Yukon TerritoryYukon Territory
- territory of NW Canada, east of Alas.: 183,287 sq mi (474,711 sq km); cap. Whitehorse: abbrev. YT or Y.T.: usually used with thein full Yukon Territory
- river flowing through this territory & Alas. into the Bering Sea: 1,979 mi (3,185 km)
Origin of Yukon Territoryprobably ; from Athabaskan river name ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
A territory of northwest Canada east of Alaska. It became a territory in 1898 at the height of the Klondike gold rush. Whitehorse is the capital and the largest city.