Somewhere in the northern reaches of a great continent, two legendary highways ramble through Artic expanses, rocky peaks and forested wildernesses. Moose roam, kayakers paddle, the ghosts of gold miners whisper, Northern Lights streak colors across the sky—and those with dreams of a Northern wonderland may need to pinch themselves. Canada’s sparsely populated Yukon Territory is what the great outdoors is all about. Travel two of the country’s all-time great roads, the Klondike and Alaska Highways, and let the sights lure you off to pit stops, parks and towns along the way. Start in transportation-hub Whitehorse, where the nearby waters of the Yukon River beg to be canoed and kayaked. Historic Dawson City teems with cultural festivals during the long days of summer. Otherwise, it’s all about the alpine terrain—mountains and wildlife and solitude. Soak it all in as you head up to the Artic Circle, where the extremes of day and night are laced with the hallucinogenic Northern Lights. No, you’re not dreaming; you’re just in Yukon.