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Desert in Canada? Carcross Desert in Yukon is often referred to as the smallest desert in the world. But it is actually a series of sand dunes. This was one of the stops on South Klondike Highway scenic drive.

The sand was formed during the last glacial period, when large glacial lakes formed and deposited silt. When the lakes dried, the dunes were left behind. Today, sand comes mainly from nearby Bennett Lake, carried by wind.

(Info from Wikipedia)

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