National Parks / Natural World
Tombstone Territorial Park Dawson City
Where is it at?
Tombstone Territorial Park
Interpretive Center marker 71.5km
Where are we going today?
There is something magical about the tundra's and wilderness of the Yukon. The magic, the majesty.
Tombstone Territorial Park is an incredibly way to get children out to a special part of the world. There is 2,200 square km of unique protected wilderness, with rugged peaks and beautiful wildlife.
There is also a rich First Nation culture there, which is a great insight for kids into the traditions and way of life in this part of Canada.
The Dempster Highway is a great road that cuts the park and gives you an opportunity to get into the heart of the park. There are hiking areas which are great to get out and explore on. Perhaps you will see some of the amazing wildlife in the area! There are also diverse collections of flora and fauna which are uncommon at the latitude that Tombstone Territorial Park lies on.
The park is very remote, so be careful. There are, however, a few established trails which should be followed. Keep in mind that the terrain is rough and the weather does change quite quickly, so be prepared.
Camping is possible in the area also, but make sure you know the best way to go about it.
Granite peaks, alpine lakes....kids will light up when they see such an outdoor playground!
The Tombstone Park Interpretive Center is a great place to start your journey, which is about an hour north of the Klondike Highway Turnoff.
The lovely staff will be happy to give you hints and answer any questions you may have for the day.
Tombstone Park Campground is a popular attraction for those wanting to make more of a day of the area.
When can we go?
Interpretive Center 9am - 5pm.
May weekends and holidays only. 7 days a week June to September.
Make sure you come prepared and take supplies because there's not a lot out in this part of the country! .
Any Top Tips?
Make sure you visit the center if you are knew to this kind of adventure. They can give you tips and guide you on the best places to go. .
What people are saying?
by Bob Taylor
The road was terrible from the Klondike Hwy but the views were well worth the effort. We hit the Dempster after a couple of rainy days that probably made the road worse than normal. The Visitor Centre is very interesting and the staff knowledgeable of the area. We were there in September and the colours are amazing. Worth the drive this far even if you don't plan to go further north. Just don't plan to drive very fast on the Dempster.
by Juan Fernandez