Introducing Yukon Territory
The name Yukon is evocative as well as descriptive: adventure, the far north, wilderness, moose. How can you even hear ‘Yukon’ and not feel a stirring within? This vast and thinly populated wilderness – most four-legged species far outnumber humans – has a grandeur and beauty only appreciated by experience.
Few places in the world today have been so unchanged over the course of time. Aboriginal people, having eked out survival for thousands of years, hunt and trap as they always have. The Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 was the Yukon’s high point of population, yet even its heritage is ephemeral, easily erased by time.
Any visit will mean much time outdoors. Canada’s five tallest mountains and the world’s largest ice fields below the Arctic are all within Kluane National Park. Canoe expeditions down the Yukon River are epic. You’ll appreciate the people; join the offbeat vibe of Dawson City and the bustle of Whitehorse.
Ready to go?
These tours & activities make it easy:
A local night out in Dawson City
After a lucky 1896 panning discovery ignited the Klondike Gold Rush in Canada’s Yukon Territory, thousands of nugget-eyed North Americans stampeded in for a slice of golden pie.
Yukon Territory destination guides
Skagway Shore Excursion: Full-Day Tour of the Yukon
Spend time in port in Skagway enjoying a full-day shore excursion into the Yukon, Canada's westernmost territory. Explore some of North America's most stunning wilderness, stop for lunch at Caribou Crossing, a wildlife museum, and visit a dog-sled camp, where you can meet the adorable huskies preparing for the Yukon Quest dog sled race.
Skagway Shore Excursion: Private 4x4 Yukon Adventure from Skagway
When your ship docks in Skagway, venture into Canada's Yukon Territory in a luxury 4x4 SUV, passing through rainforests, subarctic alpine tundra, boreal forest and desert.