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Coordinates: 63°38′N 135°46′W / 63.633, -135.767 Yukon may refer to the following things: The Yukon, or simply Yukon, is a territory of Canada. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Yukon
Flag of Yukon
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: none
Map of Canada with Yukon highlighted
Capital Whitehorse
Largest city Whitehorse
Official languages English, French
Government
Commissioner Geraldine Van Bibber
Premier Dennis Fentie (Yukon Party)
Federal representation in Canadian Parliament
House seats 1
Senate seats 1
Confederation June 13, 1898 (9th)
Area  Ranked 9th
Total 482,443 km² (186,272 sq mi)
Land 474,391 km² (183,163 sq mi)
Water (%) 8,052 km² (3,109 sq mi) (1.7%)
Population  Ranked 13th
Total (2007) 31,115 (est.)[1]
Density 0.065 /km² (0.17 /sq mi)
GDP  Ranked 12th
Total (2006) C$1.596 billion[2]
Per capita C$51,154 (3rd)
Abbreviations
Postal YT
ISO 3166-2 CA-YT
Time zone UTC-8
Postal code prefix Y
Flower Fireweed
Tree Subalpine Fir
Bird Common Raven
Web site www.gov.yk.ca
Rankings include all provinces and territories

Yukon (IPA: /ˈjuːkɒn/) is the westernmost of Canada's three territories. It was named after the Yukon River, Yukon meaning "Great River" in Gwich’in. A person from Yukon is called a Yukoner. Image File history File links Flag_of_Yukon. ... Categories: Yukon | Flags of Canada | Stub ... The coat of arms of Yukon, Canada (formally known as the Arms of Her Majesty in Right of the Yukon Territory) was commissioned by the federal Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and designed by well-known heraldry expert Alan Beddoes in the early 1950s. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The following are the current provincial and territorial capitals of Canada: BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capitals of Canadas provinces and territories Category: ... Whitehorse (IPA: /ʍaɪt. ... An official language is a language that is given a special legal status in the countries, states, and other territories. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This is a list of Yukon Commissioners from 1897 to the present. ... The Honourable Geraldine Van Bibber (born Dawson City, Yukon Territory) is the current Commissioner of the Yukon Territory. ... The Premier of Yukon (alternately, the Premier of the Yukon) is the first minister for the Canadian territory of Yukon. ... Dennis G. Fentie, MLA for Watson Lake (born November 8, 1950 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian politician who is the current Premier of Yukon and leader of the Yukon Party. ... The Yukon Party is a conservative political party in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Senate Chamber of Parliament Hill in Ottawa. ... 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A Canadian postal code is a string of six characters that forms part of a postal address in Canada. ... Yukon - 3 FSAs Categories: Canada Post ... Binomial name Epilobium angustifolium L. For the tropical plant, see Crassocephalum. ... Binomial name Abies lasiocarpa (Hooker) Nuttall The Subalpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa) is a western North American fir, native to the mountains of Yukon, British Columbia and western Alberta in Canada; southeastern Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, northeastern Nevada, and the Trinity Alps in... Binomial name Corvus corax Linnaeus, 1758 Common Raven range Subspecies The Common Raven (Corvus corax), also known as the Northern Raven, is a large all-black passerine bird in the crow family, with iridescent feathers. ... 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The name Yukon Territory may also be used, although this usage is disputed by residents of the territory. The federal government's most recent update of the Yukon Act in 2003 confirmed Yukon, rather than Yukon Territory, as the current usage standard.[3]


At 5,959 m (19,551 ft), the Yukon's Mount Logan, in Kluane National Park and Reserve, is the highest mountain in Canada and the second highest of North America (after Mount McKinley). For other uses, see Mount Logan (disambiguation). ... Kluane National Park and Reserve is located in the extreme southwestern corner of the Yukon territory in Canada. ... North American redirects here. ... Denali redirects here. ...

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History

Main article: History of the Yukon
Richardson Mountains in the background
Richardson Mountains in the background

Long before the arrival of Europeans, central and northern Yukon escaped glaciation as it was part of Beringia (Bering land bridge). Remains of human inhabitation were found near Old Crow appearing to be the oldest in North America. Around 800 AD, the volcanic eruption of Mount Churchill near the Alaska border blanketed southern Yukon with a layer of ash which can still be seen along the Klondike Highway. Coastal and interior First Nations already had extensive trading networks and European incursions into the area only began early in the 19th century with the fur trade, followed by missionaries and the Western Union Telegraph Expedition. By the latter end of the 19th century gold miners were trickling in on rumours of gold, creating a population increase justifying the setting up of a police force, just in time for 1897's start of the Gold Rush. Yukon (formerly The Yukon Territory) is one of Canadas three territories, in the countrys extreme northwest. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 525 pixelsFull resolution (1652 × 1084 pixel, file size: 235 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 525 pixelsFull resolution (1652 × 1084 pixel, file size: 235 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... This article is about the geological formation. ... Nautical chart of Bering Strait, site of former land bridge between Asia and North America The Bering land bridge, also known as Beringia, was a land bridge roughly 1,000 miles (1,600 km) north to south at its greatest extent, which joined present-day Alaska and eastern Siberia at... Old Crow has about 264 inhabitants (Yukon Bureau of Statisitics, Dec. ... Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska photographed from the International Space Station For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ... Mount Churchill is a northeastern neighbor of Mount Bona in the Saint Elias Range of Alaska. ... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ... Ash plume from Mt Cleveland, a stratovolcano Diamond Head, a well-known backdrop to Waikiki in Hawaii, is an ash cone that solidified into tuff Volcanic ash consists of very fine rock and mineral particles less than 2 mm in diameter that are ejected from a volcanic vent. ... The Klondike Highway is a highway that leads from Skagway, Alaska in the United States to Dawson City, Yukon in Canada. ... First Nations is a Canadian term of ethnicity which refers to the aboriginal peoples located in what is now Canada, and their descendants who are neither Inuit nor Métis. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Alberta fur trader in the 1890s. ... For other uses, see Missionary (disambiguation). ... The Russian American telegraph also known as the Western Union Telegraph Expedition and the Collins Overland telegraph was an $3,000,000 undertaking by the Western Union Telegraph Company in 1865-1867, to lay an electric telegraph line from San Francisco, California to Moscow, Russia. ...


