Yukon

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

 

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Yukon’s local choice for propane

New partnership creates local jobs and better service for seamless fuel supply

  • May 3, 2021
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The camping season in the Yukon will open April 30, a few weeks earlier than in previous years. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)

Yukoners, get your tents and trailers ready: Campgrounds open for spring

18 of the territory’s campgrounds open this weekend; others will open as they become accessible

The camping season in the Yukon will open April 30, a few weeks earlier than in previous years. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)
The Kilrich Building Centres’ 42nd spring sale happens May 1 to 15 – just in time for all those projects you've been planning!

Backyard building projects? This local team makes it easy!

Annual spring sale, May 1 to 15, is Whitehorse’s unofficial start to project season

  • Apr 26, 2021
The Kilrich Building Centres’ 42nd spring sale happens May 1 to 15 – just in time for all those projects you've been planning!
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)
Epic North Tour

‘We want to show off the Yukon the way we would to our friends’

When it’s safe to visit the Yukon, this epic tour company will be ready

  • Mar 22, 2021
Epic North Tour
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.
Meghan Marjanovic pours a pint of Witch Craft IPA on International Women’s Day at the Wintering Brewery in Whitehorse on March 8. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Whitehorse’s Winterlong team brews up a little Witch Craft

Craft brewer celebrates International Women’s Day with limited-edition beer

Meghan Marjanovic pours a pint of Witch Craft IPA on International Women’s Day at the Wintering Brewery in Whitehorse on March 8. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Chic Callas is seen in the maze he created at the Morley Street park in Riverdale in Whitehorse March 2, 2021. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
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Chic Callas sits in the snow maze he created at the Morley Road park in Riverdale in Whitehorse March 2.

Snow brings new maze to park

Record snowfalls and the work of a Morley Road resident has brought…

Chic Callas is seen in the maze he created at the Morley Street park in Riverdale in Whitehorse March 2, 2021. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News
Chic Callas sits in the snow maze he created at the Morley Road park in Riverdale in Whitehorse March 2.
Crystal Schick/Yukon News
Calvin Delwisch poses for a photo inside his DIY sauna at Marsh Lake on Feb. 18.

Yukoners turning up the heat with unique DIY sauna builds

Do-it-yourselfers say a sauna built with salvaged materials is a great winter project

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Calvin Delwisch poses for a photo inside his DIY sauna at Marsh Lake on Feb. 18.
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.
Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce executive director Susan Guatto and program manager Andrei Samson outside the chamber office in downtown Whitehorse Feb. 23. (Stephanie Waddell, Yukon News)

When business models shift

Whitehorse chamber offers digital marketing workshop

Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce executive director Susan Guatto and program manager Andrei Samson outside the chamber office in downtown Whitehorse Feb. 23. (Stephanie Waddell, Yukon News)
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Artwork by Grade 2 student Faith showing her thanks for everyone.
Artwork by Grade 2 student Faith showing her thanks for everyone. (Submitted)

Yukon kids express gratitude for nature, pets and friends in art campaign

More than 50 children submitted artwork featuring things they are grateful for

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Artwork by Grade 2 student Faith showing her thanks for everyone.
Artwork by Grade 2 student Faith showing her thanks for everyone. (Submitted)
Beadwork and boots being sold by the Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association. A survey from StatsCan reveals the number of Indigenous people who make handmade crafts. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Survey reveals number of Yukoners who speak Indigenous languages

Yukon is behind Nunavut and Northwest Territories when it comes to language retention

Beadwork and boots being sold by the Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association. A survey from StatsCan reveals the number of Indigenous people who make handmade crafts. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Team Yukon skip Laura Eby, left, directs her team as Team Northern Ontario skip Krysta Burns looks on at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary on Feb. 22. (Jeff McIntosh/CP)

Team Yukon reports positive experience at Scotties

Team Yukon played their final game at the national championship in Calgary on Thursday afternoon

Team Yukon skip Laura Eby, left, directs her team as Team Northern Ontario skip Krysta Burns looks on at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary on Feb. 22. (Jeff McIntosh/CP)
A woman walks through the greenhouse at the Na-Cho Nyk Dun First Nation Farm. (Facebook)

Na-Cho Nyak Dun farm wins Arctic Inspiration Prize

Funds could be used to open a new abattoir and commercial kitchen

A woman walks through the greenhouse at the Na-Cho Nyk Dun First Nation Farm. (Facebook)
A sign indicating a drop-off area behind Selkirk Elementary school in Whitehorse on Feb. 25. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Parking lot proposal for Selkirk Elementary criticized

Parents and school council are raising concerns about green space and traffic woes

A sign indicating a drop-off area behind Selkirk Elementary school in Whitehorse on Feb. 25. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Tom Ullyett, pictured, is the first Yukoner to receive the Louis St-Laurent Award of Excellence from the Canadian Bar Association for his work as a community builder and mentor in the territory. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Tom Ullyett wins lifetime achievement award from the Canadian Bar Association

Ullyett has worked in the Yukon’s justice ecosystem for 36 years as a public sector lawyer and mentor

Tom Ullyett, pictured, is the first Yukoner to receive the Louis St-Laurent Award of Excellence from the Canadian Bar Association for his work as a community builder and mentor in the territory. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)