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Things to Do in the Yukon This Summer

By Viator, May 2018

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Sparsely populated and wonderfully wild, the Yukon is North America at its most elemental. While winters offer snowy adventures and the chance to see the Northern Lights, summers here are made for outdoor activities and enjoying the midnight sun. See below for our top picks of what to do in the Yukon this summer. 

  • Enjoy a leisurely canoe or kayak down the gentle Takhini or Yukon river. 
  • Spot muskox, mountain goats, arctic foxes, elk, bison, moose, and perhaps even elusive lynx during a wildlife-watching trip to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve from Whitehorse.
  • Soak in the soothing mineral waters of Takhini Hot Springs.
  • Venture out into the wild during guided hikes along the trails of Miles Canyon.
  • Turn up the adrenaline during an adventure-filled rafting expedition along the Tatshenshini River that takes you through remote areas of the Yukon, Alaska, and British Columbia. 
  • Visit the Carcross Desert, which at just one square mile (2.5 square kilometers) is said to be the smallest desert in the world. Find out about the history of Canada’s First Nations people at the learning center in the lakeside village of Carcross
  • See the historic sites of Dawson City, the settlement at the heart of the 19th-century Klondike Gold Rush.
  • Take a road trip along the Alaska Highway to Kluane National Park, a rugged, grizzly-inhabited wilderness encompassing mountains, glaciers, and lakes. 

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Arctic Day: Yukon Wildlife and Hot Springs Tour, Whitehorse, null
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Arctic Day: Yukon Wildlife and Hot Springs Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

On this half-day tour from Whitehorse, visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve where you’ll have the opportunity to view and photograph wildlife in their natural ...  Read more

Location: Whitehorse, Canada
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $114.64
Arctic Day: Yukon River Canoeing Tour, Whitehorse, Nature & Wildlife
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Arctic Day: Yukon River Canoeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

On this tour from Whitehorse, canoe down the historic Yukon River and enjoy the peaceful scenery. A great day trip for beginner paddlers and a perfect way to ...  Read more

Location: Whitehorse, Canada
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $147.40
Arctic Day: Hiking Tour Half or Full-Day, Whitehorse, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Arctic Day: Hiking Tour Half or Full-Day

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On this tour, you’ll see some of the most breathtaking views of the Yukon’s landscape and scenery including Miles Canyon and Fish Lake.

Location: Whitehorse, Canada
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $102.36
Half-Day Canoe Trip on the Takihini River, Whitehorse, Hiking & Camping
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Half-Day Canoe Trip on the Takihini River

Join a small-group half-day canoe trip in the summer on the Takihini River and Yukon River. In the land of the Midnight Sun, enjoy a leisurely paddle on either ...  Read more

Location: Whitehorse, Canada
Duration: Flexible

From USD $97.49
Full-Day Canoe Trip on the Takihini River, Whitehorse, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Full-Day Canoe Trip on the Takihini River

Enjoy a full-day summer canoe trip on the Takihini and Yukon River. In the land of the Midnight Sun, enjoy a leisure paddle on either of these rivers. Let your ...  Read more

Location: Whitehorse, Canada
Duration: Flexible

From USD $144.28
3-Hour Yukon Ice-Fishing Tour from Whitehorse, Whitehorse, Kayaking & Canoeing
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3-Hour Yukon Ice-Fishing Tour from Whitehorse

Join your guide on an ice fishing adventure on one of the beautiful lakes in the Whitehorse area. Depending on conditions, your guide will choose the ideal ...  Read more

Location: Whitehorse, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $146.58
Arctic Day: Yukon Foodie Tour, Whitehorse, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Arctic Day: Yukon Foodie Tour

Are you hungry for adventure?Treat your taste buds to a northern adventure. On this tasty tour you will discover some of Yukon’s unique culinary experiences ...  Read more

Location: Whitehorse, Canada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.26
5-Day Golden Aurora Circle: Yukon and Alaska Summits, Whitehorse, Cultural Tours
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5-Day Golden Aurora Circle: Yukon and Alaska Summits

The Golden Circle tour contains some of North America’s grandest scenery, wildest places and plenty opportunities for viewing the Aurora Borealis. This great ...  Read more

Location: Whitehorse, Canada
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $1,416.67
Yukon Ice Fishing and Snowshoeing Tour, Whitehorse, Hiking & Camping
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Yukon Ice Fishing and Snowshoeing Tour

Strap on a pair of lightweight, modern snowshoes and experience the rugged Yukon backcountry with this guided, 4-hour tour. On this half-day, small-group ...  Read more

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

From USD $162.96

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