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Yukon Holidays

Yukon holidays promise you variety, with culture, adventure and nature alike. Discover the wilderness in Kluane National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and delight in extraordinary scenery, panoramic views and wildlife. Famous for its rich gold rush history, Yukon is an idyllic place and a perfect destination for couples, families and adventurers.

Visit attractions like the Dawson City Museum and Claim 33 to discover the rich Gold Rush History rooted in Yukon’s vibrant culture, and experience for yourself the art of gold panning. Take a mountain bike up into the alpine landscape of Montana Mountain, or hike up King’s Throne trail. If you’re lucky, you may even spot caribou en route. If you travel to Yukon in the summer months you will have the chance to soak up the culture and enjoy the sight of the phenomenal midnight sun during the festivities celebrating the summer solstice.

Holidays in Yukon offer hidden gems of the world

Yukon holidays are home to historic sights, wildlife sightings and adventure. Hire a canoe and paddle along the giant 2,000 mile-long Yukon River in the summer and immerse yourself in the scenery from a different perspective. The snow-filled winter months make for a picturesque visit with plenty of activities, including dog sledding. If you visit Yukon in January or February, be sure to watch the Yukon Quest, a 1,600km international dog sledding race from Fairbank, Alaska to Whitehorse, Yukon.

Cross the Arctic Circle and witness the spectacular northern lights, enjoying landmarks such as the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline en route. Want to enjoy an up-close encounter with a bear? Why not take a hike along Cottonwood Trail? Just remember to bring your bear mace with you.

Enjoy local Yukon cuisine during the summer months at the ever popular Klondike Rib and Salmon Restaurant, which can be found in the region’s capital, Whitehorse. Delicacies include elk stroganoff, Alaskan halibut, bison meatballs and the renowned smoked salmon on bannock.

If you wish to expand your Yukon holiday then we recommend you begin your journey in the fantastic British Colombian coastal city of Vancouver. Stay in a luxurious hotel, explore this lively city and enjoy the best of a twin centre itinerary.

Destination Highlights
  • Sit back, relax, and enjoy the spectacular northern lights display, most visible from late August to mid April
  • Travel back in time to the Klondike Gold Rush in Dawson City, or immerse yourself in the breath-taking beauty of the wilderness in Whitehorse
  • Enjoy exhilarating snowmobiling along frozen lakes where you can stop off for a spot of ice fishing
  • Take hikes up to remarkable panoramic views while experiencing the extraordinary midnight sun

Time Zone

GMT-4 hours

Flight Time

Approx 11 hours. Indirect flights from the UK to Whitehorse via Vancouver are available.

Currency

CAD-Canadian Dollar

Visa Information

Please ensure you have a valid electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to your departure to Canada. Please check on the Canadian Embassy for all Visa FAQ’s.

Language

English

Health Information

No special vaccines required.

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