Your biggest problem is going to be which direction to point your camera. Prepare to be amazed.
Glacier flightseeing over the biggest icefields outside of the polar regions. Mind. Blown.
The Peel Watershed
The Peel Watershed drains 14% of the Yukon before flowing into the Beaufort Sea. 68,000km2 of untouched wilderness. And 100% awe inspiring.
Kluane National Park and Reserve
UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highest mountain in Canada (Mt. Logan ). Biggest massif in the world (also Mt. Logan ). Largest non-polar icefields in the world. Twenty of Canada’s twenty five highest peaks. Five peaks between 5,000 – 6,000m (16,400-19,685ft). A wilderness playground half the size of Switzerland. We say, go big or go home.
Tombstone Territorial Park
In late August, Tombstone Territorial Park hosts nature’s grand finale with a fall colour display so incredible it will have you writing poetry.
A Celebration of Swans
Busier than London Heathrow, Marsh Lake becomes the scene of thousands of arrivals and departures during the annual swan migration each spring.
Take a drive down Haines Road. The highest concentration of grizzly bears in North America calls the Kluane region home. And to pass the time they like to observe the drivers along Haines Road.
More than 1250 species of wildflowers. And they all bloom between April and September. It’s a veritable frenzy of flowers.
Faro Sheep and Crane Festival
Every May the tiny hamlet of Faro welcomes thousands of feathered visitors. Conveniently, they arrive just in time for the Faro Sheep and Crane Festival. Human visitors can watch Sandhill Cranes ride the thermals on their way north for the summer and check out the local population of Fannin Sheep.
You don’t have to go far to see wildlife. The Millenium Trail in downtown Whitehorse is the site of some prime bald eagle real estate.
It’s a bumpy ride but once you’re atop Grey Mountain in Whitehorse you’ll be able to breathe deep and enjoy some of the cleanest air in the world. And the view’s quite nice too.
Yukon Wildlife Preserve
Get eyeball to eyeball with 13 species of northern Canadian mammals at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. Probably the only place you’re ever likely to get this close to a muskox.
The sign at the Arctic Circle on the Dempster Highway has to be the ultimate “selfie” spot. Especially on the summer solstice. At midnight.
Porcupine Caribou Migration
The Porcupine Caribou herd that ranges across northern Yukon and Alaska are the consummate travelers. They hold the record for the longest terrestrial land migration in the world – they travel up to 4,800km (2,982mi.) a year. That’s slightly further than Los Angeles to New York! The best place to witness this spectacle is Old Crow in the fall.