1. GO FOR A WALK OR SKI AT THE WILDLIFE PRESERVE
Located on the Takhini Hot Springs Corridor just outside of Whitehorse and open year-round, the Wildlife preserve is a must see in all 4 seasons. With over 180+ animals over 350 acres, the casual and scenic stroll of 5km/3mi is perfect for anyone wanting to get outside and enjoy natures beauty. Make sure you bring your camera as you are sure to capture some breathtaking images throughout your journey.
Hours: Open Daily 11:30am to 5:00pm
General Admission: Adult (18+) $16, Children (4-17) $9, Infants (0-3) Free.
Visit their website here for more information
Follow them on Facebook here or Instagram here.
Photo by J. Paleczny via Yukon Wildlife Preserve Instagram
2. BOOK A SLEIGH RIDE AT YUKON FAT HORSE COMPANY
Getting hauled around by laid back, friendly, big boned mountain horses may just be the event you didn’t realize you were missing in your life until now. Bring your own hot drink and cuddle up with your ‘bubble’ for a majestic journey through the wilderness. Here’s your fair warning – you will fall in love with the horses… with names like Johny, June, Dolly and Reba... how could you not?
For schedules and pricing: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website here for more information. You can also find them on Facebook here or Instagram here.
Photo by Sheena Greenlaw via Fat Horse Company Instagram
3. BOOK A DOG SLED TOUR
If you haven’t felt the wind on your face as you’ve been pulled behind a team of hard working & beautiful K9’s… here’s your sign to go experience it now! You will be amazed at the energy that flows through the harness as these remarkable dogs pull you with power and grace through the wilderness. We promise it is an experience you’ll never regret... or soon forget!
See a full list of Wilderness Tourism Registered Dog Sled companies here.
4. CHOOSE FROM A WIDE RANGE OF ACTIVITIES WITH A LOCAL TOUR OPERATOR
Whether you and your loved one are in the mood for catching a fish through the ice, snowmobiling through Yukon’s unspoiled wilderness, fat biking up a mountain or snowshoeing into a winter wonderland... the perfect tour is out there just waiting for you! Take the worry out of planning and organizing and leave it up to the experts who are trained to handle everything safely and smoothly. Just show up with a smile and warm clothing and let the fun begin!
Click here to see a list of Winter tours available!
Photo by Peter Mather via Up North Adventures
5. CHECK OUT ONE OF OUR AMAZING LOCAL MUSUEMS
Although Yukon may be known for its breathtaking scenery, there is a lot to be seen and discovered indoors! We are firm believers that even if you’ve lived in Yukon all your life, there’s a good chance you will learn a thing or two with a visit to one of our local museums. With unique but equally compelling stories to be told at each venue, why stop at one when you can visit them all! Be sure to contact/book ahead as there may be COVID-19 guidelines restricting the number of visitors at this time.
For a full list of Museums and Cultural centres in Yukon visit here.
Photo via Macbride Museum
Written by Lacey Kwok, Coast Mountain Sports