Geography

The very sparsely populated territory abounds with snow-melt lakes and perennial white-capped mountains. Although the climate is Arctic and subarctic and very dry, with long, cold winters, the long sunshine hours in short summer allow hardy crops and vegetables, along with a profusion of flowers and fruit to blossom. The Yukon Territory is in the northwestern corner of Canada. ...


The territory is the approximate shape of a right triangle, bordering the American state of Alaska to the west, the Northwest Territories to the east and British Columbia to the south. Its northern coast is on the Beaufort Sea. Its ragged eastern boundary mostly follows the divide between the Yukon Basin and the Mackenzie River drainage basin to the east in the Mackenzie mountains. Its capital is Whitehorse. For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ... For the former United States territory, see Northwest Territory. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... Approximate area of the Beaufort Sea, and the disputed waters The Beaufort Sea is a large body of water north of The Northwest Territories, the Yukon, and Alaska and west of Canadas arctic islands that is a part of the Arctic Ocean. ... Main European water divides (red lines) separating catchments (gray regions). ... For other uses, see Mackenzie River (disambiguation). ... A drainage basin is the area within the drainage basin divide (blue outline), and drains the surface runoff and river discharge (green lines) of a contiguous area. ...


Canada's highest point, Mount Logan (5959 m), is found in the territory's southwest. Mount Logan and a large part of the Yukon's southwest are in Kluane National Park and Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other National Parks include Ivvavik National Park and Vuntut National Park in the north. For other uses, see Mount Logan (disambiguation). ... Kluane National Park and Reserve is located in the extreme southwestern corner of the Yukon territory in Canada. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Vuntut National Park is a national park located in the northern Yukon Territory, Canada. ...


Most of the territory is in the watershed of its namesake, the Yukon River. The southern Yukon is dotted with a large number of large, long and narrow glacier-fed alpine lakes, most of which flow into the Yukon River system. The larger lakes include Teslin Lake, Atlin Lake, Tagish Lake, Marsh Lake, Lake Laberge, Kusawa Lake, and Kluane Lake. Lake Bennett, B.C., on the Klondike Gold Rush trail is a lake flowing into Nares Lake, with the greater part of its area within the Yukon. The Yukon River is a major watercourse of northwestern North America. ... Atlin comes from the Tlingit First Nations (not Indians real Indians are from India. ... A portion of Tagish Lake (on the left half of the image) during the Winter, as seen from space. ... Marsh Lake (Mud Lake) is a widening of the Yukon River southeast of Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. ... Lake Laberge is a widening of the Yukon River north of Whitehorse. ... Kluane Lake is located in the southwest area of the Yukon. ... Lake Bennett is a lake that sits partly in the Province of British Columbia and partly in the Yukon Territory, both located in northwest Canada. ...


Other watersheds include the Mackenzie River and the Alsek-Tatshenshini, as well as a number of rivers flowing directly into the Beaufort Sea. The two main Yukon rivers flowing into the Mackenzie in the Northwest Territories are the Liard River in the southeast and the Peel River and its tributaries in the northeast. Location of Alsek River. ... Tatshenshini-Alsek Park The Tatshenshini River (Shäwshe Chù in Southern Tutchone) is a river in the southwestern Yukon and the northwestern corner of British Columbia. ... The Liard River is a river that flows through the Yukon Territory, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories, and in Canada. ... The Peel River is a tributary of the Mackenzie River in the Yukon and Northwest Territories in Canada. ...


The capital, Whitehorse, is also the largest city, with about two-thirds of the population; the second largest is Dawson City, (pop. 1,250) which was the capital until 1952. The Town of the City of Dawson or Dawson City is a town in the Yukon Territory, Canada. ...


10 Largest Communities by population

Community 2001 Population 1996 Population
Whitehorse 19,058(city)

21,405(metro) Whitehorse (IPA: /ʍaɪt. ...

19,157(city)

21,808(metro)

Dawson 1,251 1,287
Watson Lake 912 993
Haines Junction 531 574
Carmacks 431 466
Mount Lorne¹ 379 399
Mayo 366 324
Ross River 337 352
Pelly Crossing 328 238
Ibex Valley¹ 315 322

¹ Part of "Metro" Whitehorse Census Agglomeration The Town of the City of Dawson or Dawson City is a town in the Yukon Territory, Canada. ... Watson Lake, Yukon - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Haines Junction is a village in the Yukon Territory, Canada. ... Carmacks is a village in the Yukon on the Yukon River along the Klondike Highway. ... Mount Lorne is an unincorporated hamlet in Canadas Yukon. ... Mayo is a village in the Yukon, Canada, along the Silver Trail and the Stewart River. ... Ross River is an unincorporated community in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Pelly Crossing is a mainly First Nation unincorporated community in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Ibex Valley is an incorporated hamlet in Canadas Yukon Territory. ... A Census Agglomeration, or CA is a Canadian census geographic concept used to describe smaller urban areas. ...


Economy

Large map of the Yukon.
Large map of the Yukon.

