In the Athapaskan language, the word Yukon means the great river or big river.
On June 21, summer solstice, the sun never sets in some parts of Yukon. All over the Territory you can read a book, paddle a canoe, or fish outdoors all night. The midnight sun makes for long summer days, and wondrous carmine and magenta skyscapes that last for hours, rather than minutes. Yukoners fill up their batteries, take in a little extra vitamin D and take advantage of this light to enjoy their favourite outdoor activities. It truly makes up for the longer, dark, days of winter.
OTHER STORY IDEAS
Fascinating Yukon Phenomena
Mother Nature at Her Very Best
New Conquests for Seasoned Adventurers
Outrageous and Extraordinary Yukon Events
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.