Your Yukon Adventure
The song of the Open Road is a symphony in the Yukon because there is just so much to see. Our roads cut through the great northern forest, follow lakes and rivers, cross alpine passes, track mountain crests and meander through tundra. Along the way you can skirt Canada’s tallest mountain, Mount Logan in Kluane National Park, cross the Arctic Circle passed Ealge Plains, spot a range of wildlife including moose, grizzly bears, black bears, caribou, mountain sheep, mountain goats, bison, coyote and wolves to name a few and visit a variety of communities and experience “a stillness that fills you with peace.”
The Yukon is also a place of meetings, with local cultures and traditions. The First Nation’s history is strongly present all over the territory and you can visit numerous museums and cultural centers to learn more about the past and present. The gold rush fever is still very real in Dawson City and the spirit of the Klondike era can be visited and experienced everywhere you go.
- Whitehorse is the Capital and the gateway to Yukon adventures
- Whitehorse is just 2.5 hours from Vancouver, British Columbia by regular air service
- You can also fly from Edmonton, Calgary, Kelowna, Victoria and Yellowknife to Whitehorse
- Yukon is right next door to Alaska, so you can easily visit both places on one trip
- About 80% of the Yukon is still completely wild
Yukon, the territory anchoring the northwest corner of Canada, right beside Alaska, is about the size of France with a population of just 40,000 over 483 850 km2 . With 4,850 km of road heading in all directions across our diverse environment, traffic jams aren’t much of a problem. Drive anywhere in the Yukon and you’ll find a whole new experience, unlike any you have had before.