Hop in the car today and get out of town. There are several great day trip options, each offering the chance to experience the beauty of the changing season.
The White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad will take you on a journey through a mountain pass, past glaciers, waterfalls and historic sites, through tunnels and over sky high trestles. This narrow gauge railway operates between Skagway, Alaska and Carcross, Yukon. To plan your trip, check out the seasonal bus/rail schedules. Depending upon when you’re here, you may need to rent a car.
If hiking trails, wildlife viewing and scenic vistas in every direction sound appealing, then Kluane National Park is for you. Head to Kathleen Lake, where autumnal hues, snow-dusted mountains and a crystal clear lake will make you the envy of all your Facebook friends. And for the ultimate “wow” factor, top it all off with a flightseeing tour over the park’s massive mountain ranges and icefields.
The area of interconnected lakes and rivers that form the headwaters of the mighty Yukon River is known as the Southern Lakes. Explore the villages of Carcross, Marsh Lake, Tagish and Teslin, where you’ll find beautiful beaches, local arts, history and First Nations culture.
Another night of glittering stars and dancing auroras caps off the perfect day.