You’d think it was enough that Yukon has the most breathtaking wildlife and wilderness in Canada. Imagine how much more there is to enjoy when it’s drenched in sunlight 21 hours each day.
Imagine a place where mountains fill the horizon and the soul-transforming landscape is
so spectacular that your cares are instantly forgotten. The nearest trail starts just beyond
your back door, and from your car window, you’ll spot wildlife that most people see
only on television or at the zoo – foxes, coyotes, bears, caribou, and birds of prey,
all in their natural habitats. Breathe deep, and fill your lungs with air so pure, you’ll
want to bottle it up and take it home.
If you’re craving a holiday experience that will change your view of the world, then
you’re looking for the larger-than-life destination that is Yukon, land of the midnight
Just over two hours by air from Vancouver and Edmonton, Yukon has everything an adventure-seeking
traveler dreams about. Our spectacular wilderness areas include Herschel Island, Tombstone
and Fishing Branch territorial parks, and Kluane National Park, home of Mount Logan, Canada’s
highest peak, all land that has been protected as parkland and sacred areas. Yukon’s
great rivers – the Snake, the Wind, the Yukon, the Tatshenshini and the Alsek, among
them – offer paddlers world-class adventures on water. Pedal through picturesque northern
forests on rugged mountain-bike trails or hike to secluded alpine meadows for family picnics.
The sporting life thrives in the North, whether you’re looking to reel in a prized sockeye
salmon or hit the golf links at the stroke of midnight.
Dwarfed only by the land itself, Yukon history is defined by the character of its welcoming
people. The resourceful traditions of 14 First Nations define the territory’s culture.
Stay in one of our inns or bed and breakfast, where you’ll enjoy life through the eyes
of your hosts, or visit any of our modern luxurious hotels and motels. And no experience
of the North is complete without a taste of our tantalizing local cuisine – from smoked
salmon and fresh-caught Arctic char to homemade wildberry jams and jellies.
When you visit Yukon, remember that our generous daylight hours provide the precious time
you’ll need to experience everything under the sun.
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