In the Athapaskan language, the word Yukon means the great river or big river.
Keep your eyes and ears open for live performances as you travel around Yukon and you’ll be entertained at festivals and community arts venues by musicians, dance troupes, filmmakers, authors, storytellers and other talented performers year-round. Then dance the night away under the midnight sun or soak in the hot springs under the northern lights. You may be drawn here by wilderness, but you’ll also experience the sophisticated side of Yukon life.
Yukon is world renowned as a legendary land imbued with gold rush history, frontier spirit and first nation culture. Listen to what fellow media travellers have to say about Yukon.