Alaska & the Yukon Northbound Cruise Tour

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Hubbard Glacier

Prepare to be swept away by the awe-inspiring serenity of the Alaskan and Yukon wilderness, where rugged landscapes and breathtaking vistas await your every turn. As you embark on the Inside Passage Cruise, get ready to unravel the secrets of glaciers, witness the majesty of wildlife, and lose yourself in the endless, enchanting shoreline.

But that's just the beginning of your extraordinary adventure. Your journey commences with a seven-night cruise onboard the Norwegian Jade, departing Vancouver, ending in Whittier, Alaska. A voyage of unparalleled splendor with enticing port stops like Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway. 

And then, the pinnacle of your experience, a 12-night coach tour through the northern gems of British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, where you'll delve into frontier towns like Dawson City. Imagine the savory delight of a traditional salmon bake, the stories of the great gold rush coming to life, and your footsteps leading you to the iconic Watson Lake Signpost Forest.

*Given the remote nature of certain areas within our travel itinerary, certain services that are commonly provided during our tours might not be available.

*Due to the substantial popularity of Alaska Cruises, Cruise Lines regularly issue early recalls to groups. These recalls can occur as early as November for sailings scheduled in June. Therefore, we strongly advise promptly applying your down deposit to secure your booking.

calendar icon 20 Days    location icon 2 Countries     meal icon 28 Meals




Day 1 - Home Cities to Vancouver

Commencing our journey from Vancouver, we board our home for the next seven nights, NCL’s ‘Norwegian Jade’.

Inside Passage

Day 2 - Inside Passage Cruising

Your ship offers the perfect platform for viewing British Columbia’s Inside Passage. This archipelago spans 25,000 miles from Seattle to Prince Rupert near the Alaskan border.


Day 3 - Ketchikan (Ward Cove)

Ketchikan sits at the southern end of Alaska’s Inside Passage - a gateway to the wild landscapes and seascapes of Misty Fjords National Monument. The canned salmon capital of the world, it is a hub for fishing and outdoor sports. It is also home to three tribes of Northwest Coast Indians, making it a wonderful place to get a taste for the local culture.

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Day 4 - Juneau

You cannot get to Juneau easily without a sprint by air or by sea. But once you arrive, you will find majestic views and rich culture on every corner. With its snow-capped mountains, misty rainforests, massive glaciers and bounty of wildlife, Alaska’s remote state capital is the perfect place to dive into nature.

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Day 5 - Skagway

The tiny town of Skagway still looks like it did during the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago - and today it remains an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure.

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Day 6 - Icy Strait Point

Icy Strait Point is one tiny port that is big on Alaskan wilderness and Native culture. Opened a decade ago by the Huna Tlingit Native Alaskans, it is easily one of the best spots in the region for fishing and whale watching.

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Day 7 - Cruising Hubbard Glacier

While most glaciers tend to thin and retreat, Hubbard Glacier continues to thicken and actively advance toward the Gulf of Alaska. Sailing into Disenchantment Bay near the glacier’s 400-foot-tall face, you will get panoramic views of its gigantic expanse, Hubbard is a monstrous 76 miles long and 1,200 feet deep.

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Day 8 - Disembarkation Day

Arriving in Whittier, Alaska, we are transferred to Anchorage. The remainder of the day is spent at leisure.


Day 9 - Anchorage

Our morning kicks off with a captivating City Tour of Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska. This tour promises a wealth of intriguing stops, and one highlight is a visit to 'Alaska Wild Berry Products', where you can marvel at the world's largest chocolate waterfall! The afternoon is yours to enjoy at your own pace.


Day 10 - Anchorage to Fairbanks

As we bid farewell to Anchorage, our journey leads us Northward to Fairbanks. En route, we'll follow the scenic Parks Highway, which grants us spectacular vistas of Denali Park and the majestic mountain itself. Along this picturesque route, we'll make a well-deserved stop at Denali Viewpoint South, providing the perfect opportunity to capture memorable photos and stretch our legs. Our adventure continues as we reach Fairbanks, where we'll settle in for the next two nights.

