May 22- 28, 2023
This adventure begins where the Gold Rush meets the Arctic. The Yukon Territory is located at the extreme northwest corner of Canada, bordering Alaska and the Arctic Ocean. “Gold! Gold! Gold!” found in the Yukon’s Klondike River sparked one of the most frantic gold rushes in history. 100,000 gold seekers flocked to the Yukon, climbing glaciers, and paddling upriver. How did this impact nature and local indigenous communities? This program combines nature, history, wildlife, and tradition to understand how indigenous community leaders are driving social change in North America.
Whether it's glaciers or winding rivers, our adventure through the Yukon will take you to breathtaking landscapes.
Broaden Your Perspectives
From climate change to indigenous communities and sustainable development, our adventure through the Yukon will integrate authentic learning experiences without compromising any fun.
From panning for gold to indigenous-led forest walks, we've developed an itinerary full of experiences that will forever change how you travel.
Whether it's developing authentic connections with our partners in the Yukon, or building friendships with other like-minded travelers, you'll leave with a sense of belonging to a growing global community.
With the program fee covering everything you'll need, you can truly immerse yourself in the experience without worries about unexpected expenses or hidden fees.
Leave Los Angeles for Vancouver and then onto Whitehorse!
Visit the Long Ago People’s Place and participate in a guided forest walk to learn about indigenous identity.
Then visit the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre, the seed of government for indigenous leaders in the region.
Cap off the day with a visit to LuMel Studios for an interactive workshop on glass blowing.
Head to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve for a chance to spot elk, moose, bison, and more with majestic views of their native habitat.
Then board the bus to travel to Dawson City! Upon arrival, head to the Top of the Dome for a 360-view of the Klondike River Valley.
Participate in a guided walk through the park, learn about the indigenous led umbrella accords and immerse yourself in the wild.
Set up camp for the evening and assist in building the fire and cooking. Then settle in for amazing stargazing opportunities.
Begin the day with a visit to the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre to learn how traditions are passed through generations.
Then join a guided tour through Dawson’s historic downtown, visiting Peabody’s Parlour, the City Theatre, and more, before immersing yourself in the gold rush itself! Grab a gold pan and head for the gold fields. Wish for luck as you pan for gold at Bonanza Creek, and then tour the traditional sites where small amounts of gold led to the influx of 100,000 people in under 3 years.
Start your last day in the North with a scavenger hunt around the community. Then prepare for the journey home.
Canada requires that all travelers carry proof of full vaccination against Covid-19.
In the event the program is delayed or cancelled due to COVID-19, all program fees will be fully refunded.
Insight has robust policies in place in the event participant(s) contract COVID during the program, in line with practices established by the Government of Canada and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). COVID-19 specific medical and interruption insurance is included in the program fee.
Insight has delivered international trips for a wide variety of audiences, including both adults and youths, since 2013. Our top priority from start to finish is the health and well-being of our participants. In the event conditions change while on trip, Insight may need to adjust the itinerary to ensure participant health and safety.
As with all trips, risks do exist and participants will need to complete Acknowledgement of Risk documentation prior to departure. Insight will take every precaution to ensure this experience is truly unforgettable, all for the right reasons. To learn more about our health and safety practices, please contact us.
Insight develops immersive travel programs that incorporate fun and adventure with purpose driven learning. By incorporating authentic experiences into the itinerary, we’re able to show you amazing things about Canada while also broadening your perspectives. No need to worry as there won’t be any test at the end!
We’ve run programs for high school, university, and adults around the world. Canada is one of the most welcoming and safe countries to visit. Our experienced team will be with you the entire time and will give you a thorough briefing upon arrival on best practices while exploring the country. We have run programming in Canada since 2020, all without significant incidents or issues.
The program fee includes flights, accommodations, transportation, meals, and activities as listed in the itinerary. It also includes travel and medical insurance. Personal expenses, such as shopping for souvenirs, are not included.
The Yukon is a great program for students interested in indigenous cultures, climate change, conservation, and sustainability. Anyone who loves mountains and glaciers will enjoy the landscapes. Anyone who enjoys learning about and engaging with local initiatives will have plenty of opportunities to do so. Students who sign up should be comfortable camping for a night.