Territory - Northern Lights and Farm and Ranch Accommodation
Visit the Yukon
Territory in Canada, and area of pristine beauty no matter
what time of the year. Known for its wilderness landscapes, wildlife
and striking natural phenomena, this area is larger than life.
The Yukon is
a land rich with dramatic mountain vistas, wild rivers and crystal
clear lakes. The Southern Yukon has vast forests as
as the eye can see, and in the north, the tundra
rolls on forever.
The Yukon is a magical place. In summer, you can
enjoy the midnight sun extending your fun into the wee hours and in
winter you won't want to miss the mystery of the northern
lights during the months of October through to April.
Courtesy of the United States Air Force. Photo by Senior
Airman Joshua Strange.
Evidence of the Gold Rush in the Yukon
Due to the Klondike Gold Rush
that took place at the end of the nineteenth century thousands of
people streamed into the Yukon in search of gold. You can still see
many signs of the gold rush when you visit, whether you hike the famous
or visit the historic city of Dawson,
where the Palace Grand Theatre and Diamond Tooth Gertie's Gambling Hall
put on nightly shows in true gold rush style.
And, if you were
wondering, there's still plenty of gold out there; it's just a matter
of looking in the right place. Tour companies in Dawson City offer gold
panning tours. If you're more serious, you'll need to check with Yukon
Government about where you're permitted to pan in the Yukon territory.
The Yukon Territory for Nature Reserves
National Park Reserve tucked away in the southwestern part
of the Yukon territory should not be missed. It includes Mt. Logan, Canada's
tallest mountain, and it is here that glaciers dominate and this park
is now a World Heritage Site.The park is well known for its wildlife,
including ground squirrels, caribou, moose, grizzly and black bears,
Dall sheep and mountain goats. Some 150 bird species, from golden
eagles to golden-crowned sparrows, inhabit the park.
There is camping
at Kathleen Lake, hiking and climbing, or fishing (June-August).
Fishing is prohibited within the park boundaries. However, there is
excellent fishing (graylings, northern pike and sheefish) across the
highway in Kluane Lake.
Stop and inquire about good fishing spots at the Visitors Center. There
are also winter facilities for cross-country skiing, ice fishing and
The Yukon Territory for Cultural and Sporting Events
The Yukon also has a wide array of
cultural and sporting events and infrastructures that attract artists,
participants and tourists from all parts of the world. Some of these
are the Yukon
International Storytelling Festival, the Frostbite Music Festival,
Dawson Music Festival
and the Yukon Quest
which is the 1000 Mile International
Sled Dog Race.
the Yukon Beringia
Interpretive Centre, Northern
Klondike Gold Rush memorials and activities, "Takhini Hot Springs",
the Whitehorse fish
ladder. This is the longest wooden Fish Ladder in
the World. Enjoy seeing Chinook Salmon on their way to their spawning
grounds pass through this observation site. Glass windows in a viewing
area allow you to see salmon, grayling and trout all at one time.
Hopefully, we have whet your appetite
enough to come to the Yukon territory for your next Canadian Holiday.
Below is a list of some of the farms and ranches offering you
accommodation and great hospitality in this eco-destination.