Yukon | Yukon

The Yukon claims to be larger than life and it truly is one of those special places in the world. It is home to Canada’s highest mountain (Mt. Logan), a World Heritage Site (Kluane National Park), The 5th longest River in North America (The Yukon River), the famed Saint Elias Mountain Range, beautiful Kluane Lake, and the site of the world famous Klondike Gold Rush in Dawson City. It’s an impressive resumé to say the least.

The lure of this powerful land is documented as far back as the middle 1800s. The first white men to travel here found well established First Nations cultures with whom to trade for furs and it was the First Nations residents that first told the white men about the gold that could be scooped from the streams in the area.

While George Carmacks is credited with the discovery of the gold that started the Klondike Gold Rush, the two co-discoverers of the original find in Dawson City, were Skookum Jim and Tagish Charlie. These two First Nation men found the gold but they could not register a claim in their own names because they were not white.
Their claim was instead registered to George Carmacks, who was married to Skookum Jim’s sister, Kate. Many of the early pioneers that traveled here for the gold rush, opted to stay and their descendants continue to live in the Yukon today.

The Staff at the Yukon Visitor Information Centers are experts in their local area and can assist in planning your ultimate Yukon itinerary. Centers are in Watson Lake, Whitehorse, Haines Junction, Beaver Creek, Dawson City and Carcross.

The Beez Kneez Bakpakers Whitehorse Yukon

Beez Kneez Bakpakers

The Beez Kneez Bakpakers is a quaint little hostel located downtown at 408 Hoge St. It’s cute, it’s cozy, it’s fun and …

 

Elite Hotel

206 Jarvis St. Modern spacious rooms, convenient downtown location, close to shopping & attractions. Free Wi-fi. Daily entertainment in the Lounge. 867-668-4567

 

Dawson City River Hostel

The Northernmost Hostel and one of the most unique hostels in Canada, including rustic accommodations overlooking the majestic Yukon River. Ope Mid …

 

Takhini Hot Springs

The campground offers year-round recreational activities on over 300 acres. Wooded sites with RV pull-thrus are adjacent to the mineral pools. Experience …

 

Klondike River Yukon government campground

The campsites are large and pull throughs are available. Approximately 18 km east of Dawson City on Highway 2. Fee area.

 

Watson Lake Public Campground

On Alaska Highway north of Watson Lake  3 km/2 mile side road. 55 camp sites with 12 pull through sites, water, picnic …

 

Montana Services and RV Park

Full service pull through sites. Store, Restaurant, RV Wash.

 

Downtown RV Park

Downtown RV Park is right in the middle of everything in Watson Lake. Full hook-up sites and clean washrooms. 867 536-2307

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Fraserway RV Rentals

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