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Quiz about The Yukon  Canadas True North
Quiz about The Yukon  Canadas True North

The Yukon - Canada's True North Quiz


Test your knowledge of the towns and parks that make the Yukon a great place to visit.

A multiple-choice quiz by seamax. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
seamax
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
159,765
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
841
Last 3 plays: Lindaellen (5/10), Guest 64 (3/10), Guest 50 (4/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. What city is the capital of the Yukon Territory? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. This town is often called the " Gateway to the Yukon" and is nestled just inside the Yukon border. It is named for a California prospector who settled nearby. What is the name of this southern Yukon town? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. This national park and wildlife sanctuary dominates the southwestern corner of the Yukon. Name this world famous Canadian park. Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Destruction Bay got its name after being destroyed by what natural disaster? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This scenic road was built during WWII and was designated a National Historic Site in 1990. Can you name this popular sightseeing trail? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. This town on the banks of the Pelly River was established in 1968 to support one of the world's largest lead-zinc mines. Can you name this mining town? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What famous 112-km mining trail starts at the town of Stewart's Crossing? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The popular casino game Keno was named after Keno City, YK where the game was invented by miners who found themselves in the remote region without a deck of cards to pass the time.


Question 9 of 10
9. This notorious road was opened in 1979 and crosses over the Artic Circle. What is the name of Canada's northernmost extending road?

Answer: (Three Words)
Question 10 of 10
10. For a brief period at the end of the 19th century this town was the hub of the Klondike Gold Rush and was home to 30,000 residents. Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What city is the capital of the Yukon Territory?

Answer: Whitehorse

Whitehorse has been the capital of the Yukon since 1953. The community began as a tent city for miners at the turn of the century. Whitehorse is also the largest city in the Yukon with over 22,000 residents.
2. This town is often called the " Gateway to the Yukon" and is nestled just inside the Yukon border. It is named for a California prospector who settled nearby. What is the name of this southern Yukon town?

Answer: Watson Lake

Watson lake was named for prospector Frank Watson. This small community of 1,200 this bloomed in 1942 when 11,000 US Army troops and 7,500 civilians came to town to help build the Great Alaska Highway. The area is well known for its premiere trout fishing.
3. This national park and wildlife sanctuary dominates the southwestern corner of the Yukon. Name this world famous Canadian park.

Answer: Kluane National Park

Kluane is unquestionably the area's main attraction. It is also home to Mount Logan. Mount Logan, at 5,959 meters, is Canada's highest peak. It contains the worlds largest non-polar glacier and is so remote that it must be visited by aircraft.
4. Destruction Bay got its name after being destroyed by what natural disaster?

Answer: Wind storm

This small community on the shore of Kulane Lake sprang up from the construction of the Great Alaka Highway. The community was destroyed by a severe windstorm in the 1940's and was subsequently rebuilt. It is located on the Great Alaska Highway.
5. This scenic road was built during WWII and was designated a National Historic Site in 1990. Can you name this popular sightseeing trail?

Answer: The CANOL Road

The CANOL Road ( Canadian American Northern Oil Line) Project began in 1942. The expensive and controversial pipeline was only in service for one year before being dismantled, This remaining road provides access to some of the regions most remote areas.
6. This town on the banks of the Pelly River was established in 1968 to support one of the world's largest lead-zinc mines. Can you name this mining town?

Answer: Faro

The entrance to Faro is heralded by a gigantic mine ore truck to remind visitors of the town's history. It is located in the Campbell region of the Yukon.
7. What famous 112-km mining trail starts at the town of Stewart's Crossing?

Answer: The Silver Trail

The Silver Trail is rich in both First Nation history and of the miners who came to exploit the areas resources. The town of Mayo was established in 1903 and is the main service center for the area.
8. The popular casino game Keno was named after Keno City, YK where the game was invented by miners who found themselves in the remote region without a deck of cards to pass the time.

Answer: False

It's a nice story but it's not true. The community was named after the game and is home to an eclectic mix of miners and artists. It is one of the most remote towns in the Yukon.
9. This notorious road was opened in 1979 and crosses over the Artic Circle. What is the name of Canada's northernmost extending road?

Answer: The Dempster Highway

Starting near Dawson City, this unpaved two-lane highway continues on to Inuvik,NWT. This is the only public road in Canada to cross the Artic Circle.
10. For a brief period at the end of the 19th century this town was the hub of the Klondike Gold Rush and was home to 30,000 residents.

Answer: Dawson City

The Klondike Gold Rush began in 1897 and attracted thousands of would be millionaires to the region. Dawson City was the territorial capital until 1953 when it was moved to Whitehorse. The town is now one of the most tourist friendly stops in the region and gives visitors a glimpse of life in the Yukon a century ago.
Source: Author seamax

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