Where the sun never sets
It’s clear this region is largely untouched, but don’t let it fool you – it’s seen its share of action. The dramatic landscape shows the effects of eons of relentless weather and geological forces, and each year sees the impressive migration of tens of thousands of caribou.
With five protected wilderness parks, deciding which to visit is often determined by logistics. Much of the region is accessible only by air or water and getting there is part of the adventure. Sticking to the highway offers its own unforgettable experiences, made up of multicoloured tundra, towering peaks and thrilling wildlife viewing.
Regardless what part of this region you cover, you’ll be one of the few who have done so—a gratifying exploration in truly getting away from it all.
- The Dempster Highway is the only public all-weather road in Canada to cross the Arctic Circle.
- The Porcupine Caribou Herd regularly crosses the Canada-US border. Their range includes the Yukon’s Vuntuk and Ivvavik National Parks and Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
- Ni’iinlii Njik Territorial Park is Yukon’s largest territorial park and is rigorously protected for its distinct ecosystem and deep cultural significance.