In 1987, Frontier Excursions & Adventures was founded by David and Jeanne Gonzalez. Since 2009 we have been owned and operated by Cris Siegel and Katie Leonetti. Cris and Katie are also owners and operators of Skagway Float Tours since 1997, providing outdoor adventures on the Chilkoot Trail and Taiya River near Skagway.
We are committed to providing great tours, prices, and service for all our customers. We are excited about the upcoming season and hope you will join us on a fun adventure in Skagway!
What we'll do
Tour begins by climbing the mountainous Klondike Highway, driving by mini-bus, north to the US/Canadian border, paralleling the 1898 Gold Rush Trail to the White Pass summit at 3292 feet. Along the way, view coastal rainforest, magnificent waterfalls, glaciers, and snow capped peaks.
We make multiple stops at scenic views like Moore Creek bridge, Welcome to Alaska sign, Summit Lake and Tormented Valley.
Once in Canada, we journey through spectacular scenery of dramatic lakes encircled by mile-high mountains and the Northern Boreal forest wilderness. Stunning Tutshi and Tagish Lakes, the Welcome to the Yukon sign and Bove Island viewpoints are all great photo stops.
In Carcross, stand on the shores of historic Lake Bennett, see the "World’s Smallest Desert” and marvel at the gorgeous green Emerald Lake.
We watch for wildlife (including bears, moose, caribou, dall sheep and mountain goats) all along our route.
For lunch, we stop at Caribou Crossing where you’ll see the North’s premier educational wildlife gallery, featuring over 100 Yukon and Ice Age taxidermy animals, including the world’s largest mounted polar bear. Included are displays on Gold Rush history and Canadian Mounties. There is a Yukon gift shop for souvenirs.
Lunch is delicious BBQ chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, homemade bun, coffee or tea, and yummy donuts. (Vegetarian/vegan/gluten free option of lentil curry and rice is available. Lunch orders are taken at departure time).
You’ll also visit the sled dog camp during our time there, where you can interact with the husky dogs and puppies. All guests will be able to view and photograph the puppies, either napping or playing in their pen, however one-on-one interaction time with them is not guaranteed. Residing at the puppy area are also two adorable Pomskies (a fluffy mix of husky and pomeranian). They will greet groups and be available for photos.
Also onsite is a Petting Farm with horses, ponies, rabbits, donkeys, chickens, alpacas and goats to interact with and feed.
The Yukon Discovery tour is a popular and complete tour for an economical price. There is world-class scenery around every turn that you’ll never forget!
What to expect / what's provided
Some of the highlights of this tour include:
*Duration: 6.5 hours
*Round trip distance is 140 miles
*Lunch is provided
*Passport is required
*Potential wildlife, including bear viewing (not guaranteed)