Covering an area about the size of Spain, with a population of just 40,000 (or so), more than 80% of the Yukon is wilderness. But it’s still easy to reach, with access by land, sea and air. Major airlines offer daily flights from the UK. Several cruise lines and the comprehensive ferry system serve neighbouring Alaska. And historic, scenic highways lead from British Columbia, Alberta and Alaska with hotel or camping options along the way.
All year long the Yukon has spectacular skies: the magical midnight sun in summer and clear starry nights with northern lights (early autumn through to early spring)! Every season offers rich cultural experiences, stunning scenery, and its own unique wildlife viewing.
- Yukon’s 11 iconic highways rank among the world’s premier driving adventures. With over 3,000 miles of scenic roadway, road-trippers will be enchanted by the Yukon’s stunning, unspoiled wilderness
- From bears to lynx, wildlife abounds in a land where there are more moose than people
- Whitehorse, Yukon’s capital, boasts plentiful boutiques, galleries, festivals and a lively arts scene
- Visitors marvel at the magnificent aurora borealis (northern lights) – visible late August to April
- From November through March, this is a winter wonderland, where visitors enjoy dogsledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing and snowshoeing
- From May through July, the splendour of the Midnight Sun is a treat to behold
- The Klondike Gold Rush boasts larger-than-life history and memorable characters. Visitors discover the past and more in Dawson City
- The living heritage of Yukon First Nations peoples is thriving here – and offers guests a glimpse into ancient and honoured traditions
- Yukon is an adventurer’s paradise – where novices and experts alike can canoe, kayak, hike, bike, fish, and camp – without the crowds
- Flightseeing tours in Kluane National Park offer the chance to soar over Canada’s highest mountain peaks, and some of the largest icefields on the planet