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This selection of pictures and photos of Canada’s Yukon capture sweeping images of wild arctic landscapes, and bring to life the territory’s lively gold rush history. (There are 62 pictures in photo gallery Yukon Territory Photos)

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Yukon, dubbed “larger than life” is a wild place with rivers, mountains, glacier-fed lakes, alpine flowers and abundant wildlife. Yukon is the most western of Canada’s three territories, bordering the US state of Alaska to the west and the Northwest Territories to the east.

There are many stunning parks in Yukon, including Kluane National Park in the southwest, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site. In Kluane National Park, one can visit the Kashawulsh glacier, take in a winter sunset, or view Mt Logan, the highest mountain in Canada.

The Tombstone Mountains are one of the territory’s treasures. ... ...continue under photos...



Yukon Territory Photos

Pristine Kluane Lake Sunset Yukon

A wonderful sunset at Kluane Lake with mountains and reflections in the pristine cold water, Yukon, Canada.

Sunset, Kluane Lake, Kluane National Park, Yukon, Canada, Canadian nature at its best.
Yukon Aerial Water

An Aerial of water in the Yukon in Canada, North America.

Water, Yukon, Canada, North America.
Yukon Beach Kluane National Park

The tide recedes and leaves a beautiful sandy beach amongst large rock formations in Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory.

Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory in Canada is a very scenic place and along the aqua colored water's edge you will find quiet sandy beaches. Massive rock formations shield this beach and you can walk along the sandy shores and enjoy th ...
Winter Sunset Yukon

In the Yukon Territories, a sunset can be one of the prettiest sights especially in winter when the snow blankets the trees and landscape.

Pink hues encompass the stunning winter nature scenery of the Yukon Territories in Canada as another day ends with a spectacular sunset. The Yukon can be very chilly in the winter months as the snow freezes on the trees and ground for a long period of t ...
Lowell Lake Glacier Yukon

Small chunks of ice from the glacier float on the surface of Lowell Lake in Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory.

The Lowell Glacier extends for sixty-five kilometers and stops when it reaches Lowell Lake in Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory. The surrounding area of Kluane National Park in the Yukon is a beautiful place to visit as you can view man ...
Glacier Ice Yukon Territory

The thick ice of this glacier in Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory is always melting especially in the warmer weather creating fascinating ice caves.

A pure white blanket of ice does not cover the surface of the glacier in Kluane Naitonal Park in the Yukon Territory as dirt has rested atop and given the glacier a extraordinary look. As the ice melts, glacier caves can be created but these coul ...
Footprints Snow Arctic Tundra Yukon

Footprints leading into the sun along the Dempster Highway in the Yukon, Canada.

Footprints in the snow along the Dempster Highway, Yukon, Canada
Kluane Lake Yukon Sunset Canoe

Barely a ripple can be seen on the water of Kluane Lake behind this yellow canoe as the sunset reflects perfectly on its surface. Kluane Lake is situated in the wilderness of Kluane National Park in the Yukon, Canada.

In perfect contrast to the colours of sunset, a yellow canoe rests on the shores of Kluane Lake in Kluane National Park, Yukon, Canada. Yellow canoe on the shore of Kluane Lake in Kluane National Park, Yukon, Canada.
Beautiful Northern Lights Moon Yukon

The bright moon peeks through the ribbons of waving northern lights, aka Aurora borealis, on a cold evening along the Dempster Highway in the Yukon, Canada. These displays of beautiful moving lights are a natural phenomenon.

The full moon makes it possible to see the surrounding snow-covered mountains along the Dempster Highway in the Yukon of Canada as the beautiful northern lights dance in the sky beside it. Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, near Tombstone Mountain ...
Kluane Lake Aerial Yukon

An aerial shot of Kluane Lake in the Yukon Territory in Canada with the sun sparkling off the water's surface.

