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Autumn colors at Mount Adney

The best seasons to visit Yukon

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postedJanuary 27, 2020

Travelers heading to the Yukon can experience a vast landscape that is one of the few remaining unspoiled spots on earth. From its endless-sun summer days and autumn beauty to skiing and aurora-viewing in the winter, the territory in Canada’s northwestern corner provides signature experiences during all four seasons.

Spring (April and May)

  • Seasonal highlight: Return of migratory wildlife
  • Activities: Wildlife viewing, golfing, fishing and camping, road trips
  • Average high temperature: 7°C (44.6°F)

Summer (June to August)

  • Seasonal highlight: The midnight sun
  • Activities: Canoeing and kayaking, mountain biking, summer arts and music festivals
  • Average high temperature: 26°C (78.8°F)

Fall (September and October)

  • Seasonal highlight: Brilliant autumn colors
  • Activities: Hiking, paddling, road trips, watching the caribou migration, early northern lights viewing
  • Average high temperature: 7°C (44.6°F)

Winter (November to March)

  • Seasonal highlight: The northern lights
  • Activities: Dog sledding, ice fishing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, hot springs, skiing
  • Average high temperature: -13°C (8.6°F)

To learn more, email Tourism Yukon’s Stephen Reynolds or go to

Top photo: Autumn colors at Mount Adney
Photo by Government of Yukon/Robert Postma