Intro to Yukon hotels and accommodations
Hotels in Yukon Territory
There are plenty of options for accommodations and travel in the Yukon, from lakeside camp sites to five-star resorts. Although Hotels in Yukon are a bit more expensive, Yukon reviews are good for hotels such as the Best Western Gold Rush Inn in Whitehorse, Westmark Inn Dawson City in Dawson City or the Boréale Ranch in Carcross. Yukon motel deals are readily available or choose from various B&Bs such as the Historical Guest House Bed and Breakfast in Whitehorse. There is also a vast selection of full-service RV parks, camping, cozy cabins in the forest, lodges, and hostels available to suit the needs of any traveller.
Things to see in Yukon Territory
Photo opportunities abound at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve which features 13 different species of northern Canadian mammals in their natural habitat. Also noteworthy, Emerald Lake, is situated in the southern Yukon on the South Klondike Highway and is famous for its intense green colour derived from white deposits of marl. Experience unique adventures on the Aurora Borealis and Northern Lights package tours and engage in winter activities such as dog mushing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, sightseeing flights and more. If taking in a historical tour is your preference, don’t forget to stop at the MacBride Museum of Yukon history located in downtown Whitehorse. Over 8,000 square feet of exhibits await you as this museum captures the evolution and development of this unique territory. For more entertainment, you can visit the SS Klondike National Historic Site famous for the Klondike Gold Rush.
Where to stay in Yukon Territory
Whitehorse has all the amenities of a modern metropolis, making it a great destination for families. Visit various museums or shop at local speciality and gift stores. For a spa retreat, take a long hot swim in sub-zero outdoor temperatures while your hair freezes at the rejuvenating mineral waters of Takhini Hot Springs. Enjoy wilderness adventures with Muktuk Adventures or Terre Boreale - Day Tours. Dawson City, the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush, is also worth a visit. This town is a lively place with many heritage sites and attractions to enjoy. With its picturesque rugged terrain, permafrost landforms and wide variety of flora and fauna, Tombstone Territorial Park is also a must-see wilderness adventure.
How to get to Yukon Territory
Regular flights from Southern Canada arrive into the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport through the main gateway in Vancouver, from Vancouver International Airport. Husky Bus is Yukon's best choice for public ground transportation between Whitehorse and Dawson City and everywhere along the Klondike Highway. There are no known buses that travel from Southern Canada to Whitehorse. There are highways that link the Yukon to British Columbia, so driving or motorcycling north is your best bet if you prefer the scenic route. You can travel from Whitehorse to Alaska (USA) taking the Alaska Hwy (Hwy 1) and Alaska Route 2 on U.S. territory.