Yukon Summer

Yukon Summers

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    Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Jenny Trapnell

    Going from Whitehorse to Dawson on the Yukon River? You better believe that’s a paddlin’

    The world’s longest annual paddling race is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with the largest slate of international teams and racers ever. Up to 277 racers on 125 teams are expected to start the race at Rotary Peace Park at noon on... more

    Jun. 06, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Rear Admiral Harley D. Nygren, U.S. Government

    A Kenai kickoff to a new series - Part 1 of 6

    There are so many good places in Alaska to go RV camping; it's a bit of a fool's errand to select just one to kick off our new six-part summer series on RV Hotspots in Alaska, Yukon, northern B.C. and N.W.T. That is the challenge at hand—a dirty... more

    Jun. 06, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

    Top 10 items needed for all camping trips

    By no means do I consider myself an aficionado about hiking, but I love it most of the time and learn something new every single hike – either through an experience or meeting someone who does it better. Slowly, over the years I have accumulated... more

    May 23, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

    Top 10 tips for your first summer in Whitehorse

    Welcome. Here are some tips and tricks to starting out in Whitehorse as a Cheechako (which is the name for being new to the north of 60th parallel). 1. Long summer days and the outdoors Sunsets at midnight can make it difficult to know when to... more

    May 09, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Low impact on the land

    It really wasn’t too many years ago that campsites could be obvious almost forever due to the accepted practices of the day. Tents were different with straight sides, sloped roof and no floor. We kept the interior dry by trenching around the tent... more

    Apr. 18, 2018

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

    Big City Girl in the Land of the Midnight Sun

    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

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    Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Whatever the season, hypothermia can be dangerous

    It may come as a surprise, but more people are affected by, and die from, hypothermia in summer and other seasons than in the winter. That may be due to people being more prepared and being more careful in winter. more

    Sep. 20, 2017

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

    A Memorable Night in a Red Caboose in the Forest

    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

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

    Third Time's the Charm

    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

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    Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

    The Week that Was…

    Once summer arrived, along with consistent plus 25 temperatures, it was time to enjoy some swimming, hiking and generally the beautiful weather in Yukon. (In the Yukon, if you see a single day of plus 20, there is a likelihood it will come to... more

    Sep. 13, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Courtesy of Ondine Elizabeth Lyons Hayes

    Big City Girl Goes to the Midnight Sun

    Chapter 1: Part 1 - “Toronto” April 2017 The city noises get louder as I get closer to my escape out of it. The constant noise is like a metal scrub brush on my brain. My earplugs don't work anymore. more

    Sep. 06, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

    The Yukon is Great for Summer Travelling

    Summer, with its long daylight hours, is a great time to travel around the Yukon. We started our travels the summer after we arrived, trading up from a VW Beetle to a Ford 150, and loading a second hand 8 ½ foot camper on the back. Over the next... more

    Aug. 23, 2017

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

    Hiking Miles Canyon to Canyon City: A Landscape with a Past

    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

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    Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

    Falling in love with the Yukon

    Every week I spend in the Yukon, the more I fall in love with this Northern magical place. I feel lucky to call this place home. This week was spent doing more Yukon Search and Rescue training and volunteering at the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass... more

    Aug. 16, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-02, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

    Hiking the Same Ol’ Trail

    I never understood how people love to go camping at the same spot year after year, or walk the same trail over and over, canoe the same river, or go to the same mall. I realize now that we all have different goals. I myself have a strong desire to... more

    Aug. 02, 2017

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

    The Week That Was...

    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

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

    An Epic Weekend of Hiking

    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

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    Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: Yvonne Mueller

    Big Fun at Little Atlin Lake

    You don’t own a boat or a canoe? No problem – Little Atlin Lodge is one of the very rare locations in the Yukon where you can rent a boat or a canoe directly on a lake shore. The Little Atlin Lodge at km 6 of Highway #7 (Atlin Road) offers boat... more

    Jul. 05, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Harry Kern

    A Year of Firsts for Yukon River Quest

    At this year’s Yukon River Quest, stand up paddleboarders will be competing for prize money for the first time. The 2016 race introduced the stand up paddleboard category as an experiment. “Stand up paddleboards are hugely popular now and we had... more

    Jun. 21, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Government of Yukon

    Plenty of fun under the midnight sun!

    Celebrated across cultures for centuries, the summer solstice falls on Wednesday, June 21. Each year, the summer solstice marks the longest day of the year and brings with it the kickoff of the major summer festivities in the Yukon. This week will... more

    Jun. 21, 2017

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  • Yukon Tombstone Valley

    Nature Walk

    Join us for a one hour nature walk. Bring a water bottle and binoculars. more

    Jun. 25, 2018

    2:00 p.m.

    Tombstone Territorial Park

    Outdoors Recreation & Leisure Tourism Listings

  • Hospice Yukon

    Hospice Walking Group

    As spring arrives the longer days bring us into a time of new growth - you may be ready to approach your healing journey in a new way. The spring walking group is an opportunity to share your grief experience, or simply enjoy nature and the co... more

    Jun. 25, 2018

    6:30 p.m.


    Health & Wellness Recreation & Leisure Walks, Hikes & Runs

  • Yukon Tombstone Valley

    Guided Hike: Goldensides Trail

    Join us for a guided hike on Goldensides Trail and learn more about the geology of this area. Bring a water bottle, binoculars, hiking boots and warm clothes. Be prepared to carpool to the trailhead. more

    Jun. 25, 2018

    6:30 p.m.

    Tombstone Territorial Park

    Outdoors Recreation & Leisure Tourism Listings

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