The World's A Little Different In Yukon

8 May 2016
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Home to more moose than people, the great expanse of Yukon covers the size of California, but has the population of just one square kilometre of Manhattan. Needless to say, there’s plenty of land to roam, fresh air to breathe and good country folk to meet.

Yukon is home to Canada’s highest peak, Mount Logan, but it’s also home to many iconic rivers and pristine wilderness below.

Whether you’re up for some backcountry skiing, canoeing, horseback riding or spotting grizzly bears, there’s something for all nature lovers.

Catch the jagged green bursts of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) from late August to mid-April, then stay out all night and enjoy the Midnight Sun during the summer solstice when the sun doesn’t set over the Arctic Circle.

A tent under the northern lights in Yukon You can't find many better campsites in the world (Image: Getty)

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Catch the Northern Lights from the...

  • Northern Lights Resort & Spa
  • Sky High Wilderness Ranch
  • Takhini Hot Springs

Enjoy the great outdoors by...

  • Mountain biking under the midnight sun
  • Panning for gold in Klondike
  • Hiking the infamous Chilkoot Trail
A man hiking along mountains in Yukon Yukon has some of the world's best terrain and scenery for hikinh (Image: Getty)

Learn about local culture at...

  • Big Jonathan House Heritage Centre
  • Caribou Crossing Trading Post
  • Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall

 Get into Yukon’s Festival spirit at...

  • Dawson City Music Festival
  • Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival
  • Available Light Film Festival

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