Canyon is located near where Canyon Creek (also known as the Aishihik River) flows into the Dezadeash River. The traditional name for the settlement, The Yänlin, means “water flowing through the rocks.” A small community grew at Canyon in the early 20th century. Today, Canyon offers its residents the quiet lifestyle of a traditional village.
The Aishihik Road begins near Canyon. As this road climbs its way north to Aishihik Village, it passes Ädäts’ür Män and Äshèyi Män (Canyon and Aishihik Lakes). The small settlement known as Chemi, meaning “fishnet place,” is located at the north end of Ädäts’ür Män.