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Yukon, Canada

When To Go

Yukon Territory is a unique adventure destination with long, warm summer days and cold, clear winter nights. With 24 hours of daylight, the summer is the most popular time for the majority of visitors, bringing in RV and cruise traffic, and offering hiking, biking, canoeing, rafting, and other adventure sports. Although winters can be cold and with little daylight, there's no shortage of activities, with dog sledding, northern lights viewing, and special events to keep things lively.

high season: May to September
low season: January to February
shoulder season: March to April, October to December

Weather Information

Yukon Territory's winters are cold with dry, crisp snow. However, summer brings warm temperatures, averaging a high of 68 degrees, and 24 hours of daylight. Yukon is a semi-arid climate with low precipitation.

Crowd Information

Festivals such as Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous and Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race in February, Longest Day Celebration in June, and Discovery Day Festival in August attract large crowds. June and July are the most popular months for visitors due to longer days and special events.

Closure Information

Some seasonal attractions close in mid-September, but most hotels remain open year-round. Hours of operation vary in the winter months.

When to Save

The best deals on airfare and accommodations are offered during the shoulder seasons from October through December and March through April. Summer is the most expensive time to visit.

When to Book

Book at least a month in advance for travel during the summer high season.

Information provided by Tourism Yukon