• Small and medium-sized enterprises continue to be Yukon’s largest private sector employer.
  • Yukoners enjoy a very high quality of life.
  • Partnerships are key to our success.
  • Yukon is open for business.
  • Yukon’s workforce is highly educated, skilled, motivated and productive.
  • 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 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.


The tourism industry in Yukon is fueled by a constant stream of visitors from Canada, the United States and other nations. Although many visitors arrive in Yukon by traveling along one of the many highways connecting Alaska or British Columbia to Yukon, many arrive to Yukon through the Erik Nielsen International Airport in Whitehorse.

Yukon has a robust highway system that spreads across the expanse of Yukon wilderness, connecting tourists to Yukon communities, campgrounds and national parks. All major Yukon tourist attractions are serviced by government-maintained roads that are open for the entirety of the tourist season.

See map of Yukon’s highway infrastructure.

Air North, Yukon's Airline, Air Canada and WestJet (seasonal), three of Canada’s major airlines, have daily flights to Yukon’s capital from locations such as Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver and twice weekly flights from Kelowna, Yellowknife and the nation's capital Ottawa. These domestic flights share the runway with international flights from places such as Frankfurt, Germany, which bring over 8,000 international tourists annually to experience Yukon. In addition, several smaller airlines complement the services of larger airlines by bringing tourists and supplies to the northernmost communities of Yukon.

In total, more than 147,000 arrivals were recorded at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport in 2013.

More information about Yukon’s airline network.

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