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Berton House

A Tale of the Klondike Tailings

Despite the romantic image of the grizzled miner panning by the creek side in search of gold, that phase of the Klondike’s mineral saga was relatively short.Entrepreneurial minds knew of more efficient and less-labour intensive...

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SOVA at 10

When talking about the location of the Yukon School of Visual Arts (Yukon SOVA) in Dawson City, two issues are often raised:What does the location do for students? What does it do for the town?Kyla McArthur, who works at SOVA as...

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Rooted in the Yukon

Toronto-based poet Claire Caldwell’s role as writer-in-residence at the Berton House inDawson City ends this month.Caldwell is no stranger to the Yukon. She lived in Whitehorse from ages three to nine.These years had a deep...

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Stories for Gold

Each year the Klondike Visitors Association works with the Writers’ Trust of Canada, Parks Canada, and the Dawson Community Library to put on the Authors on Eighth Walking Tour during the week before Discovery Days.Connected to...

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Chasing Stories in Skagway

My shakedown cruise for our trailer has come to be my annual pilgrimage to the town ofSkagway to attend the North Words Writers’ Symposium, held this year from May 25-28 in the windy town. This was the seventh annual event, of...

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