Travel the road less travelled in Yukon - Canada
RVing in the Yukon offers far more than a standard Canadian road trip. Easy driving on uncrowded highways takes visitors to some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet. Leisurely wind along scenic highways, with breathtaking vistas and inviting detours in abundance.
About the Yukon:
Situated in the upper Northwest corner of Canada, next to Alaska, the Yukon is Canada's most accessible northern destination. Home to Canada's highest mountain (Mount Logan) and the planet's largest non-polar icefields located in Kluane National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage site. One of North America's most undiscovered destinations; close to 80 percent remains pristine wilderness with 5,000-metre peaks, forested valleys, unspoiled waters and untamed wildlife. Roughly the size of Spain at just over 186,000 square miles, the Yukon is home to more than 160,000 caribou, 70,000 moose, 22,000 mountain sheep, 7,000 grizzly bears, 10,000 black bears and 250 species of birds, with a human population of only 41,000.
Here's the top seven iconic RV routes in the Yukon:
Dempster Highway: the route across the Arctic
Drive the Dempster Highway through a treasured Canadian wilderness park, past stunning scenery and across the Arctic Circle. From mountain vistas to colourful alpine tundra to abundant wildlife, this truly memorable driving adventure invites you to slow down, take it all in, and prepare to be wowed on all sides.
Alaska Highway: a driver's dream route
Starting in Dawson Creek, BC, and winding all the way to Delta Junction, Alaska, the construction of the Alaska Highway was once called "the hardest job since the Panama Canal.” Built in nine months under incredibly daunting conditions, today it's a driver's dream. Relish the wide-open spaces of this iconic route steeped in history, and tick off this bucket-list drive.
Klondike Kluane Loop: the Gold Rush route
Cross frontiers and travel back in time in a perfect history–nature mashup. Gold rush fever, cultural exploration, and outdoor adventure—this scenic adventure has it all. Round up natural wonders in Kluane National Park & Reserve, get down and dirty in the goldfields of the Klondike, and track historic journeys across the Top of the World Highway in one giant loop.
Campbell/Canol Route: the least populated route
For an off-the-beaten-track experience, venture into one of the Yukon's least populated regions. This route includes Alaska, North Klondike and Robert Campbell Highways, along with the rugged South Canol Road not recommended for RV drivers. With miles of untouched wilderness, this drive offers solitude, a leisurely pace and a plethora of fishing, hiking and camping opportunities.
Golden Circle Drive: the dramatic route
Drivers, be warned. Dramatic landscapes compete as the journey passes turquoise rivers and a tiny desert, across an ocean channel and international borders, and through towering mountain ranges. Experience an unforgettable route, with a side of White Pass & Yukon Route railroad fun on the side. All aboard for the drive of a lifetime.
Southern Lakes: the locals favourite route
A favourite of locals and visitors alike, this route offers easy driving through a landscape of deep blue lakes, coastal mountains, and hospitable villages. Visitors should make time for water play of every variety, mountain bike adventures, nature gazing, and artistic and cultural inspiration in this picture-perfect loop of Southern Lakes' finest.
The Silver Trail: the hidden gem route
Trade the typical touristy hot spots for hidden-gem communities and unexplored alpine vistas. Home to the lesser known silver “rush,” this drive is rich in minerals, colourful characters, and unexpected treasures. Watch for plenty of wildlife on this remote wilderness drive as you head into “the Heart of the Yukon.”
Highway conditions in the Yukon are always changing, so it's important to get the latest information before starting your next trip. Visit 511Yukon.ca for road conditions within the territory.
Take me on an RV road trip to the Yukon:
North America Travel Service offers a new 11-night Yukon Circle by Motorhome package from £1945 per person. Price includes return international flights from London Heathrow to Whitehorse with Air Canada, one night at Best Western Gold Rush Inn in Whitehorse on arrival, 10-nights in a C-Medium motorhome, with Gold Package including convenience kits, RV preparation, unlimited mileage, and CDR coverage. Price based on two adults sharing, travelling in May 2023. Campground and park fees are not included and are to be paid locally