Whitehorse, Yukon

The Yukon is somewhere that is really close to my heart. It is where both my parents grew up and it is also where all my family lives currently besides my siblings and I.  The first thing you have to decide when going to the Yukon is what you want to experience. In the summer, you will be able to hike and explore with out the hassle of snow and -30 conditions that you see there around Christmas time. Summers in the Yukon are very beautiful and offer a lot if you love the outdoors.  Some of the fun things about the winter up there is the chance to see the northern lights, the opportunity to go snow mobiling, ice fishing, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, and other winter activities.  You could also go in fall time when the leave are beautifully changing colour. The wildlife is usually more visible at this time, as they are looking everywhere for food for winter.  You can see animals such as, grizzly bears, black bears, moose, lynx, beavers, many species of birds, caribou, elk, and much more. If you are looking to experience nature and small-town living, I highly suggest you check out the Yukon and what it has to offer. It is a little Canadian gem.  I will list some of the beautiful places you can check out around the whole territory:

  • Emerald Lake
  • Marsh Lake, Swan Haven
  • Five Finger Rapids
  • Sheep Mountain
  • Kluane National Park
  • Haines Junction
  • Miles Canyon
  • Dezadeash Lake
  • Pine Lake has a great campground
  • Carcross Desert
  • Dawson City (tons of history on infamous Klondike gold rush)
  • Watson Lake Sign Post
  • Canoeing down the Yukon river

Unfortunelty I didnt have access to any of my own photos from the Yukon, but if you google image any of these incredible places you will understand why I listed them.