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.
Variant of Yukon
- territory of NW Canada, east of Alas.: 186,661 sq mi (483,450 sq km); pop. 31,000; cap. Whitehorse: abbrev. YT: 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 Yukonprobably ; from Athabaskan river name ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps