The vastness and diversity of the Yukon means the Canadian destination is an ideal location for visitors to escape to in 2021. With 80% pure wilderness, UK tour operators have added a considerable amount of new Yukon product for the upcoming winter season.
Whilst the Yukon is currently patiently waiting to welcome visitors back to Canada’s Northwest corner, those currently planning their next big holiday can be reassured that in the Yukon, they will be able to escape the crowds and have breathtaking adventures in the wild, whilst staying in remote accommodation.
The Yukon is home to 5,000-metre peaks, forested valleys, unspoiled waters and untamed wildlife with more than 160,000 caribou, 70,000 moose, 22,000 mountain sheep, 6,000 grizzly bears, 220 species of birds and only 40,000 humans. With national and territorial parks in abundance, including the UNESCO World Heritage site, Kluane National Park, four Canadian Heritage Rivers, and 3,000 miles of road, some of Canada’s most remote areas become accessible to visitors in the Yukon.
New packages for winter 2020/2021 include:
Aurora Borealis Outdoor Adventure from Dawson City with North America Travel Service
3 nights from £872 per person
Visitors can experience the Northern Lights and historic Gold Rush town, Dawson City, on North America Travel Services’ new Aurora Borealis Outdoor Adventure package. This new tour includes a three-night stay at the Aurora Inn in Dawson City including all breakfasts and dinners, a guided day trip to Tombstone Territorial Park, dogsledding on the frozen Yukon River, two nights of aurora viewing, a City and Goldfield tour, admission to the Dawson City Museum, and a historic walking tour of Dawson City.
View the full itinerary here: northamericatravelservice
Husky Adventures with Windows on the Wild
7 nights from £1555 per person
On this thrilling new tour, visitors will learn the art of dog-mushing and explore secluded trails each day from Sky High Wildness Ranch. Accommodation is in cabins or wood heated tent outpost camps. Visitors will learn how to care for their dogs before racing across frozen lakes and conquering challenging climbs such as McIntyre Mountain. Evenings can be spent relaxing in the steam room or sauna and around cosy campfires.
View the full itinerary here: windowsonthewild
Canada’s Winter Wonderland with Inspiring Travel Company
8 days from £2575 per person
Inspiring Travel Company have launched a new 8-day Canada’s Winter Wonderland including Yukon Northern Lights tour. Following two nights in Vancouver (BC) and two nights in Whistler (BC), this new tour takes visitors to the Yukon for four nights. Activities include aurora borealis viewing from a heated cosy cabin or walled tent, a sightseeing tour of the Yukon’s capital Whitehorse, a guided tour taking in the historic main street and the White Pass and Yukon Route railroad depot, and a snowmobiling or dog sledding excursion.
View the full itinerary here: inspiringtravelcompany
Southern Lakes Resort Winter Adventure with Trailfinders
5 nights from £1028 per person
Set beside Tagish Lake in traditional First Nation territory, is the stunning Southern Lakes Resort. Offering complete tranquillity, Trailfinders have added a new five day Winter Adventure itinerary. This unique property offers five private log cabins (including a superior cabin and a family cabin with kitchenette) with spectacular views. From the resort, visitors can explore one of the world’s last untouched frontiers and enjoy dogsledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and aurora viewing.
View the full itinerary here: trailfinders
For further information on the Yukon, visit www.travelyukon.com