After provisioning in Whitehorse, head east on the Alaska Highway to Johnson's Crossing and the junction with the South Canol Road. From here you drive north on a well-maintained but less-travelled road into spectacular Yukon wilderness. Take the time to stop at historic site markers and scenic pullouts on the way to Quiet Lake.
For a true Yukon wilderness driving experience, few journeys rival the Campbell/Canol route. Well-maintained roads wind past inviting lakes, sparkling rivers and scenic vistas. Towns along the way offer historic, cultural and natural diversions. The journey promises camping, fishing and wildlife sightings, but it's the solitude and leisurely pace that really sets it apart.
Spend a couple of days camping along the South Canol and embrace the region's peaceful magic. Try fishing in Quiet Lake, and paddle across subalpine Rose and Lapie lakes. Keep your speed down and your binoculars handy: this is moose country.
Visit Ross River and Faro, where you'll spot the region's distinctive Fannin sheep. Or head east to Watson Lake through caribou habitat to explore the town's Alaska Highway and northern lights visitor attractions. Choose from at least eight campgrounds along the Campbell Highway, located on excellent fishing lakes.
Though your circle tour through the Canol/Campbell region is coming to an end, it's not over yet. More great campgrounds await you between Carmacks or Watson Lake and Whitehorse, along with historic sites, trails and other diversions. Spend your last night out under the stars, head back to town for museums, restaurants and shopping.