The land of the giants

Look up in the Yukon and you’ll see at least twenty mountains in the St. Elias Range that exceed 4,000 metres. Keep looking up and you’ll see a handful that exceed 5,000 metres. And now, really look up and you’ll see it—Mount Logan, Canada’s highest (and North America’s second highest) peak coming in at a staggering 5,959 metres. 

Look down and you’ll see a different kind of giant—the mighty Yukon River. Stretching for over 3,000 kilometres, it winds and weaves through the landscape, passing canoeable rivers and legendary world-class national and territorial parks.

Now, onto the living and breathing giants in the wild. The vast regions, varied ecosystems, and relatively sparse human population make the Yukon a haven for some of North America’s most impressive species. On that list are grizzly and black bears, wolves, caribou, moose, muskox, millions of migratory birds and many more.