Travel

Accommodation

Our official partner hotel in Whitehorse is the Best Western Gold Rush Inn. MYAU athletes who stay there get reduced rates. When you make your room booking for 2022 please make sure you let them know you are with the race and give them the group block number YAU-1. The reduced room rates for single/double occupancy (excl. tax):

CAD 117.00 for a comfort room with either 1 queen or 2 double beds

CAD 137.00 for a deluxe room with 1 or 2 queen bed

CAD 157.00 for a premium room with 1 or 2 queen beds, newly renovated and top floor

Rates do not include breakfast or any other meals.

The Best Western Gold Rush Inn does have a partner hotel (Edgewater Hotel). When it is fully booked they will try to accommodate you there. You can of course also stay in other hotels or at a hostel. However, we do recommend the Best Western Gold Rush Inn not just because of the reduced room rates. A lot of it is about convenience. All of our pre-race “events” (dealing with paperwork, picking up rental gear, training course, dinner) happen there. So, it’s a lot easier for you to simply walk down the stairs and not have to worry about how to get there each time. And of course they know us there and don’t mind if you park your sled in the lobby. If you do sign up for the race, please book your accommodation as soon as possible. Please do not book online! In order to get the discount you can make your booking by sending an email (danielle.pfeifer@yukonhotels.com).

Some more general travel information as given by Tourism Yukon:

By Land

Two main routes lead from British Columbia: the Alaska Highway begins at Dawson Creek and stretches for 2,233 kilometres (1,388 miles) before reaching Delta Junction, Alaska. It’s asphalt-surfaced and you’ll find gas, food and lodging every 32-80 km (20-50 miles). The Stewart-Cassiar Highway winds through B.C.’s interior, meeting the Alaska Highway 22 km (14 miles) west of Watson Lake, Yukon. It has been upgraded to all-weather status but is a remote road: plan ahead for gas, food and lodging as services are limited along the route.

By Air

The Yukon is less that a day’s flight from any North American city. Daily flights run from Vancouver to Whitehorse; scheduled air service is also available from Juneau, Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska.

By Sea

Regularly scheduled ferry service to Alaska and the Yukon runs from Bellingham, Wash., and Vancouver, B.C. The trip up the Inside Passage is a favourite way to travel north: the scenery is breathtaking and the route is teeming with eagles, whales and other wildlife. Reservations are required; call 1-800-642-0066 for Alaska Ferry information, or 1-250-386-3431 for B.C. Ferry schedules.

By Bus

Scheduled motorcoach service to the Yukon is available six days a week from Edmonton, Alberta, and from Vancouver, B.C.

For more information on the Yukon Territory please go to www.travelyukon.com.