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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
Other National Parks include Ivvavik National Park and Vuntut National Park, in
Government of Yukon:
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Where to Stay in Yukon
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Accommodation in Whitehorse
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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.
Historic sites can be found in Whitehorse, Dawson City, Bonanza Creek, and Lake Bennett.
The Yukon Historical & Museums Association was formed in 1977 to serve as an umbrella
organisation for Yukon museums and historical societies.
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.
Places to see and things to do in Yukon's capital city.
Official Yukon Tourist Information
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,
Branch and Coal River
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.
Tourist Office Website
What to Do in Yukon
Nature Tours of Yukon:
Organises guided wilderness tours and hiking on the Chilkoot Trail as well as canoe trips
on Yukon Rivers.
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.
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
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
Offers daily motorcoach tours from Whitehorse to Skagway and back as well as a Dawson City
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