The Yukon: 5 Reasons To Visit This Canadian Territory

Fort Selkirk Yukon | www.rtwgirl.com

Thinking about places to travel in 2018? Last summer I went to my first Canadian territory, the Yukon. I was raised and spent most of my life in Canada but I had never visited the north until last year.  I had a week in the Yukon and I have to say it was absolutely spectacular. Would I go again? Yes 100000%. Here are 5 reasons I think you should add the Yukon to your must-visit list.

5 Reasons To Visit The Yukon Territory

  1. Epic Landscapes

Tombstone Ranges Yukon | www.rtwgirl.com

Tombstone Territorial Park


Emerald Lake in Yukon Territories | www.rtwgirl.com

Emerald Lake

Flying To Fort Selkirk Yukon | www.rtwgirl.com

I don’t think I need to say much more. The photos say a lot about how beautiful the landscapes in the Yukon are. Wide open spaces and extreme nature for those who love the outdoors.

2. Delicious Food 

Dirty Northern Public House Whitehorse | www.rtwgirl.com

Look at the color of that salmon. And damn straight it was delicious

The Wheelhouse Whitehorse | www.rtwgirl.com

Arctic char at the Wheelhouse in Whitehorse

They don’t need to call it farm (or sea) to table here because that is just what it is here. There are no crazy fancy places here so the food is not stuffy but really flavorful and delicious. I ate as much fresh local seafood as I could up here. It’s so much better!!

Canadian Dollar

Canadian Money | www.rtwgirl.com

Let’s face it. The Canadian dollar is kind of weak right now. Sad for Canadians traveling, good for travelers coming to visit. It is also a great time for Canadians to explore more of their great nation. When I grew up in Canada, all I wanted to do was get out. Now that I’m living in America, I love going back. It helps that my American dollar adds a discount to all that I do and consume in Canada.

Northern Lights

Aurora Borealis Yukon | www.rtwgirl.com

Northern Lights in Dawson City

I’m the first to admit I’m not the best photographer but I took this photo!! And I didn’t need to go to Iceland to shoot the Northern Lights. I experienced them in my home country during a time when I was told not to expect them! Yay! Crossed this off my bucket list!

Rich History

Fort Selkirk Yukon | www.rtwgirl.com

At Fort Selkirk, a former Hudson Bay Trading Post

Dredge #4 Dawson Yukon | www.rtwgirl.com

Dredge #4 – Machinery that excavated gold from the Yukon River near Dawson City

Growing up I didn’t think I cared much about history. But as I have explored the world and traveled far and wide, I have begun to take interest in why people are the way they are, why places are just so. Canada is young as a nation but it has an interesting history and especially up in the Yukon.

So there you have it, folks!!! There are a million other reasons to visit the Yukon but these are just 5 of the reasons I think people should travel there. I will be sharing a few more posts about my time in the north so be sure to check those guides as well!

Do you want to visit the Yukon? Tell me why in the comments.

Arnette

Round The World Girl is a blog by Arnette, a solo female traveler, lover of adventure, coffee, tropical islands, and unforgettable meals. She shares a retrospective of her 19 month, 19 country round the world trip, adventures both near and far, destination guides, helpful tips and tricks for travel, as well as tips and reviews of her favorite things.

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