Yukon Territory Tours

Multi-Day Yukon Vacation Packages

Our Yukon tours transport you to Canada’s wild western territory, an ideal getaway for outdoor enthusiasts. Blessed with Canada’s highest mountains, Yukon Territory will make your jaw drop. There you’ll also find the world’s largest ice fields below the Arctic. The best Yukon hiking tour lets you conquer the fabled Chilkoot Trail, retracing the steps of the Klondike Gold Rush. Next go canoeing, dog sledding, fishing, or hunting the Northern Lights.

Get ready for your trip to Yukon, Canada’s true wilderness treasure! Below find our selection of the best tours of Yukon grouped by activity.

Backpacking tours in Yukon Territory

Bus & Van tours in Yukon Territory

Canoeing tours in Yukon Territory

Dog sledding tours in Yukon Territory

Fishing tours in Yukon Territory

Hiking tours in Yukon Territory

Northern Lights tours in Yukon Territory

Rafting tours

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Yukon Territory Facts

  • Capital: Whitehorse
  • Area: 482,443 sq km (186,272 sq mi)
  • Population: 35,874
  • Yukon is one of Canada’s most sparsely populated areas (moose outnumber people here). 
  • About 80% of the Yukon Territory is wilderness.
  • Yukon is home to Carcross Desert, the smallest desert in the world.
  • Kluane National Park is home to seventeen of Canada’s tallest mountains.
Yukon Territory sign border

Yukon Territory Map

Yukon is located in northwestern Canada and borders Alaska to the west and the Northwest Territories to the east. To the north lies the Beaufort Sea and to the south lies British Columbia.

The territory is crossed by the Arctic Circle, making it one of the world’s best places to chase the Northern Lights. Do so on our expertly designed Aurora Viewing Tour in the Yukon.

Getting There

The easiest way to reach Yukon is to catch a flight to the capital city, Whitehorse. There are regular flights from Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Victoria, and Yellowknife. In summer there are also non-stop flights from Germany.

Airlines serving Whitehorse include Air North, Air Canada, WestJet, and Condor.

All of our tours depart from Whitehorse and we’ll be waiting for you there.

Mayo city in Yukon

Alternatively, you can reach the territory by car from Alaska or British Columbia. A Yukon road trip is something you won’t soon forget. Expect stunning views around every turn of your adventure.

Love cruising? Board a cruise ship to Skagway, Alaska and then take a bus, car, or train to Yukon. Along the way, marvel at shimmering glaciers and breaching whales.

Yukon Weather

Couple sitting on the edge of a hill and enjoying Yukon Territory view

Yukon isn’t always chilly. Summers are short but warm, and you’ll love the seemingly endless daylight hours. During the season, the territory revels in the Midnight Sun and experiences up to 24 hours of sunshine. Late evening walks recommended.

The average summer temperature is 15°C (59°F) but can jump to 31°C (88°F).

Winters can be cold with an average temperature of -18°C (-0.4°F). However, there is nothing good clothing can’t solve! We guarantee you’ll love the silent wintry landscapes.

So When’s the Best Time to Visit Yukon?

Dog Sledding in Yukon Territory

Summer and winter offer the best activities for your vacation plans. If you wish to go hiking in Kluane National Park or sightseeing through Yukon, come from May to September. These months offer the best combination of good weather and long days.

If you would like to go on a Yukon dog sled trip or Northern Lights tour, come from August to April.

No matter what activity you choose, Yukon will surprise you every season!

Insider tip: For incredible display of colors, consider visiting Yukon in autumn. Autumn leaves are vibrant during the day while the Northern Lights are active at night.

What to See in Yukon Territory: Top Tourist Attractions

Whether you want to go hiking in remote wilderness or chase the Northern Lights, Yukon offers something for everyone. To help you decide where to go, we have put together a list of the top 5 tourist attractions in the Yukon Territory. 

