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Youd think it was enough that Yukon has the most breathtaking wildlife and wilderness in Canada. Imagine how much more there is to enjoy when its 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 sun.

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.

For a list of resources, outfitters, festivals and events or to order a vacation planner, visit www.TravelYukon.com.




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