A river gave the area its name – Yukon. Because the Indians named the country in the northwestern corner of Canada after the Yukon River. Yukon bordered to the north and west by the US state of Alaska and on the east by the Northwest Territories. The country is not like the south to British Columbia, a province, but a territory. Thus Yukon has fewer political skills and reports directly to the State Canada. Around 24,000 people in the Yukon live in the capital Whitehorse.

The remaining approximately 10,000 inhabitants of the country are located in smaller places. The climate is subarctic Yukon arctic up; ie short summers and long, very cold winters where temperatures can drop well below -25 degrees. In Burwash Landing, on the south shore of Kluane Lake, a previous record low was measured in this century in winter 2004/2005 with -58 degrees.Despite, or perhaps because of the remoteness and climatic features, the Yukon is a destination for many travelers visiting Canada.

Many legends and stories are told about the time of the gold rush at the Klondike River that were told not only in the books by Jack London. The nature is unique. Most of the territory is forested. The special feature is that these forests grow in areas that are among the most northern vegetation zones.Here grow black and white spruce and pine Murray. One of the people living in Yukon species are the caribou. In large herds, so far are about 20 of them known, they roam through the country. Even animal solitary animal like a grizzly or black bear of feel at home in addition to wolves, pumas or lynx in Yukon. In addition, numerous rodents live here and more than 250 different and partly rare species of birds. In addition, Yukon has to offer interesting nature and wildlife Reserves with the “Ivvavik National Park”, the Kluane National Park “and the” Vuntut National Park “.