Yukon

Nun cho ga, the mummified baby woolly mammoth shortly after discovery. (Yukon Government/Submitted)

Mummified baby woolly mammoth discovered in Yukon was likely weeks old when she died

Nun cho ga being preserved in freezer storage while next steps are determined

 

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.

A lone adult whooper swan, native to Europe and Asia, was sighted in the Yukon on April 7 and 8. (Ken Billington/Wikimedia Commons)
The Klondike gold rush had a mystique that inspired many Hollywood productions over the last century, and, accurate or not, that portrayal of the Klondike has played a major role in shaping the world’s perception of the Canadian North.

History Hunter: Viewing Hollywood’s Yukon

Sid Grauman was a teenage Klondike stampeder who sold newspapers in Dawson…

  • Mar 28, 2022
The Klondike gold rush had a mystique that inspired many Hollywood productions over the last century, and, accurate or not, that portrayal of the Klondike has played a major role in shaping the world’s perception of the Canadian North.
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.
With visitor numbers expected to rebound in Alaska, Yukon is eyeing the return of cross-border visitors. AdobeStock
With visitor numbers expected to rebound in Alaska, Yukon is eyeing the return of cross-border visitors. AdobeStock
The Yukon Rendezvous Festival returns with the Log Toss and other in-person events, plus online activities and contests. On now until Feb. 27! (Manu Keggenhoff Photo)

Chainsaw Chucks, a Fiddle Show and Kendall Gender… the Yukon Rendezvous returns!

On now until Feb. 27, the Yukon Rendezvous Festival is your chance to shake off winter’s chill

  • Feb 15, 2022
The Yukon Rendezvous Festival returns with the Log Toss and other in-person events, plus online activities and contests. On now until Feb. 27! (Manu Keggenhoff Photo)
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)
An RV pulls into Wolf Creek Campground to enjoy the first weekend of camping season on April 30, 2021. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Plan ahead for your Yukon camping adventure

Fees will almost double, with daily permits up to $20 and annual permits up to $100

An RV pulls into Wolf Creek Campground to enjoy the first weekend of camping season on April 30, 2021. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Everyone in the Yukon is urged to share feedback, ideas and diverse perspectives about a permanent paid sick leave program at LetsTalkYukon.ca. Public consultation will be open through Dec. 10, 2021.

Paid Sick Leave: Have Your Say, Yukon

What should paid sick leave look like? Your ideas, stories and more are up for discussion

  • Nov 22, 2021
Everyone in the Yukon is urged to share feedback, ideas and diverse perspectives about a permanent paid sick leave program at LetsTalkYukon.ca. Public consultation will be open through Dec. 10, 2021.
Dennis Dunn (left) and Shelby Jordan are seen in front of their cafe/restaurant BonTon & Company in Dawson City. (Courtesy Archbould Photography)

Looking for the Best Tapas North of 60? This Yukon restaurant has ‘em!

BonTon & Company recognized on Air Canada’s Best New Restaurants list

Dennis Dunn (left) and Shelby Jordan are seen in front of their cafe/restaurant BonTon & Company in Dawson City. (Courtesy Archbould Photography)
Everyone in the Yukon is urged to share feedback, ideas and diverse perspectives about a permanent paid sick leave program at LetsTalkYukon.ca. Public consultation will be open through Dec. 10, 2021.

Paid Sick Leave: Have Your Say, Yukon

What should paid sick leave look like? Your ideas, stories and more are up for discussion

  • Nov 15, 2021
Everyone in the Yukon is urged to share feedback, ideas and diverse perspectives about a permanent paid sick leave program at LetsTalkYukon.ca. Public consultation will be open through Dec. 10, 2021.
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 Yukon Rose in Dawson City awaits a permanent resting place. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
The Yukon Rose in Dawson City awaits a permanent resting place. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
At the signing ceremony for the Huchá Hudän/Fort Selkirk Management Plan on Aug. 21, Peter Isaac, elder of Selkirk First Nation, teaches how to light a fire in deep snow. Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News photo
At the signing ceremony for the Huchá Hudän/Fort Selkirk Management Plan on Aug. 21, Peter Isaac, elder of Selkirk First Nation, teaches how to light a fire in deep snow. Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News photo
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.
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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!