Into the wild

Yukon offers everything you need for a sense of adventure

Photo essay by Miv Fournier

For many people, Yukon represents the end of the world, with its pure, natural, untouched wilderness stretching all the way to the Arctic Circle. And they’re right.

Natural, mysterious and unforgettable. Decades ago, explorers found this to be the case, and the same holds true today for anyone with an authentic sense of adventure. In this photo essay, catch the magnificence of this part of Canada through the lense of Ottawa photographer, Miv Fournier.

Home of the Gold Rush, Yukon is also home to many other of our country’s natural treasures. Seventeen of the highest peaks in Canada, as well as the largest ice fields outside of the ice caps, can be found within its borders, at the Kluane National Park and Reserve.

The amazing midnight sun, Aurora Borealis that stretch as far as the eye can see, and unique landscapes combine to make this place the ultimate outdoor enthusiast’s dream.

Historic locations, such as Dawson (a six-hour drive from Whitehorse) where much of this photo essay was captured, give you the unspoiled feel for heritage and a taste for the town in a bygone era. They’ve for the most part kept the architecture of the gold rush.

But don’t let that fool you. There is so much to do in this region: the vast wilderness and rivers beckon you to go exploring, hiking and camping. Backpacking, hiking or walking through the backcountry of Canada’s Yukon is an adventure like no other.

Its origins are still solidly anchored in its history and its vibrant communities continue to forge this land in ways that defy the imagination. This is only matched by western laid-back atmosphere everywhere you go.

You could drive, but it’s easy to get to Yukon by air
By Air Ottawa > Vancouver > Whitehorse.
Air North has direct flights from Ottawa to Whitehorse (check availability)

See more on Miv’s Yukon adventure at instagram.com/mivphotography