnight in a hotel in Haines Junction. Day 8: Departure Whitehorse Transfer to Whitehorse airport or connecting program.

Junction (Kluane National Park)

• expert guidance on the entire trip • all overland transportation • all meals during the day (lunch) • Yukon fishing license Not Included • Meals in hotels • Fly-in trips • Personal extras • Gratuity Note Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

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Departure Whitehorse

Stampeders Route | Trekking Chilkoot Trail

7 days guided trekking tour on Chilkoot Trail Skill Level: Expert

Looking for a real hiking adventure? The Chilkoot Trail is the original Alaska and Yukon adventure. Not just a trail, but a cultural corridor; the trail that was made famous by the legions of gold miners travelling to Dawson City in 1898, had been in use for thousands of years by coastal Tlingit traders travelling to the Yukon interior with goods from the coast to trade with inland tribes. The discovery of gold near Dawson City in 1898 brought some 30,000 gold miners to Skagway all headed inland to find fame and fortune in the Klondike. These hearty travelers carried their gear and their dreams over some of the most rugged terrain in Western North America. On our Chilkoot Trail hiking tour, you’ll retrace the steps of those native traders and Klondike Gold Rushers with a lighter load and a spring in your step as you experience the unique history and incredible grandeur of Alaska’s coastal mountains, while seeking your own treasure; that of adventure and personal accomplishment.

Dates 01.07. - 07.07.2012 08.07. - 14.07.2012 15.07. - 21.07.2012 22.07. - 28.07.2012

Duration 7 days / 6 nights

Group Size 4 - 7 participants per tour

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 1,650.00 Single Room/Tent: +CAD 355.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

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Trip Itinerary “Stampeders Route”

During the Klondike Goldrush of 1898, some 30,000 gold seekers arrived in Skagway by steamship, ready to travel the 1000km to the gold fields at Dawson City. Today, the town is bustling with visitors and still retains its gold rush flavour. The quaint streets of Skagway are perfect for strolling. After visiting the historic town, we’ll travel 16km to Dyea, where we’ll start our hike on the Chilkoot Trail. Today we’ll Website: www.RubyRange.com • eMail: info@RubyRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265

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hike to Finnegan’s Point (approx. 3 hours hiking time). The first part of the trail climbs steadily along the Taiya River. Spruce trees tower above the trail and house eagle nests and the occasional black bear. Spawning salmon can be seen in the river in late summer. Yet, signs of the Klondike Gold Rush are also evident; from remnants of the old telephone line, built in 1898 to connect Skagway with Bennett and Log Cabin and the 1950’s era logging road that forms the trail near our campsite. Finnegan’s Point is named for a fellow who built a bridge and for a short time collected a toll from passersby. The thousands of miners soon over-ran the bridge and his efforts to hold them back were futile. You’ll end your day in view of the beautiful Irene Glacier across the river. Day 3: Pleasant Camp After breakfast we’ll continue our adventure through the rain forest. There are lots of creek crossings, as we follow the banks of the Taiya River. This is a pleasant day with some easy and some fairly steep, but thankfully, short climbs. The Rock Garden is a pleasant meadow with few trees and lots of small boulders, rolled to the side of the trail for easier walking. A little further ahead, we’ll reach Canyon City. Once a thriving town servicing the thousands of miners on their way to Dawson, all that remains today are the foundations of a few buildings, a stove and some pots and pans, and the old boiler that powered the tramway. In 1898 you could save a lot of time and effort by using the tramway to get your goods over the pass for 7.5 cents/pound…or $5 in today’s money! Continuing on, we’ll encounter “Bent Tree”; miners would often mark a trail by tying a loop in a young sapling that would usually die as a result. This one has defied the odds by continuing to grow all these long years. We’ll cross a suspension bridge near Pleasant Camp and soon we will arrive at Sheep Camp, where we’ll rest for the night. Day 4: Happy Camp Today is our longest, but most memorable part of the hike. We’ll have an early breakfast and hit the trail in order to cover the 13km to Happy Camp. Shortly after departing, we’ll pass through the Enchanted Forest; a region of gnarled trees, twisted and pitted due to the excessive snowfalls that bury them under several meters each winter. You’ll see many gold rush era artifacts littering the trail as it begins to climb towards the Scales. After weeks of hauling a ton of goods up from Skagway, 50 kilos at a time, the miners of the Klondike Gold Rush began to toss aside the non-essentials. Surprisingly the Treeline Sign is surrounded by trees, demonstrating the weather was colder in 1898 than today. But not much further along, the last tree appears, and then disappears, and soon there is nothing but rock in all directions. This is where the avalanche that claimed the lives of many gold miners in the spring of 1898 occurred, and the victims are buried nearby. A little further and we arrive at the Scales, where the Canadian Mounties weighed the goods of each person entering the Yukon to ensure they had their mandatory 1 ton of provisions before being allowed to continue. The trail goes almost vertical as you travel up the Golden Stairs. This is where the famous photos of the long lines of men and women bent over from their toil, were taken in 1898. It’s a tough climb, scrambling over and around large boulders, but we’ll soon reach the top and cross the border between Alaska and Canada, at over 1100 meters (3700 feet) above sea level! From here we’ll descend over snowfields, passing small lakes, creeks and rock outcrops to reach “Happy Camp” in the late afternoon. Day 5: Lake Lindemann The trek from Happy Camp to Lindeman is thought by many to be the best part of the trail. There are some spectacular views, and more importantly, the trail is relatively flat (except at Long Lake). Deep Lake will soon appear, as will the first trees, before the trail begins to drop in elevation as we follow Moose Creek as it tumbles down from Deep Lake to Lake Lindeman, where we’ll camp for the evening. Day 6: Bennett Lake We will awaken with mixed emotions today. With just 1 more hike left, there is the feeling of accomplishment after having completed an arduous hike. Yet, there is always a little sadness when the end of the trail is near. But there is still some beautiful scenery to be seen as we continue our trek, first to Bare Loon Lake and onwards to Lake Bennett. Some of the most stunning vistas in British Columbia are found here, overlooking Lake Bennett. As we approach Bennett Lake, we catch glimpses of the old gold rush era church and rail station, all that remains of the community that once was home to over 15,000 people. After a short look around, our float plane will arrive to pick us up for the spectacular 45 minute flight to Whitehorse. The mood on board the aircraft is bound to be pensive as you reflect on your journey while the plane soars over azure waters and green-sided, snow-capped mountains. Upon arrival in Whitehorse, we’ll pick you up from the airport and bring you to your hotel where you definitely will enjoy a hot shower and a last dinner (cooked by someone else for a change!) with your new friends! Day 7: Departure Whitehorse After breakfast, we’ll bring you to the airport for your flight south or you’ll take off on your own for your next adventure. Better yet, you’ll continue on your next adventure with Ruby Range Adventure.

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Included • Expert guidance on the entire trip • Camping equipment • Overland transportation • Float plane transfer from Lake Bennett to Whitehorse

• 2 person tents (4 nights) • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

• All meals on camping trip • Chilkoot Park fees and license • Airport Shuttle in Whitehorse Not Included • Meals in hotels • Fishing license • Personal extras Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

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Departure Departure Dawson Whitehorse city

Canada’s Patagonia | Trekking Tombstone Mountain

8 days guided trekking tour in Tombstone Territorial Park Skill Level: Expert

Discover endless valleys and ascend breathtaking mountains while hiking in one of the best kept secrets of the North, the Tombstone Territorial Park. Tombstone Park is a place where people can step into the natural world and experience the awesome beauty of a northern mountain wilderness. Hikers and photographers are attracted by tundra walking with dramatic views, unusual landforms and craggy peaks. Wildlife viewers are rewarded by the diversity of species including large mammals and a unique array of birds. We will spent days exploring the spectacular beauty of the majestic mountains. From the Base Camp we will hike the Mountain Ridges and Valleys to Talus Lakes, Divide Lake and Tombstone Mountain. The arctic tundra environment, which is normally found several hundred kilometres to the north, reaches its southernmost extent at the north end of the Tombstone area. The Tombstone Mountains in late August burst into colors, throwing off their hues of green and revealing their yellows, oranges and deep crimson reds. Add to this the fact that Tombstone Valley is considered by many to be the most scenic spot in all of the Yukon, and you have a recipe for amazing hiking, endless photography, and wilderness exploration. This adventure is a true wilderness backpacking experience that meets and then exceeds your expectations of the Yukon’s mountain splendor!

Dates 12.08. - 19.08.2012 19.08. - 26.08.2012 26.08. - 02.09.2012

Duration 8 days / 7 nights

Group Size 4 - 6 participants per tour

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 1,995.00 Single Room/Tent: +CAD 355.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

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Backpacking is necessary. Gear and equipment will be split between participants. Each backpack will weigh 10-25kg.

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Trip Itinerary “Canada’s Patagonia” Day 1: Arrival in Dawson City Pickup at the Dawson City Airport and transfer to the hotel. You will have time to discover the town and do some shopping. We meet all group members and discuss the trip itinerary. Overnight in a hotel. Day 2: Dawson City / Tombstone Park Drive with Van to Tombstone Territorial Park (Dempster Highway). To get our feet loosent up we’ll hike up Goldensides Mountain at the park entrance. From top we’ll have our first view into the vast beauty of this breathtaking landscape. We setup Camp at Tombstone Campground. [Hiking time: 2 to 5 hours] Day 3: Tombstone Park Today we’ll start our Trekking-Tour into the heart of the Tombstone Mountains. We make our way up onto the North Ridge along the Grizzly Creek Valley. After a short climb we’ll have a breathtaking view over the mountaintops and the trails to come. Camp at Grizzly Lake. [Hiking time: 6 to 11 hours] Day 4: Tombstone Park To get to the most scenic view points of the park we’ll hike today over the Glissade Pass towards Divide Lake. Here we’ll get to see into the heart of the rugged northern mountain formations, the Patagonia of the North. Camp at Grizzly Lake. [Hiking time: 6 to 8 hours]

Included • Expert guidance on the entire trip • Guided hiking trip in Tombstone Territo-

Day 5: Tombstone Park Depending on our abilities and weather conditions we have the choice today of hiking up to a pass north of Mt. Monolith or towards a Lake south. Autumn colors, the incredible presence of Mt. Monolith, scores of hanging valleys and mountain tarns will serve as backdrop to our hike. Camp at Grizzly Lake. [Hiking time: 3 to 8 hours]

• Airport transfers Dawson City • Overland transportation • Fees for campgrounds (5 nights) • Camping equipment • 2 person tents (5 nights) • All meals on camping trip • Historic tour through Dawson City • Entrance fees for national parks • Entrance fee “Diamond Tooth Gerties” • 2 nights hotel accommodation (Dawson

Day 6: Tombstone Park After spending unforgettable moments at Grizzly Lake it’s time to make our way back to the trailhead following the South Ridge along the Grizzly Creek Vallley. We drive back to the Tombstone Campground for one final night under the open skies of the north. Camp at Tombstone Campground. [Hiking time: 6 to 9 hours] Day 7: Tombstone Park / Dawson City In the morning we’ll leave the Tombstone Mountains and drive to Dawson City. Here we discover the historic gold town and home of many legends. A visit to the Jack London and Robert Service cabins are on the program. A highlight is the drive into the Bonanza and Eldorado Creeks where the Discovery Claim of the Klondike Gold Rush is located. If time allows we will drive up the “Midnight Dome”, the mountain overlooking Dawson. We can stroll through the quaint little town where so many buildings from the gold rush era are preserved. In the evening we watch Can-Can girls in the casino “Diamond Tooth Gerties”. Overnight in a hotel. Day 8: Dawson City Transfer to airport or connecting program.

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Not Included • Meals in hotels • Fishing license • Personal extras Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

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Departure Departure Dawson Whitehorse city

Explore Remote Valleys | Trekking Tombstone TP

8 days guided hiking tour with Helicopter Shuttle in Tombstone TP Skill Level: Expert

Discover endless valleys and ascend breathtaking mountains while hiking in Tombstone Park. Tombstone Park is a place where people can step into the natural world and experience the awesome beauty of a northern mountain wilderness. Hikers and photographers are attracted by tundra walking with dramatic views, unusual landforms and craggy peaks. Wildlife viewers are rewarded by the diversity of species including large mammals and a unique array of birds. Tombstone’s unique collection of vegetation and wildlife is linked to the special geology and geography of the region. The diversity of rocks and minerals in the area has created a variety of soils which support a wide range of plant communities. The variety of plants, in turn, provides habitat for many animal species. The elevation and shape of the land funnels cold arctic air through the broad valleys, influencing the plants as well as the permafrost landforms. The arctic tundra environment, which is normally found several hundred kilometres to the north, reaches its southernmost extent at the north end of the Tombstone area. Here, the vegetation and terrain is almost indistinguishable from the high arctic - a treeless, windswept area of shrub tundra and ground-hugging plants. Tombstone Territorial Park protects over 2,000 square kilometres in the south Ogilvie Mountains. The park’s boundaries were announced in December of 1999. A result of the Tr’ondek Hwech’in Final Agreement, Tombstone Park was established to protect the life, landforms and heritage of this subarctic wilderness.

Dates 12.08. - 19.08.2012 19.08. - 26.08.2012 26.08. - 02.09.2012

Duration 8 days / 7 nights

Group Size 5 - 10 participants per tour

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 3,495.00 Single Room/Tent: +CAD 355.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Map TOMBSTONE TERRITORIAL PARK

AZURE LAKE

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Backpacking is necessary. Gear and equipment will be split between participants. Each backpack will weigh 10-25kg.

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Trip Itinerary “Explore Remote Valleys” Day 1: Arrival in Dawson City Arrival from connecting program (Explore Secret Waterways | Beaver River 15 days). Pickup at the Dawson City Airport and transfer to the hotel. You will have time to discover the town and do some shopping. We meet all group members and discuss the trip itinerary. Overnight in a hotel. Day 2: Dawson City / Tombstone Park Drive with Van to Tombstone Territorial Park (Dempster Highway). We fly via Helicopter into the magnificent “Patagonia of the Yukon”, the Tombstone Mountain Range. We setup our Base Camp at Azure Lake. [Hiking time: 1 to 4 hours] Day 3-6: Tombstone Park These next 4 days will be spent exploring the spectacular beauty of the majestic mountains. From the Base Camp at Azure Lake we will hike the Mountain Ridges and Valleys to Syenite Lakes, Divide Lake and Tombstone Mountain. One of the hikes is to Syenite Lakes over a pass into a great open northern mountain valley. There is a ridge of mountains that runs parallel to the West Blackstone River and it is accessible from Azure Lakes. The ridge allows to get up high and have a look around at the surrounding landscape. The imidiat area surrounding Azure Lake area provides excellent hiking opportunities as well. There are a number of small lakes surrounding the main lake, which are worthwhile exploring. Day hikes from our Base Camp into the surrounding Mountains at the feet of Tombstone Mountain. [Hiking time: 4 to 10 hours] Day 7: Tombstone Park / Dawson City In the morning wee fly back to the Dempster Highway via Helicopter where our Van is going to pick us up to drive to Dawson City. Here we discover the historic gold town and home of many legends. A visit to the Jack London and Robert Service cabins are on the program. A highlight is the drive into the Bonanza and Eldorado Creeks where the Discovery Claim of the Klondike Gold Rush is located. If time allows we will drive up the “Midnight Dome”, the mountain overlooking Dawson. We can stroll through the quaint little town where so many buildings from the gold rush era are preserved. In the evening we watch Can-Can girls in the casino “Diamond Tooth Gerties”. Overnight in a hotel. Day 8: Departure Dawson City Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Included • Expert guidance on the entire trip • Guided hiking trip in Tombstone Territorial Park

• Airport transfers Dawson City • Overland transportation • Helicopter flight into Base Camp (and return)

• Fees for campgrounds (5 nights) • Camping equipment • 2 person tents (5 nights) • All meals on camping trip • Historic tour through Dawson City • Entrance fees for national parks • Entrance fee “Diamond Tooth Gerties” • 2 nights hotel accommodation (Dawson City)

Not Included • Meals in hotels • Personal extras • Gratuity Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

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Departure Whitehorse

Gold Rush Tour | Discover the land of the midnight sun

22 days guided canoe and camping tour on the Teslin River and historic roads Skill Level: Beginner

Are you ready for an adventure that leads you into one of the world most remarkable wilderness regions? If yes, come and explore with us Canada’s Yukon and Alaska and relive the Gold Rush of 1898! Discover the land of the midnight sun, the land of the magic and mystery, the land of rivers, deep blue lakes and magnificent alpine scenery. The land that inspired both Jack London and Robert Service to write their stories and poems, the land which created their characters who are still around out here - come and see it for yourself. This canoe-van combination tour begins with a nine day canoe expedition down the famous Teslin- and Yukon Rivers. Far away from any civilization we paddle our canoes down the mighty streams deep into the wilderness. We follow the trail of the gold rush history, explore several abandoned settlements and constantly find relics from the historic gold rush trail. We set up our camps on the gravel & sand banks of the river. Wildlife is quite common in this area, and one can expect to see black bear, moose and bald eagles. All meals are prepared on open camp fires, and fresh trout, pike or grayling may round up the menu of the day. The legendary Dawson City was once the heart of the gold rush, and mining is still a major part of this rustic town. After a bath we explore Dawson and relive the history of this famous town. Highlights will be the visits to a real gold mine and the Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall. With our van we drive up the Dempster Highway to set up camp on a campground near the Tombstone Mountains. Next days hiking trip into this great scenery is another highlight of the tour! Crossing the Yukon by ferry and via the Top of the World Highway we travel towards Alaska, passing through sub-arctic mountain tundra above the timberline. Our trail leads alongside the Alaska Range and via the Alaska Highway we drive to Beaver Creek and Burwash Landing. Kluane National Park, home of the largest, non-polar ice fields in the world is our next point of interest, and you have the option of a float plane or bush plane ride up to these magnificent glaciers. We are setting up our camps on the shores of the deep, blue Kluane Lake and explore the immense scenery of the Park during the next days. A hiking trip into one of the park’s high alpine valleys may give us the chance to spot wildlife such as dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bear. Our stay in Kluane will be rounded up by an exciting raft trip down the wild Tatshenshini River. The next morning we travel over the Haines Road towards Haines, Alaska. The rich vegetation of the Alaskan coastline is an enormous contrast to the tundra vegetation of the Yukon. Via ferry we travel through the Lynn Fjord, passing giant glaciers and with some luck we can see seals, whales, bald eagles and the giant Alaska brown bears, making this area their

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Dates 03.06. - 24.06.2012 24.06. - 15.07.2012 15.07. - 05.08.2012 05.08. - 26.08.2012 26.08. - 16.09.2012

Duration 22 days / 21 nights

Group Size 3 - 12 participants per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 3,315.00 Single Room/Tent: +CAD 415.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

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Map Tombstone T.P. Dempster Highway

Dawson City Y U KO N ALASKA

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Whitehorse

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home. Skagway, hundred years ago the base camp for all Chilkoot Pass travellers is another historic gold rush town. We overnight here and discover this idyllic town before we drive back to Whitehorse.

Trip Itinerary “Gold Rush Tour” Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse Arrival in Whitehorse where you’ll meet your fellow group members. Opportunity to discover the famous capital of the Yukon, and your stops should include the MS Klondike, one of the last Yukon sternwheelers still around and a visit to the McBride Museum. Overnight in a hotel. Day 2 - 10: Teslin / Yukon River Van-transfer to Johnsons Crossing, start of canoe tour down the Teslin, later the famous Yukon River. We are spending nine days on these magnificent rivers, travelling downstream appr. 360 km. Day 10: Carmacks – Dempster Highway Arrival in Carmacks on the Yukon River. We part from our canoes and travel with our van via the Klondike Highway and will set up camp near the world famous Dempster Highway. 730 KM of gravel road linking the interior of the Yukon Territory with Inuvik located at the delta of the huge Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories. We camp at a delightful campground at the base of Tombstone Mountain. Day 11: Tombstone Mountains We do some spectacular hiking in this remarkable landscape of tundra and mountains. The Tombstone Mountains` unique moon landscape has proved early travellers in this region with an unmistakable landmark. We spend the evening around the campfire. [Hiking time: 3 to 7 hours] Day 12: Dempster Highway – Dawson City We leave this remarkable area and travel towards famous Dawson City, the historic gold rush town and home of many legends. After a shower we visit Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall with poker game and Can-Can dancers. Day 13: Dawson City We discover Dawson City. A visit to the Jack London and Robert Service cabins and the museum are on the program. A highlight is the drive into the Bonanza and Eldorado Creeks where we visit an active gold mine. Day 14: Top of the World Highway We are leaving the fields of the Klondike today by crossing the Yukon River by ferry. We travel via the Top of the World Highway towards Alaska, right through Sub-arctic Mountain tundra, above timberline. Today we pass the most northern US-boarder at Little Gold Creek and small historic towns like Chicken, Action Jackson or Jack Wade. Day 15: Kluane, Sheep Mountain We will cross the Alaska border near Beaver Creek, via the Alaska Highway. We’ll drive along the shores of scenic Kluane Lake. Mount Wallace, better known as Sheep Mountain is one of our stops. Here, you will be able to spot the rare white dall sheep, and you have the possibility of joining a helicopter glacier flight. [Hiking time: 3 to 6 hours] Day 16 / 17: Haines Junction (Kluane NP) Haines Junction is the gateway to Kluane National Park. We will set up our base camp and explore the immense scenery of the park during the next few days. A hiking trip into one of the park’s high alpine valleys may give us the chance to spot wildlife such as dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bear. Depending on the level of interest among the passengers we can also organise a spectacular flight by bush plane over the immense glaciers of the park (optional). This adventure, over a virtually pristine wilderness, is especially spectacular during a clear day. With Haines Junction as a base one has a variety of options. This area is simply an adventure wonderland. [Hiking time: 3 to 6 hours]

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Day 18: Kluane NP – Tatshenshini River White water rafting on the Tatshenshini River, a tumultuous rafting tour down this world famous river. Another highlight of the tour! Overnight at Million Dollar Falls Campground. Day 19: Million Dollar Falls – Haines, Alaska Drive south via Haines Road to Haines, Alaska. We are crossing Chilkat Pass in a pristine landscape and are following the Chilkat River where during fall salmon migration thousands of majestic bald eagles concentrate. We spend the rest of the day in front of the snow-covered Chilkat Mountain Range. Haines is known as an important centre of the native Tlingit culture and one can watch Totem pole carvers at work as well as visit the local theatre where ceremonial Indian dances are shown. Day 20: Haines - Skagway Via ferry we travel through the Lynn Fjord and with some luck we can see seals, whales, bald eagles and the giant Alaska brown bears, making this area their home. Skagway, a hundred years ago the base camp for all Chilkoot Pass travellers is still a historic gold rush town. Many well preserved relics bear witness to its colourful past, including the head of the notorious Chilkoot Trail. In the evening one can relax and get a taste of the gold rush atmosphere in one of the historic bars, for example the „Red Onion Saloon“ once a brothel. Day 21: Skagway - Whitehorse Sightseeing of Skagway in the morning. Optional ride with the famous Whitepass-Railroad. On our way back to Whitehorse we will stop at the smallest desert in the world - the Carcross desert - and we will of course also admire Emerald Lake, called „Rainbow Lake” from the locals due to its sensational coloration. Overnight in a hotel. Day 22: Departure Whitehorse Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Included • Expert guidance on the entire trip • Canoes and camping equipment • Overland transportation • 2 person tents (19 nights) • Rafting day trip (Tatshenshini River) • Ferry Haines-Skagway • Entrance fees for national parks • Guided hiking trip into Kluane National Park

• Guided hiking trip Tombstone Mountains • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

• Historic tour in Dawson City • Entrance fee Diamond Tooth Gerties • Entrance fee museum in Dawson City • Airport Shuttle in Whitehorse Optional • Glacier flight (appr. CAD 115.00/person) • Fishing license (appr. CAD 20.00) • Whitepass-Railroad (appr. CAD 100.00/ person)

Not Included • Meals in hotels • Personal extras • Camp food (appr. CAD 75.00-/person per week)

• US-Visa fee USD 6/person • Gratuity Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. Website: www.RubyRange.com • eMail: info@RubyRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265

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Alaska & Yukon Highlights | Northern experience

22 days guided camping tour in Yukon and Alaska Skill Level: Beginner

For a complete Northern experience, this trip cannot be matched. You’ll hike two national parks, Kluane in Canada and Denali in America, and trek into the Tombstone Mountain area.

Dates 03.06. - 24.06.2012 24.06. - 15.07.2012 15.07. - 05.08.2012 05.08. - 26.08.2012

Duration 22 days / 21 nights

Group Size

Beginning in Whitehorse, the tour will make its way to Skagway, the first official Alaskan city, and ferry to nearby Haines, a town nestled on the edge of the ocean.

6 - 12 participants per date

There’s a visit to Dawson, where Diamond Tooth Gerties’ can can girls will prance across the stage, while you try your luck at blackjack or the slots. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can have a sourdough cocktail, frost-bitten toe and all!

Double Room/Tent: CAD 3,480.00 Single Room/Tent: +CAD 415.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

You’ll also get to try your hand at gold panning, the ultimate pioneer experience. For a little extra, you can fly onto a glacier, river raft down the Tatshenshini River or spend a day fishing. Yukon and Alaska - superb regions, untouched wilderness, adventure, legends and tremendous scenery. This is a short description of an area, which comprises some of the most spectacular landscapes of the world. If you want to share some of these highlights with us and look beyond the common tourist routes, don’t hesitate to book this fantastic van adventure. Discover the land of the midnight sun, the land of the magic and mystery, the land of rivers, deep blue lakes and magnificent alpine scenery. Come and see it for yourself.

Price

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Map ALASKA

Fairbanks

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Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse Arrival in Whitehorse, airport transfers, meeting of group members, overnight in hotel. Day 02: Whitehorse - Skagway, Alaska After breakfast you have the opportunity to dis cover the famous capital of the Yukon, and your stops should include the MS Klondike, one of the last Yukon sternwheelers still around and a visit to the McBride Museum. Start of the grand voyages is early afternoon, and our van will set track towards Skagway. During this trip we will stop at the smallest desert in the world - the Carcross desert - and we will of course also admire Emerald Lake, called „Rainbow Lake” from the locals due to its sensational coloration. Skagway, a hundred years ago the base camp for all Chilkoot Pass travellers is still a historic

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Physical Demands A background in camping is an asset but not necessary. Moderate hikes with light day pack, courses and activities are suitable for beginners and include necessary equipment and safety gear.

