Planning a Road Trip in the Yukon
The Yukon Territory in Canada is the ideal place to pick-up your RV. Through the Yukon there are 11 major routes on maintained highways to travel. First book your RV then check out these Yukon festivals and events.
The scarcely populated territory is known worldwide for river rafting, fishing, canoe expeditions, dog-sledding and hiking. The Yukon’s pristine nature includes Mount Logan, North America’s second tallest mountain. First Nations contemporary culture has a strong influence over the Yukon. Whitehorse, Yukon’s Capital, acts as a cultural hub. This is where you can pick-up or drop-off your RV Rental in the Yukon territory. RV pick-up/drop-off nearby to Whitehorse, Yukon airport (YXY).
Tip: When travelling long distances, make sure you have enough fuel by carrying a Jerry can with you.
Many of Yukon’s festivals are held in February and were started by local groups to reduce the winter-blues. Here are just a few of the most loved festivals in the Yukon Territories.
Yukon Annual Festivals and Events
Adaka Cultural Festival
The local native groups host the ACF at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre in Whitehorse. It usually takes place at the end of June to the beginning of July. Come and celebrate the local First Nations art, culture, and maybe learn a thing or two!
Available Light Film Festival
The ALFF Showcases Canada’s talent in on-screen productions as well as promoting film in northern Canada. To attend ALFF, be in Whitehorse early to mid-February.
Atlin Arts and Music Fest
The Atlin Arts and Music Fest takes place in mid to late July. There is local music, art and films to experience.
Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race
An annual dog sled taking place in February between Fairbanks, Alaska and Whitehorse, Yukon.
Visit their website to find out the best viewpoints.
Frostbite Music Festival
Come dance in the dead of winter to local and international musicians! What makes this 3-day music festival so special is that it originally came into existence purely to promote community spirit.
Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival
The Sourdough Festival helps locals get out and about in the wintertime. Learn more here: Yukon Rendezvous.
In the Yukon you can interact with locals, absorb history, be inspired by cultural stories and have lots of fun! What better way to get the feel for a place than attending a festival.
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