If you aren't an outdoor enthusiast, Yukon is probably not a place you want to visit. Most of the tourism industry in the Yukon centers around the many natural attractions found here. Herschel Island attracts history buffs and nature lovers alike, who come to learn about the ancient culture of Intuit hunters and the Inuvialuit people, and see historic missionary and trading posts, which are surrounded by wildflowers and exotic migratory birds in the spring. The Chilkoot Trail was the gateway to the Yukon for gold rush prospectors and today is a mountainous hiking trail. Vuntut National Park is a popular destination for backcountry enthusiasts. And the remote wilderness park known as Fishing Branch is the place to see grizzly bears and other wild Canadian creatures in their natural habitat.
In addition to the many National parks found in the Yukon, tourists enjoy visiting other scenic attractions such as the Takhini Hot Springs, Ross River, Simpson Lake, the Five Finger Rapids and Teslin Lake.