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gold rush town. Many well preserved relics bear witness to its colourful past, including the head of the notorious Chilkoot Trail. In the evening one can relax and get a taste of the gold rush atmosphere in one of the historic bars, for example the „Red Onion Saloon“ once a brothel. Day 03: Skagway - Haines Via ferry we travel through the Lynn Fjord and with some luck we can see seals, whales, bald eagles and the giant Alaska brown bears, making this area their home. Haines is known as an important centre of the native Tlingit culture and one can watch Totem pole carvers at work as well as visit the local theatre where ceremonial Indian dances are shown. Day 04: Haines - Haines Junction We are following the Chilkat River where during fall salmon migration thousands of majestic bald eagles concentrate. After the Chilkat Pass we can view Million Dollar Falls in a pristine landscape along the Tatshenshini River. Before we arrive at Haines Junction we stop at Klukshu Village, where Indian people still catch salmon in a traditional manner during their upstream migration. Day 05/06: Kluane National Park Haines Junction, the gateway to Kluane National Park. We are setting up our base camp on the shores of the deep, blue Kluane Lake and explore the immense scenery of the Park during the next days. A hiking trip into one of the park’s high alpine valleys may give us the chance to spot wildlife such as dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bear. Depending on the level of interest among the passengers we can also organize a spectacular flight by helicopter over the immense glaciers of the park (optional). This adventure, over a virtually pristine wilderness, is especially spectacular during a clear day. With Haines Junction as a base one has a variety of options: what do you think a tumultuous rafting tour down the world famous Tatshenshini River? This area is simply an adventure wonderland. [Hiking time: 3 to 6 hours] Day 07: Haines Junction - Tok After leaving Haines Junction we drive besides the shores of scenic Kluane Lake. Mount Wallace, better known, as Sheep Mountain is our first stop. Here, you will be able to spot the rare white dall sheep, and if you did not luck yesterday you have the possibility of joining a glacier flight in Burwash Landing. We cross the Alaska border in Beaver Creek and travel towards Tok, home of one of the best breed of husky dogs. Day 08: Tok - Valdez An early start via the Glen Highway and through the impressive scenery of the Wrangell Mountains will lead us deeper into Alaska. The Richardson Highway connects with the Pacific Ocean and the little harbour town Valdez is embedded into the beautiful coastal range. High water falls, roughed scenery and magnificent peaks have given this region the name „little Switzerland“, and the Trans Alaska Pipeline ends here. Day 09: Valdez - Seward Today you’ll travel by ferry goes through the stunning Prince William Sound; undoubtedly one of the scenic highlights of Alaska. The route runs close to the Pacific coast, passing several calving glaciers in College Fjord. The massive Columbia Glacier is one of the most spectacular on the route. There are also excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing. With a little luck you’ll see otters, harbour seals, sea lions or even whales! Back on land we’ll visit one of Alaska’s “drive-up” glaciers near Portage Glaciers before continuing south along Kenai Peninsula. Cascading waterfalls, steep, snow-covered mountains and beautiful pine forests are found around every corner. Day 10: Seward Today we’ll plan a hike in the Seward area. The Exit Glacier is one of our favourite hiking locations in the beautiful area around Seward. We also have some attractive optional tours to chose from including a 6 hour marine life viewing cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park. The all-marine national park is teeming with wildlife including seals, sea lions, sea otters, as well as orca (killer) and humpback whales. Seabirds abound, including bald eagles, kittiwakes and the loveable puffins. Moose and black bears are often spotted along the shorelines. A tour highlight is the tidewater Bear Glacier; the calving ice sending up huge waves as the ancient ice crashing into the ocean. Also well worth the visit is the Alaska SeaLife Center, a salt water aquarium, that is home to sea lions, sea otters and puffins. Day 11: Seward - Anchorage Today the journey takes us back along the Kenai Peninsula to the scenic Turnagain Arm, named after one of his many failed attempts to find the Northwest Passage. Keep an eye open for the white beluga whales, which can often be seen here frolicking in the shallow waters! The afternoon is free for optional sighseeing and touring in Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska. There are many interesting things to discover including Lake Hood, which is home to the largest float plane base in the world. Each day,

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some 800 floatplanes take off and land from this location in central Anchorage! Nearby is the Aviation Museum, where many legendary bush aircraft are on display. Downtown Anchorage offers excellent souvenir shopping at several American-style “malls”. Or if shopping is not your idea of a fun activity on holiday, how about a visit to one of the many pubs and locally crafted “micro” breweries?! Day 12: Anchorage - Denali National Park Northbound via George Parks Highway towards Denali National Park, through incredible landscape. We overnight on a campground near the park entrance. Day 13/14: Denali National Park The next highlight of the tour is a visit to Denali National Park with mighty Mt. McKinley, the highest peak in North America. We spend two days in and around the park and with some luck we will see dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bears. Day 15: Denali National Park - Fairbanks We are again on the George Parks Highway and the compass needle is pointed northward. Nenana and the Alaska Railroad Museum is another point of interest en route towards Fairbanks, less than 200 km south of the polar circle. Fairbanks invites you to visit the dog mush museum or the many restaurants specialised in Alaska King Crabs... a true delicacy. Another possibility is to join the tour on a sternwheeler on the Chena River. Or choose the visit of „Crown of Light“, a slide show about the northern lights. Day 16: Fairbanks - Tok We have reached our most northerly point of this exciting journey and we cross the Tanana River directly abeam the Trans Alaska Pipeline. We also reach mile zero of the Alaska Highway in Delta Junction and we will stop in North Pole, the hometown of Santa Claus. Here it seems to be Christmas year round. Day 17: Tok - Dawson City We travel via the Top of the World Highway back towards Canada, right through Sub-arctic Mountain tundra, above timberline. Today we pass the most northern US-boarder at Little Gold Creek and small historic towns like Chicken, Action Jackson or Jack Wade Camp. Early afternoon we reach the Yukon River and set up camp next to the shores. Day 18: Dawson City. We cross the Yukon River by ferry and start to discover Dawson, the historic gold town and home of many legends. A visit to the Jack London and Robert Service cabins and the gold rush museum are on the program. A highlight is the drive into the Bonanza and Eldorado Creeks where we visit an active gold mine. Later we will drive up the „Midnight Dome“, the mountain overlooking Dawson. We can stroll through the quaint little town where so many buildings from the gold rush era are preserved. In the evening we watch Can-Can girls in the casino „Diamond Tooth Gerties“. Further recommended is a visit to the Palace Grand Theatre with its musical about the gold rush period. Day 19: Dawson City - Dempster Highway. We are leaving the fields of the Klondike today and will set up camp near the world famous Dempster Highway. 730 KM of gravel road linking the interior of Yukon Territory with Inuvik at the delta of the huge Mackenzie River in Northwest Territories. We camp at a delightful campground at the base of Tombstone Mountain. Day 20: Tombstone Mountains. We do some spectacular hiking in this remarkable landscape of tundra and mountains. The Tombstone Mountains` unique moon landscape has proved early travellers in this region with an unmistakable landmark. Today we spend the last evening around the campfire and in tents. [Hiking time: 3 to 6 hours] Day 21: Dempster Highway - Whitehorse. Via the Klondike Highway we return to Whitehorse, following the mighty Yukon River basin. The Yukon River, over 3500-KM in length is one of the worlds longest water highways. The dangerous and infamous Five Finger Rapids only interrupted the historic journey of the sternwheelers - another stop of interest for us. Many relicts like old cabins, abandoned post stations and small settlements help us to relive the gold rush times. Hotel overnight in Whitehorse. Day 22: Departure Whitehorse. Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Included • Expert guidance on the entire trip • Airport transfers Whitehorse • Two nights hotel accommodation (Whitehorse),

• Overland transportation • Ferry Skagway-Haines • Fees for campgrounds (19 nights) • 2 person tents and camping equipment • Historic tour through Dawson City incl. gold panning,

• Ferry Prince William Sound • Entrance fees for national parks, • Guided hiking trip into Kluane-NP • Guided hiking trip into Tombstone

Mountains area (Dempster Highway)

• Entrance fee „Diamond Tooth Gerties“ • Entrance fee museum in Dawson City Optional • Glacier flight (appr. CAD 80.00/person) • Shuttle Denali NP appr. USD 30.00/ person)

• Fishing license (appr. CAD 20.00) Not Included • Meals in hotels • Personal extras • Camp food (appr. CAD 75.00-/person per week)

• US-Visa fee USD 6/person • Gratuity Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

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Departure Calgary & Departure Whitehorse

Canada’s Northwest | Go Wild

21 days guided camping tour in Yukon, British Columbia and Alberta Skill Level: Beginner

Wild, rugged country, like you knew it would be. During your 21-day camping tour between Calgary and Whitehorse, Yukon, you travel stretches where the chances to meet wild animals is better than finding people. The spectacular landscapes along the remote Cassiar and Dempster Highways are hardly touched by tourism. The Arctic Circle, with the tundra stretching for thousands of miles in every direction, is the most northern point of your tour. Exploring and hiking in these areas as well as in the famous Banff and Jasper National Parks you visit the most outstanding places in a variety of landscapes of the Canadian Northwest.

Dates 03.06. - 23.06.2012 (Whitehorse - Calgary) 25.06. - 15.07.2012 (Calgary - Whitehorse) 22.07. - 11.08.2012 (Whitehorse - Calgary) 13.08. - 02.09.2012 (Calgary - Whitehorse)

Duration 21 days / 20 nights

Group Size 6 - 12 participants per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 2,745.00 Single Room/Tent: +CAD 225.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

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Day 1: CALGARY Arrival in Calgary, transfer to the hotel and pre trip information with the guide. Day 2: BANFF NATIONAL PARK Short city tour of Calgary and 170 km (105 mi) drive into Banff National Park. In the forested campground you pitch your tent for the next two nights. This afternoon your guide takes you on for a warmup hike on one of the many trails near Banff. Walking time 2 – 3 hours Day 3: BANFF NATIONAL PARK A longer hike on one of the many trails in this national park is on today’s menu. Your guide knows the best destinations for the times of the season, even the lesser known. An easy forested trail ends in an alpine meadow with wide angle vies in all directions, ideal for further explorations. Maximum height at 2300 m (7660 ft) with 655 m (2181 ft) gain. Later you might want to relax in the warm sulphur pool and browse the many stores and boutiques of the little town.

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Physical Demands A background in camping is an asset but not necessary. Moderate hikes with light day pack, courses and activities are suitable for beginners and include necessary equipment and safety gear.

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Day 4: JASPER NATIONAL PARK You board the bus for the drive west into the Rocky Mountain national parks. Short warm-up hikes and many photo stops in Banff, Lake Louise, Bow Lake and especially along the Icefields Parkway with it’s glaciers and turquoise lakes. Not far from the little town of Jasper you set up your tent for the next two days. Day 5: JASPER NATIONAL PARK Along Maligne Canyon the river is roaring up to 50 m (165 ft) below you. Now a side trip to picturesque Maligne Lake for a 4 hour hike into the flower covered hills at 2300 m (7590 ft). You can follow the open ridge for many more miles, always with stunning views of the surrounding peaks. Day 6: FORT ST.JAMES West of the Rockies you get into the cariboo Mountains an follow Frazer River to the logging town of Prince George. Now a side trip to Fort St.James National Park and Historic Site. The former fur trading post with it’s old buildings is today an open air museum. Campground on the shores of Stuart lake for the next two days. Day 7: FORT ST.JAMES Unless you prefer to relax by the lake you can join the guide on a 12 km (7.2 mi) loop hike with 790 m (2630 ft) gain for a grandiose panorama view of the lake and into the distant plateau. Day 8: NEW HAZELTON Burns Lake, Houston, Smithers and a few smaller towns on your north-west route through this vast country of forests and mountains. Moricetown Falls is a narrow canyon where migrating salmon can be seen during the summer months. Campground at Ksan where Native guides explain totem poles and longhouses of an ancient culture. Day 9: STEWART The oldest still standing totem poles can be found near Kitwanga and Kitwancool. After setting up camp by a lake, there is time this evening for an excursion to fantastic blue tinted hanging glaciers of Bear Pass.. Day 10: STEWART A side trip to Alaska. Only 3 km and an international border apart but what contrasts. Tidy, typical Canadian Stewart has the school and the bank, end-of-the-road Hyder is purely Alaskan. The plan here is an excursion past old mines and a hike to Salmon Glacier. Walking time 3 hours. Day 11: CASSIAR HIGHWAY Only a few hundred souls live along this rarely travelled northern route. The scenery of the high plateau, framed by rugged peaks of the Coastal and Cassiar Ranges leaves a powerful impression of vastness and solitude. Camping by Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park. Day 12: CASSIAR HIGHWAY Rent a canoe and check out the lake, bring your diary up to date, or follow the guide to the summit of one of the surrounding mountains. Campground at Boya Lake. Day 13: LAKE LABERGE After traveling for appr. 90km we meet the “Historic Lifeline to the North”, the Alaska Highway. Along the way we’ll visit historic settlements which still today accommodate and assist travelers on their way to the Yukon and Alaska. Campground at Lake Laberge. Day 14: DAWSON CITY On our way upnorth we will stop and visit the infamous Five Finger Rapids of the Yukon River. A short trail leads to the spot where years ago many a paddle wheeler met it’s doom. Tonight you reach Dawson City and the campground on the banks of the Yukon. Don’t miss the town’s nightlife with gambling casinos and Can-Can girls. Overnight at Dawson Cityw Campground Day 15: DAWSON CITY/DEMPSTER After a visit of Bonanza Creek, a hundred years ago site of the biggest gold rush of all times, you leave the Klondike gold fields. The infamous Dempster Highway, 730 km (455 mi) of gravel, is the only road connection to the arctic ocean. Camp for 3 nights at the base of the Tombstone Mountains. Day 16: TOMBSTONE MOUNTAINS Now you have choices of easy to very demanding trails in out-of-the-world settings. For example easy 4 km (2,5 mi) to a viewpoint and from there another 3 (1.8 mi) difficult but very rewarding km to a ridge where you can go on further explorations. In all 10 km (6.3 mi) with 550 m (1830 ft) gain. The black

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basalt mountains have a moonscape appearance but are the home of caribous which can be spotted in small groups and large herds. Each season has it’s own charm, like the coloration of the forests in late summer. Overnight at Tombstone Mountain Campground. Day 17: Rock River / North of Arctic Circle You have reached the Arctic Circle, an imaginary line around our planet at 66° 33’ north latitude. It marks the southern limits of the Arctic, Land of the Midnight Sun. The “line” is actually the edge of a band of 24-hour sunlight that stretches from the North Pole to here at midnight on June 21, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Six months later, on the shortest day, it is the edge of a huge shadow that blankets the Arctic. On June 21, you would not see the sun set here: on December 21, you would not see it rise. Overnight at Rock River Campground. Day 18: Rock River The Porcupine Caribou herd migrates through this region and provides a plentiful subsistence lifestyle that has endured, as the Gwich’in say, “forever”. The north-central Yukon was able to support a larger human population than the much warmer south because the caribou supplied food, clothing, shelter and a variety of tools. Overnight at Rock River Campground. Day 19: MOOSE CREEK On the way back south we’ll visit places of famous parts of the northern gold-rush history, i.e. the Mad Trapper. In the winter of 1932 one of the most desperate manhunts in the history of the north took place. It began when the RCMP approached a trapper on a routine check. He had only recently arrived in the area and his name was thought to be Albert Johnson. Johnson wounded one policeman and fled, pursued over rugged terrain for more than a month in temperatures as cold as 45 below zero. Finally, Johnson killed an officer and injured another before being killed himself in a shootout on the Eagle River, approximately 50 miles downstream from here. In the most bizarre twist to an already bizarre story, the name Albert Johnson was never confirmed. His true identity remains a mystery to this day. Day 20: WHITEHORSE The Alaska Highway to the capital of the Yukon. Recommended visits in Whitehorse are Miles Canyon and the world’s longest fish ladder. You should also make time for the McBride- and the Beringia Museum as well as the S.S.Klondike paddle wheeler. Hotel and final get-together for tonight. Day 21: Departure Whitehorse. Transfer to the airport. If you are really gripped by the spirit of adventure you might want to consider a 7-day guided Yukon River canoe trip. Please ask for details.

Included • 21 days trip from Calgary to Whitehorse (or Whitehorse to Calgary)

• Expert guidance on the entire trip • Multilingual guides (English, French and German)

• Airport transfers Calgary and Whitehorse • Overland transportation (Maxi Van) • Two nights hotel accommodation (twin) • Other nights in spacious tents (2 person/tent)

• Guided hiking trips (Jasper NP, Kluane NP, Tombstone Mountains)

• Camping equipment incl. hard foam mattress (except sleeping bag)

• Fees for campgrounds • Admission to the national parks and Fort St. James Historic Site

• Entrance fee “Ksan Historical Village“ • Entrance fee “Diamond Tooth Gerties“ • Entrance fee museum in Dawson City Optional • Glacier flight (appr. CAD 115.00/person) • Rafting Tatshenshini River (appr. CAD 150.00/person)

• Shuttle Denali NP appr. USD 55.00/ person)

• Fishing license (appr. CAD 35.00) Not Included • Meals in hotels (except breakfast) • Personal extras • Food Kitty appr. CAD 10.00- per day • Gratuity Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. Website: www.RubyRange.com • eMail: info@RubyRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265

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Departure Departure Whitehorse Vancouver

NORTH TO ALASKA & INSIDE PASSAGE

12 days guided sightseeing tour in British Columbia, Alberta and Yukon

Dates 13.06. - 24.06.2012 04.07. - 15.07.2012 25.07. - 05.08.2012 22.08. - 02.09.2012

During this exciting hotel-based tour, you’ll experience some of Western Canada’s most spectacular scenery and national parks. Starting from Vancouver, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, you’ll journey through vast and imposing natural landscapes, while traveling Canada’s most famous national parks; Banff and Jasper, in the Rocky Mountains. At Prince Rupert we’ll board the Alaska Marine Highway and travel by ferry, along the spectacularly beautiful famous Inside Passage to Skagway, Alaska! The last leg of the tour takes you to historic Whitehorse, the Capital of the Yukon Territory.

Duration 12 Days / 11 Nights

Group Size 6 - 9 participants per date (Maxi Van) 10 – 20 participants per date (Midsize Coach)

Price Double Room: CAD 3,430.00 Single Room: +CAD 1,515.00 Triple Room: CAD 3,130.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

Itinerary “NORTH TO ALASKA & INSIDE PASSAGE” Day 1: Vancouver Individual arrivals of participants in Vancouver. Welcome to the third largest City in Canada! A meet and greet will be provided by your tour guide at the airport, followed by a transfer to the hotel. We’ve planned a brief group meeting this afternoon so you have a chance to get to know your fellow travellers and ask any last minute questions you might have. Evening free. (Overnight accommodation in Vancouver).

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Day 2: Vancouver Vancouver, sometimes called the “Pearl of the Pacific” is one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world; framed by the Pacific Ocean on one side and the coastal mountains on the other. We’ve included an entire day here today. We’ll take a city tour to give you an overview of the Olympic city 2010. We’ll explore the heart of the city, including beautiful Stanley Park with its beaches, forests and ocean-side walking paths. Later you can stroll along bustling Robson Street and Vancouver’s colorful Chinatown. Discover the historic Gastown and let yourself be spoiled by the specialties of local restaurants. A visit to see the panoramic view from the Harbour Building is also worthwhile. The possibilities Vancouver are almost unlimited, and your guide will have lots of tips as to things for you to see and do. (Overnight accommodation in Vancouver).

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Day 3: Vancouver - Kelowna Today we’ll leave the Pacific coast behind and travel east to the beautiful Okanagan Valley. Perhaps challenging your notion of Canada, this sun-drenched region is home to countless award-winning vineyards and abundant orchards. Kelowna is located along the shores of Lake Okanagan; look out for “Ogopogo”, a sea monster who lives in the lake. The legend of Ogopogo comes from the local First Nations people who have told stories of a large animal living in the lake for generations. (Overnight accommodation in Kelowna). Day 4: Kelowna - Banff Nationalpark Today we’ll leave the Okanagan Valley with its dry climate behind and travel to the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains! We’ll cross over the Rockies via famous Rogers Pass. This is the highest altitude point of the entire Trans Canada Highway. The road travels through several narrow gorges and canyons before reaching Kicking Horse Pass in Yoho National Park. Kicking Horse Pass was named by Palliser, the first European Explorer to cross the southern Rockies. Keep a close eye on the roadsides; wildlife is often spotted along the roadway and on the mountainsides! (Overnight accommodation in Banff). Day 5: Banff Nationalpark Pure nature! Today is completely at your leisure for the exploration of this magnificent national park. The region was established as Canada’s first national park in 1885 to protect a natural hot spring just above the Banff town-site. We’ll experience the spectacular canyons, waterfalls and mountain passes, and of course we’ll also visit the picturesque Lake Louise, a mountain lake in a fantastic location on the foot of Victoria Glacier area, where attract beautiful walks. In the afternoon, we’ll return to Banff where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the historic town. Visit the hotsprings, take a ride on the Sulphur Mountain Gondola, or take a walk on a trail along the Bow River. (Overnight accommodation in Banff). Day 6: Banff - Jasper Nationalpark Today, without question, will be another highlight of your trip as we travel the famous “Icefield Parkway”; one of the most scenic areas the North American continent. Along the way you’ll see the snow-capped mountains and glaciers of the Columbia Icefield – this is the Canada of your dreams! About _ way between Banff and Jasper you’ll have the opportunity to take an optional tour by Sno-Coach (a vehicle specially made for glacier exploration) on the stunning Athabasca Glacier. We’ll also stop in at beautiful Maligne Canyon for views of one of the most impressive waterfalls in Canada before ending the day in the Jasper, located in the heart of Jasper National Park. (Overnight accommodation in Jasper). Day 7: Jasper Nationalpark - Prince George As we travel from Jasper to Prince George, you’ll marvel at beautiful Moose Lake and the famous Mount Robson. At over 3950 meters, Mt Robson is the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies. As we leave the national parks of the Rocky Mountains; you’ll have time to reflect on the amazing scenery and special experiences of the past several days. Today’s destination is Prince George, the largest city and trading center for the vast, and sparsely populated northern British Columbia. (Overnight accommodation in Prince George). Day 8: Prince George - Smithers Today we’ll continue westbound on the Yellowhead Highway through a vast river and lake landscape; full of beaver dams and surrounded by forests as far as the eye can see. The drive today will give you a sense of Canada’s vastness. Smithers is a small, rustic town that has been heavily influenced by Europeans, who have found the laidback atmosphere and surrounding mountain ranges a nice contrast to the overcrowded cities of Europe. The steep mountains surrounding Smithers have earned the community nickname of “Little Switzerland”, one of several in the Canadian west! (Overnight accommodation in Smithers).

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Day 9: Smithers – Prince Rupert / Inside Passage Departing Smithers, we’ve planned a stop at Moricetown Falls; a canyon where the local First Nation people fish for salmon. We’ll also visit the Ksan Indian Village with its totem poles and long houses, before continuing along the picturesque river reaches of the Skeena River. The area around Terrace is world famous with sport fishermen for its giant king (Chinook) salmon. In the afternoon we’ll reach the port of Prince Rupert, where the ferry for our journey along the Inside Passage is waiting to depart. “All aboard!!” for the journey north along the Canadian and Alaskan coast. (Cabin accommodation on the ship). Day 10: Inside Passage As the ferry winds its way through the narrow straits and fjords of the Inside Passage, you will get a good impression of the unique coastal landscape of Northern British Columbia and Alaska. Cascading rivers and emerald rainforests nourish a wide variety of wildlife. The coast is home to 2 bear species; the grizzly and the black, and the Queen Charlottes also are the home of the Spirit Bear, an all-white sub-species of the black bear. The Spirit Bear is revered by the coastal First Nations people and a sighting is considered a sign of great fortune. Often spotted soaring above the steep fjords is the national bird of the United States, the great bald eagle. Travelling by ferry provides a wonderful vantage from which to explore this roadless region. (Cabin accommodation on the ship). Day 11: Inside Passage / Skagway The ferry continues north today, past glaciers and picturesque islands. Keep your binoculars and camera ready as there are good opportunities for wildlife observation. With a little luck you will spot sea otters and sea lions or even whales. In Juneau, the Capitol of Alaska, we’ll disembark from the ferry and may have some time to explore the city before we re-board the ship travel along the most northerly part of the Inside Passage to Skagway. Disembarking once again in Skagway, we’ll travel the last leg of the journey over the Klondike Highway to Whitehorse, the capital of the Canada’s Yukon. Located on the banks of the Yukon River, Whitehorse was an important supply centre during the Klondike Goldrush of 1898, the greatest the world has ever seen. The community of 25,000 still retains its frontier feel; time permitting this evening, we’ll visit the SS Klondike National Historic Site. The SS Klondike was on the of the last paddlewheelers to ply the Yukon River before it was retired in the early 1950’s. (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse). Day 12: Whitehorse Transfer to the Whitehorse airport or connecting individual program. End of tour services.

Included • 12 day roundtrip Vancouver - Whitehorse

• The entire tour individually guided and interpreted

• 9 nights accommodation in superior middle class double rooms

• 2 nights accommodation in superior middle class cabins on ferry

• All overland transportation • Air-conditioned Maxi Van (capacity 15 seats) or comfortable air-conditioned Midsize Coach

• Inside Passage ferry • Entrance fees for national parks • Entrance fees as listed in itinerary • Airport Transfers • Fee for U.S.A. visitor visa Not Included • Meals and beverages • Optional tours • Personal extras • Gratuity Note Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. 46

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Departure Whitehorse

INSIDE PASSAGE & WESTERN HIGHLIGHTS

13 days guided sightseeing tour in Yukon, Alberta and British Columbia

On this hotel-based highway sightseeing tour, you’ll experience some of the most spectacular scenery and national parks Western Canada has to offer. Starting in Whitehorse, Yukon, we’ll journey through vast and imposing natural landscapes. In Skagway, Alaska we’ll travel by ferry through the famous Passage Inside! Trip highlights include two of Canada’s most famous national parks; Jasper and Banff in the Rocky Mountains and Vancouver, where Canada hosted the world for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Dates 03.06. - 15.06.2012 24.06. - 06.07.2012 15.07. - 27.07.2012 12.08. - 24.08.2012

Duration 13 Days / 12 Nights

Group Size 6 - 9 participants per date (Maxi Van) 10 – 20 participants per date (Midsize Coach)

Price

Itinerary “INSIDE PASSAGE & WESTERN HIGHLIGHTS” Day 1: Whitehorse (Arrival) Individual arrivals of participants to Whitehorse. Welcome to Canada’s Yukon! A meet and greet at the airport will be provided by the local German-speaking tour guide. This afternoon, we’ll have a brief pretour meeting to get to know your fellow travelers and ask any last minute questions. In the afternoon you’ll explore the city of Whitehorse. You’ll enjoy the authentic S.S. Klondike, a paddle wheeler restored from the gold rush time in the Yukon. (Overnight accommodation in Whittehorse). Day 2: Whitehorse - Skagway We start our journey with a short drive over the coastal mountains to Skagway. Scenic attractions include colourful Emerald Lake, renown for its brillian green colour, Carcross Desert – known locally as the “smallest desert in the world” - and of course you can also marvel at the Emerald Lake. The route continues through the picturesque mountains of Northern British Columbia before arriving in Skagway. Known as the Gateway to Klondike during the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway retains its frontier character. False-fronted buildings, wooden boardwalks and saloons with bat-wing doors make strolling a delight. We suggest a visit to the famous Red Onion Saloon, once a thriving brothel, this evening. (Overnight accommodation in Skagway).

Double Room: CAD 3,620.00 Single Room: +CAD 1,645.00 Triple Room: CAD 3,315.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Map N . W. T. Y U KO N A L B E R TA

Whitehorse BR ITIS H C O LU M BIA

Skagway Juneau

Juneau

A LA S K A Jasper N.P.

Smithers

Jasper

Banff N.P.

Prince George

Banff

Prince Rupert Prince Rupert

Kelowna

Day 3: Skagway / Inside Passage This morning we’ll board the Alaska Marine Highway ferry for the journey along the Inside Passage. As the ferry winds its way through the narrow straits and fjords of the strait, you will get a good impression of the unique coastal landscape of Northern British Columbia and Alaska. Cascading rivers and emerald rainforests nourish a wide variety of wildlife. Have your camera ready as there is always a good chance to view wildlife. With a little luck you will see sea otters, sea lions and even whales. (Cabin accommodation on the ship).

