There’s no doubt that summer time in Yukon, with its blazing sun that never sets, is hard to beat. But as the locals will tell you, winter is equally beautiful and abundant with outdoor adventure. Here are three compelling reasons to visit Yukon in winter.

Northern Lights

1. Behold the northern lights

Yukon offers the best seats in the house to the world’s most incredible light show. Feel your heart stir as you bear witness to the shimmering aurora borealis, its magical green and pink ribbons dancing in glory across the night sky.


2. Stay in a cozy wilderness lodge

There’s nothing more romantic than snuggling up with a hot chocolate, snowflakes drifting by the window of your private lodge, surrounded by glistening white forests, as though drenched in vanilla ice-cream, howling wolves serenading in the distance.

Dog Sledding

3. Outdoor adventure!

Embrace the outdoors like a Yukoner with wilderness adventures on offer for all ages and abilities. Spend the day whizzing through the trees and across frozen lakes on a snowmobile, learn how to mush your own team of sled dogs, or explore on snowshoes. At the end of an exhilarating day, soak in the Takhini Hot Springs, a natural mineral outdoor hot spring on the outskirts of Whitehorse.