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Another Yukon Beauty: Pelly River

Another Yukon Beauty: Pelly River | Photo: Gurdeep Pandher

The Pelly river of the Yukon originates west of the Mackenzie Mountains and flows 530 km (329 miles) long through the south central Yukon. The Pelly has two main tributaries, the Ross and Macmillan rivers.

The river was named by Robert Campbell in honour of Sir John Henry Pelly, governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company. The restored Hudson’s Bay Company trading post of Fort Selkirk is at the juncture of the Pelly and Yukon Rivers.