Yukon: The Ultimate Travel Guide
Yukon Travel Guide
Exploring Canada’s North: Yukon Territory
Travel to the Yukon and experience the most wide open and awe inspiring wilderness you’ve ever imagined. The Yukon is Canada’s North and our version of Alaska. Yukon is home to a spread of untouched lakes, rivers and mountains so vast you could never possibly explore it all in one lifetime.
Our Yukon travel guide helps you find the best things to do in the Yukon, including the best hikes, camping trips, trip itineraries and of course, the best places to eat, drink and stay.
The Yukon is one of the most undiscovered adventure destinations in Canada, with a distinct lack of crowds and more than enough wilderness to keep you up to your ears in exploration and new discoveries.
Endless rivers make the Yukon a canoe tripper’s paradise, following the paddle strokes of explorers long ago as they made their names or went bust in the Klondike Gold Rush. The Yukon saw it’s heyday a hundred and thirty years ago when gold was discovered along the Klondike River. During those times business flourished and towns were full of bright eyed and sore backed prospectors by day, and the can-can shows and gambling halls were full by night.
Nowadays you can retrace the paths taken by these early explorers, venturing over White Pass and the Chilkoot Trail, or paddling down the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City.
Several massive mountain ranges make for some of the best hiking in the Yukon, including the Tombstone Mountain trek, the Chilkoot trail and several backpacking routes in Kluane National Park.
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When are the best times to go to the Yukon?
Being far north, inland and mountainous means that Yukon is subject to fairly extremem winter conditions for much fo the year, but don’t be fooled! It’s not hard to find balmy summer weather here and you might be surprised to know that the summer days can get over 30 degrees Celcius.
Spring comes a tad later in the Yukon than futher south, and fall comes a bit earlier too. You can expect to have nice summer weather from the end of May to mid September.
If you come towards the end of August the nights are colder, which keeps the bugs at bay.
It’s popular to visit in time for the summer solstice, where you can see the sun just touch the horizon and never set. If you come at the end of August and later you have a decent chance of seeing the northern lights.