Yukon Territory, Canada

Multi-day tours in Yukon Territory

About Yukon Territory

Nowhere else in Canada inspires thoughts of adventure and wilderness like the Yukon Territory. It’s a land of mystery, ancient cultures, Klondike history and spectacular northern scenery. The gold rush made the northern Yukon famous over 100 years ago and today much of that history remains in towns such as Dawson City. Fantastic paddling trips on remote rivers are offered here by experienced guides whose knowledge of the area is eagerly shared. Ivvavik National Park, home to the Firth River, offers one of the most exciting and remote rafting expeditions in the world. Tombstone Territorial Park is a popular destination for hikers and is known for its black granite peaks and subarctic tundra landscapes.

The Yukon has a strong dogsledding heritage and the area is known for the famous Yukon Quest dogsled race. Visitors can come and arrange their own mushing adventure and experience this purest form of winter travel for themselves.

Though extremely remote, amazingly much of this region is accessible by road through the Dempster Highway. Built in the 1960’s and 70’s, the Dempster Highway is the only road in Canada to cross the Arctic Circle. It begins near Dawson City and travels through the northern region of the Yukon, ending in Inuvik in the Northwest Territories. Bus tours up this highway are available and a great way to explore the region.

The highest mountains in Canada and some of the most awe-inspiring glaciers are found in the Yukon. This region is home to Kluane National Park, the site of the largest non-polar icefields in the world and the greatest diversity of wildlife north of 60 degrees latitude. Though remote the Yukon has an impressive road system that allows you to access much of the area by vehicle. Van tours are popular and a great way to explore this vast land.

The southern region of the Yukon is a vast land of mountains, valleys, lakes and rivers making it the perfect location for your next adventure. Canoeing is a popular activity and ingrained in the history of the territory. Numerous rivers such as the Yukon, Teslin, Wind and Big Salmon are considered some of the best paddling rivers in the world. Fishing opportunities are second to none, with many remote fly-in lakes throughout the southern Yukon. The northern lights or aurora borealis can also be seen during the fall and winter months shimmering and dancing across the sky.

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