Yukon is the land of the midnight sun, where skies are glorious and summer light just won’t quit. Life flourishes under hours of intense sunlight. This Arctic summer phenomenon transforms the land into a northern nursery visited by millions of birds and exploding in wildflower blooms.
On summer solstice, June 21, the sun doesn’t set at the Arctic Circle—the further north one travels, the higher the sun and the longer the season of the midnight sun. All over the Yukon, summer is a busy time of festivals and outdoor fun. Come celebrate the midnight sun and camp, hike, golf and dance under a Yukon sun that doesn't set.
Sleeping under daylight can be challenging for first-time visitors to the North, but everyone soaks in the sights and sounds of the northern summer. Enjoy a round of golf under the midnight sun. Cast a line for a grayling in the golden rays of late evening, and take walks in the middle of the 'night'. People often experience a surge of energy that comes with long light-filled days—come join in the fun!