Welcome to Yukon

The Klondike


History has it that the name Yukon is probably from the word “Yu-kun-ah” which means “Great River”. The territory’s nickname/ slogan is “The Land of the Midnight Sun”.

Yukon has borders on the west with Alaska, on the south with British Columbia and on the east with Northwest Territories. The territory is not nicknamed the land of the midnight sun for nothing. The sun seldom sets in the Yukon during summer so there is continuous daylight. In the same vein, during winter there is almost complete darkness. Yukon is endowed with several minerals such as gold, lead and zinc and also hosts several historic sites and activities including the S.S. Klondike, the Emerald lake, Yukon Wildlife Preserve, Miles Canyon and the MacBride Museum among others. The beautiful northern lights (Aurora Borealis), the dog sledding activities and the hospitable residents will give you a good reason to call Yukon home. 

Click on the buttons below to learn more about Yukon and get more details about settling down in the territory.

         

Official Flag

Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) – Floral Emblem

The raven – Official Bird

The subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) – Official Tree

Lazulite – Official Gemstone

Official Tartan

 

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