Riverboat Discovery

Day 11 - Fairbanks

To kick off our morning, we'll embark on a City Tour of Fairbanks, getting acquainted with its unique charms. Part of the tour includes a stop at the renowned Santa Claus House, adding a touch of holiday magic to our journey.

For lunch, a hearty Alaskan meal awaits us at the Riverboat Discovery Dining Hall. Afterward, board the Riverboat Discovery and embark on an incredible riverboat adventure along Alaska's waterways. During this excursion, you'll witness the thrill of a bush floatplane taking off alongside the boat, visit the champion sled dogs and their kennels, and immerse yourself in the ancient Athabascan Indian culture at the Chena Indian Village.

As the late afternoon sets in, we'll journey to the historical theme park, Pioneer Park. Here, you'll have time to explore the park's grounds before gathering for an Alaskan Salmon Bake Dinner, followed by an enchanting evening show titled 'The Golden Heart Revue', hosted at the Palace Theatre.

Diamond Tooth Gerties

Day 12 - Fairbanks to Dawson City, YK

Our morning begins with an extended journey as we bid farewell to Fairbanks. Venturing along the famed 'Top of the World' highway, we cross into the Yukon. Along the way, we'll pause briefly at the Delta Junction Visitor Centre where we will collect our Alaska Highway Certificates

Tonight, prepare to be entertained at Diamond Tooth Gerties, where a troupe of skilled singers and dancers, accompanied by live musicians, will mesmerize you with a traditional Cancan show. Later in the evening, we invite you to join us for a champagne toast atop the Midnight Dome, offering breathtaking views overlooking Dawson City.


Dawson City Museum

Day 13 - Dawson City

Begin your morning by exploring the wonders of the Dawson City Museum - a fitting starting point for your exploration of this charming town. As the day progresses, you will embark on an incredible City Tour of Dawson City, delving into its rich history and its pivotal role in the gold rush. This tour will also lead you to the remarkable Dredge #4 Historical Site, offering a unique opportunity to step inside and experience its historical significance firsthand.


Day 14 - Dawson City to Whitehorse

Departing from Dawson City, we venture into the pristine Yukon wilderness on our way to Whitehorse. En route, we'll pause for a delightful picnic lunch, setting the stage for our arrival in Whitehorse.

White Pass Railroad

Day 15 - Whitehorse to Skagway, AK, and Return

Today, we embark on an unforgettable adventure aboard the White Pass & Yukon Railroad. Starting in Fraser, BC, you'll traverse 27.7 miles of awe-inspiring mountain passes, picturesque bridges, and fascinating tunnels, all while enjoying a fully narrated train ride. Our journey concludes in Skagway, Alaska, where you'll have time to explore this quaint town, once the bustling gateway for countless gold seekers during the historic gold rush era. In the evening, we return to Whitehorse.

SS Klondike

Day 16 - Whitehorse to Watson Lake

Before departing Whitehorse, you will be treated to the picturesque beauty of Miles Canyon. We have also planned for a visit to the S.S. Klondike Historical Site, where you will partake in a guided tour of the grounds and have the opportunity to watch a captivating film about one of Canada's rare surviving steam-powered paddle wheelers. As you journey towards Watson Lake, the enchanting vistas of northern Canada will continue to unveil themselves. As the day draws to a close, our next stop brings us to the Signpost Forest. You're encouraged to bring along your own sign, and your tour director will be on hand with everything necessary to help you put it up!

Liard Hot Springs

Day 17 - Watson Lake to Fort Nelson, BC

Prepare to be captivated by the stunning scenery; you will be treated to an abundance of it in the days ahead, you will even have a high chance to see black bears, bison, and stone sheep. In the early afternoon, we will pause at Laird Hot Springs, offering the perfect opportunity to take a relaxing dip in the inviting warm waters. A delightful picnic lunch is included here.

Fort Nelson Museum

Day 18 - Fort Nelson to Fort St John

As you bid farewell to Fort Nelson, you will visit both the Fort Nelson Heritage Museum and the Fort Nelson Visitor Centre. As the day concludes, a Farewell Dinner awaits us at the hotel.  

