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Yukon northern lights


The Yukon, a territory in northwest Canada, is wild, mountainous and sparsely populated. Kluane National Park and Reserve includes Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak, as well as glaciers, trails and the Alsek River. In the far north is Ivvavik National Park, with protected calving grounds for Porcupine caribou. In the south are numerous glacier-fed alpine lakes, including boldly coloured Emerald Lake. ―

Whitehorse is the capital of northwest Canada’s Yukon territory. To the south are the basalt cliffs of Miles Canyon, site of a former gold rush town. From the canyon, the Yukon River Loop Trail winds north past the Whitehorse Fishway fish ladder toward the S.S. Klondike, a restored sternwheeler that once plied the Yukon River. North, the Takhini Hot Pools’ mineral springs offer views of the northern lights in winter. 

The climate in Yukon is warm and temperate. Yukon has a significant amount of rainfall during the year. This is true even for the driest month. The climate here is classified as Cfa by the Köppen-Geiger system. The average annual temperature in Yukon is 16.6 °C | 61.9 °F. Precipitation here is about 827 mm | 32.6 inch per year. There is a difference of 81 mm | 3 inch of precipitation between the driest and wettest months. During the year, the average temperatures vary by 25.0 °C | 45.0 °F.

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (61.05 %). The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (50.16 %). The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (10.07 days). The month with the lowest number of rainy days is January (4.40 days). Yukon are in the northern hemisphere. Summer starts here at the end of June and ends in September. There are the months of summer: June, July, August, September. The best time to visit are June, July, August, September.


The average hours of sunshine for Yukon In Yukon, the month with the most daily hours of sunshine is July with an average of 11.9 hours of sunshine. In total there are 368.95 hours of sunshine throughout July. The month with the fewest daily hours of sunshine in Yukon is January with an average of 6.75 hours of sunshine a day. In total there are 209.34 hours of sunshine in January. Around 3260.5 hours of sunshine are counted in Yukon throughout the year. On average there are 107.09 hours of sunshine per month.

To have a winery and or cidery in the Yukon one must rely on importing the grapes and apples required.


Solstice Cider Works


The first and only cider house in the Yukon. The owners are Kyle Marchuk,Harold Roche, Stephen Mooney and Colin Nickerson.

They launched their first rounds of products in late April 2020, with dry and semi-sweet haskap wines, a Chardonnay-style apple wine, and haskap and raspberry ciders on offer.

The haskaps used to make the drinks are all locally-grown at Yukon Berry Farms, with farm co-founder Kyle Marchuk serving as the president for the new ventures.

Originaly Yukon Berry Farm made Haskaps jam. It was successful resulting n addditional plantings.

 Using a grant from the Yukon Business Development Program, Yukon Berry Farms brought up a professional winemaker familiar with working with haskaps about three years ago and soon had recipes Marchuk said everyone was happy with.

They also own Yukon Wines.


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