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Day 4: Inside Passage The journey continues by to the south along the Inside Passage today. The coast is home to 2 bear species; the grizzly and the black, and the Queen Charlottes also are the home of the Spirit Bear, an all-white sub-species of the black bear. The Spirit Bear is revered by the coastal First Nations people and a sighting is considered a sign of great fortune. Often spotted soaring above the steep fjords is the national bird of the United States, the great bald eagle. Travelling by ferry provides a wonderful vantage from which to explore this roadless region. (Cabin accommodation on the ship). Day 5: Prince Rupert - Smithers Arriving in the fishing and container port city of Prince Rupert we’ll disembark the ferry and begin our exploration of the Canadian west. The area around Terrace is world famous with sport fishermen for its giant king (Chinook) salmon. We’ll also visit the Ksan Indian Village with its totem poles and long houses, before continuing along the picturesque river reaches of the Skeena River. Just outside Smithers we’ve planned a stop at Moricetown Falls; a canyon where the local First Nation people fish for salmon. Smithers is a small, rustic town that has been heavily influenced by Europeans, who have found the laidback atmosphere and surrounding mountain ranges a nice contrast to the overcrowded cities of Europe. The steep mountains have given Smithers the nickname of “Little Switzerland”, one of several in the Canadian west! (Hotel accommodation in Smithers) Day 6: Smithers - Prince George Today’s destination is Prince George, the largest city and trading center for the vast, and sparsely populated northern British Columbia. Our route takes us eastbound on the Yellowhead Highway through a vast river and lake landscape; full of beaver dams and surrounded by forests as far as the eye can see. The drive today will give you a sense of Canada’s vastness. (Overnight accommodation in Prince George). Day 7: Prince George - Jasper Nationalpark On today’s leg, you’ll marvel at beautiful Moose Lake and the famous Mount Robson. At over 3950 meters, Mt Robson is the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies. As we near the Canadian Rocky Mountains, you’ll no doubt be looking forward to your exploration of Canada’s most famous national parks in the days to come! (Overnight accommodation in Jasper). Day 8: Jasper - Banff Nationalpark Today, without question, will be another highlight of your trip as we travel the famous “Icefield Parkway”; one of the most scenic areas the North American continent. Along the way you’ll see the snow-capped mountains and glaciers of the Columbia Icefield – this is the Canada of your dreams! About _ way between Jasper and Banff you’ll have the opportunity to take an optional tour by Sno-Coach (a vehicle specially made for glacier exploration) on the stunning Athabasca Glacier. We’ll also stop in at beautiful Maligne Canyon for views of one of the most impressive waterfalls in Canada before arriving in the Banff, located in the heart of Banff National Park. (Overnight accommodation in Banff). Day 9: Banff Nationalpark Pure nature! Today is completely at your leisure for the exploration of this magnificent national park. The region was established as Canada’s first national park in 1885 to protect a natural hot spring just above the Banff town-site. We’ll experience the spectacular canyons, waterfalls and mountain passes, and of course we’ll also visit the picturesque Lake Louise, a mountain lake in a fantastic location on the foot of Victoria Glacier area, where attract beautiful walks. In the afternoon, we’ll return to Banff where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the historic town. Visit the hotsprings, take a ride on the Sulphur Mountain Gondola, or take a walk on a trail along the Bow River. (Overnight accommodation in Banff). Day 10: Banff Nationalpark - Kelowna Today we’ll leave the Rockies for the temperate Okanagan Valley. The road travels through several narrow gorges and canyons before reaching Kicking Horse Pass in Yoho National Park. Kicking Horse Pass was named by Palliser, the first European Explorer to cross the southern Rockies. Keep a close eye on the roadsides; wildlife such as mountain goats, bighorn sheep and elk are often spotted along the roadway and on the mountainsides! We’ll cross over the Rockies via the famous Rogers Pass. This is the highest altitude point of the entire Trans Canada Highway. (Overnight accommodation in Kelowna).

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Day 11: Kelowna - Vancouver Kelowna is located along the shores of Lake Okanagan; look out for “Ogopogo”, a sea monster who lives in the lake. The legend of Ogopogo comes from the local First Nations people who have told stories of a large animal living in the lake for generations. Perhaps challenging your notion of Canada, the sun-drenched region around Kelowna is home to countless award-winning vineyards and abundant orchards. We’ll depart for Vancouver on the scenic Coqahalla Highway. Vancouver, sometimes called the “Pearl of the Pacific” is one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world; framed by the Pacific Ocean on one side and the coastal mountains on the other. (Overnight accommodation in Vancouver). Day 12: Vancouver Day free to explore the sights of Vancouver and the surrounding area. Challenge your senses on the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge; visit the wolves, bears and birds of prey on the top of Grouse Mountain, or stroll a forest trail in Stanley Park. Later you can explore the bustling Robson Street and Vancouver’s colorful Chinatown. Discover the historic Gastown and let yourself be spoiled by the specialties of local restaurants. A visit to see the panoramic view from the Harbour Building is also worthwhile. The possibilities in Vancouver are almost unlimited, and your guide will have lots of tips as to things for you to see and do. If you feel like exploring further afield, take a day trip to the Whistler, BC’s Olympic ski resort. For something really special take a floatplane flight or ferry to the British Columbia capital of Victoria on Vancouver Iceland. (Overnight accommodation in Vancouver). Day 13: Vancouver Transfer to Vancouver Airport, or begin your individual post tour travel program. End of tour services.

Included • 13 day from Whitehorse to Vancouver • The entire tour individually guided and interpreted

• 10 nights accommodation in superior middle class double rooms

• 2 nights accommodation in superior middle class cabins on ferry

• All overland transportation • Air-conditioned Maxi Van (capacity 15 seats) or comfortable air-conditioned Midsize Coach

• Inside Passage ferry • Entrance fees for national parks • Entrance fees as listed in itinerary • Airport Transfers • Fee for U.S.A. visitor visa Not Included • Meals and beverages • Optional tours • Personal extras • Gratuity Note Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. Website: www.RubyRange.com • eMail: info@RubyRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265

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Photo Credit: Christa Reppel

Departure Whitehorse

Best of Yukon & Alaska | Hotel-Roundtrip

14 days guided sightseeing tour in Yukon and Alaska from/to WHITEHORSE, YUKON

Our most popular land luxury tour offers the very best of Canada’s Yukon and Alaska. Departing from Whitehorse, the Yukon’s capital, our classic roundtrip tour travels through some of North America’s most pristine wilderness landscapes, spectacular scenery communities on modern highways following ancient wildlife corridors, historic First Nations trading routes and Gold Rush trails. Along the way, you will experience a vast array of impressive mountain ranges, cascading glaciers, First Nations culture and unique Gold Rush history. Our tour visits three of the North’s most famous national parks, including Yukon’s Kluane - home to Canada’s tallest mountain and the world’s largest ice-field (non-polar); Denali, North America’s premier wildlife viewing location and home to the tallest mountain on the continent; and guests can join an optional tour to the all-marine Kenai Fjords National Park, which offers North’s premier marine life viewing. All this and more awaits you in the Land of the Midnight Sun!

Dates 02.06. - 15.06.2012 16.06. - 29.06.2012 30.06. - 13.07.2012 14.07. - 27.07.2012 28.07. - 10.08.2012 11.08. - 24.08.2012 25.08. - 07.09.2012

Duration 14 days / 13 nights

Group Size 6 - 9 participants per date (Maxi Van) 10 – 20 participants per date (Midsize Coach)

Price Double Room: CAD 3,715.00 Single Room: +CAD 1,865.00 Triple Room: CAD 3,395.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay?

Trip Itinerary “Best of Yukon & Alaska” Day 1: Whitehorse (Arrival) Individual journey of the participants to Whitehorse. Welcome to Canada’s Yukon. At the airport, you will be welcomed by your tour-guide. Transfer to the hotel. Meeting with your fellow travellers. (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse).

Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Map ALASKA

Dawson City Denali N.P.

Day 02: Whitehorse - Haines Junction After breakfast you will get a general view of the Yukon’s capital. Part of it may be a visit to the restored sternwheeler MS Klondike next to the Yukon River. The big roundtrip will begin with a first short stage on the Alaska Highway westbound. You will encounter scenic points of interest inviting you to stop before reaching Haines Junction - situated right next to Kluane National Park - early in the afternoon. Kluane National Park not only is Canada’s biggest national park, here you will find apart from a variety of wildlife the largest glacier area of the world outside North and South Pole. Even today, most of this huge national park is still unexplored and pristine. Depending on the weather and the group wishes a guided small hike into the national park can take place. Another possible attraction is a flight with a bush plane to the impressive glaciers within the park or a flight with a helicopter over deserted areas (optional). (Overnight accommodation in Haines Junction).

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Fairbanks Tok

Anchorage Whittier Seward

Valdez

Haines Whitehorse Junction

Kluane N.P.

Skagway

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Day 03: Haines Junction - Tok Today we drive along the scenic shore of the huge Lake Kluane. A first stop is planned at the Sheep Mountain Visitor Centre. Chances are you will spot some of the scarce snow-white dall sheep on the surrounding mountains. (Overnight accommodation in Tok). Day 04: Tok - Valdez The first part of today’s stretch will lead us via the Glenn Highway along countless rivers, lakes, glaciers and finally the majestic Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Then we will drive the Richardson Highway southbound to the small seaport of Valdez at the pacific coast. The crossing of the coastal range via the Thompson Pass is spectacular, with thundering falls right next to the road. Valdez, called little Switzerland by its inhabitants, is enframed by alpine surroundings. The town is also known for the world famous Trans Alaska Pipeline that ends here and the big oil tankers taking a load. (Overnight accommodation in Valdez). Day 05: Valdez - Whittier - Anchorage Today we travel the Prince William Sound via ferry. Without a doubt this is a highlight among the scenic beauties of Alaska. The route is close to the pacific coast, passing calving glaciers, the Columbia Glacier probably being the most spectacular of them all. Odds are you will spot a variety of wildlife. With a little luck you will be able to take pictures not only of otters and puffins, but of sea lions and even whales, too. Ashore again, the next stop is the Portage Glacier, which is almost accessible by car. Concluding this eventful stage, we drive along the Turnagain Arm into Anchorage. Watch out for Beluga-Whales in this area! (Overnight accommodation in Anchorage). Day 06: Anchorage This day in Alaska’s biggest city is at your free disposal for sightseeing in and around Anchorage. There are many interesting things to discover: Lakes Hood and Spenard, the largest marine airport. In summer, up to 800 floatplanes, take off and land here daily. Nearby is the aviation museum where you can admire several legendary aircraft. In downtown Anchorage you will find the Art Museum, the Museum of History and Art and of course the typically American shopping malls. Maybe you would like to visit one of the bars or microbreweries, which offer various kinds of beer brewed in the house. For night people, Anchorage still has one or the other surprise to offer. For example a very special dinner at the restaurant “Gwennies”, they not only offer the biggest and best steaks - gold digger style - you may admire the history of the origins of Anchorage there, too. Another very nice option to spend the day is a trip south to Seward including a tour into Kenai Fjords National Park (optional). (Overnight accommodation in Anchorage). Day 07: Anchorage - Denali National Park Today we leave the pacific coast region and its particular climate. Via the George Parks Highway we travel northbound towards Denali National Park. The breathtaking landscape offers constantly changing panoramic views with distant glaciers and beaver dams in the nearby river. Late afternoon, there is the opportunity for a one-hour glacier flight to Mount McKinley for all those who would like to go for it (optional). This is a very recommendable adventure, in particular when the weather is fine. (Overnight accommodation close to the park). Day 08: Denali National Park Without a doubt this is another highlight of this tour. In the morning we will go on a Denali wildlife tour. A park owned shuttle bus takes us deep into one of the most scenic landscapes in North America. Weather permitting you will get to see majestic Mount McKinley, 6193 meters high, the highest mountain in the U.S.A.. The variety of wildlife is very impressive, too. With a little luck you will see wolves, dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bears. Admire Wonder Lake, the largest lake in the surroundings, located approximately in the middle of the park. Here in particular you will find lots of wildlife. (Overnight accommodation close to the park). Day 09: Denali National Park - Fairbanks Back on the George Parks Highway, we will stop in Nenana to visit the Alaska Railroad Museum. Fairbanks will be reached early in the afternoon. The remainder of the day is reserved for the places of interest in and around this town located about 320 km south of the Arctic Circle. Perhaps you would like to visit the Alaska Dog Mushing Museum, or treat yourself with the local delicacies in one of the numerous restaurants. You really should try the king crabs! And there is more. Particularly recommendable is a sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River, the Crown of Light show, a photo symphony covering the aurora borealis, or the Gold Rush show at the Malemute Saloon (optional). (Overnight accommodation in Fairbanks).

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Day 10: Fairbanks - Tok After strolling through downtown Fairbanks in the morning we are on our way southbound passing innumerable lakes and rivers in this beautiful landscape. Today we are going to see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline again, crossing the Tanana River right next to the highway. In Delta Junction we meet the Alaska Highway and visit the local visitor centre. (Overnight accommodation in Tok). Day 11: Tok - Dawson City The journey continues via the Top of the World Highway. Beyond the timberline we will pass through beautiful tundra scenery and cross the border at Little Gold Creek, which is the checkpoint with the highest elevation between Canada and the U.S.A.. On this stretch villages with strange sounding names like Chicken, Action Wade Camp are to be seen until in the afternoon we will cross the Yukon River by ferry to reach Dawson City. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City). Day 12: Dawson City People still dig for gold in this historical town located where the Klondike flows into the Yukon River. You may try your luck panning for gold yourself. A visit to Bonanza Creek, the Jack London cabin, and the Midnight Dome, Dawson City’s very own mountain, are on the agenda, as is the remarkable Gold Diggers Museum. Afterwards you may want to stroll around town with its nice buildings, some of them still original, some affectionately restored. Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino and Cancan-dance girls will entertain us in the evening. The Palace Grand Theatre - offering musical entertainment, turn-of-thecentury style - is another option. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City). Day 13: Dawson City - Whitehorse Today it is back to Whitehorse via the Klondike Highway. You will repeatedly see the mighty Yukon River, about 3200 km long and thus one of the longest waterways in North America. Of course there is a stop to visit the infamous Five Finger Rapids - mighty rapids posing a threat to many sternwheelers navigating the Yukon in the past. Old post offices, roadhouses and small villages constantly bring back to mind the gold rush era 100 years ago. (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse). Day 14: Whitehorse (Departure) Yukon’s capital offers you a variety of options on the last day of your trip, for example excursions into the surroundings of Whitehorse or a final visit to some local places of interest like the longest wooden fish ladder of the world or the Transportation Museum. Equally recommendable is a boat trip through Miles Canyon at the headwaters of the Yukon Rivers. He who simply prefers to relax at the end of this long roundtrip with lots of fresh impressions or would like to do a little shopping before returning home still has plenty of time and opportunity to do so. A very nice way to spend the day is an excursion to the old gold rush town and seaport Skagway, Alaska with the opportunity to take a spectacular train ride over the infamous White Pass (optional). Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Included • 14 day roundtrip from / to Whitehorse • The entire tour individually guided and interpreted

• 13 nights accommodation in superior middle class double rooms

• All overland transportation • Air-conditioned Maxi Van (capacity 15 seats) or comfortable air-conditioned Midsize Coach

• Prince William Sound ferry • Day-trip into Denali National Park • Entrance fees for national parks • Guided hike in Kluane National Park • Entrance fee for “Diamond Tooth Gerties” Casino

• Entrance fee for gold diggers museum in Dawson City

• Airport Transfers in Whitehorse • Fee for U.S.A. visitor visa Not Included • Meals and beverages • Optional tours • Personal extras • Gratuity Note Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. 52

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Departure Anchorage

Best of Yukon & Alaska | Hotel-Roundtrip

14 days guided sightseeing tour in Alaska and Yukon from/to ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

Our most popular luxury tour offers the very best of Alaska and Canada’s Yukon, with an Alaskan-twist. Departing from Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, our classic roundtrip tour travels through some of North America’s most pristine wilderness landscapes, spectacular scenery communities on modern highways following ancient wildlife corridors, historic native trading routes and Gold Rush trails. Along the way, you will experience a vast array of impressive mountain ranges, cascading glaciers, Native American culture and unique Gold Rush history. Our tour visits three of the North’s most famous national parks, including Denali, North America’s premier wildlife viewing location and home to the tallest mountain on the continent; Yukon’s Kluane - home to Canada’s tallest mountain and the world’s largest ice-field (non-polar); and guests have the option of joining a tour to visit Kenai Fjords National Park, which offers North’s premier marine life viewing. All this and more awaits you in the Great Land!

Dates 26.05. - 08.06.2012 09.06. - 22.06.2012 23.06. - 06.07.2012 07.07. - 20.07.2012 21.07. - 03.08.2012 04.08. - 17.08.2012 18.08. - 31.08.2012 01.09. - 14.09.2012

Duration 14 days / 13 nights

Group Size 6 - 9 participants per date (Maxi Van) 10 – 20 participants per date (Midsize Coach)

Price Double Room: CAD 3,715.00 Single Room: +CAD 1,865.00 Triple Room: CAD 3,395.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Trip Itinerary “Best of Yukon & Alaska” Day 1: Anchorage (Arrival) Individual journey of the participants to Anchorage. Welcome to Alaska. At the airport, you will be welcomed by your tour-guide. Transfer to the hotel. Meeting to get aquainted with your fellow travellers. (Overnight accommodation in Anchorage). Day 02: Anchorage - Denali After breakfast we leave Alaska’s largest city. Via the George Parks Highway we travel northbound towards Denali National Park. The breathtaking landscape offers constantly changing panoramic views with distant glaciers and beaver dams in the nearby river. Late afternoon, there is the opportunity for a one-hour glacier flight to Mount McKinley for all those who would like to go for it (optional). This is a very recommendable adventure, in particular when the weather is fine. (Overnight accommodation close to the park).

Website: www.RubyRange.com • eMail: info@RubyRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265

Map ALASKA

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Fairbanks

Dawson City Denali N.P.

Tok

Anchorage Whittier Seward

Valdez

Haines Whitehorse Junction

Kluane N.P.

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Day 03: Denali National Park Without a doubt this is one of the highlights of Alaska. In the morning we will go on a Denali wildlife tour. A park owned shuttle bus takes us deep into one of the most scenic landscapes in the North America. Weather permitting you will get to see majestic Mount McKinley, 6193 meters high, the highest mountain in the U.S.A. The variety of wildlife is very impressive, too. With a little luck you will see wolves, dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bears. Admire Wonder Lake, the largest lake in the surroundings, located approximately in the middle of the park. Here in particular you will find lots of wildlife. (Overnight accommodation close to the park). Day 04: Denali National Park - Fairbanks Back on the George Parks Highway, we will stop in Nenana to visit the Alaska Railroad Museum. Fairbanks will be reached early in the afternoon. The remainder of the day is reserved for the places of interest in and around this town located about 320 km south of the Arctic Circle. Perhaps you would like to visit the Alaska Dog Mushing Museum, or treat yourself with the local delicacies in one of the numerous restaurants. You really should try the king crabs! And there is more. Particularly recommendable is a sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River, the Crown of Light show, a photo symphony covering the aurora borealis, or the Gold Rush show at the Malemute Saloon (optional). (Overnight accommodation in Fairbanks). Day 05: Fairbanks - Tok After strolling through downtown Fairbanks in the morning we are on our way southbound passing innumerable lakes and rivers in this beautiful landscape. Today we are going to see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline again, crossing the Tanana River right next to the highway. In Delta Junction we meet the Alaska Highway and visit the local visitor center. (Overnight accommodation in Tok). Day 06: Tok - Dawson City The journey continues via the Top of the World Highway. Beyond the timberline we will pass through beautiful tundra scenery and cross the border at Little Gold Creek, which is the checkpoint with the highest elevation between Canada and the U.S.A. On this stretch villages with strange sounding names like Chicken, Action Wade Camp are to be seen until in the afternoon we will cross the Yukon River by ferry to reach Dawson City. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City). Day 07: Dawson City People still dig for gold in this historical town located where the Klondike flows into the Yukon River. You may try your luck panning for gold yourself. A visit to Bonanza Creek, the Jack London cabin, and the Midnight Dome, Dawson City’s very own mountain, are on the agenda, as is the remarkable Gold Diggers Museum. Afterwards you may want to stroll around town with its nice buildings, some of them still original, some affectionately restored. Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino and Cancan – dance girls will entertain us in the evening. The Palace Grand Theatre - offering musical entertainment, turn-of-thecentury style - is another option. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City). Day 08: Dawson City - Whitehorse Today it is back to Whitehorse via the Klondike Highway. You will repeatedly see the mighty Yukon River, about 3200 km long and thus one of the longest waterways in North America. Of course there is a stop to visit the infamous Five Finger Rapids - mighty rapids posing a threat to many sternwheelers navigating the Yukon in the past. Old post offices, roadhouses and small villages constantly bring back to mind the gold rush era 100 years ago. (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse). Day 09: Whitehorse This day in the capital of the Yukon is at your free disposal for sightseeing in and around Whitehorse, the capitol of the Yukon. There are many interesting things to discover like for example the longest wooden fishladder of the world or the Transportation Museum. Equally recommendable is a visit to the restored sternwheeler SS Klondike next to the Yukon River or a boat trip through Miles Canyon at the headwaters of the Yukon River. A very nice way to spend the day is an excursion to the old gold rush town and seaport Skagway, Alaska with the opportunity to take a spectacular train ride over the infamous White Pass (optional). (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse). Day 10: Whitehorse – Haines Junction Todays short stage leads us westbound via the Alaska Highway. You will encounter scenic points of interest inviting you to stop before reaching Haines Junction - situated right next to Kluane National Park - early in the afternoon. Kluane National Park not only is Canada’s biggest national park, here you will find apart from a variety of wildlife the largest glacier area of the world outside north and south pole. Even today, most of this huge national park is still unexplored and pristine. Depending on the weather

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and the groups wishes a guided small hike into the national park can take place. Another possible attraction is a flight with a bushplane to the impressive glaciers within the park or a flight with a helicopter over deserted areas (optional). (Overnight accommodation in Haines Junction). Day 11: Haines Junction - Tok Today we drive along the scenic shore of the huge Lake Kluane. A first stop is planned at the Sheep Mountain Visitor Center. Chances are you will spot some of the scarce snow-white dall sheep on the surrounding mountains. (Overnight accommodation in Tok). Day 12: Tok - Valdez The first part of todays stretch will lead us via the Glenn Highway along countless rivers, lakes, glaciers and finally the majestic Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Then we will drive the Richardson Highway southbound to the small seaport of Valdez at the pacific coast. The crossing of the coastal range via the Thompson Pass is spectacular, with thundering falls right next to the road. Valdez, called little Switzerland by its inhabitants, is framed by alpine surroundings. The town is also known for the world famous Trans Alaska Pipeline that ends here and the big oil tankers taking a load. (Overnight accommodation in Valdez). Day 13: Valdez – Whittier - Anchorage Today we travel the Prince William Sound via ferry. Without a doubt this is a highlight among the scenic beauties of Alaska. The route is close to the pacific coast, passing calving glaciers, the Columbia Glacier probably being the most spectacular of them all. Odds are you will spot a variety of wildlife. With a little luck you will be able to take pictures not only of otters and puffins, but of sealions and even whales, too. Ashore again, the next stop is the Portage Glacier, which is almost accessible by car. Concluding this eventful stage, we drive along the Turnagain Arm into Anchorage. Watch out for Beluga-Whales in this area! (Overnight accommodation in Anchorage). Day 14: Anchorage (Departure) Anchorage offers you a variety of options on the last day of your trip. On the largest marine airport, Lake Spenard, up to 800 floatplanes take off and land here daily in summer. Nearby is the aviation museum where you can admire several legendary aircraft. He who simply prefers to relax at the end of this long roundtrip with lots of fresh impressions or would like to do a little shopping before returning home still has plenty of time and opportunity to do so. Another very nice option to spend the day is a trip south to Seward including a tour into Kenai Fjords National Park (optional). Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Included • 14 day roundtrip from / to Anchorage • The entire tour individually guided and interpreted

• 13 nights accommodation in superior middle class double rooms

• All overland transportation • Air-conditioned Maxi Van (capacity 15 seats) or comfortable air-conditioned Midsize Coach

• Prince William Sound ferry • Day-trip into Denali National Park • Entrance fees for national parks • Guided hike in Kluane National Park • Entrance fee for “Diamond Tooth Gerties” Casino

• Entrance fee for gold diggers museum in Dawson City

• Airport Transfers in Anchorage Not Included • Meals and beverages • Optional tours • Personal extras • Gratuity Note Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. Website: www.RubyRange.com • eMail: info@RubyRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265

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Photo Credit: Klaus Schurbaum

Departure Anchorage

Northern Highlights | Sightseeing Tour

9 days guided sightseeing tour in Alaska and Yukon from ANCHORAGE, ALASKA to WHITEHORSE, YUKON

All the North – in half the time! Based on our popular Best of Yukon and Alaska tour route, our Northern Highlights tour is ideal for travellers who want to experience Alaska and Yukon’s major attractions with a limited amount of time. On this escorted hotel tour you will travel some of the most spectacular landscapes and national parks Alaska and Canada’s Yukon have to offer. You’ll see the continents tallest mountain and experience North America’s best wildlife viewing in Denali National Park and you’ll visit some of the North’s most iconic communities including Anchorage, Fairbanks, and historic Dawson City, home to the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush, the greatest the world has ever seen! Departing from Anchorage and ideal for cruise ship travellers who have taken one way cruises along the Inside Passage to Whittier or Seward, our relaxing small group tour through stunning Alaska and Yukon wilderness landscapes, provides a welcome contrast to the larger group sizes found on the cruise ships and their post-cruise tours. Ending in Whitehorse, Yukon, travellers can return home via international charter flights, or travel via domestic scheduled air to major international airports in Southern Canada.

Dates 26.05. - 03.06.2012 09.06. - 17.06.2012 23.06. - 01.07.2012 07.07. - 15.07.2012 21.07. - 29.07.2012 04.08. - 12.08.2012 18.08. - 26.08.2012 01.09. - 09.09.2012

Duration 9 days / 8 nights

Group Size 6 - 9 participants per date (Maxi Van) 10 – 20 participants per date (Midsize Coach)

Price Double Room: CAD 2,510.00 Single Room: +CAD 1,175.00 Triple Room: CAD 2,315.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Trip Itinerary “Northern Highlights” Day 01: Anchorage (Arrival) IWelcome to Alaska. At the airport, you will be welcomed by your tour-guide. Transfer to the hotel. Meeting to get aquainted with your fellow travellers. (Overnight accommodation in Anchorage). Day 02: Anchorage - Denali After breakfast we leave Alaska’s largest city. Via the George Parks Highway we travel northbound towards Denali National Park. The breathtaking landscape offers constantly changing panoramic views with distant glaciers and beaver dams in the nearby river. Late afternoon, there is the opportunity for a one-hour glacier flight to Mount McKinley for all those who would like to go for it (optional). This is a very recommendable adventure, in particular when the weather is fine. (Overnight accommodation close to the park).

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Map ALASKA

Fairbanks

Y U KO N Dawson City

Denali N.P.

