I am planning a trip in Yukon during the summer (July to September) and I wonder what I can expect in terms of road conditions and what specific equipment (for the car) I would need.

I found out that winter tires are never required in Yukon even though I assume that in winter, it is very useful if not essential.

What about the summer? Do drivers there tend to use winter tires all-year-round? Would it be useful to have some?

Is there any other equipment that would be useful like a shovel to remove the snow? I assume there would not be that much snow in summer over there, though.

I plan on driving mostly on Highway 1 or 2, i.e. most likely not north of Dawson City.

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    This is much too broad, and risks being closed. Whole books have been written on the subject. See, for example, The Milepost themilepost.com – DavidSupportsMonica Apr 5 at 16:53
  • Thanks for the recommendation. Is it too broad because of the size of the territory? Or of the time frame? Or the words used (do I need vs. is it more comfortable)? I have found that winter tires are never mandatory in Yukon (!), I have found the 511 website but it only gives the current road conditions. I assume people living or traveling to Yukon don't read a whole book to figure the density of gas stations or the need for winter tires all-year-round – Vince Apr 5 at 17:00
  • I think it's too broad because it asks too many questions about too many topics. This isn't the sort of focused question (with an absolute answer) that the site craves. Take a look at the Help files: travel.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask and travel.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic. – DavidSupportsMonica Apr 5 at 18:22
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    @DavidSupportsMonica I've updated my question to make it less broad. The milepost is very useful, thank you for that resource. If I may have a critic, I have found your last comment too vague, too broad, not very helpful. I've used this website a lot so I know better how to improve a question, but I believe a new user would have been lost. – Vince Apr 5 at 18:50
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    Have you tried asking reddit.com/r/Yukon or Yukon's Department of Tourism & Culture? > If have any questions and want to connect with someone from our team, please contact at us here: > > - Email: [vacation@gov.yk.ca](mailto:vacation@gov.yk.ca "vacation@gov.yk.ca") > - Call: Yukon Visitor Information Centre toll-free number: [1-800-661-0494](tel:1-800-661-0494) > - Text: [1-866-677-6804](tel:1-866-677-6804) – Kristen L. 2 days ago

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