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Yukon Geography
Weather Notes
Temperature: Daily Averages and Records (Celsius)
   Land Area
Freshwater Area
478,970 km2 4,480 km2
Whitehorse Dawson City
Records Low High -52.2 34.4
Averages Jan July
-15.2 14.3 -26.0 15.7
Road Safety
Travellers should remember they are in a wilderness area, and service stations aren’t found at every turn in the road.
• Don’t get too close to the vehicle in front. There may be flying gravel and dust to obscure vision.
• When forward visibility is limited by a bend, bridge or hill, PLEASE SLOW DOWN. Vehicles may cross centre lines to straighten out a curve, or wildlife may be on the road.
• Be sure to carry backup equipment in good condition.
• For information on highway conditions call 511, check with visitor information centres, RCMP detachment and Yukon Community and Transportation Services offices in Whitehorse. Radio stations also give highway reports.
• Distances in Canada are expressed in kilometres.
• For the most part, there are long stretches of excellent road surface, and there’s no need to worry. Just take obvious precautions, keep up to date on road conditions and use common sense.
• Drive with headlights on low beam.
• Use of seat belts is mandatory in Canada, so buckle up.
• Drivers are not allowed to use hand-held electronic devices while driving.
In particular, be prepared for:
• Grading in the warm season and snow plowing in winter.
• Road reconstruction during spring, summer & early fall.
• Potholes or surface breakup, most prevalent during late spring and early summer, caused by continual freezing and thawing of moisture trapped in the roadbed. PLEASE SLOW DOWN on these sections.
• Occasional washouts. These may occur in late spring or early summer as a result of heavy rain or rapid melting of the alpine snowpack after a spell of warm weather.
Mysterious... Mythical... Magical
  The Yukon represents 4.8% of
Canada’s total land area and is the eighth largest province or territory. Within the territory, 20 mountain peaks exceed 3,000 metres. Mount Logan, the tallest at 5,959 metres, is also the fastest growing mountain
in the world. The largest, non-polar ice field in the world is in the St. Elias Mountains. The ice field is believed to reach 700 metres in depth and feed glaciers up to 30 kilometres long.
Population
Yukon ........................................... 42,490 Beaver Creek .................................... 122 Burwash Landing.............................108 Carcross ............................................470 Carmacks .......................................... 601 Dawson City ................................. 2,269 Destruction Bay ..................................61 Faro ....................................................449 Haines Junction...............................979 Ibex Valley.........................................479 Johnson’s Crossing .......................... 54 Marsh Lake........................................726 Mayo ..................................................458 Mendenhall ....................................... 143 Mount Lorne..................................... 477 Old Crow...........................................269 Pelly Crossing...................................401 Ross River.......................................... 412 Tagish ................................................. 361 Teslin .................................................. 474 Watson Lake .................................. 1,510 Whitehorse ..................................31,586 Other.................................................... 81
Ravens, Fireweed and Lazulite
The official bird of the Yukon is the raven. This large intelligent bird is one of the few that live in the territory year-round.
Our floral emblem is the Fireweed. Most commonly found in old burns and open meadows, Fireweed’s magenta blooms abound from mid- July to mid-September.
-55.8
34.7
 Precipitation: Annual Totals (mm/inches)
Total Rain
Whitehorse 262.3/10.33 160.9/6.33 141.8/5.58
Dawson City 324.4/12.77 201.3/7.92 166.5/6.55
The central part of the Yukon receives 165 mm/6.5 inches of rain annually, less than Phoenix, Arizona.
Frost-free days in Whitehorse, average............82 days Last frost.............................................................Early June First frost ......................................................... Late August
Typical Hours of Daylight
Snow
  Whitehorse Dawson January 6.0 4.5 February 8.0 7.0
March 10.5 10.0 April 13.5 13.5 May 16.0 17.0 June 18.0 20.0 July 19.0 21.0 August 17.0 18.0 September 14.0 14.5 October 11.5 11.0
November December
8.5 8.0 6.0 5.0
  Health Care
Costs for non-
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Canadians
Outpatient Fee
$604.00 per visit at all hospitals and Community Health Centres.
An additional fee for doctor services and a premium for after-hours emergencies is charged. Visa and Mastercard are accepted and payment must be made at time of service.
WGH Phone: (867) 393-8700
Whitehorse General Hospital CT Scan Rate:
Non-Resident
Rates subject to change.
Outpatient Daily Rate Includes:
Basic diagnostic and hospital stay services.
Charges Not Included in Daily Rate:
• Certain high cost supplies, CT scans, MRI and other high cost procedures.
• Physicians’ fees, which are billed separately by the physician’s office.
• Ambulance fees which are billed separately by Yukon Government.
• Medical Evacuation (Medivac) fees which are billed separately by Yukon Government.
• Costs for copies of your health records and/or Medical Imaging images are billed separately.
N
C
entre
 CT Scan
(does not include outpatient fee)
$2,290
Lazulite, the official gemstone, is
a rare, azure blue, semi-precious gemstone, found in remote northeast Yukon. The name is derived from
the Arabic word “laza”, which means heaven.
Ask for more information about the Yukon flag, Coat of Arms and Tartan at the Visitor Information Centres.
The sub-alpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) was selected as Yukon’s official tree in 2001.
   Using advanced technology, the Northern Lights Centre lets you learn about and experience the incredible Aurora Borealis
Two time winner for the best Territorial Indoor Site!
   SHOW PRESENTATIONS Afternoon 1:00 2:00 3:00 Evening 6:30 7:30 8:30
Open Daily Mid-May To Mid-September
        • Space Exhibits
• Gift Shop
• Planetarium with SciDome Hd Projection System 360˚
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