The Yukon's historical major industry has been mining (lead, zinc, silver, gold, asbestos and copper). The government acquired the land from the Hudson's Bay Company in 1870 and split it from the Northwest Territories in 1898 to fill the need for local government created by the population influx of the Gold Rush. Download high resolution version (863x926, 168 KB)Map of the Yukon my creation File links The following pages link to this file: Yukon Categories: GFDL images ... Download high resolution version (863x926, 168 KB)Map of the Yukon my creation File links The following pages link to this file: Yukon Categories: GFDL images ... This article is about mineral extractions. ... General Name, Symbol, Number lead, Pb, 82 Chemical series Post-transition metals or poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 6, p Appearance bluish gray Standard atomic weight 207. ... General Name, symbol, number zinc, Zn, 30 Chemical series transition metals Group, period, block 12, 4, d Appearance bluish pale gray Standard atomic weight 65. ... This article is about the chemical element. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... For other uses, see Asbestos (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Copper (disambiguation). ... Hudsons Bay Company (HBC; Compagnie de la Baie dHudson in French) is the oldest commercial corporation in North America and is one of the oldest in the world. ... For the former United States territory, see Northwest Territory. ...


Thousands of these prospectors flooded the territory, creating a colourful period recorded by authors such as Robert W. Service and Jack London. The memory of this period and the early days of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as well as the territory's scenic wonders and outdoor recreation opportunities, makes tourism the second most important industry. Robert W. Service Robert William Service (January 16, 1874 – September 11, 1958) was a poet and writer. ... For other persons named Jack London, see Jack London (disambiguation). ... RCMP redirects here. ... Tourist redirects here. ...


Manufacturing, including furniture, clothing, and handicrafts, follows in importance, along with hydroelectricity. The traditional industries of trapping and fishing have declined. Today, the government sector is by far the biggest employer in the territory, directly employing approximately 5,000 out of a labour force of 12,500. Hydroelectricity is electricity produced by hydropower. ... Bird trapping, tacuinum sanitatis casanatensis (XIV century) The activity of animal trapping has two separate but related meanings. ... Fishermen in the harbor of Kochi, India. ...


Tourism

Yukon's tourism motto is "Larger than life".[4] The Yukon's major appeal is its nearly pristine nature. Tourism relies heavily on this and there are many organised outfitters and guides available to hunters and anglers and nature lovers of all sorts. One can hire small planes and discover the Yukon from a bird's eye view or take in the Yukon's diverse geography from ground level. Sports enthusiasts can paddle lakes and rivers with canoes and kayaks, ride or walk endless trails, ski or snowboard in an organized setting or access the backcountry by air or snowmobile, climb the highest peaks of North America or take a family hike up smaller mountains, or try ice climbing and dog sledding. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the hunting of prey by human society. ... A fisherman in central Chile A Long Island fisherman cleans his nets A fisherman (in recent years sometimes called a fisher to be non-gender specific), is a person who engages in the activity of fishing. ... This article is about the boat. ... Look up kayak in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A shaped, twin-tip alpine ski. ... A snowboard with strap-in bindings A snowboard is a board ridden in snowboarding to descend a snow-covered slope. ... Backcountry skiing near the Arlberg, Austria Backcountry skiing is skiing in a sparsely inhabited rural region over ungroomed and unmarked slopes (i. ... A snowmobile tour at Yellowstone National Park. ... For other uses, see Mount Logan (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Mountain (disambiguation). ... Ice climbing is the recreational activity of climbing ice formations such as icefalls, and frozen waterfalls. ... Dog sled A dog sled (or dogsled) is a sled pulled by one or more dogs used to travel over ice and through snow. ...


The Yukon also has a wide array of cultural and sporting events and infrastructures that attract artists, participants and tourists from all parts of the world (Yukon International Storytelling Festival, Frostbite Music Festival,[5] Dawson Music Festival,[6] Yukon Quest, Sourdough Rendevous, the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre,[7] Northern Lights Centre,[8] Klondike Gold Rush memorials and activities, "Takhini Hot Springs", and the Whitehorse fish ladder.[9] The definition of an artist is wide-ranging and covers a broad spectrum of activities to do with creating art, practicing the arts and/or demonstrating an art. ... The Yukon International Storytelling Festival is held every Summer in Whitehorse, Yukon, generally in an outdoor setting. ... The Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race, or just the Yukon Quest, also known as The Toughest Sled Dog Race in the World, is an international dog mushing race held every February. ...


There are many opportunities to experience pre-colonial lifestyles by learning about Yukon's First Nations.[10] Wildlife and nature observation is exceptional and a wide variety of large mammals, birds, and fish are easily accessible, whether or not within Yukon's many territorial[11] parks (Herschel Island Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park,[12] Tombstone Territorial Park,[13] Fishing Branch Ni'iinlii'njik Park,[14] Coal River Springs Territorial Park[15]) and national parks (Kluane National Park and Reserve, Vuntut National Park, Ivvavik National Park) and reserves, or nearby Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park in British Columbia. Subclasses & Infraclasses Subclass †Allotheria* Subclass Prototheria Subclass Theria Infraclass †Trituberculata Infraclass Metatheria Infraclass Eutheria Mammals (class Mammalia) are warm-blooded, vertebrate animals characterized by the presence of sweat glands, including milk producing sweat glands, and by the presence of: hair, three middle ear bones used in hearing, and a neocortex... For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fish (disambiguation). ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... The Canadian National Parks system encompasses over forty protected areas, including National Parks, National Park Reserves and National Marine Conservation Areas. ... Kluane National Park and Reserve is located in the extreme southwestern corner of the Yukon territory in Canada. ... Vuntut National Park is a national park located in the northern Yukon Territory, Canada. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... It has been suggested that Reserve design be merged into this article or section. ... Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944...

