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Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Ben Barrett-Forrest

Many of us daydream about packing everything into a van and hitting the road at one time or another. For one Yukoner, 25-year-old Ben Barrett-Forrest, this is a dream come true, and it's happening at this very moment... more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Alexander Mark Weber

The Nā Pali Coast’s Kalalau Trail is a stunning 18-kilometre there-and-back hike on the north coast of Kauai, Hawaii. Often topping Greatest-Hikes-in-the-World lists, along with Most-Dangerous-Hikes-in-the-World, it promises a rugged trek along... more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Courtesy of Ondine Elizabeth Lyons Hayes

Chapter 1: The Midnight Sun June 7, 2017 I am writing this at 10:30 p.m. with no lamp. This is my third night here in Dawson. I think it's crazy that the days and nights blend into each other. Dark is not dark. Dusk is not dusk. Dawn is not dawn... more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Murray Martin

Last week I met a husband and wife in a local grocery store. The kind lady said she liked my columns on kayaking and the outdoor ventures to some amazing places, but not about hunting and killing animals. “Why do you hunt animals?” she asked. more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Yukon Roller Girls

It’s been 20 years since I put on a pair of skates, so as I arrived at Elijah Smith Elementary School I was a little bit timid about trying roller derby for the first time. Having only seen one game back in Australia, and the movie Whip It, I... more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

It is easy to laugh at the antics of ravens. They are quirky, curious and yes, funny. A well-known title they carry among First Nations people is that of Trickster, known for their pranks and intelligence. more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

Until very recently, I had never heard the expression “hitchhiker’s thumb”. Oh sure, there was that weird guy in Grade 9 named Pete Moss, who had double-jointed thumbs. He also had a habit of turning his eyelids inside-out, a truly gory sight that... more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Choo-choo-choosing to camp in an old red caboose in the middle of the largest national forest in the United States was certainly very wet, but an experience I won't forget. During a visit to Skagway over the May long weekend, I had taken the White... more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-09-13, ILLUSTRATION: Aislinn Cornett

My friend, Lucy (not her real name - she asked me to call her that), is no stranger to adventure. The daring Ontario expat, who has called the Yukon home for the last decade, has twice answered the call to cycle the Dempster Highway – a rugged... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Even from the isolation of our north of 60 towns, one is able to equip themselves without reaching onto internet shelving any more than necessary. With so many amazing, new, big-ticket items, some of the things that have really changed the way I... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

The week began with my English friend finally making it with her CanaDream Camper – a one-month, one-woman journey from Calgary to Whitehorse. For the special occasion , to celebrate her arrival, we decided to head to Takhini Hot Springs; my first... more

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

The saying in Yukon is you only truly experience the Yukon when you get out in the wilderness, and those words are accurate beyond belief.From incredible hikes, to a free boat ride, to some refreshing beers and a Sunday afternoon Canadian barbecue... more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Minnie Clarke

You can learn a lot by studying animals, just ask local photographer Minnie Clarke. Her passion for capturing northern creatures was borne on a remote trapline in Johnson’s Crossing, Yukon. Clarke has been photographing Yukon’s wilderness for 20... more

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Kelly Tabuteau

The quietness is however short lived, the silence broke as soon as I approached the harnesses… It was their way of showing their will to go; their desire to work. They were 50, and yet only 14 would be taken for the first round. And they knew it... more

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Kelly Tabuteau

I fell asleep, dreaming about all these beautiful things that the next days promised. The sweet melody of my alarm clock rang. It was 7:30 a.m., time to get up. It was above all time to greet and take care of my new colleagues. Here I was, clothed... more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Kelly Tabuteau

Marcelle arrived shortly before 7:30 pm and I was on my way to Alayuk Adventures! My luggage loaded into the trunk, we get into the warm car and drive on the South Alaska Highway. Two strangers meeting for the first time – despite a few exchanges... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Pixabay.com

“It will take a few minutes.” Almost all the time, taking a few minutes to get a fire going is an acceptable part of the outdoor adventure. There are some semi-emergency or worse situations where we need the fire going right now and a few minutes... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-03-15, Photo: Courtesy of Claude Vallier

Interest in backcountry skiing in the Yukon has taken off, especially among tourists, says backcountry ski expert and guide Claude Vallier. Vallier recently published a backcountry guide book to the Haines Pass, to accompany the guide book he... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: François Pigeon

When Hélène met François, she’d been dreaming of a long-distance bicycle trip for years. I think the fact that François was an experienced cyclist just maybe added to the attraction. Within 18 months, they had sold almost everything they owned, ... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Alexander Weber

We begin the next day by eating cereal with rehydrated milk powder, gathering our things and setting out. The hike and scramble to the base of the climb involves navigating past several glacier pools, ascending a snow ramp in crampons, and... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer