Chasing the Midnight Sun

Sunsets in the Yukon never seem to end - which makes sense considering daylight can last 19 hours. A particularly colorful evening, viewed from the hot tub at the Boreale Ranch.

Chasing the Midnight Sun Royalty and Laidback Luxury in Whitehorse

It’s stated on our tickets, but when the plane’s wheels touch down, there’s no way to tell what time it is.

It could be 7 a.m. Or it could be 7 p.m. That’s because during summer in Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon, it’s sunny for 19 hours a day.

Located at 60 degrees north of the equator, summer light in the Yukon is nearly inescapable, especially during the solstice, which is just a few days off. This means seemingly endless sunsets and riding at any hour, but it also means time is irrelevant—at least as us southerners know it. And as Claire Buchar, Jaime Hill, Chris Grundberg and myself step off the plane to meet Dylan Sherrard, we’re still trying to figure out if that’s a good thing.

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