Some popular destinations in the Yukon include...
Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon, is home to some of the most spectacular
scenery in Canada. Whitehorse sits on the Alaska
Highway about halfway between Dawson City, BC and Fairbanks, Alaska. Named by
some, the "Wilderness City", Whitehorse is nestled on the banks of
the Yukon River surrounded by mountains and clear mountain lakes. Check out
the Miles Canyon Lookout for incredible views. Walk across the suspension bridge
and take one of the trails along the canyon.
No visit to the North is complete without a stop in Dawson City. Located in
the heart of the Klondike, Dawson City is a colourful town with boardwalk-lined
streets, historic buildings and more than its share of fame and broken dreams.
This city was home to more than 30,000 during the peak of the Gold Rush.
The Village of Haines Junction is located in southwestern Yukon at the gateway
to Kluane National Park and Reserve. Haines Junction is surrounded by the St.
Elias Mountains, part of Kluane National Park.
Kluane National Park
Kluane National Park features unmatched scenery, Mount Logan, Canada's highest
mountains, an impressive diversity of flora and fauna. The landscape includes
mountain lakes, alpine meadows, tundra and swift cold rivers. Activities include
hiking, guided walks, flying over the icefield ranges, and rafting on the Alsek
River. Kluane National Park is outstanding, with 250 KM (155 miles) of hiking
trails, including trails for day hikes and others which take you to striking
wilderness country and overnight camping.
Situated in the rolling hills of southeast Yukon, in the South Alaska Highway
region, Watson Lake offers many ways to enjoy the outdoors. Whether it be quiet
trails, fishing, white water canoeing, horseback riding, Watson Lake is the
place to do it. Downhill skiing is available on Mt. Maichen and local lakes
provide opportunities for skating or ice fishing.
Mayo is a century-old village situated near the confluence of the Stewart and
Mayo Rivers. It is centered around tourism, outfitting and adventure tours and
Teslin is a community with a rich cultural heritage, located halfway between
Watson Lake and Whitehorse. Features include the Nisutlin Bay Bridge, the longest
bridge on the Alaska Highway and Teslin Lake, a popular destination for fishing,
boating, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.