GUIDE: THE YUKON

The Yukon starts to impress even before you arrive. The view from the airplane
on your descent into Whitehorse gives a glimpse at a grandiose landscape. Rivers run
and bend between massive mountains, jade coloured lakes sparkle and dense forests stretch
endlessly toward the horizon. On the final approach, the plane carefully banks around the
side of a snow-capped mountain. And this is just the beginning.
The Yukon has been alluring people for more than a century. During the Klondike gold rush in 1896, people went to great lengths to get there, hoping to strike it rich.
Today, it still offers travellers a golden opportunity to explore its natural beauty
with ease and comfort.
EXPLORE:
CARCROSS
Originally called Caribou Crossing, this picturesque town is 75 kilometres south of Whitehorse. Although it's a small community, it boasts some impressive views. Surrounded by splendid lakes and rugged mountains, it's still hard to ignore the charming railroad bridge, bright pink general store and quaint old churches. When all this scenery works up your appetite, grab a homemade snack or coffee from one of the town's great cafés.
Kluane National Park and Reserve
Home to Canada's largest mountain (Mount Logan) and the 72-kilometre-long Lowell
Glacier, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is as vast as it is beautiful—whether you're
hiking it, horseback riding through it, camping or just there for the day. For an Insta-worthy
experience, consider booking an aerial tour, which offers thrilling views of the mountains,
valleys and glaciers.
WHITEHORSE
Attracting visitors year-round, the Yukon's capital is a modern yet relaxed city with galleries, cafés and restaurants. With so much nature at your doorstep, you are only minutes away from outdoor activities. Miles Canyon, just outside town, offers a suspension bridge and trails, and is a fantastic place to enjoy a picnic. You might even be lucky enough to spot some wildlife.
EAT:
Baked Cafe
An industrial café serving a mouth-watering array of homemade scones in lots of interesting flavours. Don't think of leaving town without trying one.
Klondike Rib & Salmon Barbecue
Located in two of the oldest buildings in the Yukon, this is the perfect place
to sample some delicious northern fare.
Giorgio's Cuccina
Tasty Italian cuisine in a room where the service is warm and welcoming.
Miner's Daughter 103 Main St.
A casual restaurant with a rustic twist. The menu offers a tasty range of food, from oysters to
generous servings of roast pork.
SHOP:
THE COLLECTIVE GOOD
A modern design-focused shop specializing in local and Canadian items, it's a great place to nab some tasteful souvenirs.
BELLA HOME DECOR
A whimsical and fun collection of large and small home decor items. Don't miss the selection of unique jewellery.
PLAN:
Travelyukon.com
The Yukon is a fantastic place to visit any time of year, and with just a few clicks you'll
have all the information you need to plan your trip.