Picture a vast open wilderness, vibrant indigenous culture and a population of wildlife larger than man; if you are seeking adventure, The Yukon is where you will find it.
The landscape of The Yukon will leave you speechless from the moment you arrive. Over 20 mountains in the St. Elias Range exceed 4,000 metres tall and Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak, rises to a gobsmacking 6,000 metres in the air. The thundering Yukon River winds its way through 3,000km of land, rivers and national parks. The Carcross desert is the smallest in the world at just one square mile, and the merciless 1,000-mile Yukon Quest is known as the hardest dog sledding race on earth. The lack of human population allows some of North America’s most impressive wildlife to flourish. Keep your eyes peeled and you could spot grizzly bears, wolves, moose and much more.
Naturally, the landscape of spectacular mountains and lakes lends itself to a host of outdoor ventures. You can canoe mighty rivers, pan for gold like the first explorers and watch the Northern Lights dance across the sky. In the winter, enjoy ice-fishing on frozen lakes, skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling across a variety of terrains. The warmer weather will allow you to try horseback riding through the wilderness, camping, canoeing and kayaking along the rapid ravines.
If you would like to experience a slightly more cosmopolitan side of The Yukon, head to the capital city of Whitehorse. Wander the streets and admire the unique architecture before indulging in one of the restaurants, where locally sourced ingredients, fresh seafood and wild game will provide you will a meal you will never forget. If you need to burn off some calories after an indulgent feast, hike or cycle along the 5-mile Millennium Loop, which will take you along the banks of the Yukon river with mountain vistas at all times.
Yukon’s First Nations culture is thriving, and a visit here will provide you will a fascinating insight into native past, present and future. Carvers, weavers, sculptors, painters, poets, filmmakers and dancers take inspiration from the majesty of their land, history and communities to create visual art and performances that will capture your heart and imagination. Keep a look out for galleries, festivals and events across The Yukon that will enthral you from the moment you arrive.
Are you ready to take a walk on the wild side in The Yukon? With direct flights from various regional airports, our Canada Travel Specialists can tailor make your perfect holiday to include this beautiful city. Your own personal advisor can tailor-make your trip to suit your exact requirements, and our holiday payment plans and low deposits mean your dream holiday can be just around the corner.
“The Yukon is home to the most stunning scenery I have ever seen. If you love hiking, sports or general outdoor adventure, this will be the perfect holiday for you. We spent a few nights wild camping in Kluane National Park – it was an experience I will never forget!”
Aaron, Digital Content Editor