Tok

Anchorage Whitehorse

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Day 03: Denali National Park Without a doubt this is one of the highlights of Alaska. In the morning we will go on a Denali wildlife tour. A park owned shuttle bus takes us deep into one of the most scenic landscapes in the North America. Weather permitting you will get to see majestic Mount McKinley, 6193 meters high, the highest mountain in the U.S.A. The variety of wildlife is very impressive, too. With a little luck you will see wolves, dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bears. Admire Wonder Lake, the largest lake in the surroundings, located approximately in the middle of the park. Here in particular you will find lots of wildlife. (Overnight accommodation close to the park). Day 04: Denali National Park - Fairbanks Back on the George Parks Highway, we will stop in Nenana to visit the Alaska Railroad Museum. Fairbanks will be reached early in the afternoon. The remainder of the day is reserved for the places of interest in and around this town located about 320 km south of the Arctic Circle. Perhaps you would like to visit the Alaska Dog Mushing Museum, or treat yourself with the local delicacies in one of the numerous restaurants. You really should try the king crabs! And there is more. Particularly recommendable is a sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River, the Crown of Light show, a photo symphony covering the aurora borealis, or the Gold Rush show at the Malemute Saloon (optional). (Overnight accommodation in Fairbanks). Day 05: Fairbanks - Tok After strolling through downtown Fairbanks in the morning we are on our way southbound passing innumerable lakes and rivers in this beautiful landscape. Today we are going to see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline again, crossing the Tanana River right next to the highway. In Delta Junction we meet the Alaska Highway and visit the local visitor center. (Overnight accommodation in Tok). Day 06: Tok - Dawson City The journey continues via the Top of the World Highway. Beyond the timberline we will pass through beautiful tundra scenery and cross the border at Little Gold Creek, which is the checkpoint with the highest elevation between Canada and the U.S.A. On this stretch villages with strange sounding names like Chicken, Action Wade Camp are to be seen until in the afternoon we will cross the Yukon River by ferry to reach Dawson City. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City). Day 07: Dawson City People still dig for gold in this historical town located where the Klondike flows into the Yukon River. You may try your luck panning for gold yourself. A visit to Bonanza Creek, the Jack London cabin, and the Midnight Dome, Dawson City’s very own mountain, are on the agenda, as is the remarkable Gold Diggers Museum. Afterwards you may want to stroll around town with its nice buildings, some of them still original, some affectionately restored. Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino and Cancan – dance girls will entertain us in the evening. The Palace Grand Theatre - offering musical entertainment, turn-of-thecentury style - is another option. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City). Day 08: Dawson City - Whitehorse Today it is back to Whitehorse via the Klondike Highway. You will repeatedly see the mighty Yukon River, about 3200 km long and thus one of the longest waterways in North America. Of course there is a stop to visit the infamous Five Finger Rapids - mighty rapids posing a threat to many sternwheelers navigating the Yukon in the past. Old post offices, roadhouses and small villages constantly bring back to mind the gold rush era 100 years ago. (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse). Day 09: Whitehorse Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Included • 9 day trip from Anchorage to Whitehorse • The entire tour individually guided and interpreted

• 8 nights accommodation in superior middle class double rooms

• All overland transportation • Air-conditioned Maxi Van (capacity 15 seats) or comfortable air-conditioned Midsize Coach

• Day trip into Denali National Park • Entrance fees for national parks • Entrance fee for “Diamond Tooth Gerties” Casino

• Entrance fee for gold diggers museum in Dawson City

• Airport Transfers Not Included • Meals and beverages • Optional tours • Personal extras • Gratuity Note Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. Website: www.RubyRange.com • eMail: info@RubyRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265

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Photo Credit: Klaus Schurbaum

Departure Whitehorse

Northern Coast Mountains | Yukon/Alaska

6 days guided sightseeing tour in Yukon and Alaska from WHITEHORSE, YUKON to ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

One of our newest escorted tours, our Northern Coast Mountains tour is the perfect addition to your Yukon and Alaskan holiday. Ideal for those who have booked one of our soft adventure tour programs, or on a southbound cruise from Whittier or Seward, or those who simply wish to experience some of the North’s most spectacular landscapes and national parks in a short amount of time. Departing from Whitehorse, our exciting 6 day tour provides quick and easy access to some of the most exciting scenery that Yukon and Alaska have to offer including Kluane National Park, A UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Canada’s tallest mountain, and the world’s largest non-polar ice cap; and Denali National Park, home to North America’s tallest peak and the most spectacular wildlife viewing on the continent. Our tour also visits Fairbanks, Alaska’s second largest City, scenic Valdez, terminus of the Alaska Pipeline, and cruises across stunning Prince William Sound, home to College Fjord and its glaciers. Join us for 6 great days packed full of the most exciting highlights in the North!

Dates 03.06. - 08.06.2012 17.06. - 22.06.2012 01.07. - 06.07.2012 15.07. - 20.07.2012 29.07. - 03.08.2012 12.08. - 17.08.2012 26.08. - 31.08.2012 09.09. - 14.09.2012

Duration 6 days / 5 nights

Group Size 6 - 9 participants per date (Maxi Van) 10 – 20 participants per date (Midsize Coach)

Price Double Room: CAD 1,755.00 Single Room: +CAD 830.00 Triple Room: CAD 1,630.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay?

Trip Itinerary “Northern Coast Mountains” Day 01: Whitehorse Individual journey of the participants to Whitehorse. Welcome to Canada’s Yukon. At the airport, you will be welcomed by your tour-guide. Transfer to the hotel. Meeting with your fellow travellers. (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse). Day 02: Whitehorse - Haines Junction After breakfast you will get a general view of the Yukon’s capital. Part of it may be a visit to the restored sternwheeler MS Klondike next to the Yukon River. The big roundtrip will begin with a first short stage on the Alaska Highway westbound. You will encounter scenic points of interest inviting you to stop before reaching Haines Junction - situated right next to Kluane National Park - early in the afternoon. Kluane National Park not only is Canada’s biggest national park, here you will find apart from a variety of wildlife the largest glacier area of the world outside North and South Pole. Even today, most of this huge national park is still unexplored and pristine. Depending on the weather and the group wishes a guided small hike into the national park can take place. Another possible attraction is a flight with a bush plane to the impressive glaciers within the park or a flight with a helicopter over deserted areas (optional). (Overnight accommodation in Haines Junction).

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Map ALASKA

Y U KO N Tok

Haines Junction

Anchorage Whittier

Valdez

Kluane N.P.

Whitehorse

Seward

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Day 03: Haines Junction - Tok Today we drive along the scenic shore of the huge Lake Kluane. A first stop is planned at the Sheep Mountain Visitor Center. Chances are you will spot some of the scarce snow-white dall sheep on the surrounding mountains. In Tok you may visit a sled dog demonstration. (Overnight accommodation in Tok). Day 04: Tok - Valdez The first part of today’s stretch will lead us via the Glenn Highway along countless rivers, lakes, glaciers and finally the majestic Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Then we will drive the Richardson Highway southbound to the small seaport of Valdez at the Pacific coast. The crossing of the coastal range via the Thompson Pass is spectacular, with thundering falls right next to the road. Valdez, called little Switzerland by its inhabitants, is enframed by alpine surroundings. The town is also known for the world famous Trans Alaska Pipeline that ends here and the big oil tankers taking a load. (Overnight accommodation in Valdez). Day 05: Valdez - Whittier - Anchorage Today we travel the Prince William Sound via ferry. Without a doubt this is a highlight among the scenic beauties of Alaska. The route is close to the Pacific coast, passing calving glaciers, the Columbia Glacier probably being the most spectacular of them all. Odds are you will spot a variety of wildlife. With a little luck you will be able to take pictures not only of otters and puffins, but of sea lions and even whales, too. Ashore again, the next stop is the Portage Glacier, which is almost accessible by car. Concluding this eventful stage, we drive along the Turnagain Arm into Anchorage. The tidal wave rolling into Turnagain Arm twice a day is said to be spectacular. (Overnight accommodation in Anchorage). Day 06: Anchorage This day in Alaska’s biggest city is at your free disposal for sightseeing in and around Anchorage. There are many interesting things to discover: Lakes Hood and Spenard, the largest marine airport. In summer, up to 800 floatplanes take off and land here daily. Nearby is the aviation museum where you can admire several legendary aircraft. In downtown Anchorage you will find the Art Museum, the Museum of History and Art and of course the typically American shopping malls. Maybe you would like to visit one of the bars or microbreweries which offer various kinds of beer brewed in the house. For night people, Anchorage still has one or the other surprise to offer. For example a very special dinner at the restaurant “Gwennies”, they not only offer the biggest and best steaks - gold digger style - you may admire the history of the origins of Anchorage there, too. Another very nice option to spend the day is a trip south to Seward including a tour into Kenai Fjords National Park (optional). Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Included • 6 day trip from Whitehorse to Anchorage • The entire tour individually guided and interpreted

• 5 nights accommodation in superior middle class double rooms

• All overland transportation • Air-conditioned Maxi Van (capacity 15 seats) or comfortable air-conditioned Midsize Coach

• Prince William Sound ferry • Entrance fees for national parks • Guided hike in Kluane NP • Airport Transfers Not Included • Meals and beverages • Optional tours • Personal extras • Gratuity Note Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. Website: www.RubyRange.com • eMail: info@RubyRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265

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Departure Whitehorse

Alaska & Yukon Explorer | Hotel-Hiking Tour

14 days guided hiking tour in Yukon and Alaska incl. hotel accommodation

On this hiking tour you will experience the spectacular landscapes and National Parks of Alaska and the Yukon. Follow the trails of the old prospectors and explorers. You will experience the massive mountain ranges and glaciers of the Northern American Continent. Your guide will lead you through wild and untouched territory where you can watch bears, wolves and caribous. Hike with a small group through the Denali National Park with its exciting wildlife. Only on foot can we experience the rugged beauty of this fascinating part of the Yukon and Alaska.

27.05. - 09.06.2012 17.06. - 30.06.2012 08.07. - 21.07.2012 29.07. - 11.08.2012 19.08. - 01.09.2012

Duration 14 days / 13 nights

Group Size 3 - 12 participants per date

Price

Trip Itinerary “Alaska & Yukon Explorer”

Double Room: CAD 3,725.00 Single Room: +CAD 1,905.00 Triple Room: CAD 3,300.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

Day 1: Arrival in Whitehorse Individual arrival in Whitehorse, at the airport you will be met by our local tour guide and transferred to the hotel where we will meet the rest of the group. (Whitehorse, overnight in hotel).

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Day 02: Whitehorse – Skagway After breakfast we will explore the capital of the Yukon and then start on the first part of our trip driving south to Skagway/Alaska on the Klondike Highway. We will stop at the Carcross desert - the smallest desert in the world-and will admire the beauty of Lake Emerald, which is also called the Rainbow Lake by the locals because of its sensational watercolours. After that we will hike for the first time to Mountain Montana, where we will watch some animals and look out to the Lakes Nares and Bennet. Then continue our drive to Skagway, where we will stop for the night. (Skagway, overnight in hotel). Day 03: Skagway – Haines Junction Skagway- once the gate to the greatest gold rush of all time! The Chilkoot Trail was once the way leading to the gold rivers. Later that afternoon we will aboard the ferry which will lead us through the Lynn Fjords. Arriving at the harbour of Haines we will continue to drive to Haines Junction. Shortly after leaving the pacific coast we will pass the Valley of the Bald Eagles. The Haines Road offers plenty of opportunities to see the breathtaking view of the mountains. Passing the Lakes Dezedash and Kathleen we arrive at Haines Junction. (Haines Junction, overnight in hotel). Day 04: Haines Junction / Kluane National Park Today we will spend all day hiking through the Kluane National Park which is the largest national park Canada’s. In its original pristine setting. We will hike on one of many trails leading to Sheep Mountain with the view to Kluane Lake. (Haines Junction, overnight in hotel). Day 05: Haines Junction – Whitehorse We will spend the morning hiking another trail in the Kluane National Park called the Auriol Trail which will take about 4 hours. Haines Junction also offers a great variety of optional activities. How about a helicopter flight over the glaciers of the park? In the early evening we will continue on the two hour drive to Whitehorse via the Alaska Highway. On our way there we will stop at an Indian Village called Champagne and at a dog musher who breeds huskies. (Whitehorse, overnight in hotel).

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Map ALASKA Denali N.P.

Tombstone T.P.

Tok

Anchorage

Y U KO N Dempster Highway

Dawson City

Haines Junction Kluane N.P.

Whitehorse Skagway

Seward Haines

Physical Demands Moderate hikes with light day pack, courses and activities are suitable for beginners and include necessary equipment and safety gear.

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Day 06: Whitehorse – Dawson City On our way to Dawson City we will stop at the Beringia Centre, a museum featuring prehistoric facts about the ice ages. On our journey to Dawson City we will travel parallel to the Yukon River, which is with 3200km one of the longest rivers in North America. Dawson City offers a wide variety of historic sites which are easily accessible on foot. At the end of the day we will visit the Diamond Tooth Casino featuring the Cancan-Dance girls. (Dawson City, overnight in hotel). Day 07: Dempster Highway After getting up real early we will drive up the Dempster Highway which is 730 km long and is the only connection to the peak of Inuvik at the Polar Sea. We will start our hike at the foot of the Tombstone Mountains; this will lead us into the tundra of this mountain range, where every season has its unique attraction. (Dawson City, overnight in hotel). Day 08: Dawson City – Tok Today we will leave the Klondike and continue on a ferry over the Yukon River on to the “Top of the World Highway”, one of the most beautiful and spectacular high roads of North America. We will cross the highest borderline between Canada and the US at Little Gold Creek. During this drive we will have many opportunities for short hikes along the way. (Tok, overnight in hotel). Day 09: Tok – Denali Nationalpark Today takes us further west, first along the famous Alaska Highway, built to aid the Pacific Front during WWII, then along the incredibly scenic Denali Highway. The Denali Highway offers an almost cinematic wilderness panorama. The route takes us through a vast glacial floodplain; the road in fact is built on glacial eskers as it travels to the border of Denali National Park. This is one of the most remote regions in the north; few Alaskans have ever traveled this route. In the evening there is the option to participate to participate in a scenic one hour glacier flight that will provide a chance to view Mt. Denali, North America’s tallest peak (over 6000m!) in good weather. (Overnight accommodation in the vicinity of the park) Day 10: Denali Nationalpark Without question, today will be a highlight of your trip. A national park shuttle bus takes us deep into one of the most scenic landscapes in North America. In good weather you can see majestic Mt. Denali; at 6193 meters it is the highest mountain in the USA. The wildlife in Denali is very impressive. With a little luck you will see all the wildlife on your list including wolves, Dall’s sheep, moose, caribou and even the mighty grizzly bear. Smaller animals such as fox and coyotes are often spotted on their forays while golden eagles and other birds of prey soar overhead. This is the Alaska of your dreams! (Overnight accommodation in the vicinity of the park) Day 11: Denali Nationalpark - Seward Today we say goodbye to Denali and travel along the George Parks Highway through the interior to Anchorage. There, we join the Seward Highway and travel along scenic Turnagain Arm; named by Captain Cook after yet another unsuccessful attempt to find the Northwest Passage. The spectacular tides, among the highest in the world, attract the all-white beluga whales who hunt salmon in the murky waters. In Portage, we’ll visit one of Alaska’s “drive-in” glaciers before continuing along the Kenai Peninsula. Cascading waterfalls, crystal clear streams, emerald pine forests and snow-capped mountains appear around every corner. (Overnight accommodation in Seward) Day 12: Seward Today we’ll plan a hike in the Seward area. The Exit Glacier is one of our favourite hiking locations in the beautiful area around Seward. We also have some attractive optional tours to chose from including a 6 hour marine life viewing cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park. The all-marine national park is teeming with wildlife including seals, sea lions, sea otters, as well as orca (killer) and humpback whales. Seabirds abound, including bald eagles, kittiwakes and the loveable puffins. Moose and black bears are often spotted along the shorelines. A tour highlight is the tidewater Bear Glacier; the calving ice sending up huge waves as the ancient ice crashing into the ocean. Also well worth the visit is the Alaska SeaLife Center, a salt water aquarium, that is home to sea lions, sea otters and puffins. (Overnight accommodation in Seward) Day 13: Seward – Anchorage Today the journey takes us back along the Kenai Peninsula to the scenic Turnagain Arm, named after one of his many failed attempts to find the Northwest Passage. Keep an eye open for the white beluga whales, which can often be seen here frolicking in the shallow waters! The afternoon is free for optional sighseeing and touring in Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska. There are many interesting things to discover including Lake Hood, which is home to the largest float plane base in the world. Each day, some 800 floatplanes take off and land from this location in central Anchorage! Nearby is the Aviation Museum, where many legendary bush aircraft are on display. Downtown Anchorage offers excellent souvenir shopping at several American-style “malls”. Or if shopping is not your idea of a fun activity on holiday, how about a visit to one of the many pubs and locally crafted “micro” breweries?! (Overnight accommodation in Anchorage) Day 14: Departure Anchorage Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Included • 14 day trip from Whitehorse to Anchorage

• Personal Guide with interpretation throughout the trip

• Local hiking and tour guide • 13 nights accommodation in superior middle class double rooms

• All overland transportation • Air-conditioned Maxi Van (capacity 15 seats)

• Guided hiking trips • Ferry trip on the Lynn fjord • Day tour through the Denali National Park

• Admissions for the National Parks • Admissions as of itinerary • Airport transfers • Fee for U.S.A. visitor visa Not Included • Meals and beverages • Optional tours • Personal extras • Gratuity Note Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

Website: www.RubyRange.com • eMail: info@RubyRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265

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Departure Whitehorse

Best of Yukon & Alaska | Self Drive Tour

15 days self guided sightseeing tour through Yukon and Alaska from/to Whitehorse, Yukon

Dates June 1 – Sept. 1, 2012

Duration 15 days / 14 nights

Ruby Range Adventure is pleased to introduce our first independent touring products. Based on our popular escorted tour route, our Best of Alaska and Yukon Self Drive route visits all the highlights of the Great Land including two of the region’s most famous national park’s; Denali and Kluane. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to view all of Alaska’s most sought-after wildlife, experience Gold Rush and First Nations history and see first hand how hardy Northern people make their living in this rugged Northern land.

Price Property Type

Cost/Person (Single)

Cost/Person (Double)

Hotel

3,448.00 CAD

2,011.00 CAD

Cabin

3,924.00 CAD

2,245.00 CAD

B&B

3,668.00 CAD

2,165.00 CAD

All Rates per person (+ GST) (low season, triple & 4 share car/2 double rooms also available)

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Trip Itinerary “Best of Yukon & Alaska Self Drive Tour” Day 1: Whitehorse (arrival) Today you have a free day for optional sightseeing and touring in the capital of the Yukon. There are many interesting things to discover in Whitehorse; you can visit the longest wooden fish-ladder in the world, the Beringia Centre for a glimpse of pre-historic Yukon and Alaska, the nearby Yukon Transportation Museum and MacBride’s Museum of the Yukon. We also highly recommend a visit to the SS Klondike National Historic Site, a restored sternwheeler located next to the Yukon River. Or if you’d like to travel by boat yourself, you can take the MV Schwatka tour through the very scenic Miles Canyon. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: High Country Inn | Cabin: Sun Dog Retreat | B&B: Historic House

ALASKA

Y U KO N

Fairbanks

Dawson City Denali N.P.

Tok

Anchorage Whittier Seward

Valdez

Haines Whitehorse Junction

Kluane N.P.

Skagway

Day 02: Whitehorse – Haines Junction (Kluane National Park) Today’s short drive takes you westbound via the Alaska Highway. You will encounter a number of scenic points of interest inviting you to stop before reaching Haines Junction - gateway to Kluane National Park – in the early afternoon. A UNESCO world heritage site, Kluane National Park is home to Canada’s tallest mountain and the world’s largest (non-polar) ice cap! Even today, most of this huge national park is still unexplored and pristine. We’ve included a guided hike with a former national park ranger this afternoon. And if time permits, we recommend taking a glacier flightseeing tour. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Alcan Motor Inn | Cabin and B&B: The Cabin B&B

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Day 03: Haines Junction - Tok Today you’ll drive along the scenic shores of Kluane Lake, the Yukon’s largest. Plan a stop at Sheep Mountain Visitor Center for views of the snow-white Dall sheep on the surrounding mountains. Your route today will take you through several small villages with wild sounding names such as Destruction Bay, Burwash Landing, with its wonderful wildlife museum, and Beaver Creek (be sure to stop in at the visitors centre, the friendliest welcome anywhere in Yukon and Alaska). Shortly after departing Beaver Creek you’ll cross into Alaska and clear US customs near Northway before continuing along the Alaska Highway to Tok. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Youngs Motel | Cabin and B&B: Cleft of the Rock Cabins Day 04: Tok - Valdez The first part of today’s drive will take you along the Tok Cut-Off/Glenn Highway, past countless rivers, lakes, glaciers and finally the majestic Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (home to 9 of the 16 highest peaks in the USA!). At Glenallen, you’ll join the Richardson Highway and travel southbound to the small seaport of Valdez at the pacific coast. The crossing of the coastal range over Thompson Pass is spectacular, with several thundering waterfalls right next to the road. Valdez, often referred to as “little Switzerland” by its residents, is dominated by steep, green-sided, snow-capped mountains. It’s one of the most stunning settings in Alaska. The town is also known for the famous Trans Alaska Pipeline that terminates here. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Mountain Sky Hotel | Cabin: Totem Inn Cabins | B&B: Wild Roses by the Sea B&B Day 05: Valdez – Whittier - Anchorage Today you’ll take a break from driving as you travel across Prince William Sound via ferry. Without a doubt this will be a trip highlight. The ferry travels through College Fjord, close to the pacific coast, passing numerous calving glaciers; the most spectacular being the Columbia Glacier. Odds are you will spot a variety of marine wildlife and with a little luck you’ll get a photo of sea otters and the lovable puffins, as well as stellar sea lions and even whales. On arrival in Whittier, it’s back on the road again; the route travels along the beautiful shores of Turnagain Arm (watch for beluga whales in this area!) and just outside Anchorage, you can visit Portage Glacier, one of Alaska’s few “drive-up” glaciers. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Anchorage Ramada Cabin: Knik River Lodge | B&B: Alaska Frontier Gardens Day 06: Anchorage The world’s largest marine airport is located on Lake Hood; up to 800 floatplanes take off and land every day in summer. Located nearby is the aviation museum where you can admire numerous legendary aircraft. Of course, you can simply relax with a little souvenir shopping before your return trip home. Schedule permitting, you could also travel south by road or rail to Seward to take a marine life viewing cruise in the all-marine Kenai Fjords National Park. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Anchorage Ramada Cabin: Knik River Lodge | B&B: Alaska Frontier Gardens Day 07: Anchorage - Denali Depart via the George Parks Highway northbound towards Denali National Park. The breathtaking landscape offers constantly changing panoramic views with distant glaciers and beaver dams in the nearby river. At Willow, you can visit the home of a professional Yukon Quest and Iditarod Sled Dog race veteran and at Talkeetna, there is the opportunity for a one-hour glacier flight to Mount McKinley (both optional Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Nordhaven | Cabin: Denali Grizzly Bear Resort | B&B: Valley Visa Day 08: Denali National Park Without a doubt this is one of the highlights of Alaska. This morning, we’ve included a Denali National Park Wildlife viewing tour. A park owned shuttle bus takes us deep into one of the most scenic landscapes in the North America. Weather permitting you will get to see majestic Mount Denali (at 6193 meters, the highest mountain in the U.S.A.!) The variety of wildlife is very impressive, too. With a little luck you will see wolves, dall sheep, moose, caribou, bald and golden eagles, black and grizzly bears and more. You’ll travel as far as Wonder Lake, the largest lake in the backcountry; famous for its reflections of beautiful Mt. Denali, rising above. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Nordhaven | Cabin: Denali Grizzly Bear Resort | B&B: Valley Visa Day 09: Denali National Park - Fairbanks Back on the George Parks Highway, be sure to stop in Nenana to visit the Alaska Railroad Museum. Fairbanks will be reached early in the afternoon. The remainder of the day is free for optional sightseeing and touring in and around Alaska’s 2nd largest city, located about 320 km south of the Arctic Circle.

Website: www.RubyRange.com • eMail: info@RubyRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265

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Visit the Alaska Dog Mushing Museum, the University of Alaska’s Museum of the North, take an historic sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River (recommended), or travel to nearby Ester to see the Crown of Light photo-symphony show featuring the beautiful aurora borealis or take in the raucous Gold Rush show at the Malemute Saloon. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Bridgewater | Cabin: 5 Star Log Cabins | B&B: All Seasons Inn Day 10: Fairbanks - Tok Departing Fairbanks, you’ll soon be on your way southbound passing innumerable lakes and rivers in this beautiful landscape. You’ll pass through the village of North Pole, where you can shop year-round for Christmas decorations, and nearby you’ll see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline crossing the Tanana River right next to the highway. In Delta Junction, the Richardson Highway joins the famous Alaska Highway, a location commemorated with a special monument and visitors centre. The Alaska Highway takes you to the town of Tok by way of the scenic Tanana River valley. Tok is known as Alaska’s Mainstreet, as all travellers to or from Alaska must pass through the town. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Youngs Motel | Cabin and B&B: Cleft of the Rock Cabins Day 11: Tok - Dawson City Your journey continues via the Top of the World Highway. Beyond the timberline you will pass through beautiful alpine tundra scenery and cross the Canadian border at Little Gold Creek; the highest border checkpoint between Canada and the U.S.A. On the next stretch, you’ll pass through villages with strange sounding names like Chicken, Action Jackson’s and Jack Wade Camp. In the late afternoon you’ll cross the Yukon River by ferry to finally reach Dawson City, home of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush, the largest the world has ever seen. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Westmark Inn | Cabin: Klondike Kates Cabins | B&B: 5th Avenue B&B Day 12: Dawson City Perhaps surprisingly, miners are still searching for gold in this historical town located where the Klondike River flows into the Yukon. You can even try your luck panning for gold yourself! A visit to Bonanza Creek, where gold was first discovered in 1898 is a must, and a stop at Jack London’s cabin and the Midnight Dome overlooking Dawson City are all recommended. We’ve included admission to both the remarkable Dawson City Museum and Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino. Dancehall girls will provide the entertainment this evening while you try your hand at the usual casino games of blackjack, roulette or maybe even Texas Hold-em poker. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Westmark Inn | Cabin: Klondike Kates Cabins | B&B: 5th Avenue B&B Day 13: Dawson City - Whitehorse Today you’ll travel to Whitehorse on the pleasant North Klondike Highway. The route offers views of the mighty Yukon River throughout the day. At about 3200 km long, it is the 3rd longest waterway in North America and among the 20 longest rivers in the world! Plan to stop in at the famous Five Finger Rapids; a mighty rapids caused by 4 large rocks in the middle of the river, that posed a threat to the sternwheelers navigating the Yukon River in the past. Along the route you’ll encounter many old roadhouses and small native villages that bring to mind the Gold Rush era of more than 100 years ago. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: High Country Inn | Cabin: Sun Dog Retreat | B&B: Historic House Day 14: Whitehorse Free day for optional sightseeing and touring in the capital of the Yukon. If the open road is still calling your name today, a very nice way to spend the day is an excursion to the old gold rush seaport of Skagway, Alaska located about 220km south of Whitehorse. There, you have the opportunity to take a ride aboard the spectacular and historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad narrow gauge train ride over the stunning White Pass. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: High Country Inn | Cabin: Sun Dog Retreat | B&B: Historic House Day 15: Whitehorse Check out of hotel. Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Included • 15 day roundtrip tour from / to Whitehorse

• 14 nights accommodation in superior

middle class double rooms at the specified properties (or similar alternatives)

• Prince William Sound ferry • Day-trip into Denali National Park (entry fee)

• Guided hike in Kluane National Park • Entrance fee for “Diamond Tooth Gerties” Casino

• Entrance fee for Dawson City Museum • Meet and greet • Travel assistance kit Not Included • Meals and beverages *B&B program

includes: breakfast daily and dinner at Log Cabin Lodge

• Rental Car • Optional tours • Personal extras • Gratuities at restaurants/hotels/optional tours

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Departure Anchorage

Best of Yukon & Alaska | Self Drive Tour

15 days self guided sightseeing tour through Yukon and Alaska from/to Anchorage, Alaska

Dates June 1 – Sept. 1, 2012

Duration 15 days / 14 nights

Ruby Range Adventure is pleased to introduce our first independent touring products. Based on our popular escorted tour route, our Best of Alaska and Yukon Self Drive route visits all the highlights of the Great Land including two of the region’s most famous national park’s; Denali and Kluane. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to view all of Alaska’s most sought-after wildlife, experience Gold Rush and First Nations history and see first hand how hardy Northern people make their living in this rugged Northern land.

Price Property Type

Cost/Person (Single)

Cost/Person (Double)

Hotel

3,498.00 CAD

2,035.00 CAD

Cabin

3,954.00 CAD

2,259.00 CAD

B&B

3,749.00 CAD

2,191.00 CAD

All Rates per person (+ GST) (low season, triple & 4 share car/2 double rooms also available)

Extending your stay?

Trip Itinerary “Best of Yukon & Alaska Self Drive Tour” Day 1: Anchorage (Arrival) Arrive Anchorage Airport. Welcome to Alaska. Transfer on own to the hotel, check-in. Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage is beautifully set, nestled between the Chugach Range and the scenic shores of Cook Inlet. Evening free for optional sightseeing and touring. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Anchorage Ramada Cabin: Knik River Lodge | B&B: Alaska Frontier Gardens Day 02: Anchorage - Denali Depart via the George Parks Highway northbound towards Denali National Park. The breathtaking landscape offers constantly changing panoramic views with distant glaciers and beaver dams in the nearby river. At Willow, you can visit the home of a professional Yukon Quest and Iditarod Sled Dog race veteran and at Talkeetna, there is the opportunity for a one-hour glacier flight to Mount McKinley (both optional). Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Nordhaven | Cabin: Denali Grizzly Bear Resort | B&B: Valley Visa

Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Map ALASKA

Y U KO N

Fairbanks

Dawson City Denali N.P.

