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Background Information About Yukon

Capital City - City Guides The capital of Yukon is Whitehorse.

Yukon Background Information

Yukon gets its name from the River Yukon; a native expression for great river. The Territory entered the Canadian Confederation on June 13th, 1898.

Yukon borders the American state of Alaska to the west, the Northwest Territories to the east and British Columbia to the south.

Canada's highest point, Mount Logan (5,959m), can be found in Yukon's south-west corner; in Kluane National Park.

Other National Parks include Ivvavik National Park and Vuntut National Park, in Yukon's north.

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What to See in Yukon

Points of interest in Yukon honour the early pioneers of the region, especially during the gold rush of the late 1890s.

Historical Yukon

Historic sites can be found in Whitehorse, Dawson City, Bonanza Creek, and Lake Bennett.

Heritage Yukon:
The Yukon Historical & Museums Association was formed in 1977 to serve as an umbrella organisation for Yukon museums and historical societies.

Yukon Museums:
An online guide of all of the Yukon museums, archives, interpretive centres and First Nation cultural or heritage centres designed to help visitors and residents alike explore the Yukon's rich history.


Whitehorse was incorporated as a city in 1950. Three years later, the capital of the Yukon was transferred from Dawson City to Whitehorse.

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The largest communities in Yukon are Whitehorse, Dawson, Watson Lake, Haines Junction, Carmacks, Mount Lorne, Mayo, Ross River, Pelly Crossing and Ibex Valley; with Mount Lorne and Ibex Valley forming a part of Metro Whitehorse.

Yukon's territorial parks are Tombstone, Herschel Island, Fishing Branch and Coal River Springs.

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Experience the true north, above the 60th parallel.

Yukon Convention Bureau:
Whitehorse can accommodate groups of up to 800 people. Options for smaller groups include Dawson City, which can accommodate groups of up to 250, and Haines Junction, which can accommodate groups of up to 100.

Yukon First Nations Tourism Association:
Dedicated to promoting and maintaining the cultural integrity of native tourism.

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Nature Tours of Yukon:
Organises guided wilderness tours and hiking on the Chilkoot Trail as well as canoe trips on Yukon Rivers.

Yukon Adventures:
Based in Whitehorse, the Yukon Adventure Company offers a wide variety of exciting vacation options throughout the Yukon; designed to give you the greatest amount of choice.

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Getting To and Around Yukon Territory

Yukon by Air

Whitehorse International Airport (YXY) is Yukon's air transportation hub; with direct flights to Calgary, Edmonton, Fairbanks and Vancouver.

Yukon's communities are also served by a few regional airports and 25 aerodromes; with Air North (4N), the largest airline in the Yukon, flying to Dawson City, Old Crow and Inuvik (Northwest Territories).

First Air (7F) also fly a to Whitehorse from Yellowknife and Fort Simpson (Northwest Territories), while German-based Condor Airlines operate summer services from Frankfurt; if you're coming to the Yukon, direct from Europe.

Yukon by Road

Although driving distances to and around the Yukon are huge, it's about 2,200km from Vancouver to the Yukon alone, the Alaska Highway is still a popular transit route with adventurous travellers.

Many visitors to the Yukon also choose to come through on a side trip from their Alaska Cruise vacation. As part of the cruise package it's also possible to include a bus tour to parts of the Yukon; in some cases travellers prefer to stay over in the Yukon for a week or two and return on a later cruise.

If you do choose to drive around the Yukon, to discover the natural beauty of the territory, a good Yukon road map is essential.

Yukon Alaska Tourist Tours:
Offers daily motorcoach tours from Whitehorse to Skagway and back as well as a Dawson City bus service.

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