The Top 4 Things to Do in the Yukon, Canada


The Yukon of Canada is famous for its remote and amazing beauty. This is the destination of an adventurer and an adrenaline addict, for the city that wants to get rid of the suffocating crowds. From floating plane flights to exploring the first national culture of the area, there are one thousand ways to spend your time in the Yukon area. There are six best things to do to do your holiday to the last frontier of Canada.

1、Canoe the Region’s Mighty Rivers


1、Canoe the Region’s Mighty Rivers

Large spruce and pine forests in the Yukon River interlaced with rivers. In the past, these rivers were water highways, providing the most convenient means of transportation for settlers, businessmen and the first national hunters. Today, the river also provides a real way to experience the vast territory and untouched scenery for itself. You can hire a canoe from an operator such as Yukon wild or kanoe people (located in Whitehorse), or you can choose a boot line on the contrary. There are many channels, some of the most popular of the Yukon River, forest, river and the Pelly river.

Each river has its own attributes. For example, the three listed above have special benefits for historical sites, beginners and wildlife. No matter which river you choose to go to the wild, it is the ultimate way to reconnect with nature. Your days are drifting on the fast flowing water flowing through the dense forests and high limestone cliffs. In the evening, Bush in the lonely cry of the camp van Loon accompaniment. You can test your survival skills by fishing in a brook and whirlpool full of Parker and trout dinner, and wild animals often come out on the river.

2、Tour the Alaska Highway


If you’d rather travel by car, consider a road-trip along the legendary Alaska Highway. Designed to connect the contiguous U.S. with Alaska, construction on the highway began in 1942 during the height of the Second World War. Now paved in its entirety, it runs for 1,387 miles/ 2,232 kilometers from Dawson Creek in British Columbia to Delta Junction in Alaska. For intrepid travelers, the Alaska Highway offers spectacular scenery, fascinating history and above all, the freedom of the open road. There are numerous points of interest to visit along the way, making this route as much about the journey as the destination.

Stops in the Yukon include the Continental Divide of the Americas, the Signpost Forest at Watson Lake and the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Center in Whitehorse. The Signpost Forest began in 1942, when a homesick U.S. soldier working on the road’s construction put up a signpost for his hometown in Illinois. The tradition stuck, and today the “forest” includes more than 72,000 signs from all over the world, left by travelers making their own pilgrimage along the Alaska Highway. At the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Center, learn about the animals that once roamed from Siberia to North America when a land bridge existed between the two during the last Ice Age.

3、Watch for Wildlife


Whether you’re traveling by canoe, car or horseback, there is always a chance of coming face-to-face with the region’s wildlife. From black bears grazing on wild berries at the side of the road to bald eagles soaring overhead, one comes to expect the unexpected in the Yukon. For the best sightings, head to Kluane National Park, a protected area in the southwest that boasts Canada’s largest ice field and highest mountain. It’s also home to North America’s most diverse grizzly population. Other predators include black bears, wolves, coyotes and lynx; while ungulate species like moose and Dall’s sheep are also frequently spotted.

Kluane is also a good choice for avid birders, providing a home for around 150 different species. Amongst these are the mighty golden and bald eagles. Opt to see the park on a day hike, or a multi-day rafting or camping expedition.

Those that don’t have the time or budget to head out to Kluane should consider a visit to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, located a 25-minute drive from downtown Whitehorse. Here, you can see northwest Canada’s indigenous mammals in an enclosed, but natural, environment. Species on display include woodland caribou, Dall’s sheep and Canadian lynx, and unlike Kluane, sightings are almost guaranteed.

4、Discover Gold Rush History


Gold was first discovered in a tributary of the Klondike River in 1896. Before that time, the population of the Yukon was just 5,000; by 1898, that number had inflated with prospectors and gold rush entrepreneurs to 30,000. The Klondike Gold Rush was short-lived, however; by 1899, many of the fortune-seekers had moved on to new claims in Nome, Alaska. Despite its brevity, the Klondike Gold Rush is still entrenched in Yukon culture—and nowhere more so than in Dawson City. Originally a First Nations hunting camp, the town became the center of the gold rush and was known for a while as the Paris of the North.

Although just 1,375 people remain of the 40,000 that lived at Dawson City during its peak, it’s a much-loved destination for tourists hoping to relive the Klondike glory days. Visit the Dawson City Museum for an insight into the rush’s great rewards and hardships, as well as a look at the First Nations people and European fur traders who came before the prospectors. At nearby Claim 33 Gold Panning, you can even learn the art of gold panning for yourself. Gold Rush history is also prevalent elsewhere. In Whitehorse, the MacBride Museum offers several exhibits on the subject, while the Yukon River is home to abandoned settlements and gold dredges.