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Yukon Summer Activities

By Viator, September 2014

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The Yukon backcountry is the ultimate experience for outdoor lovers. Just minutes from the city are majestic landscapes filled with wildlife, and there’s no shortage of ways to explore it all.

Walk out of your hotel and down to the riverbanks to rent canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards and head out to many of the local rivers and lakes for a calm day on the water. Take a knowledgeable river guide with you or explore on your own. There’s a river for every need, from mellow classics like the Big Salmon and the Teslin, to challenging rivers like Bonnet Plume and Wind, which flow through some of the most remote regions of North America. There’s also flatwater rivers like Kathleen, Tagish and Chapman lakes.

A summer trip to Whitehorse wouldn’t be complete without exploring the captivating and rare wildlife of the area. Yukon’s vast wild regions and varied ecosystems make it home to some of North America’s most impressive species. By simply renting a car and driving along the highway, you’re almost guaranteed to see moose, bear, elk and more. Continue on to any of the wilderness parks and areas that surround Whitehorse and watch incredible wildlife in their natural habitat.

World-class hiking and mountain biking trails are minutes from downtown, as are horseback adventures. The extensive trail system that winds around Whitehorse and beyond will give you ample opportunity to catch wildlife in a natural setting no matter how you choose to explore, and lead you over excellently maintained trails suitable for adventurers of any experience and age. Do it all, and at any time of the day you choose. At the peak of summer, the big northern sun lights up the land for up to 20 hours a day!

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Guided Mountain Biking Adventure from Whitehorse

The summer’s midnight sun, clean air and premier mountain biking trails are just some of the reasons that Yukon, Canada, is at the top of many go lists for ...  Read more

Location: Whitehorse, Canada
Duration: Varies

From USD $68.98

Whitehorse Guided Bike Tour

In the summertime, Whitehorse gets some 20 hours of sunlight, making it easy to take in the sights of Yukon’s capital at a relaxed pace. Hop on a bicycle in ...  Read more

Location: Whitehorse, Canada
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $38.80

3-Night Yukon Territory Tour from Whitehorse

Spend three days exploring Canada’s Yukon Territory from Whitehorse. Situated along the Yukon River, the capital of Yukon, Canada, is an artistic community ...  Read more

Location: Whitehorse, Canada
Duration: 3-Nights

From USD $599.28

4-Night Yukon Summer Adventure Including Yurt Lodging

Revel in the summer on a 4-night stay in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Outdoor enthusiasts and sun worshippers arrive at Boréale Ranch, just outside of ...  Read more

Location: Whitehorse, Canada
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $1,030.42

Yukon 4x4 Off-Road Tour to Montana Mountain

Experience unspoiled areas of the Canadian wilderness on an off-road tour around Yukon’s Montana Mountain. On this 6.5-hour adventure, you’ll travel by Unimog ...  Read more

Location: Whitehorse, Canada
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $214.71

River Rafting Day Trip from Whitehorse

Get a taste of the Yukon’s great outdoors on a rafting trip down the stunning Watson River. Your friendly guide will take you through a combination of gentle ...  Read more

Location: Whitehorse, Canada
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $171.59

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