Bringing the right attire for the season can make your Yukon vacation that much better. So knowing what to pack is essential. Weather can be unpredictable here, so be ready to layer up and down.
The Yukon in the summertime is warm, even hot at times. The sun shines for up to 24 hours in some regions thanks to the midnight sun, so pack for it. Yes, that means bring a swimsuit too.
Warm jacket or vest
Good walking or hiking shoes/boots
Eyeshades for sleeping
Windbreaker or rain jacket
Zip-up hoodie or fleece sweater
Fall / Spring
Fall and spring are no winter, but they still get chilly. Fall and spring are no winter, but they still get chilly.
Windbreaker or shell jacket
Gloves and mittens
For aurora viewing: Insulated pants
For aurora viewing: Insulated jacket
So make sure you’re ready for whatever the day’s adventures throw at you. You never know, it might be a snowball. We don’t have to tell you it gets cold at this time of year. Temperatures reach as low as -45˚C, depending on where you are.
Thick, breathable socks: wool and cotton
Winter boots: insulated
Snow pants: for outside activity
Light gloves for the car or using your camera
Toque: AKA beanie
Scarves and/or neck gaiters
Fleece or wool sweaters
Swimsuit: for hot springs and hot tubs
Sunglasses and sunscreen: snow reflects and intensifies sunlight