What Is It? During the peak of summer, there aren’t many hours of darkness for staring at the stars, but pitching a tent in the pristine wilderness of Tombstone Territorial Park, with its dramatic mountain and lake views, is still an unforgettable experience.
Why Do It? Enjoy access to a place unlike any other, with awe-inspiring rugged peaks, hidden valleys, permafrost landforms, and a wide range of unique flora and fauna. Just a few of the animals that call the park home include black and grizzly bears, wolves, caribou, moose and Dall sheep, as well as over 130 bird species, including the beautiful arctic bird known as the Gyrfalcon. As the park has always been a part of the cultural and traditional lands of the Inuit and First Nation people of the Yukon, it also contains more than 70 protected First Nation ecological sites, with items like stone tools, house pits, pole caches, hunting blinds, tent frames and cemeteries uncovered and studied.
Good to Know: Bring some eyeshades so that you can get your beauty sleep, grab a permit (needed in all government-approved campgrounds in the Yukon).