Yukon & the Northern Territories, Inuit Land
Into the wild on the footsteps of Jack London and the Inuits
Great wilderness, Yukon is 80% virgin territory – 32,000 inhabitants on a land almost as vast as Texas.
The animals are much more numerous: there are 200,000 caribou, 10,000 black bears, 7,000 grizzly bears and 5,000 wolves.
This is home of the Inuit, Inuvialuit, and northern First Nations peoples like the Dene and a world made of harsh and grandiose landscapes, of immense skies.
You will encounter coniferous, birch and black poplar forests, fields of ice, huge lakes with turquoise waters filled with fish, high plateaus and wide valleys.
A virgin territory across the arctic tundra, taiga, and ghost villages: the last frontier.
Names coming out of Jack London’s novel: the Klondike, Hudson’s Bay, and the Northwest Passage and synonymous of determination and harsh wilderness.
From Skagway to Whitehorse and from Whitehorse to Dawson City, the Klondike Highway is a history lesson.
The majestic landscapes do not reflect the hell gold prospectors experienced fighting the extreme weather and horrendous life conditions, very few of them became wealthy and even less survived.
Whitehorse: Yukon’s most cosmopolitan community with easy access to trails, rivers, lakes and mountains.
Dawson City: Founded at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush, the charming town of Dawson still retains the air of a Wild West settlement.
In winter the vibrant red, blue, and yellow wooden houses stand in stark contrast to the snowy landscape while the surrounding steep hills give it the feel of a miniature San Francisco transported into the wilderness.
Join the Sour toe cocktail club, explore Tombstone National Park and visit Jack London’s cabin.
Yellowknife: Yellowknife provides a multitude of attractions from snowmobiling and kite skiing to dog sledding and the world-famous ice castle and of course the best Northern Lights!
Explore its natural wonder: witness Northern Lights, admire Caribous and musk ox, polar and grizzly bears, wolves, mink, lynx, otter, ptarmigan, beavers and beautiful white or brown arctic foxes.
Discover a rich and vibrant culture: practice ice fishing with aboriginals, learn about Dene culture with your local indigenous guides, visit a kennels and learn about the huskies, see the SS Klondike paddle wheeler boat and the Old Log Church, both restored relics from the Gold Rush days, experience Inuit Culture and way of life in a whaling camp.
For active travels: Canoeing, like the early French-Canadian trappers, or voyageurs, go dog sledding, ice fishing..
Go dog sledding
Share your ride with a pack of energetic huskies and drive along snowy trails, through snow-covered valleys and across frozen rivers.
Ski among wild animals
This is a life-changing experience, rent a pair of skis and glide in Yukon Wildlife Preserve from animal to animal. It’s an amazing opportunity to take photos of animals native to the Yukon, like a moose, arctic fox and muskox.
Experience the midnight Sun
This far north within the Arctic Circle, there is no night time and you can experience the midnight sun and 24 hours of daylight!
Try Fat Biking
These tires allow you to maneuver in the snow, across frozen lakes, and through untouched trails.
Take a Glacier Flight Over Kluane National Park
Though you can hike, undoubtedly the best views are from the air. Flying through epic mountain passes that seem almost close enough to touch, you’ll get the world’s best view of a stunning alpine landscape carved out over millions of years.
Visit a Traditional Inuit Whaling Camp
Learn about the plants, wildlife and cultures, visit the Ice House. Enjoy a Traditional meal with your local host and hear stories from the land, overnight on the Arctic Ocean under the midnight sun.
Start off your fishing trip by snowmobiling across a lake and drilling a hole in the vast wilderness of the most northern parts of Canada.
Watch the Aurora Borealis from a Tepee
Fire cracking while sitting in the teepees listening to stories from Indigenous guides about their ancestors.
RECOMMENDED HOTELS & LODGES
Hotel Inn on the Lake****
Situated on the shores of Marsh Lake, this quaint lodge features views of Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. It offers kayaking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and an on-site restaurant.
Each guest room at Inn on the Lake Whitehorse includes rustic furnishings and a private bathroom. Select apartments boast a kitchen or balcony.
The restaurant serves a 4-course dinner every day with 2 entree choices. Guests can relax in the evenings at the bar or enjoy a coffee in the café.
A fitness center, hot tub, and sauna are part of Inn on the Lake. Free bicycle and snowshoe rentals are available.
Downtown Whitehorse and Whitehorse Airport are a 45-minute drive from the Yukon Inn on the Lake Lodge.
Hotel Bombay Peggy’s***
This is a unique place in Dawson City, as it is a restored brothel! It has opulent interiors and antique furniture reminiscent of the gold rush days. The speakeasy style pub has live music and it’s a lively fun place to stay.
Northern Lights Resort & Spa***
A remote lodge and spa in 160 acres of breathtaking Yukon wilderness. Individual log cabins feature comfy beds, roaring fires, and patios perfect for basking in the beauty of the Aurora Borealis. Outdoor hot tubs, Finnish sauna and expert massage treatments will leave you feeling utterly refreshed.
Southern Lakes Resort***
This spectacular lakefront resort offers beautiful, private log cabins right on Tagish Lake. Cozy, well-furnished log cabins, perfect for couples or families, for a weekend or long term rentals. Cabins feature private bath and balcony. Some with kitchenette. Licensed restaurant & bar, outdoor patio. Boat and canoe rentals, fishing charters. The resort is just a 1-hour drive south of Whitehorse and is ideally situated for day trips to picturesque Carcross, a mountain bike adventure on Montana Mountain or a day trip to the historic town of Skagway, only 3 hours away.
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