Yukon Territory

Top Adventures in Yukon Territory

  • Backpack Observation Mountain

    This trip is within the Kluane National Park and Reserve. The park is neighboured by BC’s Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park and Alaska’s Glacier Bay / Wrangle St Elias National Parks to cover roughly 110 000 km2 of some of the last truly untouche...

    42.3 miles 6233.6 ft gain

  • Explore the Carcross Desert

    The Carcross Desert is considered by many to be the smallest desert in the world. However, it is actually just sand dunes left over from a glacial lake and is too humid to be an 'official' desert.Just 5 minutes north of the town of Carcross along ...

  • Summit Sheep Mountain (Tachäl Dhäl) in the Kluane Ranges

    You will rarely see another person if you hike early in the season like me, and even in season the Yukon is a remote destination. Covering 480,000 square kilometers, only 34,000 people call the Yukon home. Compare that to the territory's 70,000 mo...

    6.8 miles 3816 ft gain

  • Photograph the Aurora Borealis from the Yukon Crossing

    Whitehorse is one of the most popular jump off points for chasing the aurora simply because of how far north the city is, as well as the city's size. This guide will take you to the Yukon Crossing from Whitehorse since the further north you get th...

  • Backpack Rake Mountain

    As a whole, Tombstone Territorial Park boasts a stunning and at times alien landscape but, the Rake Mountain area is particularly beautiful. Park you vehicle at the turn off near kilometer 90 (there is a sign) of the Dempster Highway. Orient yours...

    5 miles 820.2 ft gain

  • Hike Nares Mountain

    Carcross is a great starting point from where to reach Nares Mountain hike. This track is accessed by car from the the Tagish Road.  From Carcross head north and turn right onto the Tagish Road #8. Drive 2km and turn right into the Choutla Subdivi...

    5 miles 3280.8 ft gain

  • Hike King's Throne Trail

    To reach the trailhead drive 27 km (17 mi) south of Haines Junction on the Haines Road and then take the road leading to Kathleen Lake day-use area.  The trail begins at the Cottonwood trailhead - you can take the trail behind the wooden cabin in ...

    6.2 miles 1797.9 ft gain

  • Camp at Lowell Lake

    Lake Lowell, located in the Yukon's Kluane National Park, is fed by the Alsek River and the lake's namesake glacier, which borders the western shore. When the weather permits, you can see Lowell Glacier and glistening icebergs floating through the...

  • Hike the Auriol Trail in Kluane National Park

    Parking is clearly marked and visible from the Haines Highway, 7 km south of Haines Junction.  This trail is reasonably easy and although it does not reach any summit, it offers great views of the surrounding mountain ranges and Haines Junction. W...

    9.3 miles 1312.3 ft gain

  • Cycle the Dempster Highway to the Arctic

    If you've looked at travelling in northern Canada at all, odds are you've heard of the Dempster. It's a rough 740 km gravel road that runs from the Klondike Highway near Dawson to Inuvik in the Mackenzie Delta. It was started in 1959 and completed...

    453.6 miles 4314.3 ft gain