Top Five Places in the Yukon

#1 Dawson City

Made famous by the Klondike Gold Rush, Dawson offers travelers a unique Yukon experience. A small town of about 2,300 people it boasts a thriving arts scene, unique attractions and rich First Nations history.


  • Dawson City Museum
  • S.S. Keno paddle wheeler
  • Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre
  • Diamond Tooth Geries
  • Pierre Berton Writer's Retreat
Dawson City
Dawson City

#2 Carcross

Emerald lakes & northern desert sands are some of the unique features along the Klondike highway. Emerald Lake lives up to its name. It gets its unique blue-green colour from the light reflecting off a layer of white marl on the bottom of the lake. Carcross itself boasts the world’s smallest desert, where you can find tall evergreens surrounded by white sand dunes.

  • Carcross Desert
  • Bennett Lake & Beach
  • Carcross Commons

#3 Kluane National Park

Kluane National Park and Reserve is part of the largest internationally protected areas in the world including four interconnected wilderness parks in Alaska, B.C., and Yukon, and are designated a World Heritage Site. Haines Junction is the ideal base for wilderness excursions like river rafting, canoeing, hiking, fishing, and glacier flight-seeing.


  • Haines Junction
  • Da Kų Cultural Centre

Dawson City
Dawson City

#4 Whitehorse

The capital of the Yukon serves as a starting point for many Yukon adventures but the city also offers plenty of reasons to stay and spend time.

  • S.S. Klondike National Historic Site
  • Miles Canyon
  • MacBride Museum
  • Yukon Transportation Museum
  • Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

#5 Watson Lake

The gateway to the Yukon for travelers entering the Yukon by road. It's picturesque setting along Wye Lake and impressive Signpost Forest are just a few reasons to stop and take a break.


  • Northern Lights Centre
  • Watson Lake Signpost Forest

Dawson City