Takhini River

The Takhini River is a left tributary of the Yukon River in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory.

The Takhini River rises in British Columbia in the north of the Boundary Ranges below the Takhini Peak. It flows north through the mountains and crossed the border to the Yukon Territory. The river flows through the Kusawa Lake, in which the inflows Kusawa River and Primrose River flow. The Takhini River continues its course continued to the northeast, and later to the east and meets 10 km north of Whitehorse on the Yukon River.

In the lower reaches of the Yukon Highway 1 (Alaska Highway) crosses the river. There and at the outflow from the Lake Kusawa are outflow level. Immediately prior to its confluence with the Yukon River crosses the Yukon Highway 2 ( Klondike Highway) Takhini River.

The Takhini River is a popular destination for kayaking and canoeing tourists. In the winter freezes the river and is used by the Yukon Quest sled dog race.