Yukon Territory or the Yukon is the westernmost and smallest of Canada's three federal territories.
It was named after the Yukon River.
The territory's capital is Whitehorse .
The territory was created in 1898 as the Yukon. The federal government's most recent update of the Yukon Act in 2003 confirmed "Yukon", rather than "Yukon Territory", as the current usage standard.
Government of Yukon website: www.gov.yk.ca