While we would love to give you a definitive answer to the question “when is the best time to visit Yukon?”, there is something breathtaking about this place at every time of the year. Instead of choosing for you, we have decided instead to tell you about each season so you can decide YOUR best time of the year to visit this part of Canada.
Wintertime in Yukon is ideal for the more adventurous travelers out there. This is the time of the year when activities take place you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. Things like guided snowmobile rides and snowshoeing tours are very popular, and let’s not forget about the most spectacular event of all; a Northern Lights tour allows you to experience the spectacular wonder that is the aurora borealis. As if all that isn’t enough, you’ll even have the option of wildlife viewing. If you can handle the cold temperatures this time of year and you love adventure, the winter months are your ideal time to visit Yukon.
Summer in Yukon is the busiest time of the year for tourists. There are many attractions and activities to enjoy in the warm months. Canoeing, enjoying wildlife, and long days of sun make this a wonderful time of year for any type of visitor. Although warm, this area of Canada is quite dry, so most tourists find the temperature quite comfortable.
Spring and fall are the less popular months to visit, so they are ideal for tourists looking for a more relaxed trip with less chaos. The temperature is quite comfortable in these milder months, and there is still plenty to do. In the springtime, you get to enjoy the unique opportunity of watching the birds return and the fauna bloom. Fall is the most breathtaking time of year to look at the landscape as a whole. The cooler days and indescribable color scheme that takes over Yukon in the fall is an experience you won’t want to miss.
With all of these wonderful things to experience in each season, you’ll likely want to book a trip for an entire year. If you’re interested in booking a (shorter) trip, you’ll find a great place to stay here.