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 is situated on the western side of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.  We are a great place to stop, shop, dine and/or attend one of our many annual festivals. Yukon, Oklahoma, has changed a lot since it began: growing and expanding into a vibrant and secure community that is a great place to live, raise a family or retire.

Yukon marks the junction of two iconic routes that Americans have long traveled in pursuit of a more rewarding future.  Historic Highway 66 meets the Chisholm Trail on our Main Street in downtown. As you make the drive down Route 66, you will see the original flour mill that still claims to be "Yukon's Best" and makes us the “home of the Millers.”

We have a great local business community for you to enjoy, including shops, restaurants and other great local businesses. On the west end of Yukon, you can find on Garth Brooks Boulevard one of the fastest-growing areas in our town. You will find many businesses, including large retail such as Target, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Kohls, Lowes, Staples, many excellent restaurants and lodging for you if you are tired from your travels. There is something for everybody. We are designated a fun city for many reasons including our great parks and recreation department, who host a multitude of activities.

The area is also home to Integris Canadian Valley, our local hospital which is now full-service with the completion of a Cath lab and a heliport. It opened in 2001 and has expanded to fit the growing needs of our community. It offers a quality of care second to none. 

A calendar of our many award-winning events is available on the City of Yukon website or from the Chamber of Commerce. The Czech Festival, one of our biggest events, celebrates our rich Czech heritage the first weekend of October annually. Hosting more than 30,000 people for the parade, it is a day of traditional Czech songs, dance, a large parade, a carnival and special folk foods and drink. 

Yukon also hosts a two-day Fourth of July celebration, which includes games, events and evening fireworks shows 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. The park lights draw folks from all over the state. Yukon hosts its Senior Games every year, The Chisholm Trail and Crawfish festival, Rock the Route, Festival of the Child, and many other special events.  Bring your family and enjoy the celebrations!

Looking forward to the future, we are carefully planning new things that will continue to keep Yukon modern and in the main stream, as well as proposing new facilities that will continue to make Yukon a destination place for those special getaways for the entire family. We have a bright vision for the future.

Yukon continues to receive many accolades 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 highly-acclaimed school system, affordable housing, a great faith-based community who are actively involved in the community and, to name our greatest resource, our citizens, are just some of the reasons why we are known as Yukon's Best!

Come, bring your family and see for yourself why my family has called Yukon home for four generations, with many more to come!

Sincerely,

Michael T. McEachern

Yukon Mayor and Ward 4 Councilman 

 


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!

Sincerely,
James D. Crosby, City Manager


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