The Best Things To Do In The Yukon

Highlights From The Road to 150 Yukon Episode

Known for its dramatic landscapes, vast wilderness, and the famous Klondike Gold Rush, the Yukon has been capturing people’s imaginations for years. With four-legged creatures far outnumbering humans, Canada’s tallest mountain peaks, and the world’s largest non-polar glacier, the Yukon is a true paradise for adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts.

We started our journey in Whitehorse, the Yukon’s capital city. From here, we toured the SS Klondike, ate some delicious food in Whitehorse’s oldest buildings, saw heaps of wildlife, and caught a glimpse of the Northern Lights. We then went to Dawson, the worlds most famous gold rush town. While walking around the old boardwalk streets was incredible enough, we also went gold panning, toured the massive dredge #4, watched a Cancan show at the oldest casino in the country, and took a river cruise on a paddle-wheeler. We then drove up the infamous Dempster Highway all the way to Eagle Plains, past the Arctic Circle and into the Northwest Territories. After coming back and spending another night in Dawson, we drove to Kluane National Park for one of the most epic flightseeing tours we’ve ever experienced.

We also learned many new things, including:

  • Kluane National Park is the most Western point in Canada and is home to the largest non-polar glacier in the world.
  • Dawson City was the centre of the Klondike Gold Rush.
  • The Yukon is home to Canada’s highest mountain.

There is so much to do in the Yukon, especially for those who love the great outdoors. Whether you’re looking for secluded hiking opportunities, incredible flightseeing tours, high mountains, the ultimate “gold rush” experience, or Canada’s only highway to the Arctic, the Yukon is the place to be! [Read more…]

7 Things You Must Do in Canada

This post is part of the “This is My Canada” series for Canadian bloggers who want to write about the things we want people to experience in Canada. Maybe my top 7 is cliche or maybe they are obvious, but I don’t care. I love em!

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Banff Springs Hotel

1. Rocky Mountains

Maybe I’m biased because I live in the west but I’ve yet to find anything on earth more beautiful than the Canadian Rockies. The drive from Calgary, Alberta to British Columbia is outstanding. Summer is the best time for a bunch of reasons. The road conditions are much safer and you’ll truly get to see the amazing contrast between lush green pine forests, bright blue skies, granite grey mountains, and emerald colored lakes. Add to this the high probability of spotting deer, elk, mountain sheep, and potentially some grizzly bears, and you have one hell of an adventure ahead of you. The area is also home to Banff National Park, which is not only Canada’s first national park but also the #1 tourist spot in the country. Here in the winter? No worries, you’ll still get to bask in jaw-dropping beauty and the amazing contrast between bright white snow and deep blue skies. You can also go skiing at multiple world-class resorts. [Read more…]