Leg 12: Tuktoyaktuk to Prince Rupert

Participants had to pack warm clothing for this leg — it was a long sea voyage around Alaska! Before making our way into the United States, we stopped on Herschel Island in the Yukon. The island is the site of an abandoned community. Both the island and the Historical Site are slowly being eroded into the sea. The expedition stopped in some of the most remote communities of the United States, like the small village of Point Hope (Tikiġaq). We also travelled through the Bering Strait and its picturesque land bridge, the Aleutian Islands with their volcanoes and sea life as well as the Yukon River, gateway to the Klondike gold rush.