The Yukon Sign

On the long cold clear nights of winter, nature provides the ultimate natural spectacle in the form of aurora borealis. The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, shines above Bear Lake Aurora Borealis as seen over Canada at 11,000m (36,000 feet) Red and green Aurora in Fairbanks, Alaska Aurora Borealis redirects here. ...


Transportation

Before modern forms of modern transportation, the rivers and mountain passes were the main transportation routes for the coastal Tlingit people trading with the Athabascans of which the Chilkoot Pass and Dalton Trail, as well as the first Europeans. PD photo of Brooks Range near Galbraith Lake, collected from http://wwwndo. ... PD photo of Brooks Range near Galbraith Lake, collected from http://wwwndo. ... Brooks Range from near Galbraith Lake The Brooks Range is a mountain range that stretches from west to east across northern Alaska and into Canadas Yukon Territory, a total distance of about 1100 km (700 mi). ... A Tlingit totem pole in Ketchikan ca. ... Chilkoot Pass (el. ... The Dalton Trail is a trail that runs between the Pacific Ocean at Pyramid Harbor, west of Haines, Alaska in the United States and Fort Selkirk, in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ...


From the Gold Rush until the 1950s, riverboats plied the Yukon River, mostly between Whitehorse and Dawson City, but some making their way further to Alaska and over to the Bering Sea, and other tributaries of Yukon River such as the Stewart River. Most of the riverboats were owned by the British-Yukon Navigation Company, an arm of the White Pass and Yukon Route, which also operated a narrow gauge railway between Skagway and Whitehorse. The railway ceased operation in the 1980s with the first closure of the Faro mine. It is now run during the summer months for the tourism season, with operations as far as Carcross. Whitehorse (IPA: /ʍaɪt. ... The Town of the City of Dawson or Dawson City is a town in the Yukon Territory, Canada. ... Satellite photo of the Bering Sea Bering Sea and the North Pacific Ocean Bearing Sea with Kamchatka Peninsula and Alaska The Bering (or Imarpik) Sea is a body of water north of, and separated from, the north Pacific Ocean by the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands. ... The White Pass and Yukon Route (WP&Y, WP&YR) (AAR reporting marks WPY) is a narrow gauge railroad linking the port of Skagway, Alaska with Whitehorse, the capital of Canadas Yukon Territory. ... Broadway Avenue, Skagway, May 2007. ... Faro is a small town in central Yukon, Canada, formerly the home of the largest open pit lead-zinc mine in the world as well as a significant producer of silver and other natural resource ventures. ... Carcross Golden Spike Monument at Carcross, Yukon Carcross, originally known as Caribou Crossing, is an unincorporated community and a Reserve in the Territory of Yukon, Canada on Lake Bennett and Nares Lake. ...


Today, major land routes include the Alaska Highway, the Klondike Highway (between Skagway and Dawson City), the Haines Highway (between Haines, Alaska, and Haines Junction), and the Dempster Highway (linking Inuvik, Northwest Territories to the Klondike Highway), all paved except for the Dempster. Other highways with less traffic include the "Robert Campbell Highway" linking Carmacks (on the Klondike Highway) to Watson Lake (Alaska Highway) via Faro and Ross River, and the "Silver Trail" linking the old silver mining communities of Mayo, Elsa and Keno City to the Klondike Highway at the Stewart River bridge. Air travel is the only way to reach the far north community of Old Crow. Map of Alaska Highway (in red) The Alaska Highway, also the Alaskan Highway, Alaska-Canadian Highway, and the Alcan Highway, runs from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Fairbanks, Alaska, via Whitehorse, Yukon. ... The Klondike Highway is a highway that leads from Skagway, Alaska in the United States to Dawson City, Yukon in Canada. ... The Haines Highway or Haines Cut-Off is a highway that connects Haines, Alaska, in the United States, with Haines Junction, Yukon, Canada, passing through the province of British Columbia. ... Haines is a city located in Haines Borough, Alaska, United States. ... Haines Junction is a village in the Yukon Territory, Canada. ... The Dempster Highway also known as Yukon Highway 5 and Northwest Territories Highway 8 is a highway that connects the Klondike Highway in the Yukon Territory of Canada to Inuvik, Northwest Territories on the Mackenzie River delta. ... Inuvik, formerly Inuvvik (place of man), is a town in the Northwest Territories of Canada and is the administrative centre for the Inuvik Region. ... Carmacks is a village in the Yukon on the Yukon River along the Klondike Highway. ... Watson Lake, Yukon - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Faro is a small town in central Yukon, Canada, formerly the home of the largest open pit lead-zinc mine in the world as well as a significant producer of silver and other natural resource ventures. ... Ross River is an unincorporated community in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ... The Silver Trail (Yukon Highway 11) connects the communities of Mayo, Elsa and Keno City with the Klondike Highway at Stewart Crossing, where that highway crosses the Stewart River. ... Mayo is a village in the Yukon, Canada, along the Silver Trail and the Stewart River. ... Elsa was a privately-owned mining town (now closed) based on silver, lead, and zinc in Yukon, Canada. ... Keno City is a small community in the Yukon at the end of the Silver Trail highway. ...


Whitehorse International Airport serves as the air transport infrastructure hub, with direct flights to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Fairbanks, and Frankfurt (summer months). Every Yukon community is served by an airport. The communities of Dawson City, Old Crow, and Inuvik, have regular passenger service through Air North. Air charter businesses exist primarily to serve the tourism and mining exploration industries. Whitehorse International Airport (IATA: YXY, ICAO: CYXY) is located in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Canadian city. ... For other places with the same name, see Edmonton (disambiguation). ... Fairbanks redirects here. ...   (German: , English: American English: ) is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a mid-2007 population of 663,567. ... For the U.S. airline formerly known as Air North, see Brockway Air. ...



