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Discover Whitehorse, Yukon

Explore this small city … and its big backyard!

  • May 8, 2020
Laura Grizzlypaws performs her bear dance during the Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse on July 1, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Laura Grizzlypaws performs her bear dance during the Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse on July 1, 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
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)
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)
FILE - In this March 21, 2006, file photo, is the abandoned bus where Christopher McCandless starved to death in 1992 near Healy, Alaska. The bus that people sometimes embarked on deadly pilgrimages to Alaska’s backcountry to visit can now safely be viewed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks while it undergoes preservation work. The bus was moved to the university's engineering facility in early Oct. 2021, while it's being prepared for outdoor display at the Museum of the North, Fairbanks television station KTVF reported. (AP Photo/Jillian Rogers, File )

‘Into the Wild’ bus on display in Fairbanks during preservation work

A bus that people sometimes embarked on deadly pilgrimages to Alaska’s backcountry…

  • Oct 21, 2021
FILE - In this March 21, 2006, file photo, is the abandoned bus where Christopher McCandless starved to death in 1992 near Healy, Alaska. The bus that people sometimes embarked on deadly pilgrimages to Alaska’s backcountry to visit can now safely be viewed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks while it undergoes preservation work. The bus was moved to the university's engineering facility in early Oct. 2021, while it's being prepared for outdoor display at the Museum of the North, Fairbanks television station KTVF reported. (AP Photo/Jillian Rogers, File )
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.
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)
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)