• Yukoners enjoy a very high quality of life.
  • Yukon is open for business.
  • Yukon is home to one of the world’s largest iron ore deposits and one of the world’s largest undeveloped lead-zinc districts.
  • Yukon businesses are leading the way.
  • Yukon’s workforce is highly educated, skilled, motivated and productive.
  • Yukon has been a site location for a number of feature films including the 20th Century Fox's, "The Big Year" starring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black.
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises continue to be Yukon’s largest private sector employer.
  • Partnerships are key to our success.

Lifestyle

pristine Yukon landscape

Yukon is often called one of the last North American frontiers due to its pristine landscape. However, Yukon is not an isolated wilderness. Connected by a modern system of highways and roads, the communities of Yukon stretch across the territory with full access to its wilderness. Yukoners enjoy all the modern amenities of city-dwellers – broadband access, modern technology, etc. – but have the stunning northern landscape as their backyard.

Yukoners are modern people who choose to live in a place that affords an extraordinary quality of life. Communities are radiant and thriving. Housing is affordable, though one may have trouble finding rental units due to high demand. Traffic jams, urban sprawl and long commutes are non-existent. Instead, Yukon offers easy access to your favourite recreational pastimes, be it on the ski hills, golf courses or cross-country trails. People choose Yukon because of the land, the people, and a lifestyle that nourishes the individual, families and communities. Yukoners enjoy a lifestyle that is recreational and closely connected to nature with a bounty of essential resources.

Recreation

 Yukon mountain bikersYukon offers exciting and varied year-round recreational possibilities. Whether you take advantage of our many recreational facilities or choose to make your own fun, the options are limitless – Yukon is made for adventure. Yukoners are an industrious people that are very active in the outdoors in all seasons. A large community of hikers, cyclists, rowers, fishermen, skiers, dog sledders, and ski-doers exists in Yukon and take full advantage of the undeveloped wilderness. Numerous local businesses excel at introducing locals and visitors alike to different areas of Yukon and there are always new sights to explore. In the summer the days are long and bright and in the winter they are short and dusk. Regardless, Yukoners have found ways to enjoy the majestic North any time of the year and are eager to share it with anyone who asks.

Nature

Thanks to vast tracts of wilderness, about 13 per cent of which is protected as parkland, Yukon is in demand as an adventure playground, northern laboratory and hinterland for resource development. With its low precipitation, extended hours of summer daylight and predictable winter temperatures, Yukon’s climate offers desirable conditions for one to explore its breathtaking views, expansive forests, long mountain ranges and pervasive natural water system.

Quality of Life

Yukoners enjoy a high quality of life due in part to the natural beauty at their backdoor. There are also friendly and supportive communities where residents enjoy a comfortable lifestyle encouraged by local business and four distinct seasons filled with recreational choices. Yukon communities have a robust infrastructure that includes state-of-the-art sporting and recreational possibilities, stunning historical and cultural sites and outdoor facilities. The lack of traffic and the abundance of protected parks make for a leisurely, enviable lifestyle.


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