Time in Yukon (Canada)

What is the Time in Yukon (Canada)

The current local time in Yukon in Canada is running live in the analog clock you see above. Yukon is actually in the time zone UTC-8:00 hours. But whenever DST or Daylight Saving Time is in force, one hour is added to the Yukon zone time of UTC- 8:00 and thus the analog clock above will start showing you the Yukon Daylight Saving Time of UTC-7:00 hours starting from March till November. Once the DST ceases to be in force, the Youkon clock will be reverted back by one hour to read its original Zone Time of UTC-8:00 hours once again in November. This will be repeated in March and November next year and the year after that as long as the government continues to establish DST.

Time in Yukon Canada - MapLand Water Areas at this time in Yukon

At this time in Yukon the total land area is 482,443 square kilometers which is ranked as nineth amonst the 13 territories and provinces in Canada. The total land covered area amounts to 474,391 square kilometers and water covers about 1.7% or 8,052 square kilometersof the total Yukon area. Considering area of Canada of 9.98 million square kilometers, Yukon covers 4.8% of it, at this time.

Population at this Time in Yukon

At this time in Yukon about 37,897 people are living as per estimates for 2016. The population of Yukon is ranked at 12th position in the whole of Canada at this time. The population density of Yukon is just about 0.07 people per square kilometer or in otherwords there are just one person living in about 41.3 square kilometers. The 2011 census calculated a total population in Yukon as 33,897 people. The GDP of Yukon is also ranked at 12th position in the whole of Canada with C$ 2.66 billion and a per capita GDP of C$ 75,141 which is ranked at third in the entire Canada.

Yukon Capital

At this time the Capital of Yukon is Whitehorse. Whitehorse is also the largest city in Yukon. And Whitehorse is the largest metro as well.

Languages at this time in Yukonn

At this time in Yukon the government recognises both English and French as Official languages being bilingual. The government also recognises First Nations languages as well. English is spoken by 82.9% of population, followed by French spoken by about 4.3% people, German by 2.4% people and Tagalog by 1.3%. Then a few hundred people speak Kaska, Northern Tutchone, Spanish, Southern Tutchone, Dutch and Chinese. At this time in Yukon several aboriginal languages are also spoken and supported by the government as part of cultural heritage of the territory like the Tlingit, Tahltan, seven Athapaskan languages named Upper Tanana, Gwitchin, Han, Northern Tutchone, Southern Tutchone, Kaska and Tagish some of which are very very rare.

Climate at this time in YukonWeather at this time in Yukon

At this time in Yukon one can experience Subarctic climate in most parts. The arctic climate has characteristics of very long cold winters and short warm summers. The Arctic Ocean coastal areas experience a tundra climate. If you consider the harsh cold climate of Canada as a whole, the temperatures in Yukon is mild. But when it comes to cold winter climate, no other place comes anywhere close to Yukon because the temperature in Yukon dips below -60 deg C (-76 deg F) as history proved in 1947, 1954 and 1968. In February 1947, the temperature of the abandoned town of Snag recorded -63 deg C (-81 deg F)

Tourism at this time in Yukon

At this time in Yukon in Canada, tourism is mainly appealing to the tourist thanks to the pristine nature and tourism relies very heavily on this one factor. There are abundance of outfitters and guides at this time in Yukon, who organize many adventure activities, hunts, angling and for nature lovers of all sorts. Sports enthusiasts can do canoeing, kayaking, paddling in lakes and rivers or walk the long trails, skiing and snowboarding are also organized. Snomobile, climbig the highest peaks in Canada or even a hike up the smaller mountains with family, ice climbing and dog sledding etc are all great attractions. Yukon has an arry of cultural and sporting events infrastructures that attract artists, participants and tourist from all over the world. A few other attractions as far as tourism is concerned at this time in Yukon are Yukon International Story Tellng Festival, Dawson city Music Festival, Yukon Quest, Sourdough Rendezvous, the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Center, Klondike Gold rush memorials, Northern Lights Center, the Whitehorse fish ladder and the Takhini Hot Springs to name a few. At this time in Yukon there are so many parks like the Fishing Branch Ni'iinlii'njik Park, Coal River Springs Territorial park, Tombstone Territorial Park, Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park, Kluane National Park and Reserve, Ivvavik National Park and reserve and Vuntut National Park etc.

Government at this time in Yukon

At this time in Yukon in Canada which is a territory has a Consensus type of government which has a Commissioner instead of the Lieutenent Governor in the Provinces who does the administration and a Premier. A recognizable government was formed in Yukon in 1895 when it became a separate district of the Northwest Territories and finally in 1898 Yukon was made an independent territory with its own Commissioner and an appointed Territorial Council. The Commissioner was apponted by the federal Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development prior to 1979 after which a significant degree of power was devolved from the commissioner and the federal government to the territorial legislature adopting a party system of highly responsible government. Today the role and authority of a Commissioner in Yukon is similar to that of a Lieutenant Governor in provincial governments. The difference between Lieutenant Governor and Commissioner is that a Commissioner is not a formal representative of the Queen but is merely an employee of the Federal Government. There is a move on, to make Yukon as the eleventh province of Canada from its present status of Territory. But considering the small population it is unlikely at this time for Yukon becoming a province.

Why Named Yukon?

The name Yukon was given to the territory which came from one of the main rivers called Yukon River. The other major rivers are Pelly, Steware, Peel, White and Tatshenshini rivers.