Gold Rush Towns
Whitehorse, the provincial capital, is home to 27,000 people as well as a wide array of hotels, restaurants, shops and cafés set against a backdrop of hills and the Yukon River, which flows across the province and into Alaska.
Another main region is Dawson City, a small town to the north of the province which is home to around 1,500 people. The foundation of the town dates back to 1897 when gold was found in the surrounding area and sparked the Klondike Gold Rush, bringing thousands of eager prospectors to this region.
The boom led to a growth in saloons, houses and restaurants, and whilst the gold has long since dwindled, the town still exudes an old country charm with its wide boardwalks and historic places of interest.