Fall in love with the Yukon in Autumn

Fall in love with the Yukon in Autumn

Take in breathtaking scenery as the landscape changes from green to orange, yellow and red. From September to October, you can experience the beauty of Yukon in autumn. From bear-watching, hiking, and fishing to experiencing the Northern Lights, this territory has truly something for everyone.

About 80% of the Yukon remains a wilderness


This time of the year is perfect for outdoor lovers. With plenty of activities to do, witness the extensive northern Canadian wilderness covered by mountains, valleys, and extraordinary wildlife. From bison and grizzly bears to the iconic moose and caribou, there is so much to explore during the Autumn season.

Many hiking trails are available to explore this vast and rugged land, surrounded by lush forests and animal life. In fact, there is a great selection of national parks and territorial parks to discover Yukon’s essence.

Aurora Borealis in Yukon

Yukon Northern Lights

The Yukon's Northern Lights are legendary and an extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime experience. Although unpredictable, the light show can be seen from late August to mid-April, so this is a must-do activity when visiting Yukon in autumn. If you are planning a trip to explore this natural wonder, check out our blog about  Northern Lights in The Yukon: Everything you need to know here.

The most iconic places to see the Northern Lights are Whitehorse, Dawson City, Campbell, Klondike, Kluane National Park and Watson Lake to name a few.

Vibrant colours in Whitehorse


Whitehorse is much more than a ‘wilderness city’, enjoy the lively main street, take a paddle trip down the historic Yukon River which flows through town and enjoy many of the hiking and biking trails. Shop for traditional crafts along with modern pieces by First Nations artists in the local galleries and gift shops. 

Offering a plethora of historical and cultural sites, enjoy the spectacular scenery of evergreens, golden yellows and reds, friendly locals, traditional cuisine, and amazing adventures this city has to offer.

Emerald Lake in Autumn


Image credit: Victor Aerden

Take a walk through the forest and spot wild animals, such as squirrels, bald eagles, and, occasionally, moose.

Inspired to explore this amazing destination, request our brochure here. If this article has inspired you to visit Yukon, our team of expert advisors would be happy to personalise your perfect holiday, just call us on 0161 888 5632 or click here to explore more holidays with First Class Holidays.

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Posted on 26th August 2022


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