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Shvoong Home>Books>Children & Youth>Canadian Sites and Symbols Yukon Review

Canadian Sites and Symbols Yukon

Book Review   by:Innereye     Original Author: Linda Aspen-Baxter
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The Yukon is one of the three territories of Canada. It is located right next to the American State of Alaska.

Mount Logan which is in Yukon is the highest mount of Canada (19,551 feet).

It was till 1898 that the Yukon was part of the Northwest Territories. Yukon was named after the Yukon River. Natives called the River "Yu-kun-ah" which means "Great River" which is the second longest river in Canada.

The Yukon is also known as the "Land of the Midnight Sun", the sun is always shining in summer.

Yukon is the home for ravens, dall sheeps, red and arctic foxes, wolves, caribou, otters, beavers, coyotes, martens minks, wolverines, muskrats and lynx. The Yukon has the largest population of Dall sheeps in North America.

Plants are hard to grow in Yukon because of the climate. The Yukon crocus is one of the first blooming flowers in the spring season. Fireweed is called like that because it usually grows where the ground has been burned by fire.

Yukon is where a lot of people have rushed to during the Klondike Gold Rush in the late nineteenth century.

After mining, tourism is the second most important industry in Yukon, Yukon attracts a lot of hunting and fishing fans.

Yukon is also known for its famous world festival in Whitehorse and the story telling festival held by natives.

Yukon has 3 national parks.

A quiz is provided at the end of the book.

Published: October 31, 2010   
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