If you are searching for an internet-free hideaway and would like a taste of being left face to face with wild, virgin nature, Yukon is the place that ticks all the boxes. This Canadian province is almost the territory of France, and about 80 percent of that land does not provide any Wi-Fi. As few as 36,000 inhabitants live in these vast terrains, so the chances of stumbling upon someone other than a grizzly bear or a moose are quite slim. Bears, moose, caribou and about 250 bird species live here in abundance. Sounds interesting? Then here are the top places to go and see in Yukon.
Go back in time in Dawson City – and try digging some gold, too
Dawson City emerged literally overnight, when the gold rush brought over 30,000 people to the area. Today, this city looks pretty much like back in 1896. For an even more authentic experience, visit Goldbottom Mine – you’re allowed to keep all the gold you will find.
Explore First Nations history at Tombstone Territorial Park
Almost equally close to Dawson City and the Arctic Circle, Tombstone Territorial Park lies in the heart of the wilderness. Its mountainous landscape is formed of permafrost, and over 70 ancient archeological digs are located here, where you can learn more about First Nations.
Cross the legendary White Pass and Yukon Route
Construction of this scenic railroad seemed an impossible task back in the 19th century, but it surely succeeded. The railroad crosses some of the trickiest terrains in Yukon, and at its highest point, it crosses the border with the U.S. Majestic glaciers and waterfalls are just some of the attractions you will spot along the way.
Search for northern lights
To enjoy some of the most spectacular views of aurora borealis, visit Yukon in autumn, winter and spring months. The sky is dark most of the time, and with so little civilization around, flashing city lights do not obscure the fabulous sights.
Canoe and camp alongside the Yukon River
The Yukon River starts at the Bering Sea and stretches all the way to British Columbia, leaving you with no shortage of places to camp without meeting anyone for days. Amazing nature on both banks will provide you with both shelter and food.
Pay tribute to Yukon's capital, Whitehorse
When you are tired of all the wilderness and feel like you do not mind some human company for a change, visit Whitehorse. It is still pretty wild, so rest assured you will get to enjoy clean air, thermal waters and beautiful nature.