History Hunter

Mad trappers are a tradition in the Yukon

How one misfiring rifle changed the course of Yukon history

The Dawson City ice guessing pool goes back to Gold Rush days

Breakup also used to be how Dawson got rid of its sewage and trash, which is gross

  • May 3, 2018

Magazine salesman captured the colourful Yukoners

‘He didn’t meet Klondike Kate by accident’

The remarkable voyage of the SS Newsweek Inc.

‘I told him to stick his steamboats up where the sun don’t shine’

Post-War Whitehorse heralded dramatic change

I am always seeking to learn more about the history of Whitehorse.…

  • Mar 8, 2018

Heritage awards honour Yukoners

The 2017 Yukon Heritage Awards, sponsored by the Yukon Historical and Museums…

Yukon war memorial hidden in Vancouver

A dramatic and beautiful memorial to the fallen of World War I is not well known to Yukoners today

  • Feb 22, 2018

The Fortymile was a dangerous river

Many miners died trying to traverse dangerous currents

The rising sun in the land of the midnight sun

Japanese brothers in Dawson ran thriving businesses despite racism

Kwädąy Dän Ts’ìnchį opens window to the past

Book includes lessons about the relationship between First Nations and scholars who study them

Yukon history is picture post card perfect

The most interesting gift I received at Christmas this year was the…

  • Jan 16, 2018