Head to Yukon in winter? It's uncharted Canada. A wilderness packed with wildlife where you can go skiing, try dog sledding, ice fishing and more. Check out the 10 best winter activities in Yukon. The information in this article is taken from The Rough Guide to Canada your essential guide for visiting Canada.
Snowshoeing in Yukon is a real close to nature activity and great for spotting wildlife in winter. If you're going it alone, try the Fish Lake Hoop in Whitehorse. Alternatively take advantage of local knowledge on a guided snowshoeing tour in Whitehorse.
Midnight is the prime time for Northern Lights' activity here and experts say moonlight is by far the best for photographs. To improve your chances of seeing the phenomena, think about booking a Northern Lights tour with local guides.
It's a great way to see hidden lakes, glaciers and peaks. In winter you've also the chance of witnessing migrating caribou herds or viewing isolated and eerie Gold Rush ghost towns like Bennett BC.
Try a Chilkoot Pass flightseeing tour from Whitehorse to see the stunning, snow-bound pass through the Coast Mountains. And if you're planning some Yukon flightseeing, Edgewater Hotel in Whitewater city centre is an ideal base.
Snowmobiles are used to reach prime ice fishing spots. Once you're in place it's a matter of drilling holes through the ice to the freezing water below. Then simply bait your hook, drop the line and patiently wait for something to bite.
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Try Woodcutter's Blanket in Whitehorse. Then make your way to the Tavern and Lounge in Dawson City. This is the place to mix Yukon Brewing beer with live local music on long cold evenings. And when it's time to call it a night, stay at Dawson Lodge.
If you haven't tried fat biking, it's like MTB only on snow. But fat-tired bikes give a smoother ride, and snow cushions bumps and falls. If you want to fat bike in Whitehorse, stay at The Yukon Inn and take on the Millennium Trail.
To learn more about all 14 Yukon First Nations, head to Whispering Trees Adventures. Here, First Nations guides teach guests traditional skills such as ice fishing, dog sledding, animal tracking and trapping.
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