No need for a spray tan

Summer starts in June and runs ‘til August. At the height of the season, the sun sets just before midnight, and with temperatures as high as 26°C (78.8°F), you’ll be able to squeeze in a late-night tanning session, right before bedtime.

Shorts and t-shirts are the standard during the warmer months, but always be prepared with plenty of layering options if you plan on hiking one of the Yukon’s legendary trails. Even though it’s summer, the weather can turn faster than you can say “White-tailed Ptarmigan (White-tailed Tarmi-gan).”

Speaking of White-tailed Ptarmigan, the summer is the perfect time to spot them and many other diverse species of wild birds. Larger animals, like moose and bears, can be seen foraging around rivers for fresh greens, so if you happen to spot one from your canoe, be sure to take a photo—but maybe leave your selfie stick at home.

  • Summer months: June, July, August
  • Seasonal Highlight: The midnight sun
  • Fun activities to plan: Canoeing and kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, golfing, fishing, road trips, camping, wildlife viewing, summer arts and music festivals, RVing