This route contains some of North America’s grandest scenery and wildest places.
The Golden Circle route can be traveled in either direction, and be joined from any of the five communities. Services, restaurants, and overnight facilities are plentiful. Travelers have opportunities to enjoy heritage and historical sites, scenic beauty and countless hiking trails.
The route covers a wide range of eco-systems—from boreal forest to coastal rainforest to immense icefields.
Haines Junction is situated at the junction of the Haines Road and Alaska Highway.
Kluane National Park and Reserve has some of the healthiest populations of grizzly bears and Dall sheep in the world. The park contains over 2,000 glaciers and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be sure to visit Da Kų (Our House) Cultural Centre, it celebrates the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations peoples, culture and traditions. The cultural centre also hosts the Yukon and Parks Canada visitor information centres.
From Haines Junction, join up with the scenic Haines Highway to Haines, Alaska, an old U.S. Military outpost. Then onto the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System to Skagway and the beginning of Klondike Trail of ‘98.
Travel along the South Klondike Highway to Carcross, a historic, picturesque village situated on the shores of Bennett Lake. Park your rig at the local RV Park and enjoy a scenic rail excursion from Carcross to Bennett, British Columbia. The scenic route hugs the shores of Bennett Lake and there are stunning vistas all along the way.
Whitehorse, the Yukon capital, offers all amenities and is a great stopping point for attractions and museums. Pick up our Whitehorse City Guide for complete listings of attractions & services including walking trails and detailed maps.