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Wild Yukon

Gain a new perspective as you explore Canada's mountainous, untamed Yukon Territory.

28 October 2021

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The vast and untamed wonders of Canada’s north-western Yukon Territory include wild forests, Canada’s highest mountains, ancient icefields and glittering lakes.

While exploring at ground level is always incredible, some areas are only accessible by air.

Take to the skies to appreciate the sheer scope of the changing landscape, the astonishing wildlife and surreal mountain ranges.

Lift-off and fly sky high above Kluane National Park and Reserve, the largest internationally protected area on the planet, where we guarantee you’ll lose your breath at the epic scale of the Saint Elias Mountain Range.

Have the camera ready to capture glittering blue glaciers, roaming bears and meandering moose.For the trip of a lifetime, make a safe landing on the icefields for a view of Mount Logan, the tallest mountain in all of Canada. Visit Icefield Discovery Tours.

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Tintina Air offers Aurora Flight Tours from the comfort of its zippy, twin-engine Piper Navajo, accommodating up to five passengers. Sip on hot chocolate as you witness the vivid, dancing northern lights put on a show right in front of your eyes. This hour-long tour runs throughout the winter months.

It’s time to go north of north! Inaccessible by road, intrepid explorers can discover some of the most untouched wilderness in the world – the Arctic.

Take off from Old Crow, home to the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation community, and soar high above Vuntut National Park for views so stunning you won’t believe it’s real.

For a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, book a charter to Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park, where you can hang out with resident seal and bird colonies or take a plunge in the Arctic Ocean. Check out Epic North Tour Experiences.

Gain a new perspective on the capital city of Whitehorse when you lift off from the town’s base camp. Cruise high over Whitehorse’s wilderness backyard in a small plane or helicopter, or glide along a water runway with float planes departing from Schwatka Lake.

Next, follow the Yukon River’s path past the Whitehorse Rapid Dam, the jade waters of Miles Canyon and over the breathtaking beauty of the Southern Lakes. Keep your eyes peeled for the world’s smallest desert in Carcross before flying over mountain passes as you trace the historic Chilkoot Trail.

Upgrade your visit to Dawson City with a Trans North Helicopters tour, where you can capture the full scale of the goldfields and the Klondike’s rich mining heritage, before cruising over the protected wilderness of Tombstone Territorial Park, fondly known as Canada’s Patagonia.

Soar high above rugged tundra carpeted with lichen, wildflowers and shrubs, and watch out for those iconic, jagged tombstones as they rise into view. Take your flightseeing tour from the last week in August to the first week in September when the Tombstones erupt in a kaleidoscope of colour with vivid yellows, oranges and reds splashed across the valleys and hills like a spectacular work of art.

 

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