Yukon

Hikers all over the world trek to the Yukon for its fascinating terrain of many rivers and streams, forests and lakes.

Some of the most breathtaking mountain and ice field scenery in Canada can be found in Kluane National Park, home to Canada’s highest mountain peak, Mt. Logan at 5,959m.

Yukon Territory is indelibly associated with the great Klondike Gold Rush after gold was discovered on a small creek that drained into the Klondike River in 1896. The exact steps of the “Rush’’ Can be retracted along the Chilkoot Trail in the Klondike Gold Rush International Historic Site.

Wildlife resources are especially important to the Native Peoples, sportsmen, trappers and tourists. Moose, caribou, mountain sheep and goats, bears, and fish populate this region. The Territory’s economy relies heavily upon its tourist trade; however, mining and fur trapping are still important.

Whitehorse is the capital city since 1951 and Dawson City is the original capital now preserved as a National Historic Site attracting tourists with its lively recreated gold rush scene.

 

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