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.