Delve into the region’s fascinating gold rush history at the MacBride Museum, marvel at dinosaur skeletons and
Downtown, be sure to pick up a Pierre Burton tome about the region’s colorful pioneers at Well-Read books before dropping into The Dirty Northern bar for a well-earned beer.
This is one of the finest regions in Canada for watching the aurora borealis – aka the northern lights. The prime time to see them is
A variety of tour operators facilitate this experience with guided tours which include transfers to and from Whitehorse, as well as cozy cabins equipped with wood-fired stoves, hot drinks, tripods for mounting your camera and even photography advice. See northerntales.ca for more information.
Home to Mount Logan – Canada's highest peak at 19,550ft (5,959m), and the world's largest non-polar glacier ice fields, Kluane National Park is simply stunning.
Though you can hike regions of the backcountry or even raft past glaciers, undoubtedly the best views are from the air. Flying through epic mountain passes that seem almost close enough to touch, you'll get the world's best view of a stunning alpine landscape carved out over millions of years. See rockingstar.ca for more information.
Each year the Yukon Quest, a 621mi (1,000km) dog sled race from Whitehorse, Canada to Fairbanks, Alaska, has spectators flocking to the Yukon to witness what many
Just outside Whitehorse, Muktuk Kennels offers a host of dog sled adventures, ranging from a guided two-hour excursion to far longer customized expeditions. See yukonquest.com or muktuk.com for more information.
Made famous as the route traveled by miners and prospectors during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s, this trek is as challenging as it is spectacular.
Founded at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush, the charming town of Dawson on the banks of the Yukon River still retains the air of a wild west settlement. In winter the vibrant red, blue, and yellow wooden houses stand in stark contrast to the snowy landscape while the surrounding steep hills give it the feel of a miniature San Francisco transported into the wilderness.
Join the Sour toe cocktail club, trek stunning trails, explore Tombstone National Park, visit Jack London’s cabin and much more. See dawsoncity.ca for more information.
The Yukon is easily reached, with most major commercial airlines connecting with the gateway city of Whitehorse via Vancouver, Ottawa, Yellowknife, Edmonton and more. There
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