Tok

Anchorage Whittier Seward

Valdez

Haines Whitehorse Junction

Kluane N.P.

Skagway

Day 03: Denali National Park Without a doubt this is one of the highlights of Alaska. This morning, we’ve included a Denali National Park wildlife viewing tour. A park owned shuttle bus takes us deep into one of the most scenic landscapes in the North America. Weather permitting you will get to see majestic Mount Denali (at 6193 meters, the highest mountain in the U.S.A.!) The variety of wildlife is very impressive, too. With a little luck you will see wolves, Dall sheep, moose, caribou, bald and golden eagles, black and grizzly bears and more. You’ll travel as far as Wonder Lake, the largest lake in the backcountry; famous for its reflections of beautiful Mt. Denali, rising above the placid waters. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Nordhaven | Cabin: Denali Grizzly Bear Resort | B&B: Valley Visa

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Day 04: Denali National Park - Fairbanks Back on the George Parks Highway, be sure to stop in Nenana to visit the Alaska Railroad Museum. Fairbanks will be reached early in the afternoon. The remainder of the day is free for optional sightseeing and touring in and around Alaska’s 2nd largest city, located about 320 km south of the Arctic Circle. Visit the Alaska Dog Mushing Museum, the University of Alaska’s Museum of the North, take an historic sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River (recommended), or travel to nearby Ester to see the Crown of Light photo-symphony show featuring the beautiful aurora borealis or take in the raucous Gold Rush show at the Malemute Saloon. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Bridgewater | Cabin: 5 Star Log Cabins | B&B: All Seasons Inn Day 05: Fairbanks - Tok Departing Fairbanks, you’ll soon be on your way southbound passing innumerable lakes and rivers in this beautiful landscape. You’ll pass through the village of North Pole, where you can shop year-round for Christmas decorations, and nearby you’ll see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline crossing the Tanana River right next to the highway. In Delta Junction, the Richardson Highway joins the famous Alaska Highway, a location commemorated with a special monument and visitors centre. The Alaska Highway takes you to the town of Tok by way of the scenic Tanana River valley. Tok is known as Alaska’s Mainstreet, as all travellers to or from Alaska must pass through the town. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Youngs Motel | Cabin and B&B: Cleft of the Rock Cabins Day 06: Tok - Dawson City Your journey continues via the Top of the World Highway. Beyond the timberline you will pass through beautiful alpine tundra scenery and cross the Canadian border at Little Gold Creek; the highest border checkpoint between Canada and the U.S.A. On the next stretch, you’ll pass through villages with strange sounding names like Chicken, Action Jackson’s and Jack Wade Camp. In the late afternoon you’ll cross the Yukon River by ferry to finally reach Dawson City, home of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush, the largest the world has ever seen. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Westmark Inn | Cabin: Klondike Kates Cabins | B&B: 5th Avenue B&B Day 07: Dawson City Perhaps surprisingly, miners are still searching for gold in this historical town located where the Klondike River flows into the Yukon. You can even try your luck panning for gold yourself! A visit to Bonanza Creek, where gold was first discovered in 1898 is a must, and a stop at Jack London’s cabin and the Midnight Dome overlooking Dawson City are all recommended. We’ve included admission to both the remarkable Dawson City Museum and Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino. Dancehall girls will provide the entertainment this evening while you try your hand at the usual casino games of blackjack, roulette or maybe even Texas Hold-em poker. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Westmark Inn | Cabin: Klondike Kates Cabins | B&B: 5th Avenue B&B Day 08: Dawson City - Whitehorse Today you’ll travel to Whitehorse on the pleasant North Klondike Highway. The route offers views of the mighty Yukon River throughout the day. At about 3200 km long, it is the 3rd longest waterway in North America and among the 20 longest rivers in the world! Plan to stop in at the famous Five Finger Rapids; a mighty rapids caused by 4 large rocks in the middle of the river, that posed a threat to the sternwheelers navigating the Yukon River in the past. Along the route you’ll encounter many old roadhouses and small native villages that bring to mind the Gold Rush era of more than 100 years ago. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: High Country Inn | Cabin: Sun Dog Retreat | B&B: Historic House Day 09: Whitehorse Today you have a free day for optional sightseeing and touring in the capital of the Yukon. There are many interesting things to discover in Whitehorse; you can visit the longest wooden fish-ladder in the world, the Beringia Centre for a glimpse of pre-historic Yukon and Alaska, the nearby Yukon Transportation Museum and MacBride’s Museum of the Yukon. We also highly recommend a visit to the SS Klondike National Historic Site, a restored sternwheeler located next to the Yukon River. Or if you’d like to travel by boat yourself, you can take the MV Schwatka tour through the very scenic Miles Canyon. And, if the open road is still calling your name today, a very nice way to spend the day is an excursion to the old gold rush seaport of Skagway, Alaska located about 220km south of Whitehorse. There, you have the opportunity to take a ride aboard the spectacular and historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad narrow gauge train ride over the stunning White Pass. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: High Country Inn | Cabin: Sun Dog Retreat | B&B: Historic House

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Day 10: Whitehorse – Haines Junction/Kluane National Park Today’s short drive takes you westbound along the Alaska Highway. You will encounter a number of scenic points of interest inviting you to stop before reaching Haines Junction - gateway to Kluane National Park – in the early afternoon. A UNESCO world heritage site, Kluane National Park is home to Canada’s tallest mountain and the world’s largest (non-polar) ice cap! Even today, most of this huge national park is still unexplored and pristine. We’ve included a guided hike with a former national park ranger this afternoon. And if time permits, we recommend taking a glacier flightseeing tour. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Alcan Motor Inn | Cabin and B&B: The Cabin B&B Day 11: Haines Junction - Tok Today you’ll drive along the scenic shores of Kluane Lake, the Yukon’s largest. Plan a stop at Sheep Mountain Visitor Center for views of the snow-white Dall’s sheep on the surrounding mountains. Your route today will take you through several small villages with wild sounding names like Destruction Bay, Burwash Landing with its wonderful wildlife museum, and Beaver Creek (be sure to stop in at the visitors centre for the friendliest welcome anywhere in Yukon and Alaska!). Shortly after departing Beaver Creek you’ll cross back into Alaska and clear US customs near Northway before continuing along the Alaska Highway to the familiar town of Tok. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Youngs Motel | Cabin and B&B: Cleft of the Rock Cabins Day 12: Tok - Valdez The first part of today’s drive will take you along the Tok Cut-Off/Glenn Highway, past countless rivers, lakes, glaciers and finally the majestic Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (home to 9 of the 16 highest peaks in the USA!). At Glenallen, you’ll join the Richardson Highway and travel southbound to the small seaport of Valdez at the pacific coast. The crossing of the coastal range over Thompson Pass is spectacular, with several thundering waterfalls right next to the road. Valdez, often referred to as “little Switzerland” by its residents, is dominated by steep, green-sided, snow-capped mountains. It’s one of the most stunning settings in Alaska. The town is also known for the famous Trans Alaska Pipeline that terminates here. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Mountain Sky | Cabin: Totem Inn Cabins | B&B: Wild Roses by the Sea B&B Day 13: Valdez – Whittier - Anchorage Today you’ll take a break from driving as you travel across Prince William Sound via ferry. Without a doubt this will be a trip highlight. The ferry travels through College Fjord, close to the pacific coast, passing numerous calving glaciers; the most spectacular being the Columbia Glacier. Odds are you will spot a variety of marine wildlife and with a little luck you’ll get a photo of sea otters and the lovable puffins, as well as stellar sea lions and even whales. On arrival in Whittier, it’s back on the road again; the route travels along the beautiful shores of Turnagain Arm (watch for beluga whales in this area!) and just outside Anchorage, you can visit Portage Glacier, one of Alaska’s few “drive-up” glaciers. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Anchorage Ramada | Cabin: Anchorage Ramada | B&B: Alaska Frontier Gardens Day 14: Anchorage Anchorage offers a variety of options on the last day of your trip. The world’s largest marine airport is located on Lake Hood; up to 800 floatplanes take off and land every day in summer. Located nearby is the aviation museum where you can admire numerous legendary aircraft. Of course, you can simply relax with a little souvenir shopping before your return trip home. Schedule permitting, you could also travel south by road or rail to Seward to take a marine life viewing cruise in the all-marine Kenai Fjords National Park. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Anchorage Ramada | Cabin: Anchorage Ramada | B&B: Alaska Frontier Gardens Day 15: Anchorage (departure) Check out of hotel. Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Included • 15 day roundtrip tour from / to Anchorage

• 14 nights accommodation in superior

middle class double rooms at the specified properties (or similar alternatives)

• Prince William Sound ferry • Day-trip into Denali National Park (entry fee)

• Guided hike in Kluane National Park • Entrance fee for “Diamond Tooth Gerties” Casino

• Entrance fee for Dawson City Museum • Meet and greet • Travel assistance kit Not Included • Meals and beverages *B&B program

includes: breakfast daily and dinner at Log Cabin Lodge

• Rental Car • Optional tours • Personal extras • Gratuities at restaurants/hotels/optional tours

Website: www.RubyRange.com • eMail: info@RubyRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265

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Departure Whitehorse

Gold Rush | Self Drive Tour

8 days self guided sightseeing tour through Yukon and Alaska

Dates June 1 – Sept. 1, 2012

Duration 8 days / 7 nights

The next in our new line of independent touring products, our Gold Rush Self Drive tour provides the best of interior Yukon and Coastal Alaska. Your clients will travel from the southern Yukon to Dawson City, home of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. Then it’s off to Alaska, over the scenic Top of the World Highway before travelling down the famous Alaska Highway to Kluane National Park, home to Canada’s tallest mountains. Finally, you’ll travel over a stunning coastal mountain pass to the Alaskan seaside towns of Haines and Skagway.

Trip Itinerary Gold Rush Self Drive Tour Day 1: Whitehorse (arrival) Arrival at Whitehorse Airport. Welcome to Yukon! Transfer on own to the hotel, check-in. Yukon’s largest city, there are many interesting things to discover in Whitehorse. During the day you can visit the longest wooden fishladder in the world, the Beringia Centre and Transportation Museum and MacBride’s Museum of the Yukon. We highly recommend a visit to the SS Klondike National Historic Site, a restored paddle-wheeler located next to the Yukon River. Or if you’d like to travel by boat yourself, take the MV Schwatka tour through the very scenic Miles Canyon. If the road is calling your name today, a very nice way to spend the day is by travelling to the old gold rush seaport of Skagway, Alaska, located about 220km south of Whitehorse. There, you have the opportunity to take a spectacular historic narrow gauge train ride over the stunning White Pass. Evening free for optional sightseeing and touring. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: High Country Inn | Cabin: Sun Dog Retreat | B&B: Historic House Day 2: Whitehorse – Carmacks/Mayo Today you’ll depart Whitehorse on the North Klondike Highway. The route offers multiple views of the mighty Yukon River throughout the day. At about 3200 km long, it is the 3rd longest waterway in North America and among the 20 longest rivers in the world! Plan to stop in at the famous Five Finger Rapids; a mighty rapids caused by 4 large rocks in the river that posed a threat to many sternwheelers navigating the Yukon in the past. Along the route, old roadhouses and small native villages call to mind the gold rush era of more than 100 years ago. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Bedrock Motel (Mayo) | Cabin: Moose Creek Lodge | B&B: Mukluk Annie’s B&B

Price Property Type

Cost/Person (Single)

Cost/Person (Double)

Hotel

1,681.00 CAD

1,556.00 CAD

Cabin

1,749.00 CAD

1,626.00 CAD

B&B

1,664.00 CAD

1,618.00 CAD

All Rates per person (+ GST) (low season, triple & 4 share car/2 double rooms also available)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Map Dawson City Y U KO N

Tok

Mayo ALASKA

Carmacks

Kluane N.P.

Haines Junction

Whitehorse

Skagway Haines

Day 3: Carmacks/Mayo – Dawson City Continuing along the Klondike Highway, you’ll soon encounter stunning views of the Ogilvie Range overlooking the Tintina Trench. The roadway then drops down to the Klondike River valley and signs of gold mines past and present begin to emerge as you arrive at Dawson City. Perhaps surprisingly, miners are still searching for gold in this historical town located where the Klondike River flows into the Yukon. You can even try your luck panning for gold yourself! A visit to Bonanza Creek, where gold was first discovered in 1898, Jack London’s cabin, and the Midnight Dome overlooking Dawson City are all 68

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recommended. We’ve included admission to both the remarkable Dawson City Museum and Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino. Dancehall girls will provide the entertainment this evening while you try your luck at the usual casino games of blackjack, roulette or even Texas Hold-em poker. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Westmark Inn | Cabin: Klondike Kates Cabins | B&B: 5th Avenue B&B Day 4: Dawson City – Tok This morning you’ll cross the Yukon River by ferry and your journey continues via the Top of the World Highway. About 100km outside Dawson City, there is some great hiking, just off the roadway. Beyond the timberline you will pass through beautiful alpine tundra scenery and cross the Canadian border at Little Gold Creek; the highest border checkpoint between Canada and the U.S.A. On this stretch, you’ll pass through villages with wild sounding names like Chicken, Action Jackson’s and Jack Wade Camp. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Youngs Motel | Cabin and B&B: Cleft of the Rock Cabins Day 5: Tok – Haines Junction / Kluane National Park Departing Tok, the Alaska Highway provides some great views overlooking the Tanana River Valley and the Tetlit Wildlife Refuge. Your route today will take you through several small villages with names straight out of a Jack London novel such as Northway, Beaver Creek, Destruction Bay, Burwash Landing. Just past Burwash Landing, with its wonderful wildlife museum, you’ll meet the scenic shores of Kluane Lake, the Yukon’s largest. Plan a stop at Kluane National Park’s Sheep Mountain Visitor Center for views of the snow-white Dall’s sheep on the surrounding mountainsides. A UNESCO world heritage site, Kluane National Park is home to Canada’s tallest mountain (Mt. Logan, 5920m) and the world’s largest (non-polar) ice cap! Even today, most of this huge national park is still unexplored and pristine. We’ve included a guided hike with a former national park ranger this afternoon. And if time permits, we recommend taking a glacier flightseeing tour. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Alcan Motor Inn | Cabin and B&B: The Cabin B&B Day 6: Haines Junction – Haines Today’s drive is just 250km, so you have time for more national park exploration before departing for Haines if you wish. The Haines Highway is sure to be a trip highlight; it’s one of the most scenic drives in Yukon and Alaska. The roadway takes you first from Kluane Country into Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park. As the road gains in elevation, it provides some stunning views of the Tatshenshini River valley. The “Tat” as it is known locally is considered one of the top 10 most beautiful white water rivers in the world. As you reach the crest of the pass, the “Three Guardsman” mountains mark your entrance into Alaska. The final leg of today’s route takes you along the Chilkat River and passes through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Views of the majestic birds are virtually guaranteed as more than 3000 pairs of eagles, the highest concentration in the world, flock to Haines to nest. Haines is a wonderful Alaskan coastal town…residents make their living fishing and logging and the village is nestled between snowcapped mountains and azure waters. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Captains Choice | Cabin: Bear Lodge | B&B: Summer Inn Day 7: Haines – Skagway You’ll have time to explore Haines and the surrounding area before the ferry departs to Skagway. When salmon are running, grizzly bears are often spotted along the Chilkoot River and the hiking trails on the steep mountainsides above Haines offer spectacular views of the Inside Passage. Later in the day, you’ll board a ferry for the short trip (1 hour) to Skagway. Wildlife such as sea otters, sea lions, seals and occasionally whales are spotted during the crossing, so keep a steady eye on the waters. And of course, eagles are always seen soaring above Lynn Canal. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Westmark Inn | Cabin: Skagway Bungalows | B&B: At the White House Day 8: Skagway - Whitehorse Known as the Gateway to the Klondike, Skagway was the departure point for most of the miners travelling to Dawson City during the 1898 Gold Rush. Most of the miners carried 1 ton of goods up and over the Chilkoot Trail (50 kilo’s per trip) to Bennett Lake, where they built boats and floated down the Yukon River to Dawson City. Construction on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad to Whitehorse a year later, making the trip somewhat easier. You can still ride the rails just like the miners of 100 years ago (recommended) or simply stroll the quaint streets, still looking very much like the “old west” of the Klondike Gold Rush era. The trip to Whitehorse takes about 2-3 hours, and travels along the South Klondike Highway up and over the 1200m White Pass. Views of crystalline lakes, steep mountains and pine forests are found around every corner. Be sure to visit Carcross, an historic resting point for miners on their way to Dawson City, and home to small native population today. Tour ends on arrival in Whitehorse.

Included • 8 day roundtrip tour from / to Whitehorse

• 7 nights accommodation in superior

middle class double rooms at the specified properties (or similar alternatives)

• Alaska ferry passage from Haines to Skagway

• Guided hike in Kluane National Park • Entrance fee for “Diamond Tooth Gerties” Casino

• Entrance fee for Dawson City Museum • Meet and greet • Travel assistance kit Not Included • Meals and beverages *Breakfast included on B&B program, some properties include breakfast on Cabin program

• Rental Car • Optional tours • Personal extras • Gratuities at restaurants/hotels/optional tours

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Departure Vancouver

NORTH TO ALASKA | SELF DRIVE TOUR

11 days self drive tour in British Columbia, Alberta, Alaska and Yukon (Overland)

Dates June 1 – Sept. 1, 2012

Duration 11 days / 10 nights

All the top highlights of the Canadian West are included in the last addition to our menu of great self drive tours. Your clients will travel from Vancouver through the British Columbia interior to the heart of the Canadian Rockies, then drive one of Canada’s most famous routes, the Yellowhead Highwa. Along the way, they’ll pass though some of Canada’s most exciting scenery including the Lower Mainland’s coastal seascapes, the Okanagan, and some of the Pacific Northwest’s most exciting natural reserves such as Glacier, Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper National Parks, Mt. Robson, Bowron Lakes, Tweedsmuir, Spatsizi Provincial Parks and Alaska’s Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Note: This tour is also available southbound from Whitehorse to Vancouver.

Property Type

Cost/Person (Single)

Cost/Person (Double)

Hotel

2,140.00 CAD

1,135.00 CAD

Cabin

2,499.00 CAD

1,296.00 CAD

B&B

2,233.00 CAD

1,179.00 CAD

All Rates per person (+ GST) (low season, triple & 4 share car/2 double rooms also available)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Trip Itinerary “North to Alaska”

Map

Day 1: Vancouver Arrive Vancouver, Canada’s Olympic City. Nestled between the coastal mountains and the Pacific, Vancouver is one of Canada’s most beautiful cities. Take time to visit Stanley Park and watch the float planes take off just steps from downtown skyscrapers. And the Grouse Mountain Gondola is a must. Not only are the views stunning, but you can also watch wolves and grizzly bears behaving naturally from close proximity. Enjoy international cuisine, or dine on fresh seafood at one of Vancouver’s great restaurants. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Empire Landmark | Cabin: Cultus Lake Cottages (Abbotsford-area) | B&B: House on Dunbar B&B Day 2: Vancouver – Kelowna Depart Vancouver on the famous Trans Canada Highway to Hope. There you have a choice; you can either continue on the Trans Canada along the stunning Fraser River Canyon. Some of British Columbia’s best views can be found hundreds of meters above the river. If you like adrenalin, the Hells Gate Airtram is well worth the trip. Optionally, you can travel the Coquihalla Highway, one of the highest roadways in the province, Merritt. Merritt is the heart of BC’s cowboy country; expansive views of dryland ranches and rocky, rugged mountains abound. There, you’ll join Highway 97 east towards Kelowna. Your final stopping point is on the south end of the city, overlooking beautiful Okanagan Lake. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Prestige Inn | Cabin: Davis Cove Lakeshore Resort (Peachland) | B&B: Casa Serene (Peachland)

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Whitehorse Skagway

A LA S K A

Watson Lake

Iskut

A L B E R TA

BR ITIS H C O LU M BIA Jasper N.P.

Smithers

Jasper

Banff N.P.

Prince George

Banff

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Day 3: Kelowna – Banff/Lake Louise Today’s drive is one of the most scenic on your trip. The first leg takes you through the city of Kelowna, and passes a number of British Columbia’s most famous wineries; and most are happy to have visitors stop for a tasting! Departing Kelown, the road gains in elevation providing wonderful views of Okanagan Lake. Sicamous is famous as BC’s ‘houseboat’ capital and literally hundreds of the vessels can be seen navigating the scenic lake in summer. Near Revelstoke, the mountains grow larger as you enter Mt. Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks. At Golden you enter the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park is famous for its winter snowfall levels and is one of the the highest in the Rockies at 1330m. And the Spiral Tunnels overlook in Yoho National Park offers an exciting view of the tunnels, considered one of the greatest engineering feats of the modern world. Yoho also offers some wonderful roadside hiking. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Spruce Grove Inn | Cabin: Paradise Cabins | B&B: Pension Tannenhof Day 4: Lake Louise/Banff – Jasper Take the time to explore Canada’s most famous national parks, Banff and Lake Louise. A stop at Lake Louise itself is a must. The view overlooking the alpine lake is one of the Rocky’s best. The Banff townsite is interesting, and there are a number of great hiking trails in the area. Or if relaxing in the splendour of the Rockies is more your style today, you cant beat Banff’s famous hotsprings. Wildlife abounds, and it is not uncommon to see elk right in the townsite! Today’s drive will be one of your trip highlights. Icefields Parkway is one of THE great Canadian drives. Stunning hanging glaciers and turquoise lakes are found around every corner. This is the Canada of your dreams. A Snocoach ride on the Athabasca Glacier is a great way to spend the afternoon. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Tonquin Inn | Cabin: Pine Bungalows | B&B: Jasper Mountain Suites Day 5: Jasper – Prince George Take some time to explore the area before departing to Prince George. Jasper’s attractions are a bit more spread out and has a less hectic feel than Banff. And the scenery is no less spectacular. Along Maligne Canyon the river is roaring up to 50 m (165 ft) below you and you can visit Maligne Lake for a 4 hour hike into the flower covered hills at 2300 m (7590 ft). Or for a more relaxing activity, visit the beautiful Miette Hotsprings (hottest springs in the Rockies!), located about 60km north of the Jasper townsite. Departing Jasper on the famous Yellowhead Highway, you’ll soon encounter the stunning Yellowhead Pass (1146m) which marks the border between Alberta and British Columbia. Located nearby is entrance to beautiful Mt. Robson Provincial Park. At 3954m, Mt. Robson is the tallest peak in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and it offers some excellent hiking options. Shortly after McBride, the Ancient Rainforest Trail provides a nice opportunity to stretch your legs. Prince George is British Columbia’s 4th largest city, and an important transportation hub. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Ramada Hotel | Cabin: Norton North Ranch | B&B: MamaYeh B&B Day 6: Prince George – Smithers Today’s drive through the BC interior is relatively easy, so you can take some time to explore Prince George before departing. Railroad enthusiasts will enjoy the Railway and Forest Museum and Fort George Park offers great riverside trails. Departing Prince George, your route takes you ever west on the Yellowhead Highway through the interior’s vast agricultural region. Vanderhoof is the geographical center of British Columbia and Burns Lake has a number of buildings dating back to its incorporation near the turn of the century and Houston is home to the world’s largest fly-fishing rod. The main shopping street in Smithers is quaint, as many of the shops feature storefronts and murals with a Swiss-alpine feel. There is even an alpenhorn statue! Take a drive out to Twin Falls and Glacier Gulch for some great views as well as excellent hiking and fishing. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Hudson Bay Lodge | Cabin: Aspen Bay Cabins | B&B: Log Pile Lodge Day 7: Smithers – Iskut Departing Smithers, be sure to stop in at BC’s largest wildlife museum, The Adams Igloo Wildlife Museum provides up close and personal views to more than 120 different species…many that you’ll spot on along the roadsides during your trip. Hazelton is a good morning rest-stop. The Ksan Historical Village and Museum provides one of BC’s best introduction to First Nations history and culture; the totem poles and longhouses make for great photos. At Kitwanga, you’ll leave the Yellowhead Highway and begin your northbound journey on the Stewart-Cassiar Highway. You’ve some distance to cover today, but the side trip to Stewart-Hyder (Alaska) is worth the extra driving time. The Bear Glacier is one of the most beautiful in the Rockies and in Hyder you can try one of the north’s most curious rituals, getting “hyder-ized” (drinking a shot of 100+ proof ever-clear alcohol). Numerous black bears live in the area as

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well. Beyond the junction, signs of civilization are less and less common as the wilderness of the British Columbia north country begins to dominate. Overnight Accommodation All tours at Red Goat Lodge (best available in area) Day 8: Iskut – Watson Lake (area) Departing Iskut, you’ll soon encounter the Stikine River, known as the Great River in the Tlingit language. The Stikine flows westward and enters the Inside Passage near Wrangell, Alaska. But not before travelling through an area of steep-sided mountainous that tower thousands of feet above the raging river, known as the Grand Canyon of the Stikine. A little further North you’ll enter the most scenic part of today’s journey as you enter the Spatsizi Plateau with it emerald green forests dominated by snowclad mountains. Once again, you’ve got some distance to cover, but the side trip from Dease Lake to Telegrapgh Creek along the Stikine River Canyon is worth the trip, if you don’t mind adding an extra few hours to your day. Otherwise, you’ll continue North on the Stewart-Cassiar Highway through the BC interior. Jade City, the former town-site for a jade mine located nearby, is an interesting stop (if open). The area north of here was heavily mined from the 1870’s to the late 1990’s; a gold nugget weighing more than 2 kilo’s was found nearby in 1877! At the road’s end, you’ll turn right and travel 21km into Watson Lake. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Big Horn | Cabin: Northern Beaver Trading Post | B&B: Laffing Loon B&B Day 9: Watson Lake - Skagway Take time to visit the infamous Watson Lake Signpost Forest, and maybe even leave your own sign, before departing. The route takes you westbound on the famous Alaska Highway. Rancheria Falls is a scenic rest stop and the native village of Teslin is a surprise. For such a small village, it offers a wide variety of visitor services and attractions. The wildlife museum is excellent and the George Johnston Museum displays the photographs taken by a young George Johnston, documenting village life as the Alaska Highway was being built. At Jakes Corner, you’ll leave the Alaska Highway and travel to Carcross and finally south to Skagway. The last leg of your journey will be memorable. You’ll travel the Klondike Highway up and over the stunning White Pass; this trip is known as one of the most beautiful 2 hour trips in North America! No wonder…the route travels from sea level to over 1200m in just 30km! Stunning mountain views await around every corner. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Westmark Inn | Cabin: Skagway Bungalows | B&B: At The White House B&B Day 10: Skagway – Whitehorse During the Klondike Goldrush of 1898, some 30,000 gold seekers arrived by steamship, ready to travel the 1000km to the gold fields at Dawson City. Little did they know the perilous journey ahead of them; first they had to carry their mandatory 1000kg of goods, 50 kilos at a time up and over the 1200m Chilkoot Pass, then cut down enough trees for the lumber necessary to construct a boat to float to Dawson City! Travelling is much easier in the region today; the quaint streets of Skagway are paved and perfect for strolling and souvenir shopping or you can travel to nearby Dyea Inlet to hike the bottom of the Chilkoot Trail if you prefer to stretch your legs after 2 days of driving. The trip to the Yukon got easier for the gold seekers in 1899 when the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad to Whitehorse opened and we highly recommend taking the summit excursion this morning before departing to Whitehorse. Shortly after entering Canada, you’ll encounter the beautiful Southern Lakes region. Large glacial-fed lakes, crystal rivers, pine forests and snow-capped mountains dominate the landscape. Stop in at the charming village of Carcross for more old-west style streetscapes before continuing into Whitehorse. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: High Country Inn | Cabin: Sun Dog Retreat | B&B: Historic House Day 11: Whitehorse Depending on your departing flight, you’ll have time for some optional sightseeing and touring in the Yukon capital. There are many interesting things to discover in Whitehorse; you can visit the longest wooden fish-ladder in the world, the Beringia Centre for a glimpse of pre-historic Yukon and Alaska, the nearby Yukon Transportation Museum and MacBride’s Museum of the Yukon. We also highly recommend a visit to the SS Klondike National Historic Site, a restored sternwheeler located next to the Yukon River. Or if you’d like to travel by boat yourself, you can take the MV Schwatka tour through the very scenic Miles Canyon. Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Included • 10 nights accommodation in superior

middle class double rooms at the specified properties (or similar alternatives)

• Columbia Icefield Glacier Experience • Meet and greet • Travel assistance kit Not Included • Meals and beverages *B&B program

includes: breakfast daily, some breakfasts included on cabin program

• Rental Car • Optional tours • Personal extras • Gratuities at restaurants/hotels/optional tours

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Departure Vancouver

NORTH TO ALASKA | SELF DRIVE TOUR

11 days self drive tour in British Columbia, Alberta, Alaska’s Inside Passage and Yukon

Dates June 1 – Sept. 1, 2012 departs weekly (Wed) from Vancouver departs weekly (Thur) from Whitehorse

Duration All the top highlights of the Canadian West are included in the last addition to our menu of great self drive tours. Your clients will travel from Vancouver through the British Columbia interior to the heart of the Canadian Rockies, then drive one of Canada’s most famous routes, the Yellowhead Highway, to BC’s North coast before boarding travelling north by ferry through Alaska’s spectacular Inside Passage. Along the way, they’ll pass though some of Canada’s most exciting scenery including the Lower Mainland’s coastal seascapes, the Okanagan, and some of the Pacific Northwest’s most exciting natural reserves such as Glacier, Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper National Parks, Mt. Robson, Bowron Lakes and Tweedsmuir Provincial Parks and Alaska’s Tongass National Forest and Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Note: This tour is also available southbound from Whitehorse to Vancouver departing Thurs. Daily departures using non-direct ferries also available at additional cost.

