Get back to nature in the Yukon wild
Yukon is one of the world’s last pristine places, and we’re fortunate that much of it is protected in wilderness parks.
Iconic wilderness landscapes
Yukoners aren’t the name-dropping kind, unless we’re talking about our cherished wild places. Heard of Tombstone, Kluane or the Chilkoot? Paddled the Alsek, the Snake or the Firth? Our national and territorial parks are world-renowned for signature backcountry hikes and river journeys, as well as day trips, scenic flights and cultural experiences.
Unmatched adventure and wildlife
Imagine floating past calving glaciers, flying over the world’s largest non-polar icefields or hiking through towering peaks. Or taking a stroll on a forest trail, or spotting northern birds and wildlife from a canoe. Our parks are home to a diverse array of northern wildlife, from millions of migratory birds to grizzly bears to the Porcupine caribou herd.
Discovery Claim National Historic Site
Discovery Claim National Historic Site is where gold was discovered in 1896, triggering the Klondike Goldrush. It is a legally defined mining claim measuring 500 by 2000 feet located on …
Dredge No. 4 National Historic Site
Not long after gold was discovered in large quantities in the Klondike, dredges were brought into the Yukon—the first dredge was built in the fall of 1899. One of the two dozen dredges …
Visit three generations of the Millar family at their working placer goldmine. Your friendly guide will take you right onto the mine site to learn how gold is deposited by nature and …
Ivvavik National Park
DEMPSTER HIGHWAY TO THE WESTERN ARCTIC The Northwest Territories Visitor Information centre provides information services on the Dempster Highway, Inuvik Region and rest of Northwest …
Klondike National Historic Sites
Visit historic Dawson City with costumed interpreters through a variety of tours and programs or on your own time with self-guided options. Tickets and information at the Visitor Centre. …
Kluane National Park - Cottonwood trail
Jul 19, 2015 - Aug 31, 2015
The Kluane National Park is really the pristine wilderness. No campground, no cabin, no hut. We have to cross several cold creeks. It is possible to hike several days without seeing anybody.