Province/Territory: Yukon Territory

Playing in the wilderness under the Midnight Sun of Summer Solstice

  • 20 hours of daylight
  • 04 days of wilderness mountain biking, hiking and paddling
  • 04 nights in your own chic yurt

Celebrate summer solstice when daytime rocks ‘round the clock in Canada’s northern territory of Yukon by staying up late and playing outside on Boréale Explorers’ once-a-year Summer Solstice trips. Choose an intermediate all-mountain-biking adventure or an experience that includes hiking, paddling, a dab of local culture and a day on easy biking trails. Get acquainted with your eco-chic yurt, then your small group launches into four guided days of off-the-grid, high-tech adventures. Hike to a summit with views across the jagged peaks, ice-fields and glaciers of wild Kluane National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Canoe the Yukon River with its crazy Gold Rush history. Ride your mountain bike on trails from open alpine down to the valley floor. Relax at day’s end with a fresh local gourmet menu, tasting wild cranberries, elk and Arctic Char. Thumb your nose at bedtime during the year's longest days and wander around a lake or hop on your bike, playing throughout the short night. Then get your 40 winks by slipping under a duvet in your yurt-with-a-view, falling asleep in the glow of the Midnight Sun.

Why you should visit
  • Cruising a lake listening to traditional stories about the surrounding shores from a local First Nation elder.
  • Mingling with local Yukon artists at an arts co-op.
  • A midnight mountain bike ride from high alpine meadows to the lush valley floor.
  • Dining on Northern foods like Yukon sausages, elk and smoked Arctic char picnic fare on the trail.
  • Waking up to the smell of freshly baked bread and locally roasted Midnight Sun coffee.
  • Relaxing in the high-tech yet rustic Yurtville, a boutique yurt hideaway tucked into the woods.
  • Watching a bicycle-powered blender whip up your morning smoothies and evening Margaritas!
  • Feeling energized by playing outside 24/7.

Weather

Visitor information
When to go
  • The Summer Solstice Eco-Yurt Adventures are four-day wilderness trips taking place from mid-June until early July.
Need to know
  • Two different Summer Solstice trips are offered.
  • The Yukon Summer Solstice Mountain Biking adventure is intended for an intermediate mountain biker and includes four days of intense trail biking.
  • For a multi-activity trip that includes one day of easier mountain biking trails, choose the Summer Solstice itinerary that also includes hiking, paddling and cultural activities.
  • A limited supply of full suspension bikes is available for rent to clients.
Getting Here
  • Whitehorse is located in the northern territory of Yukon in Canada’s Western Arctic. There are regular flights from southern Canada, the Northwest Territories and Alaska to the Whitehorse Airport (YXY).
  • By road, arrive via the Alaska Highway or Stewart-Cassiar Highway from British Columbia.
  • View current Yukon highway information.
  • Ferries and cruise ships stop in Skagway, Alaska, with charter buses and coaches connecting to Whitehorse.
  • The White Pass and Yukon Route narrow-gauge railway also links Skagway to Whitehorse during summer.