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Here Are 16 Things You Need To Know Before Travelling To Yukon

10/10 would visit.

Bursting with epic landscapes, delicious food, rich history, and, of course, the Northern Lights, every Canadian (and let's be real, every person on the planet) should try to make their way to the mighty Yukon at least once in their lifetime.

Tent camping under Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) at Tombstone Territorial Park in Yukon.
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We’d like to begin by acknowledging that First Nations’ traditional territories make up almost all the land in Yukon. Many of the below locations are on these lands. There are 14 Yukon First Nations comprised of Carcross/Tagish First Nation, Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun, Kluane First Nation, Kwanlin Dün First Nation, Liard First Nation, Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation, Ross River Dena Council, Selkirk First Nation, Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Teslin Tlingit Council, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, and White River First Nation. Please be respectful when visiting.

1. There are epic landscapes as far as the eye can see.

2. You can learn about the traditions and culture of Yukon’s First Nations.

3. You’ll get the chance to eat delicious, locally-made food.

4. The views of the Northern Lights are insane.

5. Yukon is known for its rich history.

6. You’ll get to see amazing wildlife up close.

7. There’s no shortage of life-changing experiences.

8. You’ll enjoy non-stop adventures.

9. It’s home to Canada’s highest mountain.

10. There are countless pristine national parks to check out.

11. There are empty, scenic roads ready to be discovered.

12. There's no shortage of incredible winter activities.

13. And of course, there’s also no shortage of summer activities.

14. The lakes are absolutely beautiful.

15. It’s home to the Carcross Desert.

16. There are excellent museums and cultural centres to check out.

Are you tempted by this land of rugged, untamed beauty? If you crave adventure, untouched wildlife, and want to travel to a place that'll change your life, book a trip to Yukon ASAP.

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