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Yukon Territory

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Links to Yukon cities, towns and communities, travel guides, and territorial parks can be found on the lower part of this page. You will also find other "bits" of information about the Yukon, as well as links to categories of interest in YT. These
are accommodations, arts & culture, things to doproducts & services, senior and facts.

Yukon RiverThe Yukon (YT) is the westernmost and smallest of Canada's three federal territories. It was named after the Yukon River and the word Yukon means "Great River" in Gwich'in. As of 2003, the name Yukon, rather than "Yukon Territory" was confirmed and updated by the federal government. The Yukon is officially bilingual (English and French). The Yukon Government also recognizes First Nations languages.
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The territory borders the US state of Alaska to the west, the Northwest Territories to the east and British Columbia to the south. Its northern coast is on the Beaufort Sea. The capital, Whitehorse, is also the largest city, with about two-thirds of the population of the Yukon and the second largest city is Dawson City. Yukon's Mount Logan, in Kluane National Park and Reserve, is the highest mountain in Canada and the second-highest in North America.
Yukon's major industry has been mining including lead, zinc, silver, gold, asbestos and copper. Manufacturing, including furniture, clothing, and handicrafts, follows in importance, along with hydroelectricity. The traditional industries of trapping and fishing have declined.

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Canada Map highlighting Yukon

Official Yukon Territory symbols
Flag
Coat of arms
Flower is Fireweed
Bird is Raven

Yukon nickname
The Land of the Midnight Sun

Provincial (tourism) slogan
Larger than life

License plate slogans
Land of the Midnight Sun (1953-1970)
Home of the Klondike (1971-1977)
The Klondike (1978)

Books about the Yukon

Canada Road Trip - Things to do in the Yukon

 


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Areas
 
Rivers
Parks

Dawson City
Faro
Haines Junction
Keno City
Village of Mayo
Hamlet of Mt Lorne

Old Crow
Ross River
Teslin
Watson Lake
Whitehorse

Tatshenshini River

Snake River

Bonnet Plume River

Ivvavik National Park

Kluane National Park and Reserve

Tombstone Territorial Park

Vuntut National Park

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