The Yukon River is the longest river in Alaska and the Yukon Territory and is home to one of the longest salmon runs in the world. It was one of the principal means of transportation during the 1896-1903 Canadian Klondike Gold Rush which had its home in the nearby town of Dawson.
The river runs through stunning scenery and is home to a wide variety of bird and wildlife during both the winter and summer months. The most popular winter activity here are the expertly guided adventure treks such as the Yukon Quest on which the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race typically occurs during the second and third weeks of February, the trail is generally put in one to two weeks prior to this event.
Summer activities here include Canoeing, rafting, fishing, hiking, nature walks, horseback riding and much more.
To find out the best time to visit Yukon and to speak to someone that knows the area please call Jeanette our Canadian luxury holiday specialist: 01923 289 100