Duration:
7 Days
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Season:
Spring/Summer/Fall

For a true Yukon wilderness driving experience, few journeys rival the Campbell/Canol route. Well-maintained roads wind past inviting lakes, sparkling rivers and scenic vistas. Towns along the way offer historic, cultural and natural diversions. The journey promises camping, fishing and wildlife sightings, but it's the solitude and leisurely pace that really sets it apart.

Day 1 – Bound for Peace and Quiet Lake

After provisioning in Whitehorse, head east on the Alaska Highway to Johnson's Crossing and the junction with the South Canol Road. From here you drive north on a well-maintained but less-travelled road into spectacular Yukon wilderness. Take the time to stop at historic site markers and scenic pullouts on the way to Quiet Lake.

Days 2-3 – Meditations on Moose

Spend a couple of days camping along the South Canol and embrace the region's peaceful magic. Try fishing in Quiet Lake, and paddle across subalpine Rose and Lapie lakes. Keep your speed down and your binoculars handy: this is moose country.

Days 4-5 – Sheep, Trout, Caribou and Solitude

Visit Ross River and Faro, where you'll spot the region's distinctive Fannin sheep. Or head east to Watson Lake through caribou habitat to explore the town's Alaska Highway and northern lights visitor attractions. Choose from at least eight campgrounds along the Campbell Highway, located on excellent fishing lakes.

Days 6-7 – Circle back to Whitehorse

Though your circle tour through the Canol/Campbell region is coming to an end, it's not over yet. More great campgrounds await you between Carmacks or Watson Lake and Whitehorse, along with historic sites, trails and other diversions. Spend your last night out under the stars, head back to town for museums, restaurants and shopping.

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Bed & Breakfasts

Yukon bed and breakfasts offer the best in authentic northern hospitality. You'll get a feel for how Yukoners live, and your hosts will have the inside track on things to see and do during your stay. You'll find all the comforts of home at a Yukon bed and breakfast, but with that extra-special northern touch.

Don't Forget
Come Again
You've come this far for the road trip of a lifetime, so we hope you'll stay longer to explore our iconic drives. Discover the Alaska Highway, or tour north on the Dempster Highway under the midnight sun. Even better, come back for an extended journey through Yukon's wilderness & wildlife.
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