11 days / 10 nights

Price Property Type

Cost/Person (Single)

Cost/Person (Double)

Hotel

3,189.00 CAD

3,281.00 CAD

Cabin

3,509.00 CAD

1,936.00 CAD

B&B

3,234.00 CAD

1,814.00 CAD

All Rates per person (+ GST) (low season, triple & 4 share car/2 double rooms also available)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Map

Trip Itinerary “North to Alaska” Day 1 (Wed): Vancouver Arrive Vancouver, Canada’s Olympic City. Nestled between the coastal mountains and the Pacific, Vancouver is one of Canada’s most beautiful cities. Take time to visit Stanley Park and watch the float planes take off just steps from downtown skyscrapers. And the Grouse Mountain Gondola is a must. Not only are the views stunning, but you can also watch wolves and grizzly bears behaving naturally from close proximity. Enjoy international cuisine, or dine on fresh seafood at one of Vancouver’s great restaurants. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Empire Landmark | Cabin: Cultus Lake Cottages (Abbotsford-area) | B&B: House on Dunbar B&B

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Juneau

Juneau

A LA S K A Jasper N.P.

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Day 2 (Thu): Vancouver – Kelowna Depart Vancouver on the famous Trans Canada Highway to Hope. There you have a choice; you can either continue on the Trans Canada along the stunning Fraser River Canyon. Some of British Columbia’s best views can be found hundreds of meters above the river. If you like adrenalin, the Hells Gate Airtram is well worth the trip. Optionally, you can travel the Coquihalla Highway, one of the highest roadways in the province, Merritt. Merritt is the heart of BC’s cowboy country; expansive views of dryland ranches and rocky, rugged mountains abound. There, you’ll join Highway 97 east towards Kelowna. Your final

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Notes Ferry costs, schedule could vary when 2011 schedule is released by Alaska Marine Highway. Wholesalers are encouraged to contact us prior to publishing this tour program to ensure accuracy.

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stopping point is on the south end of the city, overlooking beautiful Okanagan Lake. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Prestige Inn | Cabin: Davis Cove Lakeshore Resort (Peachland) | B&B: Casa Serene (Peachland) Day 3: (Fri) Kelowna – Banff/Lake Louise Today’s drive is one of the most scenic on your trip. The first leg takes you through the city of Kelowna, and passes a number of British Columbia’s most famous wineries; and most are happy to have visitors stop for a tasting! Departing Kelown, the road gains in elevation providing wonderful views of Okanagan Lake. Sicamous is famous as BC’s ‘houseboat’ capital and literally hundreds of the vessels can be seen navigating the scenic lake in summer. Near Revelstoke, the mountains grow larger as you enter Mt. Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks. At Golden you enter the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park is famous for its winter snowfall levels and is one of the the highest in the Rockies at 1330m. And the Spiral Tunnels overlook in Yoho National Park offers an exciting view of the tunnels, considered one of the greatest engineering feats of the modern world. Yoho also offers some wonderful roadside hiking. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Spruce Grove Inn | Cabin: Paradise Cabins | B&B: Pension Tannenhof Day 4: (Sat) Lake Louise/Banff – Jasper Take the time to explore Canada’s most famous national parks, Banff and Lake Louise. A stop at Lake Louise itself is a must. The view overlooking the alpine lake is one of the Rocky’s best. The Banff townsite is interesting, and there are a number of great hiking trails in the area. Or if relaxing in the splendour of the Rockies is more your style today, you cant beat Banff’s famous hotsprings. Wildlife abounds, and it is not uncommon to see elk right in the townsite! Today’s drive will be one of your trip highlights. Icefields Parkway is one of THE great Canadian drives. Stunning hanging glaciers and turquoise lakes are found around every corner. This is the Canada of your dreams. A Snocoach ride on the Athabasca Glacier is a great way to spend the afternoon. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Tonquin Inn | Cabin: Pine Bungalows | B&B: Jasper Mountain Suites Day 5: (Sun) Jasper – Prince George Take some time to explore the area before departing to Prince George. Jasper’s attractions are a bit more spread out and has a less hectic feel than Banff. And the scenery is no less spectacular. Along Maligne Canyon the river is roaring up to 50 m (165 ft) below you and you can visit Maligne Lake for a 4 hour hike into the flower covered hills at 2300 m (7590 ft). Or for a more relaxing activity, visit the beautiful Miette Hotsprings (hottest springs in the Rockies!), located about 60km north of the Jasper townsite. Departing Jasper on the famous Yellowhead Highway, you’ll soon encounter the stunning Yellowhead Pass (1146m) which marks the border between Alberta and British Columbia. Located nearby is entrance to beautiful Mt. Robson Provincial Park. At 3954m, Mt. Robson is the tallest peak in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and it offers some excellent hiking options. Shortly after McBride, the Ancient Rainforest Trail provides a nice opportunity to stretch your legs. Prince George is British Columbia’s 4th largest city, and an important transportation hub. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Ramada Hotel | Cabin: Norton North Ranch | B&B: MamaYeh B&B Day 6: (Mon) Prince George – Smithers Today’s drive through the BC interior is relatively easy, so you can take some time to explore Prince George before departing. Railroad enthusiasts will enjoy the Railway and Forest Museum and Fort George Park offers great riverside trails. Departing Prince George, your route takes you ever west on the Yellowhead Highway through the interior’s vast agricultural region. Vanderhoof is the geographical center of British Columbia and Burns Lake has a number of buildings dating back to its incorporation near the turn of the century and Houston is home to the world’s largest fly-fishing rod. The main shopping street in Smithers is quaint, as many of the shops feature storefronts and murals with a Swiss-alpine feel. There is even an alpenhorn statue! Take a drive out to Twin Falls and Glacier Gulch for some great views as well as excellent hiking and fishing. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Hudson Bay Lodge | Cabin: Aspen Bay Cabins | B&B: Log Pile Lodge Day 7: (TUe) Smithers – Prince Rupert – Board ferry Departing Smithers, be sure to stop in at BC’s largest wildlife museum, The Adams Igloo Wildlife Museum provides up close and personal views to more than 120 different species…many that you’ll spot on along the roadsides during your trip. Hazelton is a good morning rest-stop. The Ksan Historical Village and Museum provides one of BC’s best introduction to First Nations history and culture; the totem poles and longhouses make for great photos. Terrace, a little further down the road, also has a wonderful native village featuring spectacular totem poles. The Nisga’a Lava Bed Provincial Park offers a lunar-like landscape and the area is the home of the legendary all-white Kermode or ‘spirit’ bear. Keep your eyes

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peeled! If you feel like a side trip. Kitimat fits the bill. The steep hill that brings you to the village is a bit of a ‘white-knuckler’, but it’s worth it. Prince Rupert is home to one of the largest and deepest ice-free seaports on the West coast. The Museum of the North is must-see as it traces 10,000 years of native history in the area. You can even see a Tsimshian Potlach (celebration) featuring traditional food, dances and songs. If wildlife viewing is your preference, a trip by float plane to the remote Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary in the beautiful Queen Charlotte Islands. Overnight Accommodation On board ferry Day 8: (wed) Inside Passage The islands of the rugged Queen Charlotte’s appear to the south as you depart Prince Rupert. Known as the Haida Gwaii (islands of the people), the 150 islands that make up the archipelago are sometimes referred to as Canada’s ‘Galapagos’for the temperate rainforests and rare plants and wildlife that are found here. So rare in fact that South Moresby Island is home to Gwaii Hanaas National Park Preserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Through the night, you’ll travel along the inside passage past the Alaskan coastal towns of Ketchikan, Wrangell and Petersburg and by morning you’ll be sailing along the coast of Admiralty Island, known as the ‘fortress of the bears’ to the local Tlingit people. North of Juneau, you’ll enter the narrow Lynn Canal for the last leg of your journey to Skagway Overnight Accommodation On board ferry Day 9: (thu) Skagway The ferry arrives in Skagway in the morning, and you’ll have time to explore the city known as the ‘Gateway to the Klondike’. During the Klondike Goldrush of 1898, some 30,000 gold seekers arrived by steamship, ready to travel the 1000km to the gold fields at Dawson City. Little did they know the perilous journey ahead of them; first they had to carry their mandatory 4000kg of goods, 50 kilos at a time up and over the 1200m Chilkoot Pass, then cut down enough trees for the lumber necessary to construct a boat to float to Dawson City! Travelling is much easier in the region today; the quaint streets of Skagway are paved and perfect for strolling and souvenir shopping or you can travel to nearby Dyea Inlet a hike the bottom of the Chilkoot Trail if you prefer to stretch your legs after 2 days at sea. The trip to the Yukon got easier for the gold seekers in 1899 when the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad to Whitehorse opened and we highly recommend taking the summit excursion this afternoon. This evening, consider taking in the raucous Days of 98 vaudeville show for some turn-of-the-century style entertainment. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: Westmark Inn | Cabin: Skagway Bungalows | B&B: At The White House B&B Day 10 (fri) Skagway – Whitehorse The last leg of your journey will be memorable. You’ll travel the Klondike Highway up and over the stunning White Pass; this trip is known as one of the most beautiful 2 hour trips in North America! No wonder…the route travels from sea level to over 1200m in just 30km! Stunning mountain views await around every corner. Shortly after entering Canada, you’ll encounter the beautiful Southern Lakes region. Large glacial-fed lakes, crystal rivers, pine forests and snow-capped mountains dominate the landscape. Stop in at the charming village of Carcross for more old-west style streetscapes before continuing into Whitehorse. Overnight Accommodation Hotel: High Country Inn | Cabin: Sun Dog Retreat | B&B: Historic House Day 11 (sat) Whitehorse Depending on your departing flight, you’ll have time for some optional sightseeing and touring in the Yukon capital. There are many interesting things to discover in Whitehorse; you can visit the longest wooden fish-ladder in the world, the Beringia Centre for a glimpse of pre-historic Yukon and Alaska, the nearby Yukon Transportation Museum and MacBride’s Museum of the Yukon. We also highly recommend a visit to the SS Klondike National Historic Site, a restored sternwheeler located next to the Yukon River. Or if you’d like to travel by boat yourself, you can take the MV Schwatka tour through the very scenic Miles Canyon. Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Included • 8 nights accommodation in superior

middle class double rooms at the specified properties (or similar alternatives)

• 2 nights accommodation on board of ferry (2 berth outside cabin, vehicle)

• Ferry passage from Prince Rupert – Skagway

• Columbia Icefield Glacier Experience • Meet and greet • Travel assistance kit Not Included • Meals and beverages *B&B program

includes: breakfast daily, some breakfasts included on cabin program

• Rental Car • Optional tours • Personal extras • Gratuities at restaurants/hotels/optional tours

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Rail Tours | Whitehorse

White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad | Tour 1

Dates Departs Mon/Tue/Fri from Whitehorse (note: dates subject to change)

Duration 9.5 hours

Price USD 189.00 Adults USD 94.50 Children (3-12) plus tax and fees

Skagway’s White Pass & Yukon Route is the “Scenic Railway of the World”. Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this narrow gauge railroad today is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Experience the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles and historic sites from the comfort of vintage parlor cars. Come discover your personal gold rush with the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway as it steams through its second century of history.

Included • Narrated motorcoach tour/transfer

Whitehorse-Carcross and Fraser-Whitehorse

• Narrated rail tour Carcross-Whitehorse Not Included • Meals • Gratuities

Canadian Loop Travel by coach to Carcross and board the White Pass Railroad to travels its most scenic stretch of track along Lake Bennett to Fraser. Tour calls at historic Bennett Station. Return to Whitehorse by coach.

White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad | Tour 2

Dates Departs daily May 19 – Sept. 9 (note: dates subject to change)

Duration 9.5 hours

Price USD 135.00 Adults USD 67.50 Children (3-12) plus tax and fees

Skagway’s White Pass & Yukon Route is the “Scenic Railway of the World”. Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this narrow gauge railroad today is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Experience the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles and historic sites from the comfort of vintage parlor cars. Come discover your personal gold rush with the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway as it steams through its second century of history.

Included • Narrated motorcoach tour/transfer

Whitehorse-Fraser and Skagway-Whitehorse

• Narrated rail tour Fraser-Skagway Not Included • Meals • Gratuities

Day Tour to Skagway (return) Travel from Whitehorse – Fraser by coach, and board the White Pass Railroad as it travels over the height of the White Pass and crosses the Yukon-Alaska border and rolls into Skagway. You’ll have free time to explore the Gateway to the Klondike before boarding the coach to travel back to Whitehorse along the scenic Klondike Highway.

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Rail Tours | Anchorage

McKinley Explorer Rail Tour

Dates Departs daily May 31 – Sept. 6

Duration 3 days / 2 nights

Price | based double occupancy USD 865.00 per person

Included • McKinley Explorer domed-rail car nar-

rated tour to/from Denali National Park

Travel by rail from the Alaska coast to the interior of the Great Land in style aboard the luxurious McKinley Explorer’s domed rail-cars on an incomparable sightseeing experience. On our 3 day/2 night tour you’ll pass through the mountains of the spectacular Alaska and Talkeetna ranges, experience the wide-open scenery of Matanuska Valley, a farming region known for mammoth vegetables, you’ll travel past colorful towns like Wasilla, billed as the “Home of the Iditarod” and Talkeetna, cross scenic rivers like the Susitna, “the Mother River”, and you’ll visit Denali, the national park that defines Alaska. Travel Alaska in style!

• 2 nights hotel accommodations • arrival/departure hotel transfers in Denali • Denali National Park wildlife viewing tour (lunch)

Itinerary Day 1: Anchorage – Denali National Park Departing Anchorage along the scenic Cook Inlet, the and by afternoon you’ll arrive in Denali National Park. Here, you can choose from a wide range of optional activities like river rafting, helicopter flightseeing, or horseback riding. Accommodation: Denali Grizzly Bear Resort Day 2: Denali National Park Today’s tour to view the abundant wildlife that thrives in Denali will be a trip highlight. You’ll enjoy sightings of moose, black and grizzly bear, caribou, Dalls sheep, coyotes, foxes and possibly wolves, while bald and golden eagles soar overhead. In the afternoon, choose from one of many complimentary park-sponsored activities and optional Denali tours including guided hikes plus white-water rafting, fixed-wing flightseeing and horseback riding. Accommodation: Denali Grizzly Bear Resort Day 3: Denali National Park Morning free for optional sightseeing a tours. In the afternoon, transfer to rail depot, re-board our McKinley Explorer domed rail-cars and return to Anchorage.

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Wildlife viewing | Whitehorse

Glacier Bay National Park Tour

Dates Departs daily May 31 – Sept. 6 (note: dates subject to change)

Duration 3 days / 2 nights

Price | based double occupancy USD 1,373.00 per person

Included • Return coach transportation from Whitehorse – Skagway

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve encompasses a glacier-crowned, maritime wilderness that stretches northward from Alaska’s inside passage to the Alsek River, encircling a magnificent saltwater bay with 16 tidewater glaciers and 30 alpine glaciers! The bay is home to a dizzying array of marine wildlife including both orca and humpback whales, sea lions, seals, sea otters. The national park also harbours countless species of marine birds including bald eagles, kittiwakes, murres and the lovable puffins and a wide variety of land mammals including black bears, moose, Sitka deer and foxes. On our tour to this Alaskan jewel, you’ll have a chance to see them all while travelling overland or on the emerald waters. Itinerary Day 1: Whitehorse – Skagway – Glacier Bay Travel from Whitehorse to Skagway by coach. Flight from Skagway over Inside Passage to Gustavus. Transfer to Gustavus Inn. Evening free for optional activities such as free national park talks, sea kayaking or salt water fishing.

• Return airfare Skagway to Gustavus • Gustavus transfers • 2 nights accommodation at the luxurious Gustavus Inn

• All meals at the hotel • Full day Glacier Bay National Park cruise (lunch)

• Taxes and fees Not Included • Optional tours • Personal extras • Gratuities

Day 2: Glacier Bay Tour travels up the west arm of Glacier Bay to the face of the Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers, two towering masses of ice and snow. Rising 250 feet above the waterline and stretching another 100 feet below the water, the ice calving from the Margerie Glacier is an average of 200 years old. Several whale species feed extensively in the bay, including the endangered Humpback whales as well as Minke and Killer whales. Harbour seals, Stellar sea lions and Dall’s porpoises feed in the Park’s productive, nearshore waters. Sea otters are colonizing the bay as well as Park waters in Icy Strait and Cross Sound. Many of these marine mammals ply the more turbulent gulf coast waters as well, where they mingle with gray whales and the occasional beluga or other cetaceans less common to the region. Return to Gustavus Inn in the late afternoon. Day 3: Glacier Bay – Skagway - Whitehorse Transfer to the airport, return flight to Skagway. Board coach for the transfer along the Klondike Highway to Whitehorse. Tour ends on arrival.

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Wildlife viewing | Vancouver

Bear Viewing in Beautiful Knight Inlet

Dates Departs daily from Vancouver (note: dates subject to change)

Duration 3 days / 2 nights

Price

Located 80 kilometres, north of Campbell River, British Columbia, is a wild and remote area of the Pacific Northwest known as Knight Inlet. The longest fjord on the B.C. coast, Knight Inlet offers visitors spectacular scenery set against a backdrop of dramatic mountain peaks plunging into the Pacific Ocean. Variegated hues of blues and greens seamlessly blend forest, ocean and sky. It can be a place of immense silence in the calm of the temperate rainforest and of immense power in the face of the many thundering glacier-fed waterfalls. Our floating lodge, tucked in beautiful Glendale Cove is home to one of the largest concentrations of grizzly (brown) bears in British Columbia. It is not uncommon for there to be up to 50 bears within 10 kilometres of the lodge in the peak fall season, when the salmon are returning to the river! The lodge offers exceptional bear viewing throughout the summer season and our tactics for viewing them changes through the season. In spring and early summer, we’ll travel by boat to view bears feeding on sea grasses. Later on, we’ll move to viewing platforms located over key spawning areas. And when you’re ‘tired’ of viewing bears, you have an opportunity to experience some of British Columbia’s best whale and marine wildlife viewing, in and around the lodge, and in world famous Johnstone Strait; home to some of British Columbia’s largest groups of resident orca whales. Superb accommodation, stunning surroundings and world class wildlife viewing are waiting for you at Knight Inlet Lodge!

Low Season (June 25 – July 24, 2012): CAD 1,691.00 CAD Shoulder Season (May 21 - June 24, Aug. 1 – 24, 2012): CAD 1,860.00 High Season (Aug. 25 - Oct. 16, 2012): CAD 2,075.00 (rates per person + GST)

Included • Return airfare from Vancouver to Camp-

bell River and Campbell River Float Plane dock to Knight Inlet Lodge

• Yransfers in Campbell River • One night accommodation in Campbell River at the Heron’s Landing Hotel

• One night accommodation at Knight Inlet Lodge in a deluxe room with private bathroom

• Welcome orientation for wildlife viewing • Bear viewing tour • All meals and snacks while at the lodge (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

• Complimentary house wine with dinner • Scenic boat ride of Glendale Cove • Knight Inlet sightseeing cruise (weather permitting, no substitutes)

• Use of kayaks on organized estuary tours • interpretive guide on all tours • Rain gear if required • Evening interpretive programs • B.C. Provincial Hotel Tax • B.C. Back Country Permit Fee • First Nations User Fee • Wilderness Tourism Association Habitat Conservation Fee

Not Included • Meals at Heron’s Landing Hotel • Optional tours • Personal extras • Gratuities Notes Knight Inlet Lodge closed last week of July 3,4,5,6 night packages also available

Website: www.RubyRange.com • eMail: info@RubyRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265

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Wildlife viewing | Vancouver

Whale Watching and Relaxing at Tofino

Dates Departures daily from Vancouver (note: dates subject to change)

Duration 3 days / 2 nights

Price | based double occupancy

Located on the rugged outer coast of Vancouver Island, Tofino is all Canada! Endless pacific beaches, towering rainforests, rocky coastline and an authentic west-coach village greet you as you arrive in laid-back Tofino. Our 3 day/2 night package provides the perfect add-on to your western Canada vacation. You’ll travel from Vancouver by twin-engine commuter aircraft, high over the emerald waters of Johnstone Strait and the Gulf Islands to Tofino. You’ll stay at the beautiful Tin Wis Resort, in the heart of Clayquot Sound overlooking stunning Mackenzie Beach. There, you are ideally situated to take a rainforest walk, beachcomb for the perfect skipping stone, fish for wild salmon, golf, or just relax and listen to the sound of the ocean lapping the shore. And, we’ve included a great 1 day gray whale watching cruise that even visits a remote oceanside hotspring. Itinerary Day 1: Vancouver - Tofino Travel by air from Vancouver to Tofino and transfer to the hotel. Evening free for optional activities such as walking, sea kayaking or salt water fishing. Hotel: Tin Wis Resort Day 2: Tofino Our whale watching excursion will take you through the pristine waters of Clayoquot Sound, revealing sensational scenery, and wildlife such as Gray whales, sea lions, seals, porpoise and Killer whales. The area is also known for its variety of sea birds, including tufted puffins, and the numbers of resident bald eagles. Black bears are occasionally even seen on the rocky shoreline! On the return to Tofino, we’ll stop at Hot Springs Cove and visit a natural hot spring located in Maquinna Provincial Park in the remote north end of Clayoquot Sound. Hot Springs Cove is reached by walking a 2 kilometre-long wooden boardwalk trail from the dock. Don’t forget your bathing suit! Hotel: Tin Wis Resort

Shoulder Season (May 1-June 30, 2012): CAD 1,005.00 High Season (July 1-Sept. 30, 2012): CAD 1,175.00 Storm Season (Oct. 1-Dec.31, 2012): CAD 955.00 (rates per person + GST)

Included • Return airfare Vancouver – Tofino • 2 nights accommodation at the beautiful Tin Wis Resort

• Full day whale watching/hotsprings cruise

• Taxes and fees Not Included • Transfers from airport to/from hotel • Optional tours • Meals • Personal extras • Gratuities Notes 3,4,5,6 night packages also available

Day 3: Tofino - Vancouver Morning free for optional activities at the hotel and area. Transfer to the airport, return flight to Vancouver. Tour ends on arrival.

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Wildlife viewing | Anchorage

Bear Viewing in Redoubt Bay, Lake Clark NP

Dates 2 departures daily June – September 2012 (note: best viewing during July and August)

Duration 6.5 hrs.

Group Size Min. 2 passengers

Price USD 595.00 (plus taxes and fees)

Travel deep into the wilds on a floatplane fly-out Alaska bear viewing trip and enjoy a guided day tour with the opportunity to view Alaska’s black and brown bears in their natural habitat. On this tour you’ll travel by floatplane, 70 miles southwest of Anchorage to the entrance of Lake Clark Wilderness Preserve and the site of Redoubt Bay Lodge, to view resident brown bears up close as they congregate in remote, untouched areas of Alaska, near salmon streams and tidal estuaries. These magnificent bears are captivating to watch. Roaming free along the coastline, munching on berries, snagging salmon, frolicking and splashing in the water or settling in for an afternoon siesta – it’s all in a days work!

Kenai Fjords National Park Tour

Included • Courtesy shuttle • Bear viewing tour in a covered pontoon boat with experienced naturalist guides

• Lunch and a spectacular round-trip • Flightseeing tour from Anchorage Not Included • Personal extras • Gratuities

Dates May 16 – Sept. 26, 2012 (note: dates subject to change)

Duration 6 hrs.

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Alaska’s most popular wildlife and glacier cruise! Kenai Fjords National Park boasts abundant wildlife, alpine and tidewater glaciers and breathtaking scenery. On our fully narrated tour, you’ll see resident orca and humpback whales and other marine wildlife, tidewater glaciers on this full narrated tour. We also visit the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, home to a large variety of whales, seabirds, stellar sea lions, sea otters and more! Don’t miss this opportunity to see the untouched beauty of Alaska’s coastal waters. Lunch included.

Coach transfer: USD 249.00 Adults USD 124.50 Children (2-11) Coach/rail transfer: USD 269.00 Adults USD 135.00 Children (2-11) (rates plus tax and fees)

Included • Roundtrip coach transportation from Anchorage to Seward

• 6 hour marine life viewing cruise • Lunch Not Included • Personal extras • Gratuities

Website: www.RubyRange.com • eMail: info@RubyRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265

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Dear Friends. One day, the temperature must have been below -35C, walking through deep champagne powder snow with my snowshoes on, I watched the illusive winter sun glancing over top of Tombstone Mountain. With frosted eyebrows I stared at a sundog the size which could fill a whole universe. Ice crystals were slowly dancing in the frosty air right in front of me as if to say: “Come into the Arctic winter world, you will never forget this moment.” I’m very excited to present to you our new tour programs for the winter 2011-2012. With amazing new highlights for adventure travellers all our winter tours offer a great varierty of Arctic activities, which will leave all our guest with unforgettable memories. Arctic Range Adventure has many years of experience under it’s roof as we created this new winter adventure company as an addition to the well-established, well-trusted and well-know summer adventure company Ruby Range Adventure. We use the same high-mark standards as we did the past 25 years, ensuring our focus is to protect the pristine wilderness the Arctic winter offers so the beauty of the region remains just that — pristine. On the following pages you will find breathtaking tours crossing the Arctic Circle, driving on the Arctic ice road, visiting the first nation culture in Tuktoyaktuk, dog sledding along the Yukon Quest Race, cross-country skiing in Kluane National Park, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice fishing and watching the northern lights dance among the star-filled Arctic sky. Let us be your guide to explore and discover the Northern winter of the Yukon. Arctic Range Adventure can make your dreams come true. Come to see the Arctic winter, your adventure of a life-time. All the best,

President Arctic Range Adventure Ltd.

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Departure Whitehorse Departure Whitehorse Departure Inuvik

Arctic Winter Explorer | Ice Road to Tuktoyaktuk

8 days guided winter adventure tour in Yukon and NWT

Dates 09.03. - 16.03.2012 16.03. - 23.03.2012 30.03. - 06.04.2012 06.04. - 13.04.2012

New for 2012! Arctic Range Adventure is pleased to present our newest tour series, the Arctic Winter Explorer. Join us as we travel overland from the Pacific to the Arctic, along snow covered highways and roadways built of ice along ancient wildlife corridors, and traditional trading routes of First Nations traders - later used by Klondike Gold Rush prospectors and NWMP patrolmen.

