Yukon is rugged, mountainous and remote. The name Yukon comes from the aboriginal word meaning “Big stream” – a river which runs through the 482,443 km2 province.
The population is less than 37, 000 and arctic climate which remains below freezing point for 58% of the year. Because of the severe cold, many people chose to leave the province.
The territory is bordered on the west by the U.S. state of Alaska, the north by the Beaufort Sea, the east by the Northwest Territories, and the south by British Columbia.