About Yukon

Yukon is larger than life with breathtaking wilderness, a wealth of opportunities, abundant natural resources and friendly welcoming people.  It is home to a skilled and educated work force, modern infrastructure and endless options for outdoor activities year-round.  Yukon is an excellent place to live work and play – it is a way of life.

Explore each of Yukon’s communities and discover why our territory is Canada’s best-kept secret.

Key Yukon facts:

  • Located in the Canadian Cordillera physiographic region.
  • A total land mass of 482,443 km2 (about the size of Spain).
  • Yukon represents 4.8 per cent of Canada's total land area. Of the 10 provinces and three territories, Yukon is the ninth largest.
  • As of June 2012, Yukon’s population is 35,862 of which about three-quarters live in the capital city of Whitehorse.
  • All Yukon communities have access to a high-level of internet and broadband.

Check out Yukon at a Glance for more information.