Regions: Kluane Communities: Haines Junction
Themes: Activities Categories: Activities, Hiking, Mountain Biking

Dress for Yukon Success

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.


Packing Lists

Step Label Jun - Aug


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.


  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Long sleeves
  • Warm jacket or vest
  • Good walking or hiking shoes/boots
  • PJs
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunglasses
  • Eyeshades for sleeping
  • Sunscreen
  • Brimmed hats
  • Windbreaker or rain jacket
  • Zip-up hoodie or fleece sweater
  • Rain pants
  • Bug spray
Step Label Sept - Nov / April - Jun

Fall / Spring

Fall and spring are no winter, but they still get chilly. So make sure you’re ready for whatever the day’s adventures throw at you. You never know, it might be a snowball.


  • Long sleeves
  • Pants
  • Sweaters
  • Windbreaker or shell jacket
  • Warm hat
  • Brimmed hats
  • Gloves and mittens
  • Walking shoes
  • Waterproof boots
  • Sunglasses
  • PJs
  • For aurora viewing: Insulated pants
  • For aurora viewing: Insulated jacket
Step Label Dec-Mar


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. So if you’re coming up for a winter getaway, come prepared for cold temperatures. If you forget something or don’t have the gear, you can rent up here.


  • Long underwear
  • Thick, breathable socks: wool and cotton
  • Winter boots: insulated
  • Parka
  • Snow pants: for outside activity
  • Insulated mittens
  • 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
  • PJs
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen: snow reflects and intensifies sunlight