Tagish - Beautiful lakes, exceptional fishing, Gold Rush history The town of Tagish is situated..Whitehorse Information
Over one hundred years ago, reckless adventurers fought their way down the Yukon River by boat on..Carcross Information
Waterways, scenic drives and the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad all converge in historic..Dawson City Information
Dawson City is the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush! An incredible community that has preserved its..Faro Information
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Mountain Village Beneath the Kluane Front Ranges Known to Yukoners as "the Junction", Haines..Marsh Lake Information
Marsh Lake - Lakeside community and Southern Lakes playground The Marsh Lake and Tagish..Watson Lake Information
Home of the famous Signpost Forest, the incredible Northern Lights Space and Science Centre and..Keno City Information
Living Ghost Town and Alpine Flower Gardens Memories and vestiges of northern mining history are..See all locations in Yukon
Yukon is high: At least twenty mountains in the St. Elias Range in southwest Yukon exceed 4,000 metres, and more than a handful exceed 5,000 metres. Towering over them all and surrounded by vast icefields is Mount Logan, Canada's highest peak at 5,959 m.
Yukon is wild: It's one of North America's major wilderness attractions: close to 80 per cent remains pristine wilderness. The Yukon has three national parks, six territorial parks and four Canadian Heritage Rivers. Along with three neighbouring parks in Alaska and B.C., Kluane National Park forms the world's largest protected area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Yukon is wet: Extensive lake and river systems crisscross the Yukon. The territory is a significant reservoir of fresh water, and almost two-thirds of the territory is drained by the mighty Yukon River, Canada's second longest river. Yukon has over 70 canoeable mountain rivers.
Yukon is extreme: This is the home of the Yukon Quest, the toughest sled dog race in the world, and its sister event, the Yukon River Quest, the longest annual canoe and kayak race in the world. A tiny place called Snag in southwest Yukon holds the record-low temperature for North America, and central Yukon heats up so much in summer that gardens yield record-size squashes.
Yukon is ancient: Known as prehistoric Beringia, much of what is now the Yukon escaped glaciation during the last Ice Age. Beasts like woolly mammoths and scimitar cats once roamed here, and North America's earliest inhabitants migrated across a land bridge from Siberia. Gold-bearing riverbeds were never scoured and spread by glaciers, leaving rich gold deposits that drew thousands of prospectors to the Klondike.