Travel

Accommodation

Our official partner hotel in Whitehorse is the Sternwheeler Hotel & Conference Centre. MYAU athletes who stay there get reduced rates. When you make your room booking for 2023 please make sure you let them know you are with the race and give them the group booking code #19351. The reduced room rates for single/double occupancy (excl. tax):

CAD 127.00 for a comfort room

CAD 157.00 for a suite

Rates do not include breakfast or any other meals.

You can of course also stay in other hotels or at a hostel. However, we do recommend the Sternwheeler Hotel & Conference Centre 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, 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. 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 to Nicole (gm@sternwheelerhotel.ca) or by calling +1 867-393-9700.

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.