Canada - Yukon
The Yukon is Canada's northern gem, where untamed wilderness is brightened by the midnight sun in summer and the northern lights in winter. Yukon's capital, Whitehorse, is located at least 2000 km from any large city (the closest is Edmonton, Alberta), but that doesn't discourage the thousands of people who travel to the Yukon each year, either by plane or via the beautiful Alaskan Highway. A sight in itself, the highway runs from Dawson Creek, B.C. to Fairbanks, Alaska, and is frequently touted as one of the most scenic drives in Canada. Yukon's second largest municipality, Dawson City, was the focal point of the famous Klondike Gold Rush of the late 19th century. Today, the city offers a vivid reminder of those days with gold panning tours, an old-fashioned gambling casino and more. The Yukon wilderness can be explored at the renowned Kluane National Park and Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Canada's highest peak, Mount Logan.