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Fun Facts We're # 1...
According to Environment Canada Whitehorse is the driest city in Canada. We also have the highest snowfall as a percentage of our total precipitation and the direst summer air.
The Moose are on the Loose...
The Yukon is full of wildlife. There is an abundance of moose, caribou and bears in the wildlife. In fact moose outnumber people by more than 2 to 1!!
A Sea of Purple...
The Yukon's territorial flower is Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium). Fireweed is the first plant to appear after a forest fire. From July to September burn areas are covered with these blooming plants and their bright leaves can be seen for miles.
Whitehorse is the second capital city of the Yukon. Dawson City was the original capital until it was moved to Whitehorse on April 1, 1953, much to the chagrin of Dawsonites.
Larger than Life...
Our territorial motto is "Larger than Life"; here's one good reason. Whitehorse is home to the world's largest weathervane. A decommissioned DC-3 airplane atop a swivel stand at the airport always points into the wind, giving it the honour of being the world's largest weathervane.
Yukonners drink 50% more beer per capita than any other province or territory in Canada. This is due in part to our awesome Yukon Brewing Company. www.yukonbeer.com Brewery tours run all summer long at 11:30 and 4:30.
To aid in the spawning of Chinook salmon, the Whitehorse Fish Ladder was constructed in 1950. The largest of its type, the Fish Ladder allows Salmon to swim upstream over the Whitehorse hydroelectric dam.
For more fun facts please visit www.yukoninfo.com