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Territories & Nunavut
Meaning "Great River" in Gwitch'in, the
Yukon is one of Canada's territories. It is comprised of eight regions and has its capital in
scenic Whitehorse. A mountainous region and
home to several trails, the Yukon is a hiker's
haven but is also well-equipped with historical,
scientific and artistic venues. Whatever your
passion, you can find it in the Yukon.
Navigate to travelyukon.com to learn more.
The Northwest Territories (NWT) is a land
of contrast and abundance. With 1.17 million
square kilometres of mountains, forests and
tundra threaded by wild, clean rivers feeding thousands of unspoiled lakes, nature is
undoubtedly in balance here. You can view
rare wildlife species, from white wolves to white
whales, and see herds of bison, prowling bears,
moose and caribou by the thousands.
People in the Northwest Territories love
to get together. More than 40,000 people
live amid this rugged natural beauty. It's an
aboriginal tradition to celebrate the seasons,
especially spring and summer, with festivals
where everybody enjoys northern art, northern
foods, music and dancing, races, games and
bush-skill contests. Art festivals, craft festivals
and aboriginal music festivals carry on this heritage. Concerts are held both indoors in winter
and outside in midsummer and late summer.
The tireless capital of the NWT, Yellowknife, is
a welcoming location to experience Canada's
This is the land where the world's best northern lights dance during the dark winter months
and where the sun never sets during the summer. Bring your camera and get set for an
Navigate to www.spectacularnwt.com to
Created on April 1, 1999 and covering about
20 percent of Canada's landmass, Nunavut is
Canada's youngest and largest territory! Settled
over a thousand years ago, Nunavut means
"our land" in Inuktitut, the language of the Inuit.
Nunavut borders the Northwest Territories to the
west and is directly above Manitoba, Ontario and
Québec. Nunavut is home to 25 communities,
located in three regions; the Kivalliq, Kitikmeot
and Qikiqtaaluk. Each region is characterized by
its own distinct cultures and landscapes and all
are accessible year round by airplane and seasonally by cruise ship. Nunavut is not accessible
by road at any time of the year. We invite you to
enjoy our wildlife and our way of life. Welcome to
the Arctic - an adventure of a lifetime.
Navigate to www.nunavuttourism.com to
Each of the following territories is divided into
the subsequent regions.
* Campbell: This area is named after the
adventurous Robert Campbell, a Hudson's
Bay Company fur trader and the first
European explorer in the area. Campbell
features the Dena Cho and Van Gorder
Falls Trails, plus the Lapie Canyon. For
fishing, camping, swimming and boating,
visitors can relax at the Frances or Fisheye
* Klondike: This area is home to historic
Dawson City, the Yukon's second largest city,
where visitors can explore national historic
sites and enjoy many festivals and events.
Visitors can learn the history of the Tr'ondëk
Hwëch'in First Nation.
* Kluane: The Kluane region is home of the
Kluane National Park, featuring mountain
ranges, icefields and lush valleys. This is
where the world's largest numbers of Dall
sheep are found, as well as Canada's largest
concentration of grizzly bears.
* North Yukon: This most northerly region is
home to five wilderness parks and encompasses much of the range of the Porcupine
Caribou Herd. It is also home of the
Gwitch'in, Han and Inuvialuit people, who
have lived in the area for centuries. The
only community in this remote and beautiful region is that of the Vuntut Gwitchin First
Nation village of Old Crow.
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* Silver Trail: A site of mining history and
aboriginal culture, the 112-km Silver Trail is
dotted by ghost-towns of the gold rush. The
town of Mayo is part of the traditional territory
of the First Nations of the Nacho Nyäk Dun.
Keno City, another of the historic towns in
the area, hosts visitors with hotel and cabin
accommodations, campgrounds, artists studios and the Keno City Mining Museum.
Whitewater adventures abound at the Wind,
Peel, Snake and Bonnet Plume rivers.
* South Alaska Highway: This area of the
Yukon is traversed by the 2,223 km Alaska
Highway which begins in British Columbia.
This is the gateway to the southeast Yukon's
many adventures. Visitors can hike Watson
Lake's 70 km of trails, or explore The Northern
Lights Space and Science Centre. The village
of Teslin features the Teslin Tlingit Heritage
Centre, displaying Tlingit art and culture.
* Southern Lakes: The Southern Lakes are
home to the historical Chilkoot Trail, once
used during the gold rush for hauling supplies. Today, explorers can hike this 53-km
route, one of Canada's largest National
Historic sites and known throughout the
world for its beauty.
* Whitehorse: The Yukon's largest city and
capital, Whitehorse features everything the
city-dweller could ever want. There are two
golf courses, hot springs, fine dining, luxury
accommodations, plenty of shopping and
spas. Art-lovers can use the Yukon Time
Studio Art Guide to find locally crafted treasures, take an art walk, or visit the Yukon Arts
Centre and Gallery.
YUKON, NWT & NUNAVUT