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Yukon - Unique Experiences and Wildlife

Canada’s Yukon is world renowned as a legendary land filled with Klondike Gold Rush history, pristine wilderness and natural phenomena, like the midnight sun and the northern lights. The territory is also blessed with teeming wildlife, mighty heritage rivers, and a unique arts and culture that speak to the people who are drawn by the spirit of the north. Home of Canada’s highest peak, Mount Logan, this magical territory offers a larger than life experience to its visitors.

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Our most popular luxury tour offers the very best of Alaska and Canada's Yukon. A classic roundtrip tour through some of North America's most pristine wilderness landscapes, spectacular scenery communities following ancient wildlife corridors, historic native trading routes and Gold Rush trails. Along the way, you will experience a vast array of impressive mountain ranges, cascading glaciers, Native American culture and unique Gold Rush history. This tour visits three of the North's national parks, including Yukon's Kluane, Denali and guests have the option of joining a tour to visit Kenai Fjords National Park.

Our most popular luxury tour offers the very best of Alaska and Canada’s Yukon. A classic roundtrip tour through some of North America’s most pristine wilderness landscapes, spectacular scenery communities following ancient wildlife corridors, historic native trading routes and Gold Rush trails. Along the way, you will experience a vast array of impressive mountain ranges, cascading glaciers, Native American culture and unique Gold Rush history. This tour visits three of the North’s national parks, including Yukon’s Kluane, Denali and guests have the option of joining a tour to visit Kenai Fjords National Park."

Visitors to Yukon enjoy the wilderness and wildlife, the midnight sun, and experience some iconic drives. They travel back in time and are captivated by the history of the Klondike Gold Rush. They hear abundance of stories, visit historical sites, and experience many festivals and events, and First Nation culture.


Top 10 Things to See and Do: 

  1. Fly over Kluane National Park’s icefields and lush valleys
  2. Explore historical Dawson City, home of the Klondike
  3. While you’re at it, pan for gold
  4. Hike in Tombstone Territorial Park, on the Dempster Highway 
  5. Canoe down the Yukon River 
  6. Visit our First Nations Cultural Centers 
  7. Hop on a White Pass Railroad & Yukon Route Railroad wagon
  8. Look up for the midnight sun or the northern lights
  9. Enjoy the panoramas on our iconic drives
  10. Attend one of our colorful events and festivals

Travel Tips:

Yukon is one of the world’s most compelling eco-destination; much of the vast and rich diverse landscape is protected. Please practice sustainable tourism. Consider the wildlife, and be bear aware as you explore the wilderness. Stop by one of the Visitor Information Centers to plan your trip.

Weather/ Climate:

Season: Temparature Range (Celsius) Seasonal Comments
Summer From mid-May to early September, the average high is 15-20⁰C, and the average low is 5-10 ⁰C.

The longest day is June 20 with 19 hours of daylight.
The weather in summer is generally warm with cooler temperatures overnight. The Yukon has a semi-arid climate, so heavy rainfall is unusual, however we do experience occasional and highly localized afternoon showers on warmer days. Dress in layers and plan for all kind of weather and you’ll be comfortable day and night. Dress in the Yukon is always casual; jeans, t-shirts, fleece jackets and walking shoes are the local “uniform”.
Fall From mid-September to November, the average high is 13 to -2⁰C, and the average low is 3 to -10⁰C. Northern lights can be seen from mid-August to mid-April. This is a good season to view them in “warmer” temperature.
Winter From November to April, the average high is -7 to -14⁰C, and the average low is -13 to -21⁰C.

The shortest day is December 21 with 5 hours of daylight.
The climate in winter is generally dry. The temperature can sometimes drop quickly, reaching -40⁰C.
Spring From April to mid-May, the average high is -5 to 13⁰C, and the average low is -8 to -1⁰C. Northern lights can be seen from mid-August to mid-April. This is a good season to view them in “warmer” temperature.

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