Yukon! Canada's True North. Where else in the world can you raft wild rivers, pan for gold, scramble towering mountains, fish for Arctic grayling and tee off for 18 holes at midnight? Summer in Canada's Yukon comes alive with an explosion of wildflowers and wildlife in a rugged and pristine setting. Winter in the Yukon is pure, white magic. Powder blankets the territory, most birds have flown south and many animals have burrowed deep and gone into hibernation. The result is a quiet, timeless world of unique beauty. At night, the swaying colored streamers of the Aurora Borealis light up the crisp, winter sky. In February, join 750 other snowmobile enthusiasts and follow the Top of the World Highway in the Trek Over the Top. In June, join a thousand cyclists traversing the Haines Highway in the annual Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay. Or in September, run the high altitude White Pass out of Skagway, Alaska with 1,500 runners from around the world in the Klondike Trail of '98 Road Relay. Ride, run, raft - whatever your race, your season or sport, the Yukon has something for you.
A city of character, colour and contrasts, WHITEHORSE rightly claims to have it all - a latte to start your day, wildlife viewing minutes from downtown, an afternoon rafting, a chance to fish for legendary salmon, or an evening on the town. One of Whitehorse's landmark attractions, the carefully restored S.S. Klondike is now a Parks Canada National Historic Site. DAWSON CITY, in the heart of the Klondike, is a colourful town with boardwalk-lined streets, historic buildings and more than its share of romance, fame and broken dreams. You can't come to Dawson City and not spend a night at Gertie's, one of the Klondike's premiere attractions! Gertie and the Can Can Girls perform nightly.
Canada's True North is rugged and beautiful, pristine and larger than life.