Yukon in northern Canada is set for a major publicity boost with the release of upcoming movie The Call of the Wild
Yukon in northern Canada is set for a major publicity boost with the release of upcoming movie The Call of the Wild.
The film, which hits UK cinemas on 19 February, is a live action version of Jack London’s 1903 novel telling the story of Buck, a “big-hearted” dog whose life changes dramatically when he moves from California to the wilderness of Yukon.
Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan and Bradley Whitford are among the stars of the new movie, which is set in the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1890s and blends live action with animation.
Yukon is northern Canada’s most accessible destination and is home to the country’s highest mountain Mount Logan as well as a major non-polar icefield in Kluane national park.
The territory is one of North America’s most undiscovered destinations with around 80% of its land remaining pristine wilderness including mountains, forests and wildlife including caribou, moose, plus both grizzly and black bears. These animals far outnumber Yukon’s human population of only 40,000 people.
Windows on the Wild offers an eight-night holiday to Yukon from £2,145pp including flights from Heathrow to Whitehorse, via Vancouver, accommodation in Whitehorse, Dawson City and Sky High Valley Ranch, plus car hire.
For more information go to the Travel Yukon website.