In 1899, a group of people gathered on the Midnight Dome to listen to poet Captain Jack Crawford recite favourites from his collection. Nowadays, people head there for sightseeing, selfies and sunbathing under the midnight sun. The easiest way up is driving, just 15 minutes from Dawson City.
The only way to fit Kluane National Park and Reserve into one photo is from space, but don’t let that stop you from exploring it from the ground up.
Taking up the entire southwest corner of the Yukon, there are more mountains, trees and wildlife here than anywhere else, so the only way you can be disappointed is if you forget to take your lens cap off.
Five Finger Rapids is a hazardous stretch of water, due to the four islands that divide the river into five narrow channels. Now, the only hazard is a stubbed toe on one of the 229 steps down to the river’s edge. To find the infamous spot on the Yukon River, head north from Carmacks.
The Haines Highway, originally called the “Grease Trail” due to the amount of fish transported along it, stretches through a province, territory and country. Mile markers point out hundreds of photo opps, so it might take you a little longer than Google Map’s three-hour estimate to complete the drive from Haines to Haines Junction.