2019 Season Schedule

May 22 - September 23

New! Cultural Heritage Yukon Day Tour 9:30am from Haines, Alaska (Wednesdays)

Arrival Location Arrival Time* Rate
Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center 10:00am
Haines Junction Restaurant 2:30pm
Da Ku Cultural Centre 3:30pm
Dalton Cache Trading Post 5:00pm
Haines, Alaska 6:00pm $198
Cultural Heritage Yukon Day Tour price includes lunch and all admissions

Northbound Departure 10:00am from Haines, Alaska (Sundays)

Arrival Location Arrival Time* Rate
Haines Junction, Yukon 2:00pm $79
Whitehorse, Yukon 4:00pm $119

Southbound Departure 10:00am from Whitehorse, Yukon (Mondays)

Arrival Location Arrival Time* Rate
Haines Junction, Yukon 12:00pm n/a
Haines, Alaska 2:00pm $119
*All times local. Arrival times are approximate. Drop-off and pick-up anywhere along the Haines Highway available. Stops in Klukwan on Northbound and Southbound routes available upon request.

Drop-off / Pickup Locations: 

Haines, Alaska: Visitor Center (122 Second Ave)

Whitehorse: Visitor Center (100 Hanson St), or Erik Nielsen Airport upon request

Haines Junction: Village Bakery (116 Auriol St), Frosty’s or Da Ku Cultural Center upon request

Klukwan: Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage Center (37 Chilkat Ave)

Cultural Heritage Yukon Day Tour

Experience a living history of the people and environment in Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Tour two cultural heritage centers, travel over the Chilkat Pass and through Kluane National Park in the footprints of the historic Dalton Trail from the Klondike Gold Rush.
- Depart from the Port Chilkoot Dock and Haines Visitor Center at 9:30am, bound for the Tlingit village of Klukwan
- Learn the history of the Tlingit and their life on these lands with a private guided tour from a local Klukwan resident at the Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center
- Traverse the majestic Chilkat Pass, enter into the Yukon and arrive in Haines Junction to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant
- Tour the Da Kų Cultural Centre to witness the cultural contributions and way of life of Champagne and Aishihik First Nations peoples
- Explore the Parks Canada exhibits on Kluane National Park before driving back through the reserve
- Visit the Dalton Cache trading post built by Jack Dalton in the 1890’s Klondike Gold Rush

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Payment

All prices are quoted in US Dollars. Payment can be made by credit card, with US Dollars or in the Canadian Dollar equivalent. The only way to guarantee availability is to make a reservation and payment prior to departure.

Border Crossing 

All passengers are required to have a valid passport and, if applicable, required visas to cross the U.S.-Canadian border. Passengers without required documentation will not be transported. It is the passenger’s responsibility to obtain all required visas and fulfill all entry requirements at the U.S.-Canadian border. For country-specific entry requirements please check out the following sites: U.S. State Department Visa Waiver Program & Government of Canada Immigration

About Hinterland Express

Hinterland Express was created in order to fill the need for public transport between Haines, Alaska and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Hinterland Express operates a Mercedes Sprinter 10-passenger van to provide the most comfortable and safe transit between Alaska and the Yukon. The founder, David Simmons, a well-traveled individual himself, based the concept of Hinterland Express off of the cross-border transit route he frequently took between St. Petersburg, Russia and Helsinki, Finland—also in Mercedes Sprinter vans. The name Hinterland derives from the German word for "back country". It doesn't get much more backcountry than the Hinterland Express route along the Haines Highway. The views here are some of the best in the world! Hinterland Express looks forward to meeting you, getting you to your destination and sharing one of the world's most picturesque drives together. *Gute Fahrt und wir sehen uns bald!*

Contact

+1 (907) 314-2080

HinterlandExpress@gmail.com

Address

PO Box 767

Haines, Alaska, 99827

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