Summer Activities


There is no better place to go hiking or backpacking then the Yukon. The possibilities are limitless, and here is a good online guide to help.

Mountain Biking

It’s one of the best kept secrets about the Yukon, but the Mountain biking is incredibly flowy, beautiful and diverse.  Between the trails on Grey Mountain and networks outside of Whitehorse, such as those in Carcross, there are enough options to never get bored.

Many of these trails are also incredible for trail running.

Trailforks is the best way to navigate the options.


It’s true the water is usually pretty cold, but depending on the summer it can suprise you! The best place to go swimming locally is Long Lake.

Road Trip

Road tripping to Haines Junction, Carcross or even Skagway, Alaska, can really give you a sense of the scale and diversity of landscape of the Yukon. Each community has a variety of amenities, and both are worth the drive to see the mountains.

Fireweed Market

The community market is every Thursday starting at 3 pm in Shipyards park, and it’s a great place to explore a variety of incredibly tasty food truck options as well as pick up some local produce.


Between music festivals and Adaka there are plenty of events to participate it if it happens to line up with your trip. Search for music festival or Yukon Arts center for events!

Wildlife Viewing

Take a drive to the Haines pass, and you’ll likely see a grizzly bear! To see all of the animals, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve is a great visit, and even has Muskox.











Hot Springs

The Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs is a great place for a lovely outdoor soak.

A magical hideaway, just 7 mins from downtown Whitehorse.