Government and politics

Chief Isaac of the Han, Yukon Territory, ca. 1898
Chief Isaac of the Han, Yukon Territory, ca. 1898

In the 19th century, Yukon was a segment of the Hudson's Bay Company-administered North-Western Territory and then the Canadian-administered Northwest Territories. It only obtained a recognizable local government in 1895 when it became a separate district of the Northwest Territories.[16] In 1898, it was made a separate Territory with its own Commissioner and appointed Territorial Council.[17] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (768x626, 115 KB)Chief Isaac of the Han American Memory from the Library of Congress info Chief Isaac of the Han, Yukon Territory, ca. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (768x626, 115 KB)Chief Isaac of the Han American Memory from the Library of Congress info Chief Isaac of the Han, Yukon Territory, ca. ... Hudsons Bay Company (HBC; Compagnie de la Baie dHudson in French) is the oldest commercial corporation in North America and is one of the oldest in the world. ... The North-Western Territory at its greatest extent, 1859 The North-Western Territory was a region of British North America until 1870. ... For the former United States territory, see Northwest Territory. ... The vastness of Canadas Northwest Territories meant that for much of its history it was divided into several districts for ease of administration. ...


Prior to 1979, the territory was administered by the Commissioner who is appointed by the federal Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. The Commissioner used to chair, and had a role in appointing the territory's Executive Council and had a day to day role in governing the territory. The elected Territorial Council had a purely advisory role. In 1979, a significant degree of power was devolved from the federal government and Commissioner to the territorial legislature which, in that year, adopted a party system of responsible government. This was done through a letter from Jake Epp, the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development rather than through formal legislation. Commissioner is a designation that may be used for a variety of official positions, especially referring to a high-ranking public (administrative or police) official, or an analogous official in the private sector (e. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development really heads two different departments. ... Look up Devolution in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Responsible government is a conception of a system of government that embodies the principle of parliamentary accountability which is the foundation of the Westminster system of parliamentary democracy. ... The Honourable Arthur Jacob Jake Epp, PC (born September 1, 1939) is an executive and former Canadian politician. ...


The Yukon Act, passed on April 1, 2003, formalised the powers of the Yukon government and devolved a number of additional powers to the territorial government (e.g., control over land and natural resources). As of 2003, other than criminal prosecutions, the Yukon government has much of the same powers as provincial governments, and the other two territories are looking to obtaining the same powers. Today the role of Commissioner is analogous to that of a provincial Lieutenant Governor; however, unlike lieutenant-governors, Commissioners are not formal representatives of the Queen, but are employees of the Federal government. is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... This article is about the monarchy of Canada, one of sixteen that share a common monarch; for information about this constitutional relationship, the other Commonwealth realm monarchies, and other relevant articles, see Commonwealth realm; for information on the reigning monarch, see Elizabeth II. Queen of Canada redirects here. ...


In preparation for responsible government, political parties were organised and ran candidates to the Yukon Legislative Assembly for the first time in 1978. The Progressive Conservatives won these elections and formed the first party government of Yukon in January 1979. The Yukon New Democratic Party (NDP) formed the government from 1985 to 1992 under Tony Penikett and again from 1996 under Piers McDonald until being defeated in 2000. The conservatives returned to power in 1992 under John Ostashek after having renamed themselves the Yukon Party. The Liberal government of Pat Duncan was defeated in elections in November 2002, with Dennis Fentie of the Yukon Party forming the government as Premier. The Yukon Legislative Assembly is the legislative assembly for Yukon Territory, Canada. ... The Yukon Party is a conservative political party in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ... The Yukon New Democratic Party (NDP) is a democratic socialist political party in the Yukon territory of Canada. ... Anthony (Tony) David John Penikett (born 1945) is an academic and former politician. ... Piers McDonald (born 1955) is a Yukon politician and trade unionist. ... John Ostashek (b. ... The Yukon Party is a conservative political party in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ... The Yukon Liberal Party is a political party in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Pat Duncan (born April 8, 1960) was Premier of Yukon from 2000 until 2002 when her government was defeated in a snap election called by Duncan in an attempt to solidify the Liberal governments position in the legislature after a series of defections. ... Dennis G. Fentie, MLA for Watson Lake (born November 8, 1950 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian politician who is the current Premier of Yukon and leader of the Yukon Party. ... In Canada, a Premier is the head of government of a province. ...


Although there has been discussion in the past about Yukon becoming Canada's 11th province, it is generally felt that its population base is too sparse for this to occur at present. As well, the government of British Columbia did propose[citation needed] to take over the territory on a number of occasions.


