How to Get There
Dawson City and the Klondike gold fields are 540 km north-west of Whitehorse, Yukon © Parks Canada
British Columbia: travel the Alaska Highway north-west from Dawson Creek (mile 0). Just north of Whitehorse take the Klondike Highway to Dawson City. Or travel the Stewart Cassiar Highway linked to Prince George and to Prince Rupert. Prince Rupert is a port of call for the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry and the B.C. Ferry systems.
Skagway, Alaska: travel north on the Klondike Highway to Whitehorse. Travel the Alaska Highway for a short stint before reconnecting with the Klondike Highway just north of Whitehorse. Smooth sailing to Dawson from here. (Skagway is a regular port of call for the Alaska Marine Highway System and many cruise ships).
Tok, Alaska: travel northeast on the Taylor/ Top of the World Hwy. Check Little Gold border crossing hours at the main street Info Centre in Tok, open May through Sept. Turn off the Alaska Hwy at the Tetlin junction. The junction to the border is a packed gravel surface with chip sealed sections. The Alaska/Yukon border to Dawson City is a hard surface (chip sealed).
There is scheduled air service to Dawson City from Whitehorse and Fairbanks (summer only). Whitehorse is serviced by daily commercial flights originating in Vancouver and regular flights from Calgary/Edmonton, Kelowna, Ottawa/Yellowknife, Fairbanks (summer only)and Frankfurt (summer only).
Cruise ships and ferries ply the Inside Passage and bus connections for land travel can be included in your itinerary. Contact your travel agent.
Alaska Marine Highway
US Toll Free: 1-800-642-0066
Can. Toll Free: 1-800-665-6414