Yukon is one of Canadas three federal territories, and is almost the smallest of the Territories. The other Territories include the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Yukon is located in the farthest western point of Canada.
A small bit of trivia, the Yukon is officially bilingual speaking both English and French.
The Yukons Mount Logan, is the highest mountain in Canada reaching a whopping 5,959 metres, and is located in the Kluane National Park and Reserve. It is also the second highest mountain in North American, with Denali in Alaska being the highest. If youre looking for a cool escape in your hired motorhome, the Yukon is the place.
The Yukon is predominantly Arctic in the north, subarctic in the central area, and a humid continental climate near the British Columbia border.
Some of the key rivers that run through Yukon are the Stewart River, Peel River, and Yukon River. As you can probably guess, the Yukon River is where the province got its name. Whitehorse is the capital of Yukon and the provinces only official city. Following after that is an array of towns which include Dawson City, Faro and Watson Lake. Then after the towns are four villages Carmacks, Haines Junction, Mayo and Teslin.
Tourist attractions in the Yukon take in Miles Canyon, the SS Klondike, Tombstone Territorial Park, Emerald Lake, Sign Post Forest, and the Yukon Suspension Bridge.