1. Backpack the Fabled Chilkoot Trail

Chilkoot Trail arch bridge

The 53-km (33-mi) long Chilkoot Trail was the route Klondike gold seekers took to get over from Skagway and into the Yukon. Today, hikers from every corner of the world seek to retrace the scenic route of hardy prospectors. After all, the Klondike Gold Rush is considered the last great adventure of the 19th century.

Today, hikers from every corner of the world seek to retrace the scenic route of hardy prospectors.

The trail begins near Dyea, Alaska and goes all the way to Lake Bennett, British Columbia. The hike reveals superb views of alpine lakes, lush forests, and gold rush artifacts. Discover these outstanding sceneries on our Backpacking on the Chilkoot Trail Tour.

2. Go Hiking in Kluane National Park

Jervis River in Kluane National Park

There is no doubt about it — Kluane National Park is Yukon’s most precious treasure. A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kluane is a kingdom of ice and mountains. There you’ll find the world’s largest non-polar ice fields and Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak. Over 2,000 glaciers call the park home. Just don’t forget to bring your binoculars as the area harbors fascinating wildlife such as Dall sheep, grizzly bears, and mountain goats. 

A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kluane is a kingdom of ice and mountains.

Explore this rugged and remarkable wilderness on foot without a heavy pack on our Base Camp Hiking Trip Into Kluane National Park

3. Raft on the Spectacular Tatshenshini River

Rafting in Yukon Territory

Dreaming about scenic waterways in a remote place? Then discover the Tatshenshini River, one of the most impressive rivers in North America. The river originates in British Columbia and flows into Yukon before returning to British Columbia, where it meanders through the Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Wilderness Park.

Be amazed by the world’s largest bio-reserve, dramatic mountains, and glistening glaciers on our whitewater rafting trip on the Tatshenshini River. This Yukon adventure is suitable for all skill levels and promises views out of this world!

Be amazed by the world’s largest bio-reserve, dramatic mountains, and glistening glaciers on our whitewater rafting trip on the Tatshenshini River.

4. Watch the Northern Lights

Northern Lights above Yukon Territory

If there is one destination in particular that can guarantee you see the Northern Lights, it’s Yukon. The territory is crossed by the Arctic Circle and sits at the ideal distance from the Earth’s magnetic poles. If you add wide open spaces with no light pollution, you get an outer space lover’s dream. A short drive out of Whitehorse will take to the world’s best places to spy the aurora.

If there is one destination in particular that can guarantee you see the Northern Lights, it’s Yukon.

Want to add more activities to your Northern Lights quest? Enjoy a full day of adventures on our Aurora Borealis Tour from Whitehorse. Spend days dog sledding, snowmobiling, or snowshoeing, and spend nights watching the elusive lights. 

5. Paddle Down the Yukon River

Paddle on Yukon river

Yukon River is a world-famous canoeing destination. In fact, the Yukon River Quest — the world’s premier canoeing and kayaking race — takes place on this epic river. But you don’t need to be a professional paddler to enjoy Yukon’s most famous waterway.

Our canoe trip excursion on the Yukon River is perfect for beginner canoers who are in search of undiscovered routes. Venture off the beaten path to discover Canada’s most scenic corners!

FAQ

What Do Travelers Ask About Yukon?

Yukon is known for its vast and sparsely populated wilderness and, of course, the Northern Lights. There you’ll find Canada’s tallest mountains, the world’s largest non-polar ice fields, and some of the most scenic rivers on Earth.

All the best? Yukon allows you to escape the crowds and have all the natural wonders to yourself. Hands down, it’s an ideal place for isolation-seekers.

Winter in Yukon lasts five months, from November until March. 

Late August to mid-April is the best time to see the Northern Lights in Yukon. 

Yukon is located on the northwestern tip of Canada, right next to Alaska. 

All of our Yukon tours start in the capital city Whitehorse, which is also the largest city in the territory. You can easily reach Whitehorse by catching a non-stop flight from major cities in Canada or Germany (during the summer season).