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The route offers some of the greatest geographic diversity in the country; the Tombstone Mountains in the central Yukon are among the youngest mountain ranges in North America, while the low rolling Ogilvie’s with their naked spines were not glaciated during the last Ice Age, and thus are among the oldest. North of the Ogilvie Mountains, the landscape gradually flattens to low tundra and just after crossing the Arctic Circle the Richardson Mountains, the Northern-most extension of the Rocky Mountains, come into view.

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From there, the roadway will begin it’s descent into the impressive Mackenzie River Delta; 12th largest in the world, to arrive at Inuvik, known as the Place of Man. The tour finishes with a thrilling excursions to the Inuvialuit village of Tuktoyaktuk, on the Arctic coast, accessible only by a winter “ice-road” constructed out of the frozen ice of the Mackenzie River and the Arctic Ocean.

(Whitehorse - Inuvik) (Inuvik - Whitehorse) (Whitehorse - Inuvik) (Inuvik - Whitehorse)

8 days / 7 nights

Group Size 5 - 12 participants per tour

Double Room: CAD 2,650.00 Single Room: +CAD 590.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Map Tuktoyaktuk

Trip Itinerary “Yukon Winter Explorer”

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Note: The tour itinerary is in reverse every second departure.

Day 01: Arrive Whitehorse. Meet and greet and transfer to your downtown hotel. En route, your guide will offer a city highlight tour that includes SS Klondike National Historic Site, the Old Log Church and the Log Cabin Skyscraper. You’ll meet your fellow travellers and your guide will review the itinerary and your equipment at our group meeting this afternoon. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is free to explore the city and do any last minute shopping. Accommodation: Whitehorse Day 02: Whitehorse - Dawson Prior to the late 1950’s, the only way to travel to Dawson City in summer was on a majestic paddlewheeler like the SS Klondike. Today, we’ll cover the 550km distance in just a few hours. Our route today takes us through the heart of the Yukon interior more or less along the Yukon River valley. We’ll stop for a coffee in the morning at Braeburn Lodge, famous for its massive cinnamon buns, then continue northbound on the Klondike Highway passing through several small native villages and settlements including, Carmacks, Pelly Crossing and Stewart Crossing. Near Carmacks, the road offers great views of famous Five Finger Rapids and about an hour outside of Dawson, we’ll stop at the Tintina Trench overlook for views of the expansive Yukon interior with the Ogilvie Mountains beyond that we’ll pass through tomorrow. Website: www.ArcticRange.com • eMail: info@ArcticRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265

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Home to the world’s greatest Gold Rush, some 50,000 gold seekers arrived here in 1898 making Dawson City the largest town west of Winnipeg and North of Seattle (USA) at that time. The entire community is now a national historic site, and the romance of the Old West can be felt on every corner. Dawson’s unpaved streets and wooden boardwalks are still roamed by miners, hunters and trappers. After check-in, we’ll have a bite to eat, and then visit famous Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Casino. The raucous casino offers all the usual Vegas style games, including Texas Hold’em poker. On the way back to the hotel, we’ll keep an eye out for the Northern Lights, which can often be seen right over the town. Accommodation: Dawson Day 03: Dawson - Eagle Plains We’ll get an early start today. Before departing, we’ll tour this wonderfully well preserved Gold Rush Town. Parks Canada has restored many of the original buildings including the Palace Grand Theatre, the Commissioner’s Residence and the cabins of Jack London and Robert Service’s cabin, among many others. Then we’ll travel up Bonanza Creek road to the actual claim where gold was discovered in 1896. Discovery Claim is located near the impressive Dredge #4 National Historic Site and we’ll stop for a photo here as well before we leave town and travel to the Dempster Highway. The Dempster is one of the truly great Canadian roadways. Completed only in the late 1970’s, the Dempster is still the only fully public road in North America to cross the Arctic Circle. Today’s drive is considered most scenic; Tombstone Territorial Park encompasses the jagged peaks to the West that give the park its name and further along, the Ogilvie Mountains offer superb scenery and stunning vistas. Wildlife is often spotted along the roadsides, so keep a good watch for foxes, the occasional wolf and caribou. We’ll stop for a picnic lunch at a creek-side campground, where gray-jay’s, or ‘camp-robbers’ as they’re known locally will keep us company always happy to help with leftovers. As we arrive at Eagle Plains in the late afternoon/early evening, the modest hotel, fuel station, and highway maintenance station – the only civilization for approximately 300km in either direction - feels like an oasis! Accommodation: Eagle Plains Day 04: Eagle Plains - Inuvik Departing Eagle Plains, our first stop is at the Arctic Circle crossing, where we’ll enjoy a celebratory glass of champagne to commemorate this special occasion. After crossing a mountain range and two rivers (the Richardson’s and the Mackenzie and Peel Rivers), we’ll visit the First Nations community of Fort MacPherson. The famed Lost Patrol, found after they perished by RNWMP Corporal Dempster - for whom the highway is named - is laid to rest here. A former Hudson Bay trading post, some native elders still wonder the village in Hudson Bay print dresses. Inuvik is a relatively young community with an ancient history. The Canadian government commissioned the building of the town in the 1950’s when it became apparent that the nearby traditional village of Aklavik, was slowly sinking into the delta. Inuvialuit people (Inuit, once referred to pejoratively as Eskimos) were also moved down from various points on the Arctic coast. Appropriately, the name Inuvik means Place of Man in the Inuvialuit language. We’ll take a short tour of the village on the way to hotel and you’ll have time to explore the town on foot in the evening. Accommodation: Inuvik Day 05: Inuvik – Tuktoyaktuk Today will be a memorable; we’ll travel by ice-road across the expansive Mackenzie River delta towards the Arctic coast. At the rivers entrance into the Arctic Ocean, the road turns northeast and travels along the coastline of Arctic Ocean toward the village of “Tuk” as it is known by residents. Not far from town, you’ll see the first of several ‘pingos’. These are mountains literally made of ice; heaved-up season after season with the annual freeze and thaw. The tallest is over 100m! Accommodation: Tuktoyaktuk Day 06: Tuktoyaktuk Today we will be met by local guides who will take us on a tour of their unique village. Stops along the way include the historic Lady of Lourdes schooner and some of Tuk’s famous community buildings such as sod houses, churches and the community “freezer”; a hollowed out section of permafrost located deep underground. You’ll also see the Northern Early Warning site (formerly DEW Line) and even get a chance to dip your toe in the Arctic Ocean! You’ll also be invited to a local resident’s home for a glimpse at home-life in a northern community. Accommodation: Tuktoyaktuk Day 07: Tuktoyaktuk to Inuvik Return to Inuvik via the ice road. Afternoon and evening free for optional sightseeing and tours. Accommodation: Inuvik Day 08: Inuvik - Whitehorse Transfer to Inuvik Airport, check in, board southbound aircraft. Tour services end on arrival at Whitehorse Airport. Optional evening in Whitehorse or connecting flights.

Included • 8 days trip from Whitehorse/Inuvik • 7 nights hotel accommodation • Individual guiding and transportation during the entire tour

• Overland transportation in maxivan tour vehicle

• Diamond Tooth Gerties admission • Dawson City Muesum admission • Arctic Circle ceremony • Flight Inuvik - Whitehorse • Emergency equipment including First Aid kit, satellite telephone

• City sightseeing tour in Whitehorse and Dawson City

• Whitehorse Airport Shuttles Not Included • Outdoor winter clothing (rental available) • Meals and beverages other than specified

• Personal extras • Gratuity Note Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

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Departure Whitehorse

Yukon Quest Dog sledding | Follow the toughest race

8 days guided winter tour around the Yukon Quest in Yukon

Dates 07.02. - 14.02.2012

Duration 8 days / 7 nights

Travel to the Yukon this winter for an unforgettable Northern adventure! Experience the North’s most exciting time of year and its coolest activities for yourself including dog sledding and Northern Lights viewing. Designed around the 2012 running of the famous Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, considered the toughest sled dog race in the world – competitors travel 1600km from Fairbanks to Whitehorse in as littler as 10 days! – on our Yukon Quest Tour package you’ll experience all the behind the scenes race action as we join the teams on their mandatory 36 hour layover in Dawson City - home of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush, the greatest the world has ever seen - before travelling onwards to Whitehorse. While the race is still on we’ll enjoy days of dogsledding ourself. We’ll learn how to work with a team of sleddogs while they’ll teach us the magic of travelling through the snow covered, northern backcountry. At the end we’ll have the chance to cheer the teams crossing the finish line in Whitehorse, celebrating their victory to conquer the toughest sleddog race in the world.

Group Size 4 - 10 participants per tour

Price Double Room: CAD 3,150.00 Single Room: +CAD 330.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

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Trip Itinerary “Yukon Quest Dog sledding” Day 1: Arrive Whitehorse. The adventure begins! (Feb 07) Arrive Whitehorse. Your guide will meet you at the airport and provide a transfer downtown. On the way to the hotel, the guide will point out some of the city’s main attractions including the SS Klondike National Historic Site, the Yukon Visitor Centre, the Old Log Church and the Log Cabin Skyscraper. The Yukon’s capital city, Whitehorse is Canada’s largest north of the 60th parallel, with a population of around 25,000 people. We’ll also visit the very informative MacBride Museum of the Yukon, which tells the story of the Territory from pre-historic times, through the Klondike Gold Rush to today. With its numerous café’s and galleries and well-travelled, well-educated population, Whitehorse has a surprisingly cosmopolitan feel. But the real beauty of Whitehorse is its proximity to some of the country’s most beautiful natural landscapes, literally just minutes from downtown! Conditions permitting, we’ll have a chance at your first views of our stunning Northern Lights before bed. Whitehorse accommodation: Gold Rush Inn

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Day 2: Whitehorse-Dawson City. Klondike Ho! (Feb 08) We’ll leave the Yukon’s capital city behind for the wilds of the Yukon interior today. Just outside Whitehorse we’ll stop in at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve for views of the many large mammal species that inhabit the Yukon including moose, caribou, musk-ox, elk, mule deer, Dalls sheep and mountain goats! As we travel the North Klondike Highway northbound, you’ll begin to get a sense of the sheer size and grandeur of the Yukon. At half the size of Ontario, or roughly the same size as California, the Yukon’s total population is only 35,000 people. Breathtaking doesn’t describe the vastness or the beauty of the Yukon’s wilderness! Our route roughly follows the Yukon River valley and takes us through a few small Website: www.ArcticRange.com • eMail: info@ArcticRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265

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settlements and villages including Braeburn, Carmacks, Pelly Crossing and Stewart Crossing before the Ogilvie Mountains come into view. The road then drops down to the famous Klondike River Valley that spawned the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898. Still considered the greatest gold rush the world has ever seen, the gold discovery near Dawson City in 1896 drew more than 50,000 people to the Yukon in 1898, making Dawson City the largest city west of Winnipeg (Canada) and north of Seattle (USA)! As a national historic site, Dawson City today still retains its turn-of-the-century pioneer feel. Saloons with batwing doors and buildings with wooden facades, wrapped with wooden boardwalks, line un-paved streets. Straight out of the Old West, this is the Yukon you imagined! We’ll take a short city highlight tour on arrival and point out some of Dawson City’s most famous locations including the Palace Grand Theatre, the former Territorial Legislature (now housing the Dawson City Museum), the Commissioners Residence, the SS Keno and the homes of famous Klondike authors, Robert Service, Pierre Berton and Jack London. We’ll also stop by the official Yukon Quest check point to check on the expected arrival times of the first teams arriving this evening. After checking into the hotel and a bite to eat, we’ll walk over to Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino, another gold rush icon, where you can try your hand at the typical casino games, and soak up some serious Yukon Quest atmosphere. Overnight in a hotel in Dawson City. Day 3: Dawson City. Experience the Yukon Quest! (Feb 09) Today we’ll experience the relaxed pace of Dawson City while we wait for the first team to arrive. The town’s fire siren will announce the first team in, and everyone rushes down to the checkpoint to see who has arrived. To add to the excitement, the first team to arrive is given several ounces of gold by Dawson City as a reward. Spectators will have the chance to meet the mushers and their handlers as they load the sleds and prepare to depart. And of course, you’ll get up close and personal, with the real starts of the show, the 14 delightful Alaskan huskies that comprise each team. Though teams pass through several check points during the race, the Yukon Quest is much more of a test of wilderness survival than Alaska’s Iditarod sled dog race. Teams are required to spend several days between check-points without aid or re-supply, and the Yukon Quest is considered a much more difficult event than the Alaskan race. Yukon Quest teams will be arriving throughout the day, providing many more opportunities for great Quest photos. In between, we’ll visit some of Dawson’s most interesting attractions including the wonderful Dawson City Museum to gain more insight into the Klondike Gold Rush history and the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre to for an introduction to the people, history and culture of the local Trondek Hwechen (Han) First Nation. Teams will continue to arrive throughout the day and into the evening, occasionally under the soaring Northern Lights, making for a memorable evening. Tonight, we’ll visit Diamond Tooth Gerties for some more casino fun, and for the more adventurous, a chance to experience one of the North’s most infamous rituals, the Sourtoe Cocktail, a Dawson City tradition!. Overnight in a hotel in Dawson City. Day 4: Dawson City – Whitehorse. On the road again! (Feb 10) Following breakfast, we’ll return to Whitehorse, once again along the scenic North Klondike Highway. During this southbound trip, we’ll stop by the Five Finger Rapids overlook for views of the 4 impressive chunks of rock in the middle of the river that gave river travelers and paddle-wheelers some difficulty during the gold rush. Just outside Whitehorse, we’ll take a relaxing soak in the hot pools of Takhini Hotsprings Resort. Overnight at Sky High Ranch. Day 5-7: Whitehorse. Dog sledding (Feb 11-13) After spending the previous few days watching world-class Mushers, today you’ll get to experience the world of White Fang and Buck for yourself! We’ll travel to a scenic alpine valley located just a short distance outside the city for an introduction to the exciting adventure of dog sledding. We’ve planned 3 more days of great mushing action in the high alpine area around Fish Lake. This area is a favourite backcountry location for local residents; its stunning scenery provides easy access to some of the most beautiful wilderness in the Yukon. You’ll spend the days mushing your own team of Alaskan husky along a winter trail. The swish of the sled’s runners and the panting of the wonderful huskies and the sound of your own heart beating with excitement are the only sounds you’ll hear as we leave civilization behind for the Yukon wilds. We’ll stop for a trail-side lunch cooked over the open fire before returning to the trailhead. While we are enjoying our winter fun, Ruby Range staff will be monitoring the progress of the Yukon Quest leader board. The first mushers to complete the 1000 miles of Yukon Quest trail are expected to arrive in Whitehorse sometime on Feb. 13th. While the mushers can be quite spread out after more than 10 days on the trail, through some of the most remote wilderness in North America, several recent Quests have come down to a sprint finish between 2 mushers. We’ll be ready to whisk you down to the finish line so you can witness all the thrilling action yourself. Overnight at Sky High Ranch. Day 8: Whitehorse (Feb 14) Time for one last look around town this morning before the transfer to the airport. Check-in for your departing flights. End of tour services.

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Included • 8 days round trip from/to Whitehorse • 4 nights hotel accommodation • 3 nights lodge accommodation • Individual guiding and transportation during the entire tour

• Small groups (max 10 participants) • Overland transportation in maxivan tour vehicle

• 3 days guided dog sledding • Diamond Tooth Gerties admission • Dawson City Museum admission • Emergency equipment including First Aid kit, satellite telephone

• City sightseeing tour in Whitehorse and Dawson City

• Whitehorse Airport Shuttles Not Included • Outdoor winter clothing (rental available) • Meals and beverages other than specified

• Personal extras • Gratuity Note Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

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Departure Whitehorse

Yukon Cross Country Ski Tour | with Jane Vincent

“I have lived and skied in the Yukon for 23 years and enjoy sharing some of my favourite areas with visitors. I look forward to skiing with you in 2012”. Jane Vincent, tour host.

8 days guided cross country ski tour in Yukon

Hosted by Yukon-Olympic Cross Country Skier, Jane Vincent, (Albertville, 1992) , our new cross country skiing tour offers a variety of cross country skiing experiences providing participants with a taste of the spectacular Yukon landscape in winter and the most fun you can have on two skiis! Perhaps surprisingly, Canada’s Yukon boasts one of the country’s most avid cross country ski communities. Yukoners are passionate cross-country skiers and have developed several extensive community trail systems, each with a special character. Championship organizers at the highest levels have recognized the Yukon’s excellence and have awarded World Cup events in both cross country and biathlon, as well as the 2007 Canada Winter Games and 2010 Haywood Ski National Championships. These events have resulted in the development of several Olympic and National team cross country skiers and have attracted the attention of world class skiers, including your tour host, Jane Vincent. Our tour is based in Whitehorse and communities a short distance outside the Yukon capital. The world class trail system of the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club at Mt. McIntyre is located just minutes from your downtown hotel. The trails are expertly groomed and offer many viewpoints of the beautiful surrounding mountains and valleys. Trails range in difficulty from beginner to advanced, to touring and racing. Once you’ve got a feel for local conditions, we’ll travel just outside Whitehorse for a pleasant ski through the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and views of caribou, moose, elk, bison, musk-ox, mountain goats, Dall sheep, and even a lynx! An other day, we’ll travel to the stunning coastal ranges south of Whitehorse to ski the superb subalpine country in the White Pass. After several days of fabulous skiing in the Whitehorse area, we will leave the groomed trails behind and head into the wild! An hour’s drive west of Whitehorse on the famous Alaska Highway brings us to a river confluence where we will begin skiing. Following the tracks of wild animals we will ski tour up the frozen Takhini River to a wilderness wall tent camp. You will experience first hand how frozen waterways provide routes of travel through the North.

Dates 10.03. - 17.03.2012 17.03. - 24.03.2012 31.03. - 07.04.2012 07.04. - 14.04.2012

Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights

Group Size 4 - 12 participants per tour

Price Double Room: CAD 2,250.00 Single Room: +CAD 330.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Later we will continue west to Haines Junction, a village on the edge of a magnificent mountain range which contains Canada’s highest peak (Mt. Logan, 5920m) for 2 days of skiing in magnificent Kluane National Park; one of Canada’s most spectacular wilderness regions and home to world’s largest (non-polar) ice cap. If you love Canadian cross country skiing, you will love this tour!

Website: www.ArcticRange.com • eMail: info@ArcticRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265

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Trip Itinerary “Yukon Cross Country Ski Tour” Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse Transfer from Whitehorse Airport to your downtown hotel via city highlights including the SS Klondike, Old Log Church, and Log Cabin Skyscraper. At your group meeting this afternoon, you’ll meet your fellow tour participants and your guide will review the itinerary. Time for optional tours, shopping and sightseeing this evening. Overnight in a hotel in Whitehorse. Day 2: Whitehorse Today we’ll embark on our first skiing tour on the well-groomed trails of Mt. McIntyre. Just minutes from downtown Whitehorse, you realize just how close Whitehorse is to the Yukon wilderness. Surrounded by mountains and overlooking the Yukon River Valley, the trails take us through a forest of spruce trees dusted by snow. After a good day of skiing, you’ll enjoy a hearty dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in a hotel in Whitehorse. Day 3: Whitehorse This morning we’ll travel about 30 minutes outside town to the Takhini River valley. The area around Whitehorse has been a crossroads of culture and a meeting place for trading for a millennia. The valley has been continuously inhabited by the local Ta-an First Nations people for many generations. The lush valley provided an ample food supply and abundant shelter and Tlingit traders from the coast near Skagway and Haines would travel to the region during summer to trade coastal goods for those provided inland. Traditionally, First Nations people also visited the area hotsprings, recognizing their therapeutic value. We’ll ski the trails of the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, stopping at several well-situated overlooks for views of several of the Yukon’s large mammal species. Before returning to Whitehorse, we will have time for a relaxing soak in the +40C Takhini Hotsprings, warming tired muscles, just like the First Nations people of old. Overnight in a hotel in Whitehorse. Day 4: Whitehorse Today will be a memorable ski. We’ll travel the scenic Klondike Highway through the Southern Lakes region for a day of skiing in the spectacular White Pass. As we leave Whitehorse, the sharply peaked coastal mountains begin to come into view. We’ll pass Emerald Lake, which offers a nice photo, even if frozen in winter. Then we’ll continue on towards the Carcross Desert, known locally as the world’s smallest (it is in fact, an old lake bed), before arriving in historic Carcross. Christened “Caribou Crossing” by the 1898 gold rushers, the town’s name was later shortened. Prior to the Gold Rush, Southern Tutchone First Nations people would gather at the narrow spot between the 2 lakes, to hunt caribou at key times of the year. So abundant was the wildlife here that, according to legend, Mother Earth gave birth to all life on a hammock stretched between the 4 peaks that dominate the village. There is certainly something special about the surrounding landscapes; the Dalai Lama was even compelled to travel to Carcross in the 1950’s, and on arrival he proclaimed it one of the 7 holiest places on earth. Just past Carcross the road begins to climb as it passes along the shoreline of several large lakes and we soon we enter Northern British Columbia. At Log Cabin, near the top of the famous Chilkoot Trail (for years this was the location of Canada Customs), we’ll strap on the skis and hit the trail. Overnight in a hotel in Whitehorse. Day 5: Whitehorse Today we’ll travel out to the Takhini River Valley once again and ski along the frozen ice of the river to Jane’s “wall-tent” (a canvass tent stretched over a wooden frame) for a warm lunch and a chance to experience a typical Yukon winter wilderness camp. Returning on skis to the highway, we’ll board our tour vehicle and travel about an hour along the famous Alaska Highway, to Haines Junction, gateway to one of Canada’s greatest National Parks, Kluane! We’ll have dinner at the hotel and enjoy some small town life – Haines Junction is home to just 400 people – getting ready for 2 great days of skiing in this fantastic wilderness region. Overnight in a hotel in Haines Junction. Days 6/7: Haines Junction At more than 22,000 square kilometres, Kluane National Park is roughly the size of Switzerland. It protects a vast and wild landscape (no towns or roads) that is now UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of the world’s largest internationally protected region in the world! The St. Elias Mountain range contained by the park contains most of Canada’s highest peaks, including Mt. Logan, Canada’s tallest at 5920m, as well as the world’s largest (non-polar) ice cap. We’ll ski two well-loved trails on the perimeter of the national park. The Auriol Trail loop is a wonderful 16km trail that offers some great overviews of the Dezdeash River Valley and Haines Junction below. The following day, we’ll travel west of town and ski the Alsek River Trail. An old mining road, the trail travels far into the Kluane backcountry along the Alsek River valley. As we venture further into the National Park, the trails offer glimpses of the icefields that crowns the spectacular St. Elias Mountains. Jagged peaks, fringed with glaciers, lush valleys of pine and spruce, an area rich in both Native and Gold Rush history; this is the North you imagined when you booked your tour! Return to Whitehorse following the Alsek River trail ski. This evening, you’ll enjoy a last dinner together, reminiscing about the adventures of the past several days. Overnight in a hotel in Whitehorse. Day 8: Departure Whitehorse Timer permitting, you’ll be able to enjoy some last minute souvenir shopping on Main Street, or a last visit to one of the local museums before the transfer to the Whitehorse Airport. Tour services end on arrival at the airport.

Included • 8 days skiing trip from/to Whitehorse • 7 nights hotel accommodation • Individual guiding and transportation during the entire tour

• Overland transportation in maxivan tour vehicle

• Mt. McIntyre ski course admission • Emergency equipment including First Aid kit, satellite telephone

• City sightseeing tour in Whitehorse • Whitehorse Airport Shuttles Not Included • Outdoor winter clothing • Cross-Country Ski • Meals and beverages other than specified

• Personal extras • Gratuity Note Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

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Departure Whitehorse

Yukon Winter Dream | Active Winter Adventure

5 days guided winter adventure tour in Yukon

Experience 5 days of winter adventure in the far north. We’ll take you snowmobiling, dogsledding, show you the breathtaking winter scenery from above with a sightseeing flight. We let you see wildlife upclose at the “Yukon Wildlife Preserve” and pamper you with a dive into the soothing hot water of the “Takhini Hotsprings”. This is an eventful tour for the hole family.

Dates 07.01. - 11.01.2012 21.01. - 25.01.2012 04.02. - 08.02.2012 18.02. - 22.02.2012 03.03. - 07.03.2012 17.03. - 21.03.2012

Duration 5 days / 4 nights

Group Size 4 - 9 participants per tour

Trip Itinerary “Yukon Winter Dream” Day 1: Saturday, Arrival Whitehorse From the airport we drive you to your hotel located in the centre of Whitehorse. Overnight in the High Country Inn in Whitehorse (incl. Jacuzzi). Day 2: Sunday, Hot Springs, Wildlife and a Birds-Eye-View We start the day with a city-sightseeing tour. Whitehorse has a lot to offer and is home to famous sights like the historic Paddleweehler SS Klonike or a “Skyscraper” completely made out logs. Later we drive to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve where we can see upcloses inhabitant Game like the Elks, Moose, Cariboos, Mountain Goats and Procupines in their natural surrounding. Not far from here we will visit the Takhini Hotsprings and endulge ourself in the natural hot waters and relax in a breathtaking winter mountain setting. Back in Whitehorse we will lift ourself above the spectacular winter scenery on a 20 minutes sightseeing flight. Now we can enjoy the yukon winter from an angle only few people ever will. Overnight in the High Country Inn in Whitehorse (incl. Jacuzzi). Day 3: Monday, On fast tracks through the snow and northern lights After breakfast we drive into the mountains closeby Whitehorse. After a detailed safety introduction we step on our snowmobils. With enjoyable speed we’ll pass through the memorable winter scenery of the Yukon and soak up the view of snow covered mountains and lakes with thick layers of ice. After a relaxed dinner in Whitehorse we set out later in the evening to Fish Lake where we’ll seak the sight of northern lights. Overnight in the High Country Inn in Whitehorse (incl. Jacuzzi). Day 4: Tuesday, The Huskies are waiting for us Today we’ll learn the old tradition of mushing (dogsledding). After a detailed safety briefing we’ll get introducted to the art of dogsledding and soon we’ll be on our way along the frozen bends of the Yukon River all the way to Miles Canyon. We’ll feel the power and durance of the dogs, listen to their breaths and feel the creaking snow under the runners. A very unique experience! Back from the dogsledding trip we’ll go on Horseledride and if you can’t get enough of the Yukon winter you can try out some snowshoeing. If you ‘made it through the day’ you’ll be rewarded with a beer from the local brewery. Overnight in the High Country Inn in Whitehorse (incl. Jacuzzi). Day 5: Wednesday, Whitehorse Departure Transfer to the airport or additional program Dog sledding.

Website: www.ArcticRange.com • eMail: info@ArcticRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265

Price Double Room: CAD 1,645.00 Single Room: +CAD 295.00 All Rates per person (+ GST)

Included • 5 day roundtrip from/to Whitehorse • Expert guidance on the entire trip • Small Groups (max. 9 passengers) • 4 nights accommodation Whitehorse

at High Country Inn (double room with Jacuzzi)

• All overland transportation (Maxi Van / Capacity 15 seats)

• Welcome-Dinner • Sightseeing tour in Whitehorse • Sightseeing flight around Whitehorse and area

• Dogsledding tour • Snowmobiling tour • Visit of Takhini Hot Springs • Visit of Yukon Game Farm • Aurora Viewing • Airport Transfers in Whitehorse Not Included • Meals (except breakfast) • Optional tours • Personal extras • Gratuity • Outdoor winter clothing (rental available) 89


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Winter day-tours | Whitehorse !

