Yukon is a vast territory in north-western Canada. Covering 483,450 km2, Yukon is close in size to California but with just 34,000 residents. Thanks to its strategic location, close to Alaska, British Columbia (B.C), Alberta and the Northwest Territories (NWT), Yukon is a well-developed northern transportation, infrastructure and service hub with direct access to one-fifth of North America.
Companies doing business in Yukon are strategically positioned near the Pacific Rim, and can connect to the world by air, road, and a Pacific, ice-free, deep-water, cruise ship and freighter port in nearby Skagway, Alaska.
Yukon’s year-round highway system has more than 4,800 kilometers of all-weather roads, including the Alaska Highway and the Dempster Highway, Canada’s only road to the arctic.
The Eric Nielsen International Airport located in the capital city of Whitehorse has daily jet and cargo service to Vancouver, B.C. and regular jet and cargo service to Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta. In the summer months Whitehorse also receives scheduled, direct flights from Frankfurt, Germany.
Northern air routes include flights to Yukon’s Dawson City and Old Crow, and Inuvik, NWT. In addition to the Eric Nielsen International airport, there are 10 smaller airports throughout Yukon, with many smaller airstrips and aerodromes in remote areas.
High-speed internet access and cellular and satellite services are widely available, providing Yukon businesses with the virtual infrastructure and connectivity they need to remain competitive.