Yukon Territory Things to Do

  • Summit of Grey Mountain
    Summit of Grey Mountain
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  • S.S. Klondike in Whitehorse, Yukon
    S.S. Klondike in Whitehorse, Yukon
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    Lounge for 1st class passengers
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Yukon Territory Things to Do

  • Tombstone Mountains

    The Tombstone Mountains Territorial Park is an area of 2,164 square kilometres in the south Ogilvie Mountains. Follow the Dempster Highway north for about 70 km and you are there. The Tombstones are great for hiking. The tundra makes you have great views everywhere. Coming from Whitehorse it is completely different from the 400 km of forrest...

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  • Salmon galore

    If you come to the west coast of Canada or Alaska from June-September, you might see tons of salmon swimming upstream during their mating season.

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  • Vast, remote and stark

    The Yukon territory is vast and stark. There're lakes, mountains, woods and forests, often shrouded in mist. In some ways, it reminds me of Scotland. It's not on the beaten path. I came here on a cruise excursion, and really seized the opportunity to see this place instead of going to some stupid lumberjack show. No regrets at all!

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  • Carcross

    Carcross is a funky little town of about 400 people just off the Klondike Highway in southern Yukon. Although it is a small, unglamorous town, it makes for a fun stopover. There is a very good visitors center near the entrance to the town, which has plenty of information about things to see and do in the area. Highlights include a couple of small...

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  • Southern Yukon Lakes

    Along the Yukon / British Columbia border are a series of interconnected lakes that provide some great scenery. Lake Bennett is a long, narrow lake in southern Yukon straddling the British Columbia border. It was from here that would-be miners in the 1898 Klondike gold rush began their raft trips (after first hiking over the Chilkoot and White...

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  • Emerald Lake

    Emerald Lake is a small lake in the southern Yukon Territory, near Carcoss. Its name was inspired by the unusual green color of its water. Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to explore it, but it was a pretty view.

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  • Gold panning

    Dawson City - gold panning at Bonanza Creek just outside the town. We did it ourselves although you can join a tour. At Claim 33 (the guy there is a goldminer himself with some useful information) we bought pans and following the directions we drove further up to the KVA Claim, where it is possible to search for gold for free. Apparently some days...

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  • Carcross Desert

    The Carcross Desert is a geographic anomaly - a small (260 hetares) sand desert that lies in the middle of the mountainous southern Yukon region. The Carcross Desert was formed when the water from a glacial lake evaporated over time, leaving its sand bottom exposed to the elements. The Klondike Highway runs right by the Carcross Desert, so you can...

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  • Drive the Klondike Hwy

    One of the most absolutely amazing drives in the world is between Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada and Skagway, Alaska USA!! 110 miles of the most jaw-dropping snow capped, glacier filled peaks on the planet. This is my favorite road of all times and ya get tocheck out some big ol crazy wildlife....bears and moose and caribou and porcupines etc etc etc! I...

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  • Kluane National Park

    The Alaska Highway follows this Park for some time and eventually, you pass by the visitors center--the one in Haines Junction is open all year, the other one at Sheep Mountain is open in the summer. It shares a border with the US National Park Wrangell-St. Elias, so it's not surprising they combine (with other parks in the area) to form a UNESCO...

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  • Destruction Bay

    You have to visit based on the name alone. Who doesn't want to brag they were in Destruction Bay? hehe:) This is a little tiny settlement that does have a clinic and garage and in the summer, a couple other services. But if you're passing by it, take the short drive out to the water. At the end, there's a picnic table that's perfect for a break or...

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  • Haines Junction

    Haines Junction is another cute place to visit. It's named because it's at the junction of Haines Road/highway and the Alaska Highway so if you're driving to the Yukon, you're likely to pass through it. Not a lot of communities in the Yukon have all services, so it's a relief to come upon one that does. With a population of only 530 (roughly), it...

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  • The perfect capital city...

    Whitehorse is so cute! I wouldn't want it to look any other way. We were actually told by some people that it's an "okay" town but I think they're wrong. It doesn't deserve just one tip here, but a whole page from me. So, that's what I'll get to next. Anyway, it's by far the largest city in the Yukon and most of the Territory's population lives...

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  • Klukshu Indian Village

    In this small indian village they operate a fishtrap in the salmonseason. We were very lucky to witness the salmon swim past the trap to spawn. One salmon was not that lucky he choose the fishtrap entrance and was the meal for that evening.There was also storytelling with a cup of tea and a small museum, which was unfortunately closed.