Alaska Highway

Day 19 - Fort St John to Edmonton, AB

Dawson Creek stands as the inauguration point of the legendary Alaskan Highway, signified by Mile 0. Our schedule includes a pause at this juncture for a memorable photo opportunity, accompanied by a warm Highway Welcome courtesy of the Dawson Creek Visitor Centre. Additionally, we'll receive our cherished Mile 0 Pin.

Bus Road

Day 20 - Edmonton to Home Cities

Today we return to Saskatchewan where the prairie landscape is always inviting.

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices
Date and Price Content
June 16, 2025 - July 05, 2025
Space Available

Double Occupancy

Balcony (BA): TBA
Outside (OF): TBA
Inside (IA): TBA

Single Occupancy

Balcony (BA): TBA
Outside (OF): TBA
Inside (IA): TBA

The tour pricing is currently being finalized. Prices are per person and include all taxes and fees. Prices are in CAD.

*Early Booking Bonus - SAVE $100 per person when you pre-register with a deposit!

Get a jump on the crowd by making a risk free deposit. As this trip is still in the planning stage, your pre-reservation entitles you to be notified as soon as the full itinerary, with firm dates and pricing, is posted. We do this so you can see what will be offered in the coming months/year.

*Valid for a limited time only

Not included in price: 

  • Arrival airfare
  • Airline baggage fees for additional or over-sized luggage
  • Airline fuel surcharges if there is a change in fuel prices
  • Gratuities for Tour Director and Driver
  • Meals and activities not specified in the itinerary
  • Any personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Pre or post tour arrangements

Drop Off Locations:

Regina, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, North Battleford, Lloydminster & Edmonton. Other drop off locations may be available upon request.

Arrival Details:

Your flight must arrive in Vancouver anytime before noon.

Important Information

Deposit: A deposit of $700 per person is due at the time of booking to secure your space. This is fully refundable up to 121 days prior to tour start date.

Final Payment: Is due 120 days prior to tour start date. Cancellation penalties will apply. See our Terms & Conditions for full details.

Early Recalls: Due to the substantial popularity of Alaska Cruises, Cruise Lines regularly issue early recalls to groups. These recalls can occur as early as November for sailings scheduled in June. Therefore, we strongly advise promptly applying your down deposit to secure your booking.

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

NCL's Norwegian Jade

Spend 7-nights onboard NCL's "Norwegian Jade".

Multi-Night Stays

Sometimes a night is not enough. Enjoy multi-night stays in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Dawson City, and Whitehorse. 

City Tours

Explore the cities of Dawson City, Fairbanks and Anchorage with local guides.

Meals Included

34 meals Included; 16 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 9 dinners. 

Denali Viewpoint

Stop at the Denali Southern Viewpoint for a stunning view of Mt. Denali. 

Riverboard Discovery including lunch

Sit back and be taken into the heart of Alaska and learn about a family who has made the rivers of Alaska their way of life for five generations.

Golden Heart Revue

Through songs, and stories, the cast gives you the historical highlights of Fairbanks, also known as "The Golden Heart City".

Salmon Bake Dinner

Take in an authentic Alaskan dining experience in a truly unique environment at Pioneer Park. 

Santa Claus House

Visit the world famous Santa Claus House where you will find the perfect gift or keepsake for all ages and occasions. 

Alaska Highway Certificates

Get your Alaska Highway Certificates in both Dawson Creek & Delta Junction, marking the significant accomplishment of completing the Alaska Highway. 

Diamond Tooth Gerties

Canada’s First Casino. Since 1971 Diamond Tooth Gerties has been wowing visitors with it’s unique Klondike period style, can-can entertainment and friendly charm.

The Midnight Dome

This incredible vantage point has panoramic views of the region. Marvel in the beauty of the Yukon River and Klondike Valleys.

Dawson City Museum

The museum provides you with the opportunity to explore the connection between the Klondike and your world through their collections, exhibits, library, and interpretive programs. 

White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad

Also known as “The Scenic Railway of the World”. Take a journey to see the splendid panorama of mountains, glaciers and gorges; waterfalls, tunnels and trestles. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views and historic commentary.

Watson Lake Signpost Forest

Travelers from around the world have been bringing signs from their hometowns to the Sign Post Forest since 1942. Don’t forget yours!

Fort Nelson Museum

 With a “transportation” theme, the collections now consist of more than just antique cars and trucks.