The smallest among the three federal territories of Canada, Yukon is a renowned holiday destination with matchless charm. Home to five of the tallest mountains of Canada and the largest ice fields of the world below the Arctic, this triangle-shaped territory ensures exciting holiday experiences for peace lovers as well as adrenaline junkies.
Here are some of the top reasons why you should visit Yukon:
Yukon is a wonderful place to experience one of the world’s most beautiful wonders. Here, you can treat your eyes to the vision of shimmering northern lights during the winter season, as soon as the skies turn dark in the night. It is one-of-a-kind experience everyone should have with their loved ones at least once in their lifetime. Whitehorse, the capital of Yukon is an ideal place for witnessing this beautiful phenomenon.
Remarkable mountains and glaciers
The beauty of the Yukon Mountains and glaciers is a sight to behold. Mount Logan, along with a range of other mighty ranges, offers incredible hiking opportunities. The best way to discover the majesty of these mountains and glaciers is on an airplanes tour. Besides, Yukon is home to Kluance National Park that holds the Guinness World Record for owing the largest non-polar ice field in the world and is visited by many tourists all throughout the year.
Renowned to have some of the cleanest and purest air in the world, Yukon is an ideal haven for nature as well as adventure enthusiasts. There is no end to adventure here in the territory – one can indulge in an exotic range of activities such as snowmobiling, skiing, dog sledging, ice fishing, snowshoeing, zip lining and more. Besides, visitors can enjoy some wild camping and go hiking on the 8.5 million-year-old Miles canyon during summer.
Since Yukon is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in Canada, the wildlife here is a wonderful delight to explore. You can spot around 13 species of northern Canadian mammals at the Yukon wildlife preserve that are not found in lower latitudes. Kluane National Park and Reserves, Vuntut National Park and Ivvavik National Park are some major national parks in the territory where visitors can discover over 70,000 moose, 10,000 black bears, 7000 grizzlies, 160,000 caribou, 22,000 mountain sheep and 250 species of birds, and can also get an opportunity to spot Canada’s Big 5 including wolf, bear, elk, deer and moose.
Amazing road trips
With picturesque roads stretching to all its corners, Yukon is an ultimate destination for those who like long drives. The wide and open roads make driving easy and enjoyable. Klondike Highway, Dempster Highway and the Top of the World Highway are the Yukon’s prominent highways offering thrilling driving experiences for travellers. These highways also present an opportunity to spot wildlife and delight in the beauty of rugged mountains, azure lakes and dark boreal forests along the way.