In the Athapaskan language, the word Yukon means the great river or big river.
We celebrate Yukon’s unique culture and special places all year long, and visitors are welcomed into the fold. Join our lively events and festivals to learn about local traditions, witness stellar competition, or just dance the night away. From music festivals to extreme races to cultural showcases, there’s always something fun going on.
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.