Canada’s Yukon is world renowned as a legendary land filled with Klondike Gold Rush history, pristine wilderness and natural phenomena, like the midnight sun and the northern lights. The territory is also blessed with teeming wildlife, mighty heritage rivers, and a unique arts and culture that speak to the people who are drawn by the spirit of the north. Home of Canada’s highest peak, Mount Logan, this magical territory offers a larger than life experience to its visitors.
Enjoy the impressive panoramic sights offered by the Top of the World Highway on your way to view wildlife in the shadows of Mount McKinley. Gaze upon whales and sea lions in Kenai Fjords National Park, see cascading tidewater glaciers and visit the mining boomtowns of Dawson City and McCarthy.Read more
For this unique self-drive we have found some of the most picturesque cabin accommodations available. They have been selected for their scenic location and proximity to major attractions. The majority have either full cooking facilities or kitchenettes so you have the option to prepare your own meals.Read more
This tour provides a combination of the Alaska and Yukon Full Circle Tour with a cruise down the Inside Passage with Holland America Line. Enjoy the services of a knowledgeable driver-guide as you travel by land from Calgary to Anchorage and then relax and rejuvenate on your cruise to Vancouver.Read more
This comprehensive tour travels with a professional driver-guide and small group through Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon before arriving in Alaska. Each day will offer a change of scenery and experience. See stunning lakes, mighty rivers, abundant wildlife and immerse yourself in the history and local culture of each region.Read more
This classic canoe trip down the Yukon from Carmacks to Dawson City is specially tailored for visitors who like to travel far away from tourist routes. The expedition travels over 320 kilometres on this mighty river, exploring several abandoned settlements such as Hootalinqua and Big Salmon Village. Camps are set up on the gravel and sand banks of the river, where you can enjoy a refreshing bath in the Yukon. Black bears are quite common in the Yukon valley. Watch the ridges of the cliffs along the river to spot the busy mammal. Moose are numerous in the forested foothills, and bald eagles nest along the riverbanks. Special canoe skills are not required.Read more
Travel from Anchorage to the Yukon and view wildlife in the shadows of the impressive Mount McKinley in Denali National Park. Thrill at the mountain views in Kluane National Park and learn about Yukon and Alaska’s exciting gold rush history in Fairbanks and Whitehorse.Read more
On this tour you will be introduced to two of Canada’s northernmost territories, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. Drive on the iconic Dempster Highway, stop at the Arctic Circle Monument, visit the Inuit community of Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Coast and a traditional Inuit whaling base in the Mackenzie River delta. See the geological wonders of pingos and spend time with Inuit families. Along the way experience many cultural displays and make memories that will stay with you forever.Read more
This tour visits two of Canada’s northernmost territories, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. You will see the frozen Arctic tundra, herd reindeer, meet the Inuit communities of Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Coast and in Inuvik, participate in the opening ceremony on Inuvik’s Springtime Muskrat Jamboree, and see the geological wonders on pingos, all with an expert guide. Along the way you will experience many cultural displays and make memories that will stay with you forever.Read more
Sundog Retreat is an award-winning wilderness property near the Yukon’s capital city of Whitehorse. Choose from vacation packages – experience the Northern Lights or claim your adventure under the glorious midnight sun. You are invited to nestle into one of the comfortable private cabins, surrounded by nearby trails, wildlife viewing opportunities and as much exploring as suits you.Read more
Nature Tours Yukon provides bucket list worthy experiences and nature photography adventures in Alaska and Canada’s Yukon and Northwest Territories. Their custom-made trips and small group nature adventures focus on authentic experiences in one of the planet’s most riveting nature destinations.
Nature adventures are only as good as your guide. Despite all the intricate planning that goes into creating a superlative nature adventure, Nature Tours Yukon knows a successful trip can only happen with an extraordinary guide at the helm. That’s why they have a collection of fine Yukon wilderness guides! Not many companies undertake in-depth guide training as they do. Nature Tours Yukon has the most experienced guides available in Yukon. They also have some of the smallest groups in the industry. Nature Tours Yukon knows that meaningful nature encounters must take place in small groups. That’s why the trips average just five to twelve guests, by far the smallest groups in the industry. This not only guarantees you much more personal, close-up wildlife encounters, it also ensures a lower-impact presence on the planet’s special places.
Visitors to Yukon enjoy the wilderness and wildlife, the midnight sun, and experience some iconic drives. They travel back in time and are captivated by the history of the Klondike Gold Rush. They hear abundance of stories, visit historical sites, and experience many festivals and events, and First Nation culture.
Yukon is one of the world’s most compelling eco-destination; much of the vast and rich diverse landscape is protected. Please practice sustainable tourism. Consider the wildlife, and be bear aware as you explore the wilderness. Stop by one of the Visitor Information Centers to plan your trip.
|Season:||Temperature Range (Celsius)||Seasonal Comments|
|Summer||From mid-May to early September, the average high is 15-20⁰C, and the average low is 5-10 ⁰C.
The longest day is June 20 with 19 hours of daylight.
|The weather in summer is generally warm with cooler temperatures overnight. The Yukon has a semi-arid climate, so heavy rainfall is unusual, however we do experience occasional and highly localized afternoon showers on warmer days. Dress in layers and plan for all kind of weather and you’ll be comfortable day and night. Dress in the Yukon is always casual; jeans, t-shirts, fleece jackets and walking shoes are the local “uniform”.|
|Fall||From mid-September to November, the average high is 13 to -2⁰C, and the average low is 3 to -10⁰C.||Northern lights can be seen from mid-August to mid-April. This is a good season to view them in “warmer” temperature.|
|Winter||From November to April, the average high is -7 to -14⁰C, and the average low is -13 to -21⁰C.
The shortest day is December 21 with 5 hours of daylight.
|The climate in winter is generally dry. The temperature can sometimes drop quickly, reaching -40⁰C.|
|Spring||From April to mid-May, the average high is -5 to 13⁰C, and the average low is -8 to -1⁰C.||Northern lights can be seen from mid-August to mid-April. This is a good season to view them in “warmer” temperature.|