NEW

Arctic Day: Taste the snow | Multi-activity tour

Daily tours November 19, 2011 – April 15, 2012

Duration 7-8 hours (plus 4 hours in the evening)

Group Size Min. 4 participants

Price CAD 290.00 per person (plus GST)

Our full day sightseeing tour travels to the Takhini River area, just outside Whitehorse. Our first stop is Drag ‘n’ Fly Kennels, where you’ll assist in harnessing and hooking up your own team of Alaskan huskies before being whisked away in the sled basket on a wonderful trip around the shoreline of a small lake with your own private musher at the helm of your team. An ideal tour for those who just want a taste of dog sledding without embarking on an expedition, participants who are interested, will then have the opportunity to drive their own team in comfort, knowing your guide is travelling with you in the sled basket. After you’ve had a warm beverage and said good bye to the wonderful huskies, we’ll depart to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve where you’ll have the opportunity to view and photograph wildlife in its natural habitat. Dalls sheep, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, mule deer, wapiti (elk), woodland caribou, wood bison, musk-ox, moose and even lynx can all seen on this tour, usually up close! To cap of a great day, we’ll travel to the nearby Takhini Hotsprings. The outdoor hot springs pool provides a warm sanctuary amid the cold winter weather and is a must-do activity while visiting Whitehorse!

Included • All transportation with guide • Dog sledding tour • Takhini Wildlife Preserve admission • Takhini Hotsprings Resort admission • Aurora viewing tour • Snacks, beverages Not Included • Outdoor winter clothing (rental available) • Personal extras • Gratuities

Returning to your Whitehorse hotel, you’ll have time to relax and have some dinner. Our guide will return to pick you up around 9:30pm to transfer you to our private Northern Lights viewing location. You’ll enjoy an evening of northern lights around a roaring campfire, enjoying the hospitality of our guides and the company of fellow travellers while watching the Northern Lights soaring overhead (conditions permitting). Tour includes an indoor “warmup” area, snacks and warm beverages.

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Winter day-tours | Whitehorse !

NEW

Arctic Day: Snowmobiling | half or full day

Daily tours November 19, 2011 – April 15, 2012

Duration 4-5 hours or 7-8 hours

Group Size Min. 2 participants

Price

Experience the Yukon wilderness at a faster pace on our day and half day snowmobile tours in the stunning mountains above Whitehorse surrounding Fish Lake. The roar of the snowmobile engine and the speed of travel along the trail are infectious Along the trail, the guide will point out the tracks of the many species of wildlife that patrol the Yukon forest, including the tracks of 2 large groups of wolves that live on the outskirts of Whitehorse. Half day tour includes a snack and a warm beverage. Full day includes a hearty trailside lunch of moose stew or chili and the “catch of the day” - while the guide prepares the campfire, tour participants have the opportunity chance to try another favourite local activity; ice fishing). We’ll drill holes through the 1 meter thick frozen surface of a lake, and try for a lake trout or northern pike. (fishing permit required)

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NEW

Arctic Day: Aurora Viewing | evening

Half day tour: CAD 185.00 per person (plus GST) Full day tour: CAD 285.00 per person (plus GST)

Included • All transportation with guide • Guided snowmobiling tour • Snowmobile rental • Snack or lunch, beverages Not Included • Outdoor winter clothing (rental available) • Personal extras • Gratuities

Daily tours September 18, 2011 – April 15, 2012 (evenings from 9:30pm – 1:30am)

Duration 4 hours

Group Size Min. 2 participants

Price CAD 170.00 per person (plus GST)

One of the most sought-after Northern experiences, no Yukon winter vacation is complete without viewing the aurora borealis cascading across the Yukon night sky. A chemical light reaction caused when solar energy interacts with the Earth’s atmosphere, producing dramatic, dancing waves of green light from one horizon to another the Northern Lights have captivated viewers since the beginning of time, as evidence by the many Yukon First Nation legends they’ve inspired. We invite you to join us on our Aurora viewing tour at our custom built Aurora viewing location, far from the lights of the city, so you can experience the Northern Lights for yourself – and create your own legends.

Website: www.ArcticRange.com • eMail: info@ArcticRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265

Included • All transportation with guide • Guided aurora viewing tour • Snack, beverages Not Included • Outdoor winter clothing (rental available) • Personal extras • Gratuities

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Arctic Day: Dog Sledding | half or full day

Daily tours November 19, 2011 – April 15, 2012

Duration 4-5 hours or 7-8 hours

Group Size Min. 2 participants

Price

Enjoy a fun-filled day experiencing the Yukon’s winter wilderness of Buck and White Fang, as described by famous Klondike Gold Rush author Jack London. After meeting your team of Alaskan huskies, you’ll assist in harnessing and hooking them up to the sled, and then we’ll hit the trail! Our tour provides a gentle ride through the serene Whitehorse area backcountry, allowing you to take in the majesty and beauty of the Yukon. Half day tour includes a snack and a warm beverage. Full day includes a hearty, warm trailside lunch of moose stew or chilli.

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Arctic Day: Snowshoeing | half day

Half day tour: CAD 190.00 per person (plus GST) Full day tour: CAD 300.00 per person (plus GST)

Included • All transportation with guide • Guided dog sledding tour • Snack, beverages Not Included • Outdoor winter clothing (rental available) • Personal extras • Gratuities

Daily tours November 19, 2011 – April 15, 2012

Duration 4-5 hours

Group Size Min. 4 participants

Price CAD 125.00 per person (plus GST)

Snowshoeing is one of the best ways to enjoy the tranquility of the Yukon wilderness and to photograph the stunning Yukon landscape. On our half day snowshoeing tour, you’ll get to strap on a pair of lightweight modern snowshoes and experience the rugged backcountry just like the gold miners, trappers and fur traders of days gone by. Tour visits a scenic location in the Whitehorse area backcountry. Wildlife such as spruce grouse, foxes, coyotes and snowshoe hares is occasionally spotted at a distance. Guided tour includes transfers, snowshoes, warm beverage and a snack.

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Included • All transportation with guide • Guided snowshoeing tour • Snowshoe rental • Snack, beverages Not Included • Outdoor winter clothing (rental available) • Personal extras • Gratuities

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NEW

Departure Whitehorse

Wellness at the Northern Lights Resort & SPA

3 days Wellness & SPA in Yukon

Dates Year-round

Duration Relax, unwind and soak up the peaceful ambiance of the Yukon Valley Resort & SPA. Located just 20 minutes south of Whitehorse, this little piece of paradise is the Yukon´s newest getaway destination! Our 3 days/2 nights wellness package takes you to a hideaway located in a quiet open countryside close to the Yukon River, surrounded by pine forests and ringed by mountains. Built from massive Douglas Fir and to meet European standards by your GermanCanadian hosts, the 3600 sq foot lodge features a luxurious great room for guest gathering, relaxing, breakfast and dinner use with a dramatic panoramic view of the Yukon River valley and the mountain range. Guests stay in the cosy guest room with large en-suite bathroom in the lodge or in a well-appointed 320 sq/ft. cottage featuring a large living/bedroom with fireplace, adjacent kitchen and en-suite bathroom. The spa / wellness area is located in the main building and features a finish sauna, steam sauna, whirlpool, rest room and a room for massage treatments.

3 Days / 2 Nights

Group Size No minimum group size!

Price Property Type

Cost/Person (Single)

Cost/Person (Double)

Lodge

550.00 CAD

450.00 CAD

Cabin

520.00 CAD

420.00 CAD

All Rates per person (+ GST)

The surroundings are perfect for relaxing in the guest lounge, the large deck or the privacy of your own cottage, enjoying the warm summers with clear blue skies and nearly 24 hours of sunshine and the spectacular views of the Northern Lights in winter. The open area surrounding the lodge allows un-obscured views of the soaring Aurora! Healthy European-style breakfasts and 3 course dinners are included in your stay. Spend your days relaxing in the lodge in front of the fireplace. Go for a hike, fish one of the nearby lakes, snowshoe or cross-country ski on one of the numerous trails in the area. Enjoy the sauna or a customized massage treatment in our spa. Or simply relax in the outdoor hot tub on the large deck under the awesome northern sky.

Trip Itinerary “the Northern Lights Resort & SPA” Day 1: Transfer to the lodge. Afternoon and evening are free for optional activities from the lodge. Take a walk, snowshoe or cross country ski the area trails, or simply relax in the comfort of your guest cottage, or cozy up to the fire in the guest area of the great room. Relax in our spa. Dine in the great room this evening. Day 2: Breakfast at the lodge. Day is free for optional activities from the lodge. Go for a hike, fishing or wildlife viewing, relax in our spa. Or visit a nearby tour operator for an optional dog sledding or horseback riding tour. After a relaxed dinner at the lodge, its time to seek views of the stunning Midnight Sun or Northern Lights once again. Day 3: Breakfast at the lodge. Transfer downtown or Whitehorse Airport. End of tour services

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Included • 3 day roundtrip from/to Whitehorse • 2 nights accommodation at lodge/cabin • 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners • Half hour wellness massage • Use of SPA facilities Not Included • Lunches • Alcoholic beverages at lodge (may be purchased in Whitehorse by guests)

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Departure Whitehorse

Yukon Winter Dream | Self Drive Tour

Dates

5 days self drive tour in YUkon

Nov. 1, 2011 – April 15, 2012

Duration Experience 5 days of self guided winter fun in the far north. You’ll fly to scenic Whitehorse, the Yukon’s capital; surrounded by mountains clad in white. Each day, you’ll get to experience one of the Yukon’s most unique winter activities. You’ll enjoy the speed of the snowmobile, the thrill of driving your own dog sled, see native Yukon wildlife up close at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and relax with a dip in the soothing waters of Takhini Hotsprings. And if that wasn’t enough, we’ll give you a birds-eye view of the Yukon’s breathtaking winter scenery with a thrilling sightseeing flight through the southern Yukon.

Trip Itinerary “Yukon Winter Dream” Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse Pick-up rental vehicle, transfer to your hotel located in the heart of the city, not far from the banks of the Yukon River. Whitehorse is small and easy to explore on foot or by vehicle. Visit the SS Klondike National Historic Site; among the last of the great paddlewheelers that plied the Yukon River system until the 1950’s, the Old Log Church; the oldest building in Whitehorse, the unique Log Cabin Skyscraper; a 3 story tower made completely out of logs. Learn about the Yukon’s history at the MacBride Museum of the Yukon, experience pre-historic history at the Yukon Beringia Interpretative Centre and stop in at the unique Yukon Transportation Museum located nearby. And when you’ve seen all these top sites, Main Street is perfect for strolling and shopping with its shops galleries and café’s. Overnight in the High Country Inn in Whitehorse (incl. Jacuzzi). Day 2: Snowmobile the Yukon wilderness! After breakfast, you’ll be met by your guides for the day, who will provide a transfer to the nearby mountains. After a detailed safety briefing and instruction you’ll depart on your very own snowmobile! With enjoyable speed you’ll pass through spectacular winter scenery with lots of stops to soak up the view of snow-covered mountains and lakes with thick layers of ice. Later, your guides will prepare a warm fire and refreshments beside the trail before returning to the city in the afternoon. After a relaxed dinner in Whitehorse, you’ll be back on the road again, this time to seek views of the stunning Northern Lights. Relax in sheltered comfort, or under the starry sky beside a warm fire at one of our tailormade aurora viewing locations. Overnight in the High Country Inn in Whitehorse (incl. Jacuzzi). Day 3: Mush a Yukon trail! Today you’ll get to experience Jack London’s Yukon while experiencing the region’s most popular sport, dog sledding! After a detailed safety briefing and hooking up the dogs, you’ll soon be on your way along the frozen bends of the river, with views of the snowy mountains towering overhead. Buck and White Fang will spring to mind as you feel the power and endurance of the loveable Alaskan huskies, with their steamy breath curling above their ears and the hiss of the sled whisking over the trail. Warm refreshments will be offered trailside before you return to Whitehorse, energized from having experienced one of the Yukon’s most special forms of transportation. Once again, following dinner, we’ll take you outside the city for another evening of spectacular Northern Lights viewing. Overnight in the High Country Inn in Whitehorse (incl. Jacuzzi). Day 4: Experience wildlife, hotsprings, and flightseeing! After 2 days of outdoor activity, you’ll appreciate the opportunity to experience the Yukon at a more relaxing pace. You’ll visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve for close views of many of the Yukon’s large mammal species including elk, moose, mule deer, caribou, Dall’s sheep, mountain goats, bison and even the musk-ox of the high Arctic, all in their natural surroundings. Not far from here we’ve included admission to the relaxing Takhini Hotsprings where you can indulge yourself in the natural hotsprings and relax in a breathtaking winter mountain setting. To cap of your eventful stay in the Yukon, we’ve included a 20 minute flightseeing tour. Soar above the spectacular winter scenery while reflecting on your memorable stay in one of Canada’s most stunning locations. Day 5: Whitehorse Departure Free time for optional sightseeing and touring. Transfer to the airport, check in for your southbound flight. 94

5 days/4 nights

Price Property Type

Cost/Person (Single)

Cost/Person (Double)

Hotel

2,354.00 CAD

1,681.00 CAD

All Rates per person (+ GST) (low season, triple & 4 share car/2 double rooms also available)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Included • 5 day roundtrip from/to Whitehorse • 4 nights accommodation Whitehorse at

High Country Inn (double room with Jacuzzi)

• 20 minute sightseeing flight around Whitehorse and area

• Mid-size rental vehicle (200km`s free per day, additional km`s at $0.20 per km)[Compact, Full, SUV, Minivan vehicles also available]

• 1/2 day Dogsledding tour • 1/2 day Snowmobiling tour • Takhini Hot Springs admission • Yukon Wildlife Preserve tour • 4 hour Aurora Viewing tour (x 2) Not Included • Meals • Optional tours • Personal extras • Gratuities • Winter Clothing rental (available on request) • CDW or PAI insurance on rental vehicle

Website: www.ArcticRange.com • eMail: info@ArcticRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265


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Departure Whitehorse

Aurora Viewing at Takhini River Lodge

4 days self drive tour in YUkon

Dates Nov. 1, 2011 – April 15, 2012

Duration The ultimate in Yukon relaxation! On our 4 day/3 night Aurora viewing tour, you’ll fly to scenic Whitehorse, the Yukon’s capital; surrounded by mountains clad in white. After picking up your rental vehicle you`ll depart on a short transfer to Takhini River Lodge, located about 30km outside the city. The Yukon’s newest lodge, Takhini River Lodge is perfectly situated; it’s located near the end of a quiet country road that parallels the Takhini River, and is surrounded, perhaps surprisingly, by open snow-covered farm fields. The lodge was built to exacting European standards by your French hosts and features 4 beautifully appointed, Yukon themed rooms; there’s even an Aurora suite. Spend your days relaxing in the guest lounge in front of the fireplace or take a stroll, snowshoe or cross-country ski the area trails. Or travel to nearby Takhini Hotsprings for optional dog sledding or horseback riding tours, and of course a relaxing dip in the warm pools. Spend your evenings watching the Yukon’s famous Northern Lights from the large decks and the sumptuous guest lounge, or even from the comfort of your own bed or bath! The fields surrounding the lodge allow un-obscured views of the soaring Aurora! Gourmet European-style breakfasts and 3 course dinners are included in your stay.

Trip Itinerary “Aurora Viewing at Takhini River Lodge” Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse Arrive Whitehorse Airport, pick-up rental vehicle. Take time to visit the Yukon`s capital before departing to the lodge. Whitehorse is small and easy to explore on foot or by vehicle. Visit the SS Klondike National Historic Site; among the last of the great paddlewheelers that plied the Yukon River system until the 1950’s, the Old Log Church; the oldest building in Whitehorse, the unique Log Cabin Skyscraper; a 3 story tower made completely out of logs. Learn about the Yukon’s history at the MacBride Museum of the Yukon, experience pre-historic history at the Yukon Beringia Interpretative Centre and stop in at the unique Yukon Transportation Museum located nearby. And when you’ve seen all these top sites, Main Street is perfect for strolling and shopping with its shops galleries and café’s. Depart to the lodge, transfer time is about 30-40 minutes. Northern Lights viewing this evening. Day 2: Relax, enjoy winter activities and Northern Lights Viewing! Day free for optional sightseeing and touring. Take a winter hike, try snowshoeing, or cross country skiing. Or travel to nearby Takhini Hotsprings for dog sledding, horseback riding, take a swim or visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve for close views of many of the Yukon’s large mammal species including elk, moose, mule deer, caribou, Dall’s sheep, mountain goats, bison and even the musk-ox of the high Arctic, all in their natural surroundings.. After a relaxed dinner at the lodge, its time to seek views of the stunning Northern Lights once again. Day 3: Relax, enjoy winter activities and Northern Lights Viewing! Day free for optional sightseeing and touring. Day 4: Whitehorse Departure Return transfer to Whitehorse Airport, return rental vehicle, check in for southbound flights, END.

Website: www.ArcticRange.com • eMail: info@ArcticRange.com • Phone: +1-867-667-2209 • Fax: +1-867-667-2265

4 days/3 nights

Price Property Type

Cost/Person (Single)

Cost/Person (Double)

Hotel

1,194.00 CAD

686.00 CAD

All Rates per person (+ GST) (low season, triple & 4 share car/2 double rooms also available)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Included • 4 day roundtrip from/to Whitehorse • 3 nights accommodation Whitehorse • Mid-size rental vehicle (200km`s free per

day, additional km`s at $0.20 per km) [Compact, Full, SUV, Minivan vehicles also available]

• Breakfast and dinner daily • Coordination/administration Not Included • Lunches • Beverages at lodge (may be purchased in Whitehorse by guests)

• Optional tours • Personal extras • Gratuities • Winter Clothing rental (available at an additional cost)

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Departure Whitehorse

Yukon’s Best Value Aurora Viewing Tour

4 days activity-based program incl. guided tours in YUkon

Dates Nov. 1, 2011 – April 15, 2012

Duration On our 4 day/3 night Aurora viewing tour, you’ll fly to scenic Whitehorse, the Yukon’s capital; surrounded by mountains clad in white. On 2 successive evenings, you’ll travel just outside the city centre, bur far enough from the city lights to an idyllic Northern Lights viewing location. The first evening will feature relaxing Northern Lights viewing beside a roaring campfire, the perfect way to get your vacation going. On the second evening, we’ve included a magical moonlight dog sledding tour. What better way to experience the thrill of the northern lights then from the back of your own dog sled! Day times are free for optional winter sightseeing, shopping and touring in and around the capital.

Trip Itinerary “Yukon’s Best Value Aurora Viewing Tour” Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse Transfer to your hotel located in the heart of the city, not far from the banks of the Yukon River. Whitehorse is small and easy to explore on foot or by vehicle. Visit the SS Klondike National Historic Site; among the last of the great paddlewheelers that plied the Yukon River system until the 1950’s, the Old Log Church; the oldest building in Whitehorse, the unique Log Cabin Skyscraper; a 3 story tower made completely out of logs. Learn about the Yukon’s history at the MacBride Museum of the Yukon, experience pre-historic history at the Yukon Beringia Interpretative Centre and stop in at the unique Yukon Transportation Museum located nearby. And when you’ve seen all these top sites, Main Street is perfect for strolling and shopping with its shops galleries and café’s. Overnight in the High Country Inn in Whitehorse. Day 2: Northern Lights Viewing! Day free for optional sightseeing and touring. Try snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or ice fishing. After a relaxed dinner in Whitehorse, you’ll be back on the road again, this time to seek views of the stunning Northern Lights. Relax in sheltered comfort, or under the starry sky beside a warm fire at one of our tailor-made aurora viewing locations. Overnight in the High Country Inn in Whitehorse. Day 3: Northern Lights and Dog Sled Delights! Day free for optional sightseeing and touring. Try one of the many Yukon winter activities. This evening, you’ll get to experience Jack London’s Yukon while experiencing the region’s most popular sport, dog sledding! After a detailed safety briefing and hooking up the dogs, you’ll soon be on your way along the shores of a frozen alpine lake, surrounded by snowy mountains with views of the soaring aurora high overhead. Buck and White Fang will spring to mind as you feel the power and endurance of the loveable Alaskan huskies, with their steamy breath curling above their ears and the hiss of the sled whisking over the trail. Warm refreshments will be offered trailside before you return to Whitehorse, energized from having experienced one of the Yukon’s most unique experiences. Overnight in the High Country Inn in Whitehorse. Day 4: Experience wildlife, hotsprings, and flightseeing! Today, you might appreciate the opportunity to experience the Yukon at a more relaxing pace. Visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve for close views of many of the Yukon’s large mammal species including elk, moose, mule deer, caribou, Dall’s sheep, mountain goats, bison and even the musk-ox of the high Arctic, all in their natural surroundings. Not far from the preserve is Takhini Hotsprings where you can indulge yourself in the natural hotsprings and relax in a breathtaking winter mountain setting. Or, to cap of your eventful stay in the Yukon, take a 20 minute flightseeing tour and soar above the spectacular winter scenery while reflecting on your memorable stay in one of Canada’s most stunning locations. Transfer to the airport, check in for your southbound flight.

4 days/3 nights

Price Property Type

Cost/Person (Single)

Cost/Person (Double)

Hotel

868.00 CAD

625.00 CAD

All Rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Included • 4 day roundtrip from/to Whitehorse • Expert guidance on the entire trip • 3 nights accommodation Whitehorse at High Country Inn • 4 hour Aurora Viewing tour • 4 hour Moonlight Mushing Tour • Complimentary airport shuttles (provided by hotel) • Coordination/administration

Not Included • Meals • Optional tours • Personal extras • Gratuities • Winter Clothing rental (available on request)

Additional Tours/Activities • 20 minute sightseeing flight around Whitehorse and area: CAD 180.00 per person • 1/2 day Dogsledding tour: CAD 190.00/person • 1/2 day Snowmobiling tour: CAD 185.00/person • 1/2 day Yukon Wildlife Preserve & Takhini Hotsprings tour: CAD 95.00 per person

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Departure Whitehorse

Charter Services & Custom Programs Contact Chartering a vehicle from Ruby Range Adventure/Arctic Range Adventure is fun, convenient, economical, and easy. Our dependable drivers, dispatchers, and support staff will ensure smooth and professional transportation. Charter quotes are always free. We offer 25 years of transportation experience with providing personalized and professional service. Contact us today to get a free quote on Charter Services. Transportation With reasonable rates, friendly service, and knowledgeable drivers, Ruby Range Adventure/ Arctic Range Adventure is the best ride in the Yukon and Alaska. Whether your party includes large numbers corporate or leisure travelers (up to 24), or just a few family members on a trip through the North, Ruby Range Adventure/Arctic Range Adventure will meet any size group at the airport and provide superior charter transportation to any destination. Driver Guides, Tour Directors, Step On Guides, Tour Escorts available for any destination, fluently in these languages: English, French, German and Spanish.

Ruby Range Adventure Ltd. Charter Services PO Box 30107 Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5M2 Canada Arctic Range Adventure Ltd. Charter Services PO Box 30140 Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5M2 Canada Phone: +1 (867) 667-2209 Fax: +1 (867) 667-2265

Private Charters Private Charters are available for one person and up. This is a great way for a family, friends or corporate delegates to travel. Mini vans, 15 passenger vans and motor coaches are available by request. Full receptive services available. Every detail is looked after !

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS Required guest information for bookings • Full names (first, middle, last) • Nationality and Passport Nr. • Tour name • Date, activity, and type • Airline arrival information • Weight (if travel arrangements include small aircraft) • Dates of birth (if travel arrangements include ferry and/or border crossing YUKON-ALASKA)

FIT bookings: Information required at the time of booking. Group tour bookings: Information needed at the time of booking and required no later then 30 days prior to tour departure.

IMPORTANT PRICING INFORMATION All rates published are retail rates and priced in CAD or USD as noted. All rates and prices are subject to applicable taxes, fees and changes without notice. GOODS & SERVICE TAX (GST): All Canadian tour prices are subject to 5% GST. Invoices must be paid in their respective currency to the appropriate bank (account information provided on each invoice). We acccept bookings by mail, fax, phone or online.

PAYMENT PROCEDURES Deposits: 25% of the total invoice is required 14 days after the date of confirmation. In some cases we require up to 50% deposits to confirm reservations.

Final Payment Camping Tours: All invoices must be paid in full 30 days prior to arrival. Hotel Tours: All invoices must be paid in full 45 days prior to arrival.

CANCELLATION FEES CANCELLATION BY THE CUSTOMER:

The following cancellation fee schedule applies to all invoices unless otherwise noted in advance. These fees will be noted on our confirmation. Cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellation fees are based on percentage of the total invoice and based on the date cancellation is receives in our office.

CAMPING TOURS:

HOTEL TOURS / SELF-GUIDED TOURS:

Anytime after invoicing:

25%

Anytime after invoicing:

25%

45 days prior to departure:

40%

60-45 days prior to departure:

40%

30 days prior to departure:

60%

44-30 days prior to departure:

60%

No Show:

100%

Within 30 days:

100%

CANCELLATION AND REFUND BY Ruby Range Adventure LTD./Arctic Range Adventure Ltd.:

If the minimum number of participants has not been reached, we reserve the right to cancel a tour 14 days prior to start of the tour. You will be notified immediately and you are entitled to a full refund if you are unable to join one of our other departures. If we or our partners are forced to change the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances, like forest fires, floods, breakdowns, all decisions are left to the discretion of the tour guide. Charter Services & Custom Programs are subject to a deposit and cancellation policy that is different from our standard payment & cancellation policy. We reserve the right to charge additional deposit or full payment at the time of booking. You will be advised at time of exact deposit and cancellation terms.

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BANKING INFORMATION

CAD Account USD Account

Account Name: Bank Name: Location: Currency: Account Number: Transit Number: Swift Code:

Ruby Range Adventure Ltd. Ruby Range Adventure Ltd. Bank of Montreal Bank of Montreal Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada CAD USD 1038-276 4602-361 09980-001 09980-001 BMOBOFMCAM2 BMOBOFMCAM2

CAD Account

Account Name: Arctic Range Adventure Ltd. Bank Name: Bank of Montreal Location: Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada Currency: CAD Account Number: 1081-602 Transit Number: 09980-001 Swift Code: BMOBOFMCAM2

CONTACT INFORMATION Ruby Range Adventure Ltd. Arctic Range Adventure Ltd. P.O. Box 30107 P.O. Box 30140 Whitehorse, Yukon Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5M2 Y1A 5M2 Canada Canada Phone: (867) 667-2209 Phone: (867) 667-2209 Fax: (867) 667-2265 Fax: (867) 667-2265 E-mail: info@rubyrange.com E-mail: info@arcticrange.com

LIMITATION OF RESPONSIBILITY Ruby Range Adventure/Arctic Range Adventure chooses its suppliers (e.g. hotels, carriers and other suppliers providing tour services) with great care. These suppliers are, however, independent contractors and Canadian Ruby Range Adventure/Arctic Range Adventure cannot be held responsible or liable for their acts or omissions. For all activity programs (i.e., but not limited to, river rafting, horseback riding, canoeing, hiking, sightseeing etc.) in Canada and USA clients will have to sign a “waiver of liability”. The client agrees to sign a waiver of liability at the beginning of the program. Ruby Range Adventure/Arctic Range Adventure will, of course, always do its best to ensure the greatest possible safety for all its clients. Ruby Range Adventure/Arctic Range Adventure can also not be held liable for changes in tour itineraries due to weather conditions, acts of God or special conditions beyond our control. All costs that may result from any delays of passengers at the airport or any delays that might occur at the end of the trip are the responsibility of the client. Ruby Range Adventure/Arctic Range Adventure cannot be held liable. Furthermore, Ruby Range Adventure/Arctic Range Adventure cannot be held liable for the contents of any brochure prepared by a wholesaler or tour operator and any misrepresentation of our tours therein. Should clients encounter problems during their trip they are required to contact Ruby Range Adventure/Arctic Range Adventure immediately in order to solve the problem. Should a written account of concern be filed, it has to be sent to Ruby Range Adventure/Arctic Range Adventure within 4 weeks of completion of trip. Claims received after that date cannot be considered. An all inclusive acccident- and luggage insurance for your tour is very important and highly recommended. Please see your travel agent.

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