Yukon: Come for the Northern Lights, Stay for the Culture
Welcome to the Yukon territory, where the wildlife outnumber the people and skyscrapers are traded in for towering mountains. Here, man can reconnect with nature and throw the concept of time out the window.
Feast your eyes on Canada’s five tallest mountains, or if you’re brave enough, try to climb them. Explore the vast ice fields, the world’s largest south of the Arctic. If you have the nerve, take a canoe down the Yukon River.
When you’re done exploring the wilderness, stay at Dawson City for a while. Once the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush, this city boasts a rich cultural life and charming streets that will put you in a different frame of mind.
Whitehorse, the capital city of Yukon, has a budding foodie scene, great accommodations and a thriving arts community. Stop by the Old Log Church, the only cathedral bulit in the log cabin style, or spend the afternoon in Shipyards Park, a riverfront park with a selection of heritage buildings to explore.
Escape the city and take the scenic route along Klondike Highway. Cross through breathtaking alpine scenery after passing Chilkoot Pass. Follow the same route as the Klondike prospectors along the Gold Rush Trail.
If nature isn’t your cup of tea, you can stop by one of the many cultural sights in the territory, including the Jack London Interpretive Centre, Bonanza Creek Discovery Stie, SS Klondike and the MacBride Museum.
Visit in winter to watch the brilliant Northern Lights, or plan your journey for where the days are exceptionally long – up to 24 hours. Try your hand at dog sledding, or fish and hunt while the days are long. Hiking, canoeing and biking are popular outdoor activities in the Yukon throughout much of the year.
With easy access to Alaska and other popular attractions, the Yukon has something for every traveler.
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