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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.

12 Day Alaska and the Yukon: Explorer

Duration: 12 Days (11 Nights)
From $4835

You will explore breathtaking coastlines, abundant wildlife, stunning scenery and experience the goldrush history and cultural attractions. Travel past Mt. McKinley, the highest peak in North America.

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15 Day Classic Yukon & Alaska

Duration: 15 Days (14 Nights)
From $2715

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.

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15 Day Cabin Explorer

Duration: 15 Days (14 Nights)
From $2695

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.

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20 Day Alaska and the Yukon: Land & Sea

Duration: 20 Days (19 Nights)
From $7390

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.

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21 Day Alaska and the Yukon: Full Circle

Duration: 21 Days (20 Nights)
From $7230

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.

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8 Day Classic Yukon River Canoe Trip

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights)
From $1715

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.

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9 Day Coast to Coast Drive

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)
From $2359

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.

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9 Day Classic Yukon River Canoe Trip

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights)
From $1589

This classic canoe trip down the Yukon from Whitehorse to Carmacks is specially tailored for visitors who like to travel far away from tourist routes, following the trail of history. Special canoeing skills are not required.

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8 Day Inuit Lands and the Road to the Arctic

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights)
From $7135

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.

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5 Day Vancouver and Yukon: Aurora Viewing Package

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights)
From $998

This tour combines Vancouver a vibrant, lively city, and Whitehorse where you will stand under the Yukon sky surrounded by mile upon mile of wilderness watching the Northern Lights dance above you.

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4 Day Yukon: Aurora Viewing Package

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights)
From $998

On this tour experience Yukon in its finest light. View unhindered views across the horizon which lets you enjoy the phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis to its fullest. A local guided tour of the Whitehorse town makes this 4-day tour a must!

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8 Day Inuit Festivals and the Road to the Arctic

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights)
From $7135

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.

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Sundog Retreat

Duration:
From $Pricing on request

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.

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Nature Tours Yukon

Duration:
From $Pricing on request

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.

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7 Day A True Arctic Adventure

Duration: 7 Days (6 Nights)
From $4499

Experience Northern Canada on 7 day tour to Yukon and the Northern Territories. Learn about culture in Inuvik, experience the vibrant Dawson City, and marvel at the Arctic Ocean in Tuktoyaktuk among many other once in a lifetime experiences.

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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.


Top 10 Things to See and Do:

  1. Fly over Kluane National Park’s icefields and lush valleys
  2. Explore historical Dawson City, home of the Klondike
  3. While you’re at it, pan for gold
  4. Hike in Tombstone Territorial Park, on the Dempster Highway
  5. Canoe down the Yukon River
  6. Visit our First Nations Cultural Centers
  7. Hop on a White Pass Railroad & Yukon Route Railroad wagon
  8. Look up for the midnight sun or the northern lights
  9. Enjoy the panoramas on our iconic drives
  10. Attend one of our colorful events and festivals

Travel Tips:

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.

Weather/ Climate:

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.
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