Duration:
7 Days
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Season:
Winter

The Yukon is your one-stop destination for all things winter fun. Imagine: Breathtaking day trips by small plane or snowshoe in the mountains. Wild and hilarious winter festivals. Exhilarating dogsled adventures down a forested trail. We have it all. Museums, theatre, live music, great local dining and cozy accommodations round out your winter trip of a lifetime.

Day 1 – Your Winter Adventure Begins

After a short two and a half hour flight from one of our gateway cities, step out of the airport and breath in the clean crisp northern air. Make your way to your hotel, lodge or cabin to check-in.

Take time to recharge, then go for a stroll to enjoy a locally roasted coffee and the cafe culture at one of our many coffee shops. Use the time to plan your jam-packed itinerary of outdoor fun and local culture. If you didn't pre-book winter clothing with a tour operator, don't worry, you'll find what you need in one of the many shops. Settle in and get ready to have fun.

Days 2 - 5 – Pack in the Fun and Frolicking

In the Yukon, the outdoor options are endless: Snowshoe up a stunning mountain ridge, cross-country ski down pristine trails, ice fish with a local guide on a remote lake, or dogsled along the Yukon River.

If you want to observe a true northern tradition, cheer on the teams in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. Or, if high action packed adventure is more your style, learn to kite ski at the White Pass or take a snowmobile tour on wide-open alpine trails.

When it's time to warm up but you're not ready to wind down, dance it up at a live fiddling show or mid-winter music festival, sample caribou steaks at a local restaurant, or enter a wild and wacky contest at the Sourdough Rendezvous winter festival.

Day 6 – Mush!

Book a dog sledding day trip with a local musher and gain a glimpse into Yukon's treasured past. Team up the sled and get ready to traverse the trails, just as Yukon's ancestors once did and locals continue to do to this day.

During the run you'll revel in the action and adventure of an activity so close to all Northerner's hearts, its presence can be heard in local myths and lore, and found adorning the pages of Jack London and local writers alike. Let the friendly well-trained dogs win you over – not only by their cute and cuddliness but by their amazing ability to pull the sled down the trail with grace and skill.

Day 7 – Take in the Town

Last chance to cram in the fun! Be sure to check out a performance at one of Whitehorse's many venues including the Yukon Arts Centre or Old Fire Hall, or wander along Main Street browsing shops, cafés and galleries for unique Northern arts, culture and shopping.

Stroll the trail along the Yukon River, then head inside to warm up at a local bakery for lunch. One thing's for sure: You won't be in a hurry to leave.

Places to Stay

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Lodges & Cabins

From a short drive outside of Whitehorse to a remote flight into an alpine lake-side retreat, the Yukon has your dream cabin or lodge awaiting you.

Don't Forget
Come Again
Now that you've got the Yukon under your skin, consider planning a summer trip to canoe, hike or take a road trip through our unforgettable landscape. The wilderness and wildlife will leave you breathless.