fun things to do with kids in yukon   Travel for Kids

Yukon Territory

Yukon River

The Yukon says adventure, but traveling there no longer requires a backbreaking hike or dangerous boat ride (international flights go directly to Whitehorse). In 1896 gold was discovered in the Klondike, and thousands of people stampeded to Dawson City. Today in Dawson, kids can pan for gold along Bonanza Creek, where one of the biggest gold rushes began.

    Klondike Highway
Dawson City
    Kluane National Park
    Watson Lake
    Tip: The Yukon has much of the wonderful wildlife as you can see in Alaska – caribou, moose, mountain goats, Dall sheep, grizzly bears, beavers, bald eagles, trumpeter swans - and many animals are easily visible as you drive along the highway.

Fun food


Instead of the usual hamburgers, try caribou, elk or musk ox burgers, and bison chili.

kids books yukon canada
yukon kids dog sledding Dogteam  
Gary Paulsen, Ruth Wright Paulsen

On a moonlit night, a dog musher harnesses the sled dogs, and goes out for a run in the crisp, cold snow. The sled whips through the trees with no sound but the song of the runners and the soft jungle of the dogs' collars.  There's nothing quite so beautiful as a night run.  (Picture book)


Jason's Gold
Will Hobbs

In 1897, young Jason Hawthorn follows his brothers into the Klondike goldfields, carrying a thousand pound pack over the Chilkoot pass, and canoeing down the Yukon River. Nearly trampled by a moose, Jason is rescued by an old prospector, but will he survive the subarctic winter? (Chapter book)

And Jason's next adventure: Down the Yukon


Jason's Gold adventure kids gold rush yukon
Children of the Yukon native americans kids  
Children of the Yukon
Ted Harrison

Vibrant story of kids in the Yukon – panning for gold in Bonanza Creek, exploring Dawson City, out in the snow under the northern lights. Bold colorful illustrations by Yukon artist Ted Harrison. (Picture book)


travel for kids | | yukon territory
facebooktwitterinstgramvimeo travelforkidspinterest