The water of Kluane Lake in Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territories swirls in and around the sandy landscape that makes up the bottom of the lake. An aerial view of the lake lets you see the entire area and the patterns that are formed from ...
Kluane National Park Glacier Picture Yukon

A stunning picture where pieces of ice float in the glacier water in Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory in Canada.

Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory is a fascinating place to visit where you can capture a picture or two of glaciers, icefields, lakes, mountains and greenbelts. The natural beauty is outstanding like this glacier that has pieces of ice ...
Aerial Water Sunlight Yukon Territories

An aerial view of the sunlight reflecting off the water in the Yukon Territories in Canada, North America.

Sometimes the only way to be able to see the entire Yukon Territories on one vacation is to fly above the region and admire the aerial views. The sunlight reflects off the different waterways showing the various rippling effects that cover the su ...
kluane Winter Scenery Yukon Territory

Rock peaks are blanketed by snow during the winter in the higher elevations of the Kluane National Park, Yukon Territory in Canada where footprints are easily recognizable and the scenery is stunning.

This is what winter is all about, snow covered rock peaks and footprints that lead to no man's land. If visiting Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory during the winter season, dress appropriately and explore the snow covered valleys where ...
Wall Mural Dawson City Yukon

The true beauty of Dawson City and the National Historic Site of the Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon Territories, Canada is shown through this wall mural.

A mural painted on a door at the Klondike Gold Rush in historic Dawson City in the Yukon Territories tells the tale of a man with his dog sled team making it across the snow covered landscape. This wall mural shows the true beauty of the Yukon Te ...
Klondike Gold Rush Landscape Yukon

The fascinating landscape that surrounds the area of the Klondike Gold Rush in Dawson City in the Yukon Territory in Canada.

Trees and watering holes are sporadically spread out over the landscape of the Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon Territory. This area became a National Historic Site and hundreds of tourists come to Dawson City to explore the uniqueness of the land ...
Photo of Kluane Park Glacier Yukon Territory

A beautiful scenic picture of a glacier and the mountain peaks in Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory in Canada.

As the glacier in Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory creates a lake in the foreground from the melting process, the glacier continues to recede a little every year. The brown coloring of the glacier forms over the years and in the backgr ...
Kluane National Park Glacier Yukon Territories

Pieces of ice float on the surface of the glacier water in Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territories in Canada.

When you visit Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territories in Canada, glaciers are unique in their own way and the melt from each glacier creates large rivers or lakes. Kluane National Park is an incredible place to visit where you can enjoy th ...
Snow Mountain Kluane National Park Yukon

The mountain peak covered in snow glistens in the sun in Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory in Canada.

A deep blue colored sky encompasses the snow covered mountain peak in Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory in Canada. Crevasses down the mountain sides are filled with snow and the steeper slopes where the snow can not wedge itself in are ...
Kluane Lake Canoe Yukon Territory

A sunset over Kluane Lake in the Yukon Territory in Canada is the perfect time to pull your canoe up onto the beach and enjoy the scenery and tranquility of the area.

Kluane Lake in Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory of Canada is a beautiful nature place to enjoy a canoe trip and explore the different shores of the area. There are plenty of spectacular beaches for you to pull up your canoe and enjoy an evening watchin ...
Arctic Circle Information Sign Yukon

A tourist will find this information sign the ideal place to read up on the area, stretch their legs and take in the scenery of the Arctic Circle in the Yukon Territory.

A long stretch of gravel highway will eventually bring you to this sign which gives tourists some valuable information about the Arctic Circle in the Yukon Territory. This beautifully sculpted sign is great place to get out from behind the wheel ...
Garden Arrangement Klondike Gold Rush Yukon

Growing a garden using the simple tools in the days of the Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon Territory took a lot more time than it does today.

The Klondike Gold Rush in Dawson City in the Yukon Territory is a National Historic Site open to the public where one can learn about Canadian History. A shovel, pickaxe and bowl were the only items needed to create a beautiful garden arrangement ...
Riverboat keno Yukon

At the National Historic Site in the Yukon Territory, is where the SS Keno riverboat is docked and where you will find information about the boat and its history.

