The cold and the beautiful

Winter is the longest season, spanning five months from November until the end of March. It may be dark, cold and snowy, but you’ll soon find out why that makes Yukon winters all the better.

Temperatures can drop to -40°C (-40°F) with daily highs of -13°C (8.6°F) making it, in our opinion, one of the best winter destinations on the planet. Where else can you ski through a nature reserve, mush across a glistening lake, and slowly watch your hair freeze as you soak in a hot spring*, all in one day? Here’s a hint—it starts with “Y” and ends with “ukon”.

The long, dark months are also the perfect ingredients for one of the most amazing, natural phenomena of the world—the aurora borealis. Prepare to gaze up in awe, as greens, purples and pinks embrace in a lightshow that rivals a choreographed intergalactic laser battle. 

  • Winter months: November, December, January, February, March
  • Seasonal Highlight: Northern lights
  • Fun activities to plan: Dogsledding, ice fishing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, winter festivals, wildlife viewing, hot springs, skiing, fat-tire biking