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  • Rock Glaciers

    Rockglaciers are somewhat different to normal glacier of ice. It is shattered rock sliding forward on a core of glacial ice. Every glacier has rocks and stones on it, but these glaciers have a complete rock surface. The Rock Glacier trail at km 202 of the Haines Road leads over the toe of a rockglacier. Some infopanels tell you all about the...

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  • Kluane National Park

    Kluane National Park is partly in Yukon, Canada and partly in Alaska, USA. Together with Wrangell-St Elias, Glacier Bay and Tatshenshini-Alsek it is on the World Heritage list of Unesco since 1979. The parks include a complex of glaciers and high peaks. The site contains the largest non-polar icefield in the world. The spectacular natural...

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  • Walk through the streets of historic...

    The City of Dawson was founded in September of 1896 by Joseph Ladue, a trader on the Yukon River. Like mr Ladue more people knew there was a lot of money to be made here and soon the place became a supply, service and entertainment centre. In 1898 Yukon became a territory and Dawson became its capital. A lot of new government buildings were built...

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  • Dredge No. 4

    Dredge No 4 is a National Historic Site of Canada. Soon after gold was discovered in Yukon, dredges were introduced to the region. There were 24 dredges working in the area around Dawson, but only one was turned into a historic site. Dredge No. 4 is the largest wooden hull, bucket line dredge in North America. It stands on Claim 17 Below Discovery...

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  • Five Finger Rapids

    The Five Finger Rapids are about halfway between Whitehorse and Dawson. Long wooden steps lead down from the Klondike highway to a trail through to the woods to a huge viewing platform with interpretive panels and safety railings. The five finger rapids were next to the White Horse rapids the second obstacle for the golddiggers at the end of the...

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  • Fox Lake Burn

    In 1998 there was a large wildfire near Fox Lake. Today there is a trail with interesting infoboards about how slow the forrest is recovering from this disaster.This is a nice stop along the Klondike highway. About one and a half hour drive from Whitehorse. The parking also has an outhouse.

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  • The Dawson City Museum

    The Dawson City Museum is one of the two museums in the Yukon(the other the McBride Museum in Whitehorse) that should be visited. The museum is within a elegent building built in 1901. It is full of very good exhibits on the natural history of the region, the cultural history of the native peoples and off course the Klondike days. There are...

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  • SS Klondike

    If you like history and cool boats you should go check out the Steam Ship Klondike in Whitehorse, Yukon. The S.S. Klondike National Historic Site commemorates the era of riverboat transportation up and down the Yukon River. This ship more than likely passed through my great-grandfather's town of Holy Cross, Alaska - way down the Yukon River from...

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  • The Discovery Claim and Bonanza Creek

    It was on Bonanza Creek, near Dawson, that gold was discovered back in 1896. The event began the Klondike Stampede that flooded the Dawson region with prospectors throughout the late 1890's. Today the area is a National Historic Park run by the Canadian Government. Other than scenery there is actually little to see except for this huge and...

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  • Take a tour of the S.S. Klondike

    While in Whitehorse take a tour of the S.S. Klondike. This paddlewheeled steamer used to travel along the mighty Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson city back in the 1930's up until 1955. It was accidently beached in 1960 where it sits today on the western bank of the Yukon River. Today the steamer looks rather pathetic sitting on the bank but it...

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  • The MacBride Museum in Whitehorse

    There is only one museum in the Yukon that you definitely should see and that is Whitehorse's the MacBride Museum. This is basically a regional museum that gives you great insight into life in the Yukon both before and after the arrival of Europeans. The museum has decent displays on the local aboriginal peoples, indeginous wildlife and on pioneer...

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Yukon Territory Hotels

  • Sundog Retreat

    We were looking for a place that might be a little remote, not something in centre of town, which...

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  • Aurora Inn

    THE HOTEL HAS BEEN RENOVATED AT 1998 IN THE OLD STYLE IT WAS VERY CLEAN AND IT S PLACED IN THE...

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  • Spirit Lake Wilderness Resort

    Spirit Lake has a lot to offer for a true Northern adventure, nicce motel units , cool...

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  • Raven Motel

    Box 5470, Alaska Hwy., Haines Junction, Y0B 1L0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Air Force Lodge

    136 Adela Trail, Box 825, Watson Lake, Y0A1C0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Burwash Landing Resort & RV Park

    We were eight women driving from Fairbanks AK to Skagway AK across the Yukon Territory. Our...

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  • Inconnu Lodge

    Box 29008, OK, Mission, RPO, Kelowna, Province of

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Green-Inn on the River

    Alaska HWY, Johnson's Crossing, Y1A 5P7, Canada

  • Best Western Gold Rush Inn

    While I haven't actually stayed here myself, I worked here one summer (I needed to make extra money...

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