The Yukon | 5 Reasons To Visit This Canadian Territory

Fort Selkirk Yukon

Thinking about travelling to Northern Canada? 

Last summer I went to my first Canadian territory, the Yukon. Even though I was raised and spent most of my life in Canada, I had never visited the north until last year (2017).  Spending a week in the Yukon, I can say that 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 | rtwgirl

Tombstone Territorial Park

Emerald Lake in Yukon Territories | rtwgirl

Emerald Lake

Flying To Fort Selkirk | rtwgirl

Flying to Fort Selkirk

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.

Read more here: Tombstone Territorial Park In Northern Yukon




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2. Delicious Food 

Dirty Northern Public House | rtwgirl

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

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!!

3. Canadian Dollar

Canadian Money


Let’s face it. The Canadian dollar is kind of weak right now. Sad for Canadians travelling, good for travellers 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.

4. Northern Lights

Northern Lights Dawson City Yukon | rtwgirl

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!

Read more here: Northern Lights In The Yukon & Tips For How To Photograph Aurora Borealis

5. Rich History

Fort Selkirk

At Fort Selkirk, a former Hudson Bay Trading Post

Dredge #4 Dawson City

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 travelled 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!


5 Reasons To Visit The Yukon | rtwgirl

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

**Disclaimer: Many thanks to Travel Yukon. As always opinions stated are solely my own. Also, I have affiliate links in this post. There is no extra cost for you to use them but I do get a minuscule percentage for my recommendations. **

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