Gazetteer

The Gazetteer of Yukon is the comprehensive record of official geographical names in Yukon.

The first, provisional, edition of the Gazetteer of Canada was issued in 1958. This official record of geographical names in the North was released as a joint Northwest Territories and Yukon Gazetteer. In 1971, a second provisional edition was produced with separate gazetteers for each territory. The first comprehensive record of official geographical names was published in 1980. The fourth and final publication of the Gazetteer of Yukon was in 1988.

In 1995, the Heritage Resources Unit, Department of Tourism and Culture issued a new edition of the Gazetteer of Yukon, the first comprehensive issue of geographical names in the Yukon for seven years. Since then, it has been updated quarterly and contains over 5,000 entries of official and alternate geographical names. The information contained in the Gazetteer of Yukon is compiled from the automated Yukon Geographical Place Names database, which is a complete list all the currently, and previously, approved First Nation and non-First Nation place names.