Yukon is the smallest of Canada’s territories. Bordering with the U.S. state Alaska and Canada’s Northwest Territories, it is the Westernmost of the three territories. With a total population of 35,874 (2016), the majority of Yukon’s population resides in its capital, Whitehorse, with a population of 25,085. The remaining population of Yukon is dispersed throughout smaller towns and villages such as Dawson, which has the second largest population of Yukon with 1,375 (2016).
The two major industries in the Yukon are mining of resources such as lead, zinc, silver, gold, asbestos and copper, the second major industry in the Yukon is its tourism. This is due to Yukon’s natural beauty and vast amount of outdoor recreational activities such as skiing, snowboard, and kayaking. Due to the territory’s latitude, individuals can also view the northern lights, or the Aurora Boralis, adding to the territory’s natural beauty and tourism.