If you’re looking to travel where wilderness is king, look no further than this camping and overland trip through Western Canada. Animals, glaciers, and varying cultures that have been thriving for hundreds of years in this unforgiving land will captivate and inspire the most avid of traveller.
Starting the journey in Calgary perfect gateway to the Canadian Rockies, you and your fellow travellers will make stops in Banff and Jasper for hikes and sight seeing, traverse Alberta into British Columbia along the Yellowhead highway where you’ll camp along Fraser Lake, wind your way along the Cassiar Highway to see moose, beavers, fox, and black bears and enjoy a soak in the Takhini Hot Springs, take a canoe trip down the infamous Yukon River and finish your road trip in Anchorage, Alaska.
On the remote roads you’re more likely to spot bears, moose, and caribou than you are to see another traveller and the mountain views out your spacious truck windows are immense. When we finally do reach local villages, you’ll be given an insight into native culture. The Fraser River Valley and Cassiar Highway will give a glimpse back in time with visits to the K’san First Nation Village and Barkerville Historic Town.
Your days will be spent travelling in a unique converted overloading vehicle with plenty of stops for hikes, sight-seeing and exploration. After a thrilling day, pitch your tent and enjoy falling asleep the to the sounds of the wilderness.
Why you'll love this adventure
- Wilderness camping in remote spots
- Spot black bears and moose and canoe the Yukon River
- Enjoy spectacular views of glaciers, taiga forests, and some of the highest peaks in North America
Start in Calgary, venturing into the Rocky Mountains. See turquoise lakes in Banff and Jasper National Park, follow the Yellowhead Highway through British Columbia and make your way up north through the Yukon Territory. Find black bears and moose and canoe the Yukon River and delve into the history of the Gold Rush in Dawson City before crossing into Alaska
- 17-day tour in overland vehicle
- Accommodations outlined for nights in Hostel/Campsites
- All meals cooked off the truck (16xBreakfast, 13xLunch, 13xDinner)
- Visit K’san Historical Village
- Canoe trip on the Yukon River in Whitehorse
- Visit Whitehorse Takhini Hot Springs
- Gold Panning Dawson City
- Entrance into Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall Dawson City
- Hiking Tunnel or Sulphur Mountains
- Hiking near Lake Louise and walks around Icefields Parkway
- Hike near Maligne Lake or similar
- Admission to National Parks and Monuments
- Pre-departure meeting to welcome and provide you with a good understanding of the trip ahead
- Services of two trained/commercially certified leaders/drivers
- Fully equipped Overland vehicle
- High quality four person tents (sleeping only two), camp chairs and cooking equipment
- Information regarding places to be visited, history, flora and fauna
Mainly camping in 4-person tents that sleep 2.
Meals are typical camping meals like BBQ, pasta, risotto and soups. Sandwiches and salads for lunch. Hot drinks and toast/cereals/fruit for breakfast.
Who is this trip for?
Anyone who likes camping and the great outdoors.
This trip also runs the other way from Anchorage to Calgary (1st Sept 2018 – 17th Sept 2018). Contact us for full details.
As a small company the owners also lead all of the trips themselves, as they absolutely love everything about overlanding.
Throughout the summers they bring together a small group of adventure travellers to explore the wilderness of Alaska, Canada, and Western America in an old school bus they remodeled and got back on the road.
The owners are a really passionate pair who aren’t interested in ticking boxes and rushing from campsite to campsite. Their amazing overland vehicle gives the group flexibility. If they find a beautiful place during the day and the weather is great they might decide for an extended lunch break and go for a short hike or just relax in the sun. If it is pouring down with rain they know where to find the visitor centre, a great cafe to hang out or the hidden local history museum.
Overlanding-style trips offer the right mixture of meeting lots of like-minded people, but having the freedom to make your own choices and being involved in the adventure: You can get the camp fire started yourself if you like to but you can also rely on your tour leaders organising a bunch of stuff which you don’t want to deal with on your holidays.
Overland trip through Western Canada and Alaska
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