Testimonials

Sid & Laurie – Palmwood, Queensland (Alaska and Canada Summer Tour)

“We loved our trip with Spectrum to Canada and Alaska. The small group allowed us a lot of flexibility and made it possible for us to do such exciting things, such as take the jet boat ride up the river to see the bears at AnAn, where numbers are limited. Travelling on the Alaska Marine Ferries allowed us to visit Wrangell – such an interesting place. We were also allowed time to wander on our own and choose activities that were special for us as well as enjoy planned activities.”

Brian and Lina, Melbourne, Australia (Alaska and Canada Summer Tour)

“Something on television or in the paper or a magazine will trigger a memory of our trip to Canada and Alaska, and Brian or I will start. ‘Remember when… ’. My photo album of the trip sits on the coffee table in the living room. We often pick it up and browse through it and all the memories come flooding back... the amazing day trip on the Stikine River and watching the bears feed on salmon at AnAn Bear Observatory, being so close to them was unforgettable! The beautiful sunset in Wrangell, the grandeur of the mountains and glaciers in Haines, the vastness of Denali National Park, the Discovery Riverboat cruise and the Athabascan Indian Village we walked through, the snippets of conversation – they are all such wonderful memories and we were so lucky to have had the opportunity to experience it all.”

Margaret – Kingston SE, South Australia (Alaska and Canada Summer Tour 2013)
 

“My memories of bears catching salmon in the rapids are wonderful. That day was definitely a standout. Wrangell was a real gem; from here we had easy access to AnAn bear Observatory. Another favourite memory was sailing through the spectacular icebergs by jet boat to Shakes glacier – awesome!”


Margaret – Kingston SE, South Australia (Alaska and Canada Summer Tour 2013)

“My memories of bears catching salmon in the rapids are wonderful. That day was definitely a standout. Wrangell was a real gem; from here we had easy access to AnAn bear Observatory. Another favourite memory was sailing through the spectacular icebergs by jet boat to Shakes glacier – awesome!”

 

Luc and Maria, Melbourne, Victoria (Alaska and Canada Summer Tour 2013)

“We loved everything about our trip. One of the many highlights of our trip was travelling on the Rocky Mountaineer. It was magic from the first greeting upon departing in Vancouver to our arrival at Banff, what a stunning journey snaking along the Fraser Canyon. Taking the tramway in Jasper for an alpine experience was breathtaking. Luc walked all the way to the top of Mt Whistler while I enjoyed all the beautiful alpine flowers. The views of Jasper from that high were stunning. The highlight of Jasper National Park was a cruise to Spirit Island on Lake Maligne, the largest glacially fed lake in the Canadian Rockies. The ferries of the Alaskan Marine Highway are a large part of the transportation system for communities along the Inside Passage. We really enjoyed travelling with the locals while admiring the pristine coastline and natural beauty. Our favourite places were Haines and especially Wrangell. Wrangell is nestled on the mouth of the mighty Stikine River, in the Tongass National Forest, Southeast Alaska. Wrangell was our base to explore the Stikine River, visiting the AnAn Bear and Wildlife Observatory and Shakes Glacier. The relaxed pace of life, surrounded by the pristine Stikine wilderness made us feel privileged to witness nature's beauty. Visiting AnAn was the highlight: the abundance of salmon attracted both black and grizzly bears as well as hundreds of bald eagles. It was an unforgettable experience. Dawson City, in the heart of the Yukon, is a fascinating place. The unspoilt natural environment has many facets; remnants of the Klondike gold rush, houses slanted on permafrost and an abundance of wildlife. It felt like the ultimate place to get away from it all. Evening light extending well beyond midnight gave us plenty of time to explore Denali National Park. Each memory brings a sense of wonder: the jagged mountains, dramatic tundra and the awesome vistas of the famous Alaskan Range. Seeing Mt Denali in the late afternoon light was just unforgettable. It was a truly memorable trip.”

 

Luc and Maria, Melbourne, Victoria (Alaska and Canada Summer Tour 2013)

“We loved everything about our trip. One of the many highlights of our trip was travelling on the Rocky Mountaineer. It was magic from the first greeting upon departing in Vancouver to our arrival at Banff, what a stunning journey snaking along the Fraser Canyon. Taking the tramway in Jasper for an alpine experience was breathtaking. Luc walked all the way to the top of Mt Whistler while I enjoyed all the beautiful alpine flowers. The views of Jasper from that high were stunning. The highlight of Jasper National Park was a cruise to Spirit Island on Lake Maligne, the largest glacially fed lake in the Canadian Rockies. The ferries of the Alaskan Marine Highway are a large part of the transportation system for communities along the Inside Passage. We really enjoyed travelling with the locals while admiring the pristine coastline and natural beauty. Our favourite places were Haines and especially Wrangell. Wrangell is nestled on the mouth of the mighty Stikine River, in the Tongass National Forest, Southeast Alaska. Wrangell was our base to explore the Stikine River, visiting the AnAn Bear and Wildlife Observatory and Shakes Glacier. The relaxed pace of life, surrounded by the pristine Stikine wilderness made us feel privileged to witness nature's beauty. Visiting AnAn was the highlight: the abundance of salmon attracted both black and grizzly bears as well as hundreds of bald eagles. It was an unforgettable experience. Dawson City, in the heart of the Yukon, is a fascinating place. The unspoilt natural environment has many facets; remnants of the Klondike gold rush, houses slanted on permafrost and an abundance of wildlife. It felt like the ultimate place to get away from it all. Evening light extending well beyond midnight gave us plenty of time to explore Denali National Park. Each memory brings a sense of wonder: the jagged mountains, dramatic tundra and the awesome vistas of the famous Alaskan Range. Seeing Mt Denali in the late afternoon light was just unforgettable. It was a truly memorable trip.”

Luc and Maria, Melbourne, Victoria (Alaska and Canada Summer Tour 2013)

“We loved everything about our trip. One of the many highlights of our trip was travelling on the Rocky Mountaineer. It was magic from the first greeting upon departing in Vancouver to our arrival at Banff, what a stunning journey snaking along the Fraser Canyon. Taking the tramway in Jasper for an alpine experience was breathtaking. Luc walked all the way to the top of Mt Whistler while I enjoyed all the beautiful alpine flowers. The views of Jasper from that high were stunning. The highlight of Jasper National Park was a cruise to Spirit Island on Lake Maligne, the largest glacially fed lake in the Canadian Rockies. The ferries of the Alaskan Marine Highway are a large part of the transportation system for communities along the Inside Passage. We really enjoyed travelling with the locals while admiring the pristine coastline and natural beauty. Our favourite places were Haines and especially Wrangell. Wrangell is nestled on the mouth of the mighty Stikine River, in the Tongass National Forest, Southeast Alaska. Wrangell was our base to explore the Stikine River, visiting the AnAn Bear and Wildlife Observatory and Shakes Glacier. The relaxed pace of life, surrounded by the pristine Stikine wilderness made us feel privileged to witness nature's beauty. Visiting AnAn was the highlight: the abundance of salmon attracted both black and grizzly bears as well as hundreds of bald eagles. It was an unforgettable experience. Dawson City, in the heart of the Yukon, is a fascinating place. The unspoilt natural environment has many facets; remnants of the Klondike gold rush, houses slanted on permafrost and an abundance of wildlife. It felt like the ultimate place to get away from it all. Evening light extending well beyond midnight gave us plenty of time to explore Denali National Park. Each memory brings a sense of wonder: the jagged mountains, dramatic tundra and the awesome vistas of the famous Alaskan Range. Seeing Mt Denali in the late afternoon light was just unforgettable. It was a truly memorable trip.”