In the Athapaskan language, the word Yukon means the great river or big river.
The Carcross Desert is affectionately known as the world's smallest desert. The dry climate and wind conditions have created sand dunes and forced special vegetation to adapt to the surroundings. This pocket desert is a popular tourist attraction.
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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.