Reasons to visit the Yukon

Experience the Gold Rush era streets of Dawson City
At the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike Rivers just 240km south of the Arctic Circle lies the gold rush town of Dawson City. The town’s experienced a massive boom and world fame during the gold rush and the city offers a unique look back to these times gone by through the historic streets, museums and other relics found about town.

Paddle the Yukon River
The Yukon offers hundreds of rivers suitable for canoeing, kayaking or rafting. One of the most popular is the Yukon River. Accessible from routes near Dawson City and Whitehorse, the Yukon River is a fairly easy paddle with access to many of its tributaries and historic sites.

Klondike Highway, Dempster Highway and Alaska Highway
The three main highways provide the best and most scenic access to the most travelled parts of the Yukon. The Klondike Highway runs from Whitehorse, north to Dawson City and on to Skagway, Alaska. The Dempster Highway is also known as Yukon Highway 5 and Northwest Territories Highway 8, and leads from Dawson City to Inuvik in the Northwest Territories on the Mackenzie River Delta in the Arctic Circle. The Alaska Highway begins in Dawson Creek in northern British Columbia and cuts through southern Yukon passing through Whitehorse on its way to Delta Junction, just south of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Kluane National Park
The well known hiking route, Chilkoot Trail, is the best way to see this land of precipitous mountains, vast icefields, and lush valleys. Kluane National Park is home to Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak and second highest in North America.

SS Klondike
The dry-docked SS Klondike in Whitehorse was one of the biggest and last used paddleboats in the Yukon. Discover this floating museum and relic of days gone by when the Yukon River was a highway for gold prospectors.

Yukon Territory Features

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