Discover The Yukon

Photograph of a canoe on a river bank in the Yukon. Photo credit: Greg Olsen.

The Yukon is home to epic landscapes, including the tallest mountain in Canada, and the largest, non-polar ice field in the world. Its highways make for scenic road trips. Here, driving on uncrowded routes takes you to some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet. Wildlife viewing can include large mammals like moose, caribou, mountain sheep, black bears, grizzlies, and wood bison.

The Yukon is also home to nature’s most coveted light show. The aurora borealis are visible from mid-August to mid-April. Ideal viewing conditions consist of dark and clear nights (preferably moonless) with a magic window between 10 pm and 3 am. Go aurora hunting from the ground, fat bike or even canoe.

But it’s not just wildlife and wilderness. Indigenous culture, a burgeoning culinary scene, thrilling outdoor adventures, historic sites, and an array of talented artisans can all be found in the "Land of the Midnight Sun."

Yukon artists express themselves in every conceivable medium and material. The essence of life in the North — colourful sunsets, ice fog and fireweed glowing in the midnight sun — is echoed in artworks.

Materials harvested from the land inform art-making as much as the landscape itself. Unfettered creativity is exciting to witness and Yukon has one of the highest proportions of artists in the country.

Photo Credit: Greg Olsen

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