Package Feature: Yukon Cultural Tour
Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
Get ready for five days of authentic Indigenous culture, arts, and wilderness camping in the untamed beauty of the Yukon. This package is available May till October and includes two nights moderate accommodation, two nights in the Shakat Tun Wilderness Camp, Cultural Centre tours and a trip to Carcross/Teslin.
Dive into five days experiencing the natural marvels and cultural wonders of the Yukon! Your journey begins in Whitehorse at the Yukon Inn; settle in for two nights’ stay and enjoy the famous ‘True North’ hospitality of your hosts from the Tr’ondek Hwech’in Trust, Champagne Aishihik, and Little Salmon Carmacks First Nations. Cultural treasures await at the nearby Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre on the banks of the Chu Nínkwän; see original artworks, take an interpretive tour, browse for unique souvenirs in the gift shop.
Head out on the road with Chipewyan-led Who, What, Where Tours for a fun day on their Carcross/Tagish culture tour to learn more about the rich heritage and culture of the Inland Tlingit First Nation and the Carcross/Tagish First Nation. This action-packed day combines fascinating First Nations traditional stories and modern culture with breathtaking Yukon natural beauty. See soaring mountain views and dazzling lakes, visit the picturesque village of Carcross and enjoy the drive along the world-famous Alaska Highway.
Next, your journey takes you into the wild to an authentic, unforgettable and inspirational experience with your Champagne and Aishihik First Nations hosts, the Allen family. Along the way, celebrate the culture and traditions of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) Dän (people) honoring their language and stories, and strong connection to the land with a visit to the Da Kų Culture Centre for a guided tour and chance to see traditional artwork and artefacts.
During your time in camp, surrounded by pristine Yukon wilderness overlooking Christmas bay on Kluane Lake, just north of Haines Junction on the edge of the Kluane National Park, you’ll experience the Allen home and learn their cultural traditions, from drum making to learning how trapping sustained the family for generations and even a scat tour, learning to identify the wild creatures of the land including bears, eagles and ravens. End your day with storytelling around the campfire before sleeping soundly refreshed by the pure mountain air and sustained by genuine Indigenous hospitality.
Find out more about this arts, culture, and wilderness camping adventure here. Travel packages start from $662 per person based on a double occupancy and do not include taxes or flights.