North America’s southern deciduous forests can’t match the North’s fall hues—in late August, a parade of colour sweeps southward from the Arctic Ocean, turning Yukon’s tundra into swaths of crimson, orange and gold. Ripe blueberries and cranberries grow close to the ground, and snow often dusts the mountains at this time of year.
Come and drive one of the world’s unique driving routes, the Dempster Highway, as it traverses this riot of colour. Hike among the granite peaks of Tombstone Park and witness the tundra’s changing palette. Fall is the perfect time for camping, photography and watching wildlife, and North Yukon puts on a spectacular show.
In addition to the Dempster, several Yukon scenic drives carry travellers through colourful tundra. Drive the Top of the World Highway from Dawson and enjoy expansive ridge-top views before crossing into Alaska and back to the Yukon. Tour the Campbell to Canol, a quiet and more remote route that delivers a true wilderness experience in the mountains and alpine tundra of the South Canol.