• Yukon is home to one of the world’s largest iron ore deposits and one of the world’s largest undeveloped lead-zinc districts.
  • Yukon is open for business.
  • Partnerships are key to our success.
  • Yukon has been a site location for a number of feature films including the 20th Century Fox's, "The Big Year" starring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black.
  • Yukon businesses are leading the way.
  • Yukoners enjoy a very high quality of life.
  • Yukon’s workforce is highly educated, skilled, motivated and productive.
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises continue to be Yukon’s largest private sector employer.

Port Access

Yukon’s location has close proximity to Australasian markets. Facilitating Yukon’s shipping are three ice-free, deep water ports in Alaska and B.C. that operate year-round. These ports serve to ship Yukon commodities, culture and people to critical ports in Asia, Japan, Korea, Australia, and the U.S. Shipping times can range from six to fourteen days, depending on ports.

Although Yukon does not operate these ports, the ports' governments are supportive of their expansion and continued capacity. For example, in May 2011 the Alaskan government announced a US $80 million expansion of the Skagway deep water port including a new bulkhead dock, general cargo apron, a reposition ore loader and a floating cruise ship dock.


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