The name Yukon is evocative as well as descriptive: adventure, the far north, wilderness, moose. In the vast and thinly populated Yukon Territory, where most species far outnumber humans, is a grandeur and beauty only appreciated by experience. Getting here is part of the thrill and even the roads have their own lore.
Any visit to the Yukon Territory will mean much time outdoors. Whether it’s treks into Kluane National Park, canoe expeditions down the Yukon River, or Arctic explorations in the north, it will be you and the Yukon. Yes, the summers are short, but like the explosion of wildflowers in July, they are intense, magnified under the near-constant light. Fall comes early but with its own burst of color as leaves turn shocking shades of gold and crimson. In winter, you’ll understand why so many would never leave, as the season is filled with days of utter quiet to contemplate the snowy solitude.