Уайтхорс, Юкон, Канада \ Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

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The present main terminal was completed in 1968 and has since been expanded to include separate domestic and international terminals. The term “Pacific Gateway” is used to describe YVR owing to its proximity to Asia, is one of the three largest trans-Pacific gateways into North America. It is the second busiest airport in Canada by aircraft movements (306,799) and passenger (25.0 million). It won the Skytrax Best North American Airport award in 2018, for a record 9 consecutive years. It is the only North American airport included in the top 10. Yukon is one of Canada’s three territories in the country’s extreme northwest. Its history of human habitation dates back to the Ice Age. The famous Klondike Gold Rush began after gold was discovered near Dawson City in 1896. As a result of the influx of people looking for gold, it was made a separate territory in 1898. The second major event in the Yukon’s history is the construction of the Alaska Highway during the Second World War, for the transportation of war supplies. Eventually Whitehorse became the largest city in the Yukon, and then the capital in 1953.

 

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