The mileage varies each day based on availability of campgrounds and road conditions. The daily mileage is planned so that if you leave the campground by 9:00 am, you can easily arrive at the next campground by 2:00 pm.
I want to bring my motor home. Do I need a towed vehicle?
While it is not required that you tow a vehicle, many guests enjoy using it to sight see and run errands after they arrive at the campground. You must weigh the extra cost in tolls/ferries/insurance against the convenience of having available transportation.
Can I get a refund on my tour?
You will get a refund as follows:
Up to 70 days prior to rendezvous you will get a 100% refund. No questions asked.
Between 70 days prior to rendezvous and the departure date you will get a 100% refund less $300 administrative fee and any non-refundable deposits made on your behalf. The administrative fee can be applied to future tours you book with Adventure Treks.
If an emergency occurs and you have to leave the tour, you will receive a pro-rated refund based on the remaining days of the tour.
Is internet access available?
Yes. Most campgrounds have free wireless internet (wifi) connections.
How can my family contact me in case of an emergency?
We provide a list of the campgrounds we will be staying at each day of the tour including contact information. Many of our guests leave a copy of this with their loved ones in case they need to contact them.
Is emergency medical service available?
Yes. Keep in mind though that when we travel in remote areas, response times will generally be slower. If you are on Medicare and a Canadian hospital is the closest emergency room available, your emergency treatment is covered.
What if I breakdown on the road?
Our TailGunner travels in the back of the pack. He will not pass any rig on our tour. When he sees one of our rigs stopped along the highway, he will stop and provide assistance if needed.
Can I bring my pet?
Pets are welcome on our tours and at the campgrounds. Please ask for and observe all campground rules. As a courtesy, we require that all pets be on a leash while outside of your RV. Please review all of the rules for transporting a pet across an international border so that you are well prepared. As a general rule, pets are not allowed to attend the events. On several occasions, we are away from the campground for extended periods of time. Pet sitting services are available at the campgrounds or nearby. Be advised that you will be required to show proof of rabies vaccination and a “Health Certificate” when crossing international borders. See your vet to obtain the required paperwork.
Do we have full services every night of the tour?
Generally, there is electric, water and sewer available at the campgrounds. In the more remote areas and in Mexico, only 15 amp service, and water are available. There may be several nights of dry camping planed for your tour.
How much free time is available?
Travel times are generally planned so that you will get to the campground by 2:00 pm. There are also free days in the schedule.
Can we buy food along the way?
All major towns have grocery stores. Our trip documentation will help you to plan food purchases by alerting you where the grocery stores are. Many of the campgrounds have restaurants within walking distance.
Are there any evening activities?
We plan an Ice Cream Social, a Wine and Cheese Party, several dessert nights and based on the desires of the group, we plan bingo, cards, campfires and potluck dinners.
how much does it cost to book a tour?
We require $200 per person to reserve your spot on a tour.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover and check. Please note: The final payment must be made with a check. We do not accept credit cards for the final payment.
How are the road conditions on the alaska highway?
The roads are all single-lane in each direction. The maximum posted speed limit is 60 mph. During the summer, there is a lot of road construction. A few of the roads are usually in bad condition with pot holes and frost heaves. Your tour leader will advise you as to the road conditions ahead.
What is the weather in alaska?
The summer months can be very pleasant in Alaska. The average low is 45 and the average high is 65. Rainy days are common.
what is the weather in canada?
The weather during the summer months in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland can be very temperate. The average high temperature is 70 and the average low temperature is 50. Rainy days are common. Coastal areas can often be damp and foggy.
Is the alaska highway (Alcan) paved?
The Alaska Highway is paved for its entire length.
what is the best time to travel to alaska?
The summer months are the best time to travel to Alaska. Starting in mid-May the roads are all clear of snow and ice. RV travel in Alaska ends around the first week in September. Many campgrounds close about mid-September.
What is the best time to travel to Nova scotia?
The summer months are the best time to travel to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. The weather is very pleasant from May through September. Many campgrounds close by the end of September.
How much does fuel cost in canada and alaska?
While is is difficult to predict the cost of fuel in Alaska and Canada, there are some general guidelines that can be followed. Fuel prices in Canada and Alaska are usually about the same as you would find on the west coast of the US (California, Oregon and Washington). That is to say, the fuel prices are higher than in most of the lower 48. Fuel in the large cities is very often competitively priced. If you want to save money on fuel, fill-up while traveling through the larger cities where the fuel prices are lower.
can i purchase diesel fuel on the alaska highway?
Diesel fuel is available at almost all of the service stations along the Alaska Highway. It is very rare to find a station that does not offer diesel fuel. You can expect to find service stations no more than about 75 miles apart. However, there are some sections that fuel is sparse. Your tour leader will alert you before traveling in these areas.
IS Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) available on the alaska highway?
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is available in Canada and Alaska. However, not many service stations along the Alaska Highway offer DEF. You will have to plan your purchase of DEF for when you are in the larger cities. I recommend carrying extra DEF in case you encounter a shortage.
are the mosquitos bad in alaska?
I recommend that you use a mosquito repellent that contains at least 10% DEET. There are some products that contain up to 30% DEET. These don't repel mosquitoes any better, they just repel mosquitoes longer. Natural repellents may seem attractive, but do not repel mosquitoes as well as DEET. I have not found any of those electronic gadgets that work.
Do you supply references?
We supply references in the brochure. These people have agreed to respond to any questions you may have about Adventure Treks and our tours. You can request a brochure at the bottom or top of this page.
Will i see the northern lights?
Depending on how far north you are and how late in the summer it is, the sun may not set until 10 pm to 2 am. This means that it it light for most of the day. You must have complete darkness and have the right atmospheric conditions to see the Northern Lights. While it is not likely that you will see the Northern Lights, many of our guests have been able to see them when the conditions are right.
Is it true that it does not get dark in the summer time?
The summer solstice is June 20-22. During the solstice, there is approximately 2 hours of darkness in Anchorage, Alaska. As the summer progresses, there will be more darkness during the night. By September there will be approximately 9 hours of darkness each night in Anchorage, Alaska.
cAN I USE MY CREDIT CARDS IN CANADA?
Yes. Visa, Master Card and Discover are accepted in Canada at most locations. It is rare to find a business that accepts the American Express credit card. A safe practice is to carry some cash (US and Canadian) for emergency purchases.
can i bring firearms into canada?
You cannot bring handguns into Canada. You can bring long guns into Canada. Declare your long gun at the border, fill out a form and pay a fee.
What items can i not bring into canada?
You cannot bring handguns, bear spray, perishable "stone fruits", nuts, large amounts of cigarettes, beer, liquor or wine. Small amounts of cigarettes and alcohol for personal consumption are OK.
is my vehicle insurance good in canada?
Yes. Your vehicle insurance will cover you while traveling in Canada. Be sure to bring "proof of insurance" with you on the tour.