WEST VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 4, 2011) - Columbia Yukon Explorations Inc. (the "Company" or "Columbia Yukon") (TSX VENTURE:CYU)(FRANKFURT:VOR) announces that, subject to regulatory approval, it intends to proceed with a non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") to raise up to $450,000 by the issuance of 3,000,000 non-flow through units (the "Units") at $0.15 per Unit. Each Unit will consist of one common share and one share purchase warrant, with each warrant entitling the holder to purchase an additional common share at a price of $0.20 for a period of two years from the closing date. With respect to this Private Placement, the Company may pay finders' fees in the amount of 7% of the proceeds raised from the sale of the Units (payable in cash or Units at a deemed price of $0.15 per Unit) purchased by subscribers introduced to the Company by such finders.

The Company intends to use the proceeds from this Private Placement for general working capital purposes and for furthering the exploration and development of the Company's Storie Property molybdenum project. In particular, the Company intends to use a portion of the proceeds to fund a preliminary economic assessment ("PEA") to be prepared by AMEC Americas Limited ("AMEC"), who have recently been engaged to prepare this Report.

About Columbia Yukon Explorations Inc.

Columbia Yukon is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the development of its Storie Property molybdenum deposit situated about 6 km southwest of Cassiar, British Columbia. The Storie Property molybdenum deposit has an April 2009 updated NI 43-101 compliant Measured and Indicated Resource of 139.82 million tonnes grading 0.064% Mo (at a cut-off of 0.030% Mo) and 58.39 million tonnes of Inferred Resource grading 0.059% Mo (at a cut-off of 0.030% Mo). Cassiar, British Columbia is located 15 km by road west of Highway 37 which connects to Watson Lake, Yukon, to the north and Dease Lake and Stewart , British Columbia, to the south.

Columbia Yukon Explorations Inc.

Douglas L. Mason, Director (Chairman)

Contact Information: Columbia Yukon Explorations Inc.
Mr. Clive Shallow, Investor Communications
604-922-2030 or Canada (toll free): 1-888-888-9122
USA (toll free): 1-888-888-9123
604-922-2037 (FAX)