In the Athapaskan language, the word Yukon means the great river or big river.
Close your eyes now and breathe in crisp Yukon air. Smell spruce sap and the earthy scent of tundra, and listen for the excited howls of husky sled dogs. Open your eyes and drink in Yukon landscapes under dancing aurora borealis. Canoe a Yukon river and dip your hands into the clearest water you've ever seen. A vacation in Canada's Yukon is a larger than life experience. Stay awhile—you won't want to leave.
Explore Your Options
Whether you're looking for an active outdoor adventure or a relaxed leisurely vacation, Yukon has it all. Long summer days are perfect for exploring Yukon's vast wilderness on horseback or from the seat of your canoe. Discover the natural wonders of this place on a scenic driving tour or on the back of a dogsled. Or, plan your vacation around events like the Dawson City Music Festival or Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.
Yukon is world renowned as a legendary land imbued with gold rush history, frontier spirit and first nation culture. Listen to what fellow media travellers have to say about Yukon.