Celebrations in Whitehorse, Yukon's capital, takes place at Shipyards Park located between the Yukon River and 2nd Avenue at the northern end of downtown. An annual parade ends here at noon, where the swearing in ceremony and awards presentation is held.

Check with local community Visitor Information Centres for more details beginning of June, for activities in an area near you.

Jul 01, 2016 - Jul 01, 2016

Midnight Sun

Visiting the Yukon in the summer is the perfect way to get your dose of adventure and Vitamin D. In the land of the midnight sun, the skies are glorious and summer light just won't quit.

For untold centuries, Yukon First Nation people moved from place to place fishing, hunting and gathering - the original travellers. Today’s Yukon travellers will find untouched wilderness made for exploring and festivals connecting them to our welcoming people, all under hours of intense sunlight.

Experience endless vistas, millions of migratory birds and wildflowers in bloom. Follow trails alive with stories. Walk in the footsteps of legends. Paddle mighty rivers. And when you realize it’s midnight… you realize it doesn’t matter.

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