Wheaton River near Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
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The Yukon, Canada
Welcome to the Yukon, the smallest and westernmost of Canada's three territories. Out here, winters span at least five months and temperatures can drop as low as -40 degrees Celsius. With a sparse population, the Yukon has massive natural landmarks. It is home to Canada’s tallest mountain, Mount Logan, the country’s largest non-polar icefields and the Yukon River, which runs more than 3,000 kilometres. The Yukon also has a thriving population of wildlife consisting of moose, black bears, wolves, caribou and Dall sheep. This Canadian territory’s dark and long winters also make it an ideal destination for spotting nature’s dazzling light show – the aurora borealis.