Visit Yukon Territory, Canada
The Yukon Territory covers an immense area of wild and pristine lands, and the wildlife population of this ancient region far outnumbers the humans.
The aboriginal communities who exist within the isolated areas of this beautiful region live by sacred customs, hunting their food in the same way they have for thousands of years.
Famed for it’s soaring mountain ranges, the Yukon Territory hosts five of Canada’s tallest mountains, as well as some of the world’s largest ice fields, all within the Kluane National Park.
The best way to experience this nature-filled landscape is by road-trip along the Dempster Highway. This all-weather road will take you from Dawson City North, across the Arctic circle, to Inuvik. Along the way, you'll say hello to an incredible array of wildlife, including bears, elk and moose, who all make frequent roadside cameos.
Much of the highway is gravel, so drive according to the conditions of the road - and the proximity of animals as big as your vehicle!
MUST SEE SIGHTS AND THINGS TO DO IN YUKON TERRITORY
Learn about the remarkable aboriginal culture of the Yukon First Nations – check out the many art studios, culture centers and festivals.
Take an adventurous canoe ride down the Yukon River, if you’re a thrill-seeker.
Check out Whitehorse City, the capital of Yukon. Be sure to introduce yourself to the dynamic visual arts community and tasty local restaurants.
Whitehorse is also another great vantage point to see the Northern Lights. Watch the night sky from a wilderness lodge or retreat.
Explore the Jack London interpretive Centre. The pioneering writer lived in Yukon, and the region is the setting for his most popular works like White Fang and Call of the Wild. If you’re a literature buff, be sure to visit this historic writer's cabin for daily interpretive talks.
Relive the gold rush era in Dawson City – go gold-panning and visit the gambling halls – a fun day for the whole family.
WHEN TO TRAVEL TO YUKON TERRITORY
The best time to head to the Yukon Territory is in the summer. You can enjoy everything this region has to offer during the long hours of warm daylight from June to August. Head up to the Yukon September through March for a high percentage chance of catching the Northern Lights.
GETTING TO YUKON TERRITORY
You can travel to Yukon Territory via air, rail or boat, and many carriers service Whitehorse International airport.