The Yukon Territory is located in the very north-west of Canada on the border with the US state of Alaska and adjoins British Columbia to the north. It has great freedom and scenic diversity to offer: from rugged mountain ranges to dense forests to gigantic glaciers. Even the highest mountain in Canada, Mount Logan, can be found here – hidden in the wilderness of the Kluane National Park and the largest ice field in the Northern Hemisphere outside Greenland. Sightseeing flights, hikes and multi-day rafting tours open up the gigantic wilderness to the visitor. The rare white dall sheep, moose and grizzlies are typical of the area.
It was only the gold rush from 1896 onwards that led to greater immigration to this still sparsely populated paradise of the North. Today, the majority of the population gathers in the capital, Whitehorse. The university city of the North is the supply center of the whole region. The Beringia Interpretive Center vividly tells about a stretch of land that was spared by the Ice Age and was a hotspot for unique flora and fauna.
Is Yukon USA or Canada?
Is Yukon in Alaska or Canada?
Why is the Yukon so famous?
What language does Yukon Canada speak?