Hiking in the Yukon. Image: Pat Morrow
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Five Hidden Gems in Y2Y Region

You’ve already been to Yellowstone, Banff and Glacier National Parks and are looking for something else to explore?

The Yellowstone to Yukon region offers an infinite amount of adventures and places to find serenity for all ages. Here are five places you may wish to add to your hit list this summer!

B.C.’s Bowron Lakes

Canoeing by Leanne Alison Karsten Heuer with Willow. Photo: Leanne Alison
Find serenity in a canoe as you explore the 72 miles (116 km) of lakes and rivers is an oasis to discover.Bald eagles, osprey, moose, mink, beaver, bears and a wide variety of bird life will captivate you as you gently float along the water.

Montana Fly Fishing

Photo: Cristina Mittermeier
Montana offers world-class fly fishing for wild trout in its dozens of beautiful rivers and countless alpine lakes. One of the things that makes Montana fly fishing unique is that the state manages most of its rivers for wild trout; meaning hatchery born fish are not introduced into these rivers. Instead, protection of habitat along with catch and release restrictions are used to enhance fishing.

Yukon’s Tombstone Territorial Park

Ogilvie Mountains, Tombstone Territorial Park. Photo: Pat Morrow
Tombstone is ‘real’ wilderness. Wild, remote, and rugged, Tombstone Territorial Park is 543,631 acres (219,999 ha) of protected wilderness. Explore this area by foot when the tundra valley erupts with color. Or experience the views and the park’s wildlife as you cruise up the Dempster Highway. This place should be on everyone’s bucket list – it is out of this world!

Wyoming’s Ranches

Photo: Stephen Legault
Step back in time and experience Greater Yellowstone as the early settlers may have done by staying at a ranch in Wyoming. Here you have few people and vast, open spaces. Enjoy horseback riding, wildlife watching, hiking, fishing and hunting and sitting by the campfire. It is fun for the entire family.

Idaho’s Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

Located along the Oregon – Idaho border, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area is a place where you can let your senses run wild. It’s sheer natural beauty begs to be captured by photographers including the Hells Canyon - the deepest river gorge in the U.S. World-class whitewater boating adventures, horseback riding explorations and some 900 miles or (1,400 km) of hiking await you.

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