The riverboat which is on display in Dawson City in the Yukon Territory in Canada was a success story that helped develop some of the Canadian history. Back and forth in the waters of the Yukon Territory, the SS Keno riverboat went daily carrying ...
Glacier Scenery Yukon

Two women relaxing as they overlook the scenery of Kaskawulsh Glacier in Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory in Canada, North America.

Many tourists hike through the trails to a lookout point where they can enjoy the scenery of Kaskawulsh Glacier in Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory. Two women decide to sit for awhile and take in all the scenery of the glacier area as ...
Yukon Gold Rush Dawson City

A Royal Canadian Mountie rides through the National Historic Site of the Klondike Gold Rush in Dawson City in the Yukon Territories.

A Royal Canadian Mountie outfitted in his traditional red uniform tours the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Site upon his beautiful horse in Dawson City in the Yukon Territory. A trip to this magnificent place will help one learn of the days ...
Canadian Mountie Dawson City

A handsome Canadian Mountie in his full uniform poses for the camera at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Site in Dawson City in the Yukon Territory.

A RCMP Mountie clad in his traditional red uniform atop a horse is part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Site in the Yukon and there is not many places left where you can view a Mountie dressed in his true Canadian uniform. The Klondik ...
Glacier Lake Kluane National Park

Small chunks of ice float upon the surface of Lowell Lake that have broken away from the glacier in Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory in Canada.

Lowell Glacier is the largest non-polar icefield throughout the world and it abruptly stops at Lowell Lake in Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory. Small pieces of ice that have melted off the glacier float throughout the lake and create a ...
Park Sign Yukon Territory

A sign relates information of the area of Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory, Canada.

While reading this information sign about Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory in Canada you can enjoy the view of the mountain range, lake and lush green forest. Kluane National Park is a beautiful place to visit and you will find a sign ...
Sternwheeler Yukon

The S.S. Klondike sternwheeler docked at the national historic site in the Yukon, Canada with a large wooden sign located in the forefront.

The S.S. Klondike is a national historic site in the Yukon Territory in Canada that lets people into the historic world of when riverboats were the main form of transportation. This unique sternwheeler was first built in 1929 but it was sunk in 1 ...
Smoke Forest Fire Klondike Highway

Driving the Klondike Highway in the Yukon, big clouds of smoke hang in the sky over the hillside from a raging forest fire.

The blue sky above the Yukon Territory turns into a blanket of smoke that is caused by a forest fire raging over the hillside. This particular picture was taken driving along the Klondike Highway and the smoke that was filling the air was not a g ...
Wildland Fire Yukon

Smoke fills the sky from a raging forest fire through the wildland in Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory in Canada.

Billowing smoke taking over the sky from a forest fire is not what you want to see when touring through Kluane National Park in the Yukon, Canada but it is not an uncommon sight in this area. Many different areas of the wildland in the Yukon have ...
RCMP Mountie Dawson City

A RCMP Mountie looking debonair in his uniform as he sits upon the back of a horse at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Site in Dawson City in the Yukon Territories.

A RCMP Mountie poses for a picture clad in his traditional red uniform riding horseback at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Site in Dawson City in the Yukon. Many stories and legends date back to the RCMP in the gold rush era as they play ...
Cancan Girls Diamond Tooth Gerties

Take a step back in time to the Klondike Gold Rush days and enjoy performances by the Cancan girls and gamble to the wee hours of the morning.

Girls dressed in their deep blue cancan costumes perform nightly at Diamond Tooth Gerties in Dawson City in the Yukon Territories in Canada. Visitors to Diamond Tooth Gerties can whilst away the evenings playing the tables and slot machines at th ...
Fireweed Yukon Territories

Fireweed is scattered throughout the landscape of the Yukon Territories after a forest fire raged through this area.

