Highlights

We offer something for every client, whether it’s marveling at the Northern Lights, experiencing the Midnight Sun, or hitting the road on an iconic drive. Visitors can also explore our Klondike Gold Rush history, enjoy our rich heritage and culture, or disconnect from the world for a while in our stunning wilderness.

Northern Lights

The northern lights, or aurora borealis, are visible in the dark Yukon skies from late summer to spring (mid-August to mid-April). Most aurora viewing packages are based in Whitehorse, which offers a wide range of activity options during the day. Visitors can try dog mushing, snowmobiling or snowshoeing, local restaurants, or join in one of the many fall or winter festivals, concerts and events. Or just enjoy the quiet comforts of a cozy cabin or lodge.

In the late summer season, visitors to the Yukon can pair aurora viewing with warmer weather, soft adventure activities, beautiful fall foliage, and a great chance to see wildlife.

Midnight Sun

This is the land of the midnight sun - where on the summer solstice (June 21) the sun doesn’t set above the Arctic Circle. Throughout the Yukon, from late May to early August, the long, light-filled days of summer are perfect for touring, hiking and paddling adventures as well as for spotting the Yukon’s abundant wildlife. Heading outdoors at midnight for a walk, fishing or golfing—just because you can—is part of the fun.

Klondike Gold Rush

In 1896, a few prospectors discovered gold along a creek near Dawson City, triggering the largest human stampede in history - the Klondike Gold Rush. Within two years thousands of miners had struggled over the mountains through the Chilkoot Pass, built boats by hand and floated them northward down the Yukon River to Dawson City. Today’s adventurers can follow the historic Trail of ’98 from Skagway, Alaska to Dawson City, visiting colourful northern towns bursting with heritage sites and attractions. 

Heritage and Culture

Yukoners celebrate a rich history and a dynamic arts culture, and our vast northern landscapes figure prominently in storytelling and art. The culture of the Yukon’s First Nations people evolved over millennia into the rich tapestry of dialects, arts, crafts, cuisines and practices that we enjoy today. From festivals to galleries to dozens of museums, historic sites, and interpretive and cultural centres, the Yukon’s stories are brought to life for visitors in many different ways.

Wilderness and Wildlife

From broad uninhabited valleys to crystal-clear rivers and endless mountain peaks, more than 80 percent of the Yukon landmass is wilderness. Its home to more than 250,000 caribou, 70,000 moose, 22,000 mountain sheep, 6,000 grizzly bears and 284 species of birds … and just over 37,000 humans. If you have clients with a passion for animals, they’ll find them here in one of the world’s last frontiers.

Iconic Drives

With scenic drives into all corners of the Yukon, this is a road-touring paradise for cars, RVs or motorcycles. The Yukon has a network of highways that rank among the world’s premier driving adventures. We also have an exhilarating combination of postcard scenery, heritage sites and cultural attractions. Just beyond the dashboard are inviting towns, campgrounds and countless adventures. This is a land of friendly characters and expanses of untouched wilderness.

About
the Yukon

The Yukon is one of the last pristine wilderness areas left on earth. With a rich cultural heritage, fascinating gold rush history, legendary road trips, breathtaking scenery in every direction, trails to hike and rivers to paddle, all wrapped up with our warm Northern hospitality, this is a place your clients will love. Oh, and did we mention the glorious midnight sun and magical northern lights which are such a bucket list item for so many travellers?