Yukon – Land of the midnight sun
Yukon is the land of the midnight sun, where skies are glorious and summer light just won’t quit, with the best time to visit between May and August. Life flourishes under hours of intense sunlight as the land hosts millions of migratory birds and explodes in wildflower blooms. On summer solstice, June 21, the sun doesn’t set at the Arctic Circle — the further north one travels, the higher the sun and the longer the season of the midnight sun. All over the Yukon, summer is a busy time of festivals and outdoor play.
Summertime Grand Tour
Take the road trip of a lifetime at the height of the northern summer and see Yukon’s memorable places by connecting the North Klondike, Top of the World, and Alaska highways. You’ll visit national historic sites, attractions and wilderness parks, meet extraordinary people and see plenty of wildlife. The best part? Staying up late through Yukon’s endless twighlight to catch that perfect photo of the midnight sun.
Day 1 – Road trip a‘round the Yukon
You’ll experience Yukon highlights on this grand tour around the territory. Pick up your RV or car rental in Whitehorse, load up with provisions, find travel and road information at the Yukon Visitor Information Centre, and hit the highway.
Days 2 – 3 – North to the Klondike
Spend a couple of days winding up the North Klondike Highway along the route of Gold Rush stampeders. Explore roadside historic sites, visit cultural centres in Carmacks and Pelly Crossing, and enjoy quiet campgrounds in the boreal forest. Enjoy the hikes and heritage of the Silver Trail.
Days 4 – 6 – Discover Dawson and beyond
Stroll the boardwalk-lined streets of Dawson City and learn about the Klondike Gold Rush. Drive up Bonanza Creek Road to Dredge #4, and enjoy a hike on the Ridge Road Heritage Trail. Read about Jack London and Pierre Berton. Spend a day visiting Tombstone Territorial Park. Take the free ferry across the Yukon River and continue on the scenic Top of the World Highway to Tok, Alaska.
Days 7 – 9 – Explore the Kluane Mountain Range
You’ll return to the Yukon on the historic Alaska Highway and re-enter Canada at Beaver Creek. This is Kluane Country, one of North America’s wildest, most scenic regions. Watch for grizzly bears, moose and Dall sheep. Visit attractions in Burwash Landing, Haines Junction and at Sheep Mountain and enjoy the region’s beautiful campgrounds. Fill your days with wildlife viewing, walks and cultural experiences.
Days 10 – 12 – Southern Lakes Circuit
Head out to Haines Junction for a day of hiking and sightseeing in the Kluane region. From Whitehorse, it’s an easy circuit around the Southern Lakes to visit Carcross, Tagish, Teslin and Marsh Lake. Meet local artists, learn about the Inland Tlingit and Tagish First Nation people, and enjoy the interlaced glacier-fed lakes that form the Yukon River headwaters.
North America Travel Service offer motorhome packages to the Yukon from £1899 per person including return flights from London Heathrow to Whitehorse on Air Canada, 1 night at Best Western Gold Rush Inn, Whitehorse and 11 days compact motorhome for 2 adults (includes unlimited mileage, GPS satellite navigation, kits, prep
fee and insurances).
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For a detailed list of all campgrounds in the Yukon: www.env.gov.yk.ca/camping-parks/campgrounds.php