Wetland marsh ponds fall boreal forest taiga Yukon:Aerial view of wet marshland in autumn fall colored boreal forest taiga of Yukon Territory, Canada
This photo Wetland marsh ponds fall boreal forest taiga Yukon was taken in the Yukon Territory, the most north-western part of Canada [map]. Mysterious taiga and subarctic tundra, untouched wilderness, wild rivers, clear lakes, rugged mountains, bright midsummer nights with buzzing mosquitoes, strong winters with crystal clear coldness, terrific landscapes and indescribable light – all that is the Yukon (and so much more!). You either hate it or you love it, but you just can't be indifferent.
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The Gwich'in first nation word Yukon means “Great River” or “Big Stream”. It was the ever famous Yukon River that the Yukon Territory was named after. Yukon history is marked by the great gold rush of 1897, which is often referred to as the world's greatest gold rush ever. Mining has been since its major industry. Still, the Yukon has “the freshness, the freedom, the farness” that poet Robert W. Service wrote about. Truly, the Yukon is “Larger than Life”, which is the current official slogan. No wonder wilderness adventure tourism flourishes.