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Eldo Enns rides his penny farthing bicycle in Dawson City, Yukon, on Friday June 19, 2009. Yukon’s tourism industry is abuzz with anticipation as Canada’s northernmost border opens June 1 for the first time since the pandemic began, says the executive director of the Klondike Visitors Association in Dawson City.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada’s most northern border to reopen June 1, Yukon prepares for return of tourism

Americans typically make up most of the territory’s tourists

 

Laura Grizzlypaws performs her bear dance during the Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse on July 1, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Adäka Cultural Festival returning to Whitehorse this summer

Two year hiatus due to COVID-19 set to end

 

A lone adult whooper swan, native to Europe and Asia, was sighted in the Yukon on April 7 and 8. (Ken Billington/Wikimedia Commons)

Whooper swan far from home spotted in the Yukon

The lone adult bird was spotted among the migrating trumpeter swans at Marsh Lake.

 

The Yukon is preparing for a strong return of summer tourism.

Yukon airports in Dawson and Whitehorse ready for visitors as Canada drops border testing

‘I think we’re looking at a very good season in front of us.’

The Yukon is preparing for a strong return of summer tourism.
Tombstone Territorial Park is seen in autumnal splendour on Sept. 5. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Permits open for the Yukon’s Tombstone backcountry and Kluane glamping

Backcountry camping permits for territorial parks opened on Jan. 5, while reservations…

Tombstone Territorial Park is seen in autumnal splendour on Sept. 5. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
David Troup replaces the camouflaging moss and tree limbs around one of his wildlife cameras alongside a game trail on Oct. 8. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Trail cameras offer look at Yukon’s wild side

David Troup enjoys capturing and sharing wildlife images with motion-activated cameras.

David Troup replaces the camouflaging moss and tree limbs around one of his wildlife cameras alongside a game trail on Oct. 8. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
The 39th running of the Yukon Quest international dog sled race will be split in two – the first on Feb. 5, 2022, starting in Fairbanks, and the second Feb. 19 starting in Whitehorse.

The Yukon Quest splits the distance: One race becomes two for 2022

After receiving musher feeback, the Yukon Quest Joint Board of Directors to hold two shorter distances races instead of going forward with the 1,000 mile distance

The 39th running of the Yukon Quest international dog sled race will be split in two – the first on Feb. 5, 2022, starting in Fairbanks, and the second Feb. 19 starting in Whitehorse.
Patrick Jackson and his dog Dawson spend some time training on the Kusawa Lake Road for their Dempster Walk-A-Thon set to begin April 12. (Submitted)

Walking the Dempster

Patrick Jackson gets set for 405-kilometre journey

Patrick Jackson and his dog Dawson spend some time training on the Kusawa Lake Road for their Dempster Walk-A-Thon set to begin April 12. (Submitted)
Travel Yukon shares this 360-degree video taking viewers on a snowy ride through the winter landscape.

Travel the snowy Yukon countryside … without leaving home!

If a winter visit to the Yukon is on your bucket list,…

Travel Yukon shares this 360-degree video taking viewers on a snowy ride through the winter landscape.
Today, you can climb aboard the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway to retrace prospectors’ journeys during the Klondike Gold Rush. Photo courtesy Travel Yukon.

All aboard! Train traces the epic Klondike journey

What do the Eiffel Tower, the Panama Canal and the Statue of…

Today, you can climb aboard the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway to retrace prospectors’ journeys during the Klondike Gold Rush. Photo courtesy Travel Yukon.
If you have time for a detour on your Alaska Highway road trip, the South Klondike Highway to Skagway offers visual delights. Govt of Yukon/R Hartmier photo

3 Epic highways for your next Yukon road trip

OK, now isn’t the best time for your Yukon vacation. Every person…

  • Feb 2, 2021
If you have time for a detour on your Alaska Highway road trip, the South Klondike Highway to Skagway offers visual delights. Govt of Yukon/R Hartmier photo
A mocked-up version of the 180-page full-colour <em>Yukon Hiking</em> due out this month. (Submitted)

Take a hike: Popular Yukon Hiking website becoming hardcopy guidebook

The new title is set to hit the shelves in early December

A mocked-up version of the 180-page full-colour <em>Yukon Hiking</em> due out this month. (Submitted)
Travelling by dogsled is the best way to go in the Yukon backcountry! (Photo: F Mueller/ Government of Yukon)

3 Wild Yukon excursions for your dog sled bucket list

Photographer, storyteller, survivor… What kind of musher are you?

  • Dec 1, 2020
Travelling by dogsled is the best way to go in the Yukon backcountry! (Photo: F Mueller/ Government of Yukon)
Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.

The magic of Christmas returns to the Butchart Gardens

Annual display opens Nov. 27; timed ticket reservations available now

Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.

Northern Lights return to dance across the Yukon sky

And soft they danced from the Polar sky and swept in primrose…

Test your your luck at Dawson City’s Diamond Tooth Gerties

Dawson City visitors can add another to-do to their travel itinerary with…