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Klondike Gold Rush

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Issue: 2019-05-22, PHOTO: Peter Mather

I love adventure. And I love storytelling. That’s what motivates me to go on these expeditions. The Porcupine Caribou Herd is thought to have the longest mammal migration on the planet. The image I wanted to capture is hard to describe, but while... Read more

Recipes

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Issue: 2019-05-08, PHOTO: Jonny Wilkie

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. Read more

Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: Charles Horton Metcalf Photograph Collection, 1896-1899 / Wikimedia Commons

No, her name wasn’t Klondike Kate, the Oregon Mare, Bombay Peggy or the (immortalized by Robert W. Service) “Lady that’s known as Lou.” She and her husband Albert were in the fabrication and construction business in Seattle... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: Jonny Wilkie

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. Read more

