Unboxing Canada – The Yukon

Unboxing Canada – The Yukon

August 15, 2021 · 5 min. readThis article may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

I love travelling the world and seeing far off places, but lately, I've been thinking about how little I've seen of my own country, and how little we celebrate the vast diversity that is Canada.

This isn't the first time I've felt this way either. In 2015 I did my "Instagramming Canada" series, where I showcased each province and territory with images taken by Instagrammers, and in 2017 I created a list of "Five Canadian Adventures to Take in 2017" since I felt G Adventures wasn't (and still isn't) showing Canada enough love.

This year I'm doing something similar, but it's my new "Unboxing Canada" series, where I unbox a package from each province and territory. I reached out to a handful of tourism agencies and the first one to send me something was Travel Yukon.

To be honest, I have never been to The Yukon before. I showcased it in my "Instagramming Canada" series, and did a pretend tour of it in my "Curious Klondike" article. Between those two projects, and just my own research, I have a little understanding of the history and geography of the territory, but I've never actually stepped foot in it.

That hasn't changed (yet), but thanks to Travel Yukon's participation in my new series, I know own a little slice of The Yukon for myself. You can either watch the video below for my unboxing of the package or keep reading where I discuss the contents instead.

Travel Yukon sent me a plethora of little items to celebrate their "larger than life" territory. One of the items they sent me was a Northern Lights themed facemask. I've been using the same reusable facemask since October but this one is adjustable and much more form-fitting than my previous mask. It also goes much further up my nose, which lowers the chance of it falling off.

Northern Lights themed facemask

They also sent over three postcards, two of which are blank and will be sent to the first people to ask for them in my YouTube video. These postcards show an individual standing outside at night with a headlamp on, with the Northern Lights behind them.

Travel Yukon also sent two high quality "Yukon / Larger Than Life" stickers, and a "Yukon" pop socket for my phone.

Postcards from Yukon Yukon's Larger than Life stickers Yukon pop socket

They also sent a small desk calendar with pictures taken by Robert Postma, an incredible photographer and a Canadian Geographic Photography Contest winner. I also got a roadmap of both Western Canada and Alaska, and of the Yukon Territory. I was surprised to see how small Yukon was compared to the other territories, but it looks to be a small but mighty place to visit due to the rugged landscape.

Yukon 2021 Calendar with lynx on it Map of Yukon

Lastly, Travel Yukon sent me a Yukon Experience Guide which talks about all the different parts of Yukon, some of the places to see, things to do, places to eat and places to go hiking. I found myself going through this book time and time again, checking maps and seeing how close one place is to another. This book is far superior to anything I've gotten before regarding creativity, presentation, and content. It breaks down hotels, what language they speak there, the range of prices for rooms, as well as restaurants, museums, art galleries and even has pre-made road trips for curious travellers.

Experience Yukon Guidebook

I've gotten other books like this from American tourism agencies, and they pale in comparison. The Yukon Experience Guide is clean, sharp, and is a must-have for any Yukon travellers.

All in all, I really loved this package from Travel Yukon. It was small, but that's exactly what I wanted. I wanted bite-sized pieces of The Yukon to learn about, share, and hopefully inspire you to travel and explore our great country.

Thank you again to Travel Yukon for sending me this package, and for participating in my Unboxing Canada series. Please visit their website and check them out on social media if you also want to plan your trip to The Yukon.

Have you ever thought about travelling to The Yukon? Have you already been there? Let me know in the comments below!

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