Miles Canyon


Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Jenny Trapnell

One of the most visited attractions in Whitehorse, the Miles Canyon Suspension Bridge, is a great launching point for interesting half-day hikes. Located about 10 minutes from downtown by road, the historic 95-year-old suspension bridge (which has... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer


Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Conservation Society

If you’re a Yukon resident, you’ve no doubt walked, biked or skied the trodden path of the Miles Canyon trail. Perhaps you’ve observed the gradient of the canyon’s rocky columns, watched canoeists paddling from atop the suspension bridge, or... more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

Whitehorse resident Peter Long is an avid walker. He has explored many trails in and around Whitehorse. He believes he has found a city trail which could become an exciting historic walk. Today at Miles Canyon, just above the parking lot on... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon History


August 14, 2014

The 20th Century artist Marc Chagall once stated, “Great art picks up where nature ends.” After organizing this year’s Miles Canyon In Art event, hosted by the Yukon Conservation Society (YCS), I certainly agree. more

Aug 14, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

In every Yukon town and city we are less than five minutes from mother natures gifts. Spring is almost here and the world outside is changing daily. Birds are returning, snow is melting, and life is returning to the frozen mountains. Well, maybe not more

Mar 27, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

"Miles Canyon is a special place," says Heidi Hehn, one of the local artists who will be participating in Inspired by the Canyon: Multi-media Interpretations of History and Place, a free event this weekend. "It has a unique feel about it, an more

Aug 15, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

Our Yukon night skies are hosting some special cosmic interlopers for the next couple of months, including Comet Garradd. This little fuzz ball of a comet can be found to the left of the keystone shape of the constellation Hercules. It is easily... more

Nov 24, 2011 12:00 AM Hobbies

Winter has arrived and the weather is starting to stabilize. With clear skies and reasonably warm temperatures, it is time to grab your parka and head outside to explore those amazing Yukon night skies. So what is there to see, you ask? more

Nov 10, 2011 12:00 AM Hobbies


Issue: 2011-09-22

For most northern astronomers, summer is either solar observing, or waiting for the return of the autumn night skies. The other option is to head to a star party in the southern part of the country. This year we went to one of our favourite star... more

Sep 22, 2011 12:00 AM Hobbies

Warmer temperatures motivate and promote amateur astronomy in this marvellous northern land in which we live. For example, my favourite in-town observing site is the Miles Canyon Lookout Point. This remarkable observing site is opened by the City... more

May 26, 2011 12:00 AM Hobbies


Issue: 2008-12-04

As winter sets in, the planets are making a spectacular showing. In the morning hours, the planet Venus is clearly visible even at 7 a.m. While waiting to take the bus to work in the morning, I happen to look to the eastern horizon and, much to my... more

Nov 12, 2009 12:00 AM Hobbies

Welcome back to another fascinating year of astronomy in the Yukon. Bad weather this fall has made it a tough go for Yukon amateur astronomers. But let's back up a bit and catch up on the summertime happenings. In July, our astronomy club, Yukon... more

Oct 8, 2009 12:00 AM Hobbies


Issue: 2009-02-12

For Yukon amateur astronomers, time for viewing those amazing night skies will soon vanish, temporarily that is. At this time of year, as soon as it starts to get dark, dawn approaches shortly after. This means you have to be ready and have a list... more

May 28, 2009 12:00 AM Hobbies


Issue: 2009-05-14

In astronomy, there are good nights and there are bad nights. A good night is a cosmic gift: cloud-free skies and transparent atmosphere are basic requirements before you get started. Our last outing at Miles Canyon Lookout Point was one of those... more

May 14, 2009 12:00 AM Hobbies


Issue: 2009-02-12

The month of May is a time of furious activity for Northern amateur astronomers. We are closing in on the time when the night sky will soon disappear only to be replaced by our local star, the sun. The exciting part of this time of the year is... more

May 7, 2009 12:00 AM Hobbies


Issue: 2008-12-04

Springtime night skies offer an endless bounty of galaxies, nebula and star clusters, waiting to be explored. Whether you prefer binoculars or a telescope, there is no other time of year when the night sky is so plentiful with deep-sky objects to... more

Apr 30, 2009 12:00 AM Hobbies