Fireweed flowers are usually the first presence of growth after a forest fire has destroyed the landscape and this particular area was in the Yukon Territories where fireweed is fairly common. These pretty pink flowers blossom amongst the burnt t ...
Kaskawulsh Glacier Scenery Yukon

Tourists sit upon the cliff looking out over the scenery of Kaskawulsh Glacier in Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory in Canada.

Kluane National Park is a stunning part of the Yukon Territory in Canada and the scenery that surrounds the park is made up of glaciers, wildlife and many miles of wilderness. This viewpoint overlooking the Kaskawulsh Glacier is where many touris ...
Service Sign Yukon

Each service sign along the Yukon highway are great distances apart and you should be sure to fill up on gas and snacks when instructed to do so by the signs.

Driving along the highway in the Yukon, you will come to this sign that says the next service for anything is a long way off and you are best to take care of business before continuing on. The highway that takes you through the beautiful scenic Y ...
Watson Lake Signs Yukon

Thousands of signs at a famous tourist attraction in Watson Lake in the Yukon Territory in Canada.

Back in 1942, a soldier was extremely homesick and decided to put up a sign to remind him of the way home. Sign Lake Forest in Watson Lake in the Yukon has now become a popular place where some visitors take a new sign to nail up on the posts to ...
Yukon Welcome Sign

The Dempster Highway will eventually bring you to this point where the brightly painted welcome sign to the Yukon in Canada stands.

After driving the Dempster Highway on gravel road, the welcome sign to the Yukon is a nice sight to see. Be aware of the hill sign as well as there as some steep, winding grades that await you on the other side of the sign.Yukon sign on the Demps ...
Alcan Highway Fire Yukon

Campers driving the ALCAN Highway in the Yukon, are hoping the forest fire is easy to get under control.

Thick clouds of smoke start to fill the sky from a forest fire atop the mountainside in the Yukon Territory in Canada. A disaster has struck over the hills along the scenic drive of the ALCAN Highway in the Yukon and you can be sure the firefight ...
Fireweed Flowers Yukon

A forest fire destroyed the wilderness in the Yukon Territory in Canada but pink Fireweed flowers bring some brightness to the area.

A forest fire destroyed this region of the Yukon Territory in Canada but the Fireweed flowers start to bring life back to the mountain side. A field of Fireweed flowers surrounds the partially burnt logs and trees that were a victim of this disas ...
Kluane Lake Camper Yukon

A camper enjoys the scenery that surrounds Kluane Lake in the Yukon Territory in Canada.

There are plenty of beautiful scenic places to park your camper while traveling in Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory in Canada. Kluane Lake reflects a mirror image of the surrounding hillsides, clouds and trees.An RV Camper beside Kluan ...
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... Here, jagged granite peaks mark the skyline. The Tombstone Mountains can be accessed from the Dempster Highway. The Dempster Highway, completed in 1979, provides 671 km of roadway from Dawson City, Yukon to Inuvik in the Northwest Territories.

Whitehorse is Yukon’s capital, and Dawson City is the second largest city. During the Klondike gold rush in the late 19th century, people came to Yukon in droves. Diamond Tooth Gertie’s in Dawson City is a great place to see cancan-style dancing from the gold rush era.

Other attractions in Yukon include the Carcross Desert, which is the smallest desert in the world. Only 2.6 square kilometers, the Carcross Desert has a dry microclimate where many rare plants grow.

Historically, riverboats were an important means of transportation on Yukon’s waterways. One can explore the boats by visiting the S.S. Keno, a National Historic Site.

The unique “sign post forest” in the community of Watson Lake was started in 1942 by a homesick US army G.I. who posted a sign with the mileage to his hometown. Since then, thousands more signs have been posted.

Photographs of scenic arctic wilderness and historic sites provide exciting images of Canada’s Yukon Territory.


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