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Luxury Yukon & Northwest Territories Holidays

Travel to a land where the great outdoors rule supreme amongst vast stretches of forests and mighty rivers.

Guide to Luxury Holidays in Yukon & Northwest Territories

A voyage to Yukon and the Northwest Territories will feel like you’ve stepped back in time. As home to more wildlife than humans, not much has changed here over the years. Mountains still dominate over the landscape and First Nations people still hunt and trap as they have always done. There are few large cities, and local people warmly welcome visitors with a hospitality that’s hard to match. Yukon sits on the border of Alaska, and this province is renowned for its natural beauty - highlights include the Kluane National Park and Reserve, home to Canada’s five tallest mountains and the world’s largest ice field below the Arctic, and Ivvavik National Park, with its protected calving grounds for Porcupine caribou. Whilst Yukon’s population boomed during the 19th-century gold rush, today Yukon’s capital, Whitehorse, has a population just over 20,000. However, this charming city has museums, reserves and art centres, and it provides the perfect base for exploring the rest of region. Then there are the Northwest Territories, which include the territories of Dehcho, North Slave, Sahtu, South Slave, and Inuvik. Whilst most visitors dismiss it as being too remote, it encompasses an epic wilderness and unparalleled natural beauty. Here, you’ll find expansive stretches of boreal forests, massive Arctic tundras, North America’s deepest lake, and one of the world’s greatest waterfalls.

Yukon and the Northwest Territories are an ideal year-round luxury holiday destination. In summer, temperatures rise to 22 degrees Celsius and there’s plenty of sunshine, and due to the region’s far north location, you can experience the 'midnight sun'. Autumn sees vibrant foliage and snows can fall as early as October Temperatures drop as low as -25 degrees Celsius in winter, but this is also the best time to see the dancing, dazzling Northern Lights.
British and EU citizens don’t normally require a visa to visit Canada, but you will need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) to enter the country. For more information on visa requirements and general travel advice visit GOV.UK.
At your luxury hotel, you’ll find saloon-style restaurants serving traditional indiginous and modern Canadian dishes. In Yukon, menus feature locally-grown produce, wild game such as moose or bison, and plenty of fresh seafood like Alaskan king crab or Kokanee salmon. Signature dishes include bannock, musk ox chops and smoked salmon. Pair your meal with a glass of Canadian wine or beer from nearby microbreweries. Located in Whitehorse, Yukon Brewing and Winterlong Brewing Company are two regional favourites. Throughout the province, you’ll also find boutique distilleries creating small-batch craft spirits.
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