2019 Season Schedule

April - September

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

Arrival Location Arrival Time* Rate
Haines Junction, Yukon 2:00pm $79
Whitehorse, Yukon 4:00pm $119
*All times local. Arrival times are approximate.

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.

New! Cultural Heritage Yukon Day Tour 9:00am from Haines, Alaska (Wednesdays)

Arrival Location Arrival Time Rate
Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center 10:00am
Chilkat Pass 11:30pm
Frosty's Restaurant, Haines Junction 1:00pm
Da Ku Cultural Centre 2:00pm
Dalton Cache Trading Post 5:00pm
Haines, Alaska 6:00pm $198
Cultural Heritage Yukon Day Tour price includes lunch and all admissions.

New! Cultural Heritage Half-Day Tour 9:00am from Haines, Alaska (Fridays & Saturdays)

Arrival Location Arrival Time Rate
Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center 10:00am
Chilkat Pass 11:30pm
Dalton Cache Trading Post 1:00pm
Haines, Alaska 2:00pm $158
Cultural Heritage Half-Day Tour price includes lunch and all admissions.

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 (9 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, bound for the Tlingit village of Klukwan nestled within the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

- Learn the history of the Tlingit and their life on these lands at the Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center

- Witness the breathtaking views above the tree line in the alpine tundra and see the splitting of the waters flowing toward the Yukon and Alaska

- Tour the Da Kų Cultural Centre to witness the cultural contributions and way of life of Champagne and Aishihik First Nations peoples

- Explore the exhibits at the Kluane National Park and Reserve Center before driving back through the reserve towards Alaska

- Visit the Dalton Cache trading post built by Jack Dalton in the 1890’s Klondike Gold Rush

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Cultural Heritage Half-Day Tour

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Explore the route of the historic Dalton Trail up through the Chilkat Pass and learn the history of the Tlingit with a private guided tour at the Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center.

- 9:00am depart from the Port Chilkoot Cruise Ship Dock and Haines Visitor Center

- Travel through the Bald Eagle Preserve, en route to Klukwan

- Learn the history of the Tlingit and their life on these lands at the Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center

- Continue along the historic Dalton Trail toward the Chilkat Pass

- Witness the breathtaking views above the tree line in the alpine tundra. See where one river flows for more than 2,000 miles through the Yukon toward the Bearing Sea and the other toward Alaska and the Chilkat Valley

- Enjoy lunch with a view atop of the Chilkat Pass

- Visit the Dalton Cache trading post built by Jack Dalton in the 1890’s Klondike Gold Rush

- 2:00pm return to Haines, Alaska

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

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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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