Welcome to Yukon
Yukon, Oklahoma was founded in 1891 by A.N. Spencer with about 25 residents and has grown to a fine city of about 24,000.
Yukon is a vibrant city located in Canadian County just west of Oklahoma City. Historically, Yukon served as an urban center for local farmers and the vital location of a large milling operation. Yukon’s Best Flour sign is still widely recognized. It shines brightly at night at the top of the iconic flour mill on historical Route 66.
Yukon is a robust city with tremendous Czech roots that is celebrated every year at the annual Czech Festival in October. Yukon is also home of the Yukon Millers, Express Clydesdales, a corridor of the famous Chisholm Trail, the Chisholm Trail Festival, Western film legend Dale Robertson, beloved country singer Garth Brooks and Grady the Cow!
Still, the town prides itself on being family oriented and keeping a small town atmosphere. Yukon is home to many small businesses and major employers who benefit from low operating costs. Residents enjoy outstanding quality of life including small and large shopping centers, restaurants, entertainment, parks & recreation, and access to Lake Overholser. Yukon also offers premier medical facilities including Canadian Valley Regional Hospital, excellent public schools and highly acclaimed private schools - St. John Nepomuk Catholic School and Southwest Covenant School, and low crime rates.
Yukon is a great place to call home.
Letter from the Mayor
Founded in 1891 and named after the Yukon territory of Canada, Yukon, Oklahoma, has changed a lot since it began: growing, expanding and bringing new opportunities to those who call Yukon home. However, just like the territory for which it was named, Yukon is booming over 130 years later. Situated on the western side of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, we are a great place to stop, shop, enjoy a bite to eat or attend one of many annual festivals.
Historic Highway 66 passes through downtown Yukon and is our Main Street. As you make the drive down Main, you will see the original flour mill that still claims to be "Yukon's Best" and makes us the home of the Millers. There are several local businesses for you to enjoy in the area including shops, restaurants (try the chips and queso at Green Chile Kitchen) and other great local business. On the west end of Yukon you can head south on Garth Brooks Boulevard and experience the fastest-growing area in our town. There you will find many new businesses, including large retail including Target, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Integris Canadian Valley Hospital, many excellent restaurants (try the Big Country Pizza at Hideaway) and lodging for you if you are tired from your travels. There is something for everybody.
Yukon is not all about eating and shopping. Yukon is also host to several annual festivals. A calendar of events is available on the City of Yukon website. The Czech Festival is the grandfather of them all and held the first weekend of October annually. Hosting more than 30,000 people, it is a day of traditional Czech songs, dance and dining. Bring your family and enjoy the celebration.
We also host a two-day Fourth of July celebration, which includes games, events and an evening fireworks show on two different days. The year concludes with Christmas in the Park. Here you can see millions of beautiful lights glistening every night from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve.
These are just a few of the many festivals and events put on by the City of Yukon and the Chamber of Commerce.
Yukon has received many accolades over the last several years regarding it being one of the most desirable and safest places to live in the United States. People live here for all of the amenities the community has to offer. The school system, the affordable housing, a great Christian community who is actively involved in the community and our greatest resource, our citizens, are just a few of the reasons why we are known as Yukon's Best!
Come, bring your family and see for yourself why our family has called Yukon home for five generations.
John Alberts, Mayor
Letter from the City Manager
When you come to Yukon, you can expect our very best. You can see this promise atop of our historic flour mill: YUKON’S BEST. This sign represents hard work and determination.
Maybe that statement of purpose is why Yukon is constantly ranked one of the best places to live in Oklahoma. Canadian County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, and Yukon plays a vital role in that. Our schools are award winning. Our hospital is top grade, while diverse retail offerings and restaurants attract guests from across the region. Yukon is constantly recognized as being among the safest communities in Oklahoma.
People flock from all over to be part of our festivals and special events. Our hard-working and award winning Parks and Recreation staff provide numerous events throughout the year for all ages to enjoy. If you’re looking to have fun, chances are Yukon has just the event for you!
We are committed to doing things right, whether it’s crafting the traditional kolaches from our Czech bakeries, educating our children, or making visitors feel welcome. Because people here just seem to want to do their best, this is a place where we hope you can be your best.
Whether you’re here for a day of shopping, just passing through, or settling down to make yourself a home, welcome!
James D. Crosby, City Manager