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Welcome to the Yukon

From the wonders of its wildlife to the dazzling lights in the skies, Yukon beguiles visitors in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Located directly north of British Columbia, Canada’s legendary door to the frontier is never short on adventure.

Raven on a tree branch

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Majestic Landscapes

Musk ox, bison, mountain goats and more roam the natural habitats of the 700-acre Yukon Wildlife Preserve, a prime location to experience the fauna of the Yukon in an accessible spot just north of Whitehorse. Nearby, Miles Canyon offers majestic views of the Yukon River, which cuts dramatically through a forested valley. Take a drive along the famed Dempster Highway to northern Yukon’s Tombstone Territorial Park to explore a vast, untamed wilderness. Explore flora and fauna of the Arctic tundra and permafrost landforms.

Delightful Dawson

To experience what life might have been like during the late 1800s, a visit to Dawson City, further north along the Alaska/Klondike Highway, is a must. With many preserved buildings and costumed interpreters, the past truly comes to life in this rollicking town.

From Whitehorse to the Gold Rush

Travelers along the Alaska Highway, which connects Canada to Alaska, pass through Whitehorse. Yukon’s largest town faithfully preserves its gold rush past, and visitors will be awestruck at the mountains that tower in the horizon. Learn about the First Nations peoples, the Klondike Gold Rush and more with a visit to the MacBride Museum.

Yukon Railroad though the mountains.

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