At the federal level, the territory is presently represented in the Parliament of Canada by a single Member of Parliament and one senator. In contrast to United States territories, Canadian territories' members of Parliament are full and equal voting representatives and residents of the territory enjoy the same rights as other Canadian citizens. One Yukon Member of Parliament — Erik Nielsen — was the Deputy Prime Minister under the government of Brian Mulroney, while another — Audrey McLaughlin — was the leader of the federal New Democratic Party. Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Senate Chamber of Parliament Hill in Ottawa. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Type Upper House Speaker Noël Kinsella, Conservative since February 8, 2006 Leader of the Government in the Senate Marjory LeBreton, Conservative since February 6, 2006 Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Céline Hervieux-Payette, Liberal since January 18, 2007 Members 105 Political groups Conservative Party Liberal Party... Political divisions of the United States as they were from 1868 to 1876, including 9 organized territories and 2 unorganized territories Territories of the United States are one type of political division of the United States, administered by the U.S. government but not any part of a U.S... Erik Hersholt Nielsen, P.C., D.F.C., Q.C., LL.B., (born February 24, 1924) is a former Canadian politician and longtime Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for Yukon. ... The Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (French: Vice-premier ministre du Canada) is an honorary position in the Canadian government, conferred at the discretion of the Prime Minister on a member of the cabinet. ... Martin Brian Mulroney PC CC GOQ (predominantly known as Brian Mulroney) (born March 20, 1939), was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993 and was leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1983 to 1993. ... The Honourable Audrey Marlene McLaughlin, OC, P.C. (born November 7, 1936) was leader of Canadas New Democratic Party, and the first woman leader of a major Canadian federal party. ... This article is about the Canadian political party. ...


Yukon was one of nine jurisdictions in Canada to offer same-sex marriage before the passage of Canada's Civil Marriage Act, along with Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick. See same-sex marriage in Yukon. One of four newly wedded same-sex couples in a public wedding at Taiwan Pride 2006. ... The Civil Marriage Act (full title: An Act respecting certain aspects of legal capacity for marriage for civil purposes) was introduced as Bill C-38 in the first session of the 38th Canadian Parliament on February 1, 2005. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English French (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 14 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 15, 1870 (5th) Area  Ranked 8th Total 647,797... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 11 Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... This article is about the Canadian province. ... This article is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Flag of Yukon Territory Same-sex marriage in Yukon began on July 14, 2004, when Yukon Territory became the fourth jurisdiction in Canada to legalize same-sex marriage, after the provinces of Ontario, British Columbia, and Quebec. ...


Federal Government representation

In the Canadian House of Commons, Yukon is represented by Larry Bagnell, representing the Liberal Party. Mr. Bagnell was first elected to the House of Commons in 2000. Previous Members of Parliament include Louise Hardy (NDP, 1997-2000), Audrey McLaughlin (NDP, 1987-1997), Erik Nielsen (Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, 1957-1987), James Aubrey Simmons (Liberal, 1949-1957). Type Lower House Speaker Peter Milliken, Liberal since January 29, 2001 Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Peter Van Loan, Conservative since January 4, 2007 Opposition House Leader Ralph Goodale, Liberal since January 23, 2006 Members 308 Political groups Conservative Party Liberal Party Bloc Québécois... The Honourable Lawrence Larry Bagnell, PC, MP, BA, BSc (born December 19, 1949 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... Louise Frances Hardy (nee McKinnon) (born November 30, 1959) was a Canadian N.D.P. Member of Parliament for the riding of Yukon from 1997 to 2000. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Yukon has been represented by two Senators since the position was created in 1975. The Senate of Canada position is currently vacant (since December 2006). It was last filled by Ione Christensen, representing the Liberal Party. Appointed to the Senate in 1999 by Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, Mrs. Christensen resigned in December 2006 to help her ailing husband. From 1975 to 1999, Paul Lucier (Liberal) served as Senator for the Yukon. Lucier was appointed by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Type Upper House Speaker Noël Kinsella, Conservative since February 8, 2006 Leader of the Government in the Senate Marjory LeBreton, Conservative since February 6, 2006 Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Céline Hervieux-Payette, Liberal since January 18, 2007 Members 105 Political groups Conservative Party Liberal Party... The Honourable Ione Jean Christensen, CM (born October 10, 1933) is a Canadian senator. ... Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, usually known as Jean Chrétien, PC, QC, BA, BCL, LLD (h. ... The Honourable Paul Lucier (July 29, 1930 – July 23, 1999) was a Canadian businessman and Senator. ... “Trudeau” redirects here. ...


First Nations governments

Much of the population of the territory is First Nations. An umbrella land claim agreement representing 7,000 members of fourteen different First Nations was signed with the federal government in 1992. Each of the individual First Nations then has to negotiate a specific land claim and a self-government agreement. As of December 2005, eleven of the 14 First Nations had a signed agreement. The fourteen First Nation governments are: First Nations is a Canadian term of ethnicity which refers to the aboriginal peoples located in what is now Canada, and their descendants who are neither Inuit nor Métis. ... The Yukon Land Claims refer to the process of negotiating and settling aboriginal land claims agreements in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ...

Government Seat Chief
Carcross/Tagish First Nation Carcross Khà Shâde Héni Mark Wedge
Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Haines Junction Chief Diane Strand
First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun Mayo Chief Simon Mervyn
Kluane First Nation Burwash Landing Chief Robert Dickson
Kwanlin Dün First Nation Whitehorse Chief Mike Smith
Liard River First Nation Watson Lake Chief Liard McMillan
Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation Carmacks Chief Eddie Skookum
Ross River Dena Council Ross River Chief Jack Caesar
Selkirk First Nation Pelly Crossing Chief Darren Isaac
Ta'an Kwach'an Council Whitehorse Chief Darren Isaac
Teslin Tlingit Council Teslin Peter Johnston
Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation Dawson City Chief Darren Taylor
Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Old Crow Chief Joe Linklater
White River First Nation Beaver Creek Chief David Johnny

