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Yukon lies north of the province of British Columbia. It was named after the large river that flows through it. Besides the Yukon River there are several other large rivers.


the Yukon River is the second-largest river in Canada

There are high mountains and forests in Yukon. Canada's highest peak, Mount Logan is in the southwest corner of Yukon. Glaciers have carved out mountains and valleys in Kluane National Park.


Kluane National Park

Old Crow Flats in northern Yukon is an area covered with hundreds of lakes, rivers and streams. It is a maze of waterways. Moose, three species of bears, the wolf, wolverine and many other kinds of wildlife live here. The many streams provide homes for muskrats. This area is also an important waterfowl habitat.


Old Crow Flats

Part of the land in the north is called "tundra". Not many plants are able to grow there because of the frozen ground.


Richardson mountains

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