Yukon

Canada
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Canada’s fabled far north territory is a place of lore, from its rich gold rush history to its sweeping wilderness that meets the Alaskan border.

Animals may outnumber humans in the Yukon, but much of the Canadian territory’s allure lies in its untamed nature. Between bustling towns like Dawson City and Whitehorse, discover vast expanses of wilderness, from soaring mountains to sweeping ice fields.

Where the Alaska and Klondike highways intersect, discover Whitehorse, the capital city of the Yukon Territory. Explore its burgeoning arts scene, shop for locally made goods in its boutiques and learn more about the area at the Yukon Visitor Centre. Check out a remarkably preserved riverboat, which was built in 1929 and sank in 1936, at the SS Klondike National Historic Site on the Yukon River.

When speculators struck gold in Dawson City in the late 19th century, it quickly became the epicenter of the Klondike Gold Rush. Although it is much less populated today than it was in its heyday, Dawson City's small-town charm draws you in. Step back in time as your stroll along the town’s dirt streets. Visit nearby Tombstone Territorial Park, a stunning wilderness dotted with glaciers and alpine lakes.

Follow in the footsteps of gold prospectors along the Klondike Highway. The 445-mile (716-kilometer) highway begins in Alaska and traverses the imposing Chilkoot Pass before opening into lush alpine territory.

Explore the expansive wilderness of Kluane National Park and Reserve. This magnificent area, marked by mountains and ice, covers much of the territory’s southwest corner. See the soaring peak of Mount Logan, the tallest mountain in Canada.

The Yukon’s breathtaking natural beauty is its star attraction. After darkness falls, see the sky come to life with the brilliant aurora borealis. Keep watch for wild animals such as moose, elk, lynx and reindeer. 

Access the Yukon by flying into Whitehorse. Alternatively, take ground transportation from the Alaskan city of Skagway. It has something to offer in every season, but the days are remarkably long in summertime.

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Whitehorse
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