The territory once had an Inuit settlement, located on Herschel Island off the Arctic coast. This settlement was dismantled in 1987 and its inhabitants relocated to the neighboring Northwest Territories. As a result of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement, the island is now a territorial park and is known officially as Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park, Qikiqtaruk being the name of the island in Inuvialuktun. There are also 14 First Nations that speak 8 different languages. The Carcross/Tagish First Nation is a First Nation in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Carcross Golden Spike Monument at Carcross, Yukon Carcross, originally known as Caribou Crossing, is an unincorporated community and a Reserve in the Territory of Yukon, Canada on Lake Bennett and Nares Lake. ... The Champagne and Aishihik First Nations is a First Nation in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Haines Junction is a village in the Yukon Territory, Canada. ... The First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun is a First Nation in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Mayo is a village in the Yukon, Canada, along the Silver Trail and the Stewart River. ... The Kluane First Nation is a small First Nation in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Burwash Landing is a small community, on the Alaska Highway, in the Yukon Territoty, of Canada. ... The Kwanlin Dün First Nation is located in and around Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ... Whitehorse (IPA: /ʍaɪt. ... The Liard River First Nation is a First Nation in the southeastern Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Watson Lake, Yukon - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation is a First Nation in the central Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Carmacks is a village in the Yukon on the Yukon River along the Klondike Highway. ... The Ross River Dena Council is a First Nation in the eastern Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Ross River is an unincorporated community in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ... The Selkirk First Nation is a First Nation in the central Yukon Territory in [[Canada]. Its original population centre was the trading post of Selkirk, Yukon along the Yukon River, but most of its citizens now live in Pelly Crossing, Yukon where the Klondike Highway crosses the Pelly River. ... Pelly Crossing is a mainly First Nation unincorporated community in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ... The Taan Kwachan Council is a First Nation in Whitehorse and Lake Laberge area in Canadas Yukon Territory. ... Whitehorse (IPA: /ʍaɪt. ... The Teslin Tlingit Council is a First Nation in the central Yukon Territory in Canada, located in Teslin, Yukon along the Alaska Highway and Teslin Lake. ... The community of Teslin includes the village of Teslin and an adjacent reserve (Teslin Post 13) in the Yukon Territory, Canada. ... The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation (formerly the Dawson Indian Band) is a First Nation in the central Yukon Territory in Canada. ... The Town of the City of Dawson or Dawson City is a town in the Yukon Territory, Canada. ... The Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation is a First Nation in the northern Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Old Crow has about 264 inhabitants (Yukon Bureau of Statisitics, Dec. ... The White River First Nation is a First Nation in the western Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Beaver Creek is a community in Yukon, Canada. ... For other uses, see Inuit (disambiguation). ... Herschel Island is an island in the Beaufort Sea, which is considered part of the Arctic Ocean. ... The Arctic Ocean, located in the southern hemisphere and mostly in the Antarctic south polar region, is the largest of the worlds five major landmassesic divisions and the deepest. ... For the former United States territory, see Northwest Territory. ... The Inuvialuit (Inuit language: real human beings) are Inuit people who live in the western Canadian Arctic region. ... Inuvialuktun is a word routinely used to describe the variety of the language of the Inuit spoken in the northern Northwest Territories by a band of Canadian Inuit who call themselves Inuvialuit. ...


Demographics

Main article: Demographics of Yukon

Yukon (formerly The Yukon Territory) is one of Canadas three territories, in the countrys extreme northwest. ...

Ethnicity

According to the 2001 Canadian census,[18] the largest ethnic group in Yukon is English (27.1%), followed by First Nations (22.3%), Scottish (21.9%), Irish (19.1%), German (14.3%), and French (13.4%) - although over a quarter of all respondents also identified their ethnicity as "Canadian." The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... First Nations is a Canadian term of ethnicity which refers to the aboriginal peoples located in what is now Canada, and their descendants who are neither Inuit nor Métis. ... This article is about the Scottish as an ethnic group. ... A stereotypical German The Germans (German: die Deutschen), or the German people, are a nation in the meaning an ethnos (in German: Volk), defined more by a sense of sharing a common German culture and having a German mother tongue, than by citizenship or by being subjects to any particular...

Yukon's eight First Nations linguistic groupings and 14 tribes/clans[19]
Linguistic Grouping Tribe
Gwich’in Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, Old Crow
Han Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation, Dawson City
Upper Tanana White River First Nation, Beaver Creek

Small communities near Tok ( Alaska) Gwichʼin family outside home The Gwichʼin (sometimes rendered as Kutchin or Gwitchin), literally one who dwells, are a First Nations/Alaska Native people who live in the northwestern part of North America mostly above the Arctic Circle. ... The Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation is a First Nation in the northern Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Old Crow has about 264 inhabitants (Yukon Bureau of Statisitics, Dec. ... Image:Chief Isaac of Hän. ... The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation (formerly the Dawson Indian Band) is a First Nation in the central Yukon Territory in Canada. ... The Town of the City of Dawson or Dawson City is a town in the Yukon Territory, Canada. ... Upper Tanana is an endangered Athabaskan language spoken in eastern Interior Alaska and adjacent areas of Canadas Yukon Territory. ... The White River First Nation is a First Nation in the western Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Beaver Creek is a community in Yukon, Canada. ... Tok is a census-designated place located in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska. ... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ...

Northern Tutchone Selkirk First Nation

Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation
First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun, Mayo The Northern Tutchone are a First Nations people living mainly in the central Yukon in Canada. ... The Selkirk First Nation is a First Nation in the central Yukon Territory in [[Canada]. Its original population centre was the trading post of Selkirk, Yukon along the Yukon River, but most of its citizens now live in Pelly Crossing, Yukon where the Klondike Highway crosses the Pelly River. ... The Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation is a First Nation in the central Yukon Territory in Canada. ... The First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun is a First Nation in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Mayo is a village in the Yukon, Canada, along the Silver Trail and the Stewart River. ...

Southern Tutchone Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, Haines Junction

Kluane First Nation, Burwash Landing
Ta'an Kwach'an Council, Lake Laberge
Kwanlin Dün First Nation, Whitehorse The Southern Tutchone are a First Nations people living mainly in the southern Yukon in Canada. ... The Champagne and Aishihik First Nations is a First Nation in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Haines Junction is a village in the Yukon Territory, Canada. ... The Kluane First Nation is a small First Nation in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Burwash Landing is a small community, on the Alaska Highway, in the Yukon Territoty, of Canada. ... The Taan Kwachan Council is a First Nation in Whitehorse and Lake Laberge area in Canadas Yukon Territory. ... Lake Laberge is a widening of the Yukon River north of Whitehorse. ... The Kwanlin Dün First Nation is located in and around Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ... Whitehorse (IPA: /ʍaɪt. ...

Kaska Ross River Dena Council, Ross River

Liard River First Nation, Watson Lake A native Canadian language spoken by tribes of the Yukon territory. ... The Ross River Dena Council is a First Nation in the eastern Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Ross River is an unincorporated community in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ... The Liard River First Nation is a First Nation in the southeastern Yukon Territory in Canada. ... Watson Lake, Yukon - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...

Inland Tlingit Teslin Tlingit Council
Tagish Carcross/Tagish First Nation

A Tlingit totem pole in Ketchikan ca. ... The Teslin Tlingit Council is a First Nation in the central Yukon Territory in Canada, located in Teslin, Yukon along the Alaska Highway and Teslin Lake. ... The Tagish are a group of about 400 Gwichin people that live around Tagish Lake, in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ... The Carcross/Tagish First Nation is a First Nation in the Yukon Territory in Canada. ...

Language

The 2006 Canadian census showed a population of 30,372.
Of the 29,940 singular responses to the census question concerning 'mother tongue' the most commonly reported languages were: The Canada 2006 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ...

1. English 25,655 85.69%
2. French 1,105 3.69%
3. German 775 2.59%
4. Chinese 260 0.87%
5. Tagalog 145 0.48%
6. Dutch 140 0.47%
7. Spanish 130 0.43%
8. Vietnamese 105 0.35%
9. Hungarian 80 0.27%
10. Punjabi 80 0.27%
11. Gwich'in 75 0.25%
12. Tlingit 70 0.23%

There were also 130 responses of both English and a 'non-official language'; 10 of both French and a 'non-official language'; 110 of both English and French; and about 175 people who either did not respond to the question, or reported multiple non-official languages, or else gave some other unenumerated response. The Yukon's official languages are shown in bold. Figures shown are for the number of single-language responses and the percentage of total single-language responses.[20]


The Language Act of the Yukon "recognizes the significance" of aboriginal languages in the Yukon; however, only English and French are available for laws, court proceedings, and legislative assembly proceedings.[21].


See also

The Catholic Prefecture Apostolic of Yukon occupies the extreme northwestern portion of Canada. ... This is a list of the government leaders and premiers of Yukon Territory, Canada, since 1978 when responsible government was certain governmental powers were devolved from the federal government to the territory. ... This is a list of Yukon Commissioners from 1897 to the present. ... Here is a list of cities, towns, and villages in Yukon Territory, Canada. ... The Yukon Territory is part of Canada. ... Yukon is the name of the only federal electoral district in Yukon Territory, Canada. ... A list of people from the Yukon territory of Canada: Pierre Berton — writer William Carpenter Bompas — bishop George Carmack — Klondike gold co-discoverer Kate Carmack — Klondike gold co-discoverer Dawson Charlie — Klondike gold co-discoverer Ted Harrison — artist Victor Jory — actor Joseph Francis Ladue — founder of Dawson City Skookum Jim... Yukon College is a community college in the Canadian territory of Yukon. ... Scouting in Yukon has a long history, from the 1940s to the present day, serving thousands of youth in programs that suit the environment in which they live. ... The Yukon Energy Corporation (YEC), a crown corporation of the Yukon territorial government in Canada, and was established in 1987 to take over the Yukon assets of the Northern Canada Power Commission. ... The west coast of North America consists of the modern American states of California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and arguably Alaska and parts of the Yukon. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Statistics Canada. Canada's population estimates 2007-12-19. Retrieved on 2007-12-20.
  2. ^ Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory
  3. ^ CanLII - Federal - S.C. 2002, c. 7
  4. ^ Travel Yukon
  5. ^ Frostbite Music Festival
  6. ^ Dawson Music Festival
  7. ^ Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre
  8. ^ Northern Lights Centre
  9. ^ Whitehorse fish ladder
  10. ^ Yukon First Nation Tourist Association
  11. ^ Territorial Parks
  12. ^ Herschel Island Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park
  13. ^ Tombstone Territorial Park
  14. ^ Fishing Branch Ni'iinlii'njik Park
  15. ^ Coal River Springs Territorial Park
  16. ^ Coates and Morrison, p.74
  17. ^ Coates and Morrison, p.103
  18. ^ Population by selected ethnic origins, by province and territory (2001 Census) (Yukon Territory)
  19. ^ Council of Yukon First Nations
  20. ^ Detailed Mother Tongue (186), Knowledge of Official Languages (5), Age Groups (17A) and Sex (3) (2006 Census)
  21. ^ Language Act, Statues of the Yukon (2002)

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References

  • Ken S. Coates and William R. Morrison (1988). Land of the Midnight Sun: A History of the Yukon. Hurtig Publishers, Edmonton. ISBN 0-88830-331-9

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The longest river in Alaska and the Yukon, it was one of the principal means of transportation during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1898 to 1899.
The Lewes River is the former name of the upper course of the Yukon River, from Marsh Lake to the confluence of the Pelly River at Fort Selkirk.
The generally accepted source of the Yukon River is the Llewellyn Glacier at the southern end of Atlin Lake in British Columbia.
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