Where is the Yukon?

Located in northwestern Canada and next door to Alaska, the Yukon is easily accessible from numerous gateway cities in Canada, and also offers the road trip of a lifetime. 

Where is the Yukon?

One of three northern Canadian territories, the Yukon is situated in the northwest corner of Canada's continental mainland. It is situated directly north of the Canadian province of British Columbia, to the east of Alaska and west of the Northwest Territories. Its northern border touches the Arctic Ocean.

Yukon Regions

The Yukon is comprised of eight regions:

  • Whitehorse – capital of the Yukon, “the Wilderness City” is many travellers’ first stop in the territory
  • Kluane – home to the world’s largest non-polar icefields and Canada’s highest mountain, Mount Logan – this national park region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Southern Lakes – named for the lakes and rivers that form the headwaters of the Yukon River, this area is an adventurer’s playground
  • Klondike – with Dawson City home to the greatest gold rush in history and multiple National Historic Sites, this region is an essential Yukon experience
  • Silver Trail – with a mining history rivalling the Klondike, this is wild country with pristine rivers making it a mecca for paddlers
  • North Yukon – starkly beautiful, this land of the midnight sun boasts Tombstone Territorial Park and the Dempster Highway, the only all-season Canadian highway to cross the Arctic Circle
  • Watson Lake – located in Yukon’s southeast and gateway to the Yukon by road from BC or Alberta on the famous Alaska Highway
  • Campbell – the last of the wild frontier this region offers an off the beaten path experience with pristine wilderness and wildlife viewing opportunities

Getting Here and Around

Getting to the Yukon is easy with direct flights from several Canadian cities and seasonal service from Frankfurt, Germany. You can also get here by road from British Columbia, Alberta or Alaska, or via the coast, on a cruise or by the Alaska Marine Highway. Once here, exploring the Yukon is a breeze with guided tours, regional air services and RV and car rentals available from Whitehorse. 

the Yukon

The Yukon is one of the last pristine wilderness areas left on earth. With a rich cultural heritage, fascinating gold rush history, legendary road trips, breathtaking scenery in every direction, trails to hike and rivers to paddle, all wrapped up with our warm Northern hospitality, this is a place your clients will love. Oh, and did we mention the glorious midnight sun and magical northern lights which are such a bucket list item for so many travellers?