Seasonal delights of the Yukon
Looking to surround yourself with perfect pristine nature and limitless adventure? Look no further than the Yukon
in Northern Canada. Home of the world’s largest ice fields, an incredible profusion of flora and fauna and Canada’s five tallest mountain peaks, here nature is not just celebrated but a symbol of pride for its people. Normally a popular destination over the winter months, This dazzling region is perfect to visit any time of year with it’s diverse offerings in each season.
Although short, spring brings with it the promise of colour, birds and bear cubs emerging from their dens to explore the world. This season is perfect for avid bird watches, as they can witness millions of migratory birds fly into town, set amongst the prairie erupting in colour.
With the snow thawing out, it’s time to take advantage of the beautiful outdoors. Alpine-fed lakes, wild rivers, tundra and boreal forest all call this region home, including the popular Tombstone Territorial park and Kluane National Park.
Fancy a late-night tanning session? At the height of Summer in the Yukon the sun sets just before midnight with temperatures as high as 26C. These longer days allow you to take in the wildlife this region offers. Seek out Moose and Bears foraging along the rivers or look up to find diverse species of wild birds, including the White-tailed Ptarmigan.
Summer also is a great time to get involved with the local summer festivals, deep dive into the local art scene and first nations culture, before taking a step back into Klondike’s Gold Rush history.
Not to be outdone by Spring, Autumn brings a new colour palette of bright oranges, yellows and reds to the Tundra. With temperatures lowering, It’s a great time to embrace the outdoors on a hike or by going mountain biking. Though as the start of the Aurora Borealis season, it’s perfect for those who are wanting to view this spectacle and avoid the chilling temperatures of Winter.
Whilst much of the wildlife prepare themselves for hibernation over the winter, A potential highlight for wildlife lovers would be Caribou. At this time of the year, A herd of around 160,000 undertake the longest land-migration route of any land mammal on earth.
Winter can sometimes feel like the cold, dark wait for the warmer months. Though here the scenery becomes the backdrop to a different type of adventure. With a wealth of outdoor activities that take advantage of the beautiful snowy landscape, you can easily go from a thrilling dogsled ride to relaxing in a hot spring.
Better yet, look up to the skies to see the lightshow that so many people travel here for. The Aurora Borealis in this region is bound to leave you speechless, as the long dark nights allow for the perfect conditions to view this natural phenomenon.
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