Thrill seekers, itâs time to feed your wanderlust.
The Yukon is the smallest of Canadaâs three territories, but its land mass is quite large. Covering an area bigger than Belgium, Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands combined, it boasts some of the countryâs most spectacular mountain vistas. Tall plateaus are also a common sight, dotted with alpine and sub-Arctic flora including more than 200 species of wildflowers.
For the hiker, the Tombstone Mountains are an obvious attraction. It offers a dramatic feast for eyes â a range of wind-whipped granite cathedrals are overshadowed by a towering 500-metre vertical face. In August, the wild terrain changes hues: summerâs green moss fades into vibrant shades of gold and orange, broken up by ripples of crimson and the occasional mountain lake.
The territory's name is derived from âYuk-un-ah,â a Locheux word meaning âgreat river.â The 3,185 kilometre-long Yukon River stretches from northern B.C. to the Bering Sea, making Canadaâs second longest river. Thereâs an extensive network of lakes and rivers carved into valleys, much to the thrill of summertime rafters and anglers.
Encounters with wildlife are common for campers, but what else would you expect from a place thatâs rugged and underdeveloped?
Imagination has long lured people to this remote part of the world. From amateur prospectors during the Gold Rush to backcountry enthusiasts longing to disconnect from the bustle of the world today.
So if youâre looking for some quiet, adventure, and a good reason to break out those hiking boots, this may be a Canadian destination worth adding to your bucket list.
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Midnight Dome, Dawson City
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Bove Island Panorama
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Kluane National Park
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Dempster Highway View
Community of Old Crow
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Midnight Sun in Whitehorse
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Northern Lights Dancing Over Whitehorse
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