The Klondike River is a tributary of the Yukon River in Canada that gave its name to the Klondike Gold Rush. The Klondike River has its source in the Ogilvie Mountains and flows into the Yukon River at Dawson City.
Its name comes from the Hän word Tr’ondëk meaning hammerstone, which were used to hammer down stakes used to set salmon nets.
Gold was discovered in tributaries of the Klondike River in 1896 and is still being mined today.
In Jack London’s story “A Relic of the Pliocene” (Collier’s Weekly, 1901), this river was mentioned as “Reindeer River”.
ombstone Territorial Park is a territorial park in Yukon, Canada. It is located in central Yukon, near the southern end of the Dempster Highway, in an area of rolling tundra. The park is named for Tombstone Mountain’s resemblance to a grave marker. It was made a park in 2000.
Yukon (also commonly called the Yukon) is the westernmost and smallest of Canada’s three federal territories. Whitehorse is the territorial capital and Yukon’s only city.
The territory was split from the Northwest Territories in 1898. The federal government’s Yukon Act, which received royal assent on March 27, 2002, confirmed “Yukon” as the standard, though “Yukon Territory” remains the more popular usage.Though officially bilingual (English and French), the Yukon Government also recognizes First Nations languages.
At 5,959 m (19,551 ft), Yukon’s Mount Logan, in Kluane National Park and Reserve, is the highest mountain in Canada and the second-highest on the North American continent (after Mount McKinley in the U.S. state of Alaska). The territory’s climate is Arctic in the north (north of Old Crow), subarctic in the central region, between north of Whitehorse and Pie Town, and has a humid continental climate in the far south, south of Whitehorse and in areas close to the British Columbia border. Several rivers run through Yukon, some being the Stewart River, Peel River, and the Yukon River, after which the territory was named.