Yukon Territory

Yukon Territory Map

The Yukon Territory is a Canadian Province north of British Columbia and between Alaska and the Northwest Territories. Given the relatively small population of only about 34,000 people it is huge in size with 482,443 sq kilometers (186,272 sq miles). About 2/3 of the inhabitants live in the capital city of Whitehorse. Special points of interest include a large number of glacier fed lakes, Mount Logan which at 5,959 meters /19,551 feet) is the tallest mountain in Canada and the original inhabitants of the region the First Nations people.

What To Do

Yukon CanoeingThe Yukon is primarily known for the pristine nature of it’s mountain, lakes forests and wildlife. This creates an ideal environment for outdoor sports activities from hunting and fishing to boating, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, backcountry camping, mountain climbing, dog sledding and much more! There are also countless opportunities to view a dvierse variety of wildlife.

The Yukon is a great place to find Indian aboriginal art and culture. There are music festivals, story telling, sporint events, museums, memorials, diverse activities and even the opportunity to see the Northern LIghts in season.

First Nations

The people of the First Nations are among the original Aboriginal inhabitants of Canada. They settled Canada thousands of years ago into hundreds of different tribes. In the Yukon the First Nations people are represented by 14 Nations:

  • Carcross/Tagish
  • Champagne/Aishihik
  • Kluane
  • Kwanlin Dun
  • Liard
  • Little Salmon/Carmacks
  • Na-Cho Nyak Dun
  • Ross River Dena
  • Selkirk
  • Ta`an Kwach`an
  • Teslin Tlingit
  • Tr`ondek Hwech`in
  • Vuntut Gwitchin
  • White River

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