Wherever you’re lucky enough to glimpse them, the Northern Lights are spectacular. But when they’re up against a backdrop of snow-blanketed scenery, sitting atop a vast wilderness where grizzlies and Polar bears roam, you can expect the most mesmerising of displays. Enter the Yukon. This is Canada at its wildest, most remote and most inspirational. In the winter the aurora borealis dances above mountains in a twirl of green ribbons, getting you as close to nature as you can ever hope to get. Camp out under the emerald canopy, see it from a snowmobile, or experience it as you try husky mushing across glistening white landscapes. Or why not visit in summer and see the midnight sun instead? A massive daily dose of daylight hours gives you more time to hike, raft the Tatshenshini River, seek wildlife and explore heritage sites.
Popular Tailor-made Yukon Holidays
If you’re in search of the Northern Lights, you’ll love our tailor-made Yukon holidays. The below itinerary is just an example of what we can book for you, and includes everything from international and internal flights, hand-picked hotels, transfers and added extras such as tours, ski lift passes, snow safaris and more. To book this holiday or to tailor it to suit you, talk to our Experts today.
More About Yukon
Capital City: Whitehorse is the capital and only city in Yukon
Currency: Canadian dollar
Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required
Flight time: There a no direct flights from London to Whitehorse. Instead, flights will include a stopover in Vancouver and typically take around 20 hours in total.
Main Airport: Arik Neilson Whitehorse International Airport
Visas: British Citizens require a tourist eTA visa, which you can apply for online.
Top 3 Things to Do in Yukon
- See the Northern Lights in winter
- Drive the Alaska Highway
- See moose, mountain goats and more at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve
When to Go to Yukon
Yukon offers contrasting experiences depending on the season. In the summer months of June to August, temperatures can reach up to 25°C, while the average hours of daylight can be as long as 20 hours in July. With the long days, summer is an idea time to see wildlife or enjoy outdoor activities such as canoeing. While spring and autumn offer similarly cooler conditions, temperatures drop right down to the negative in the winter months of December to February. The average high temperature in January is an incredible -13°C, making winter quite an extreme time to visit. If you can handle the cold, it’s a fantastic time to see the Northern Lights, as well as enjoy other winter pursuits including snowmobiling, dog sledding and ice fishing.
Why Book Your Yukon Holiday With Flight Centre
Yukon Journeys Holidays: Our range of tailor-made Yukon holidays called Journeys include all the best bits you expect from a trip – flights, accommodation and transfers – not to mention some great tours and experiences.
Local knowledge: With Experts in Canada and in the UK, we’ll not only tailor make an itinerary for you, but also offer local tips and advice to ensure you get the best out of your Yukon holiday.
Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.
Flight Centre concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: If you book a Yukon holiday with us you’ll have access to our dedicated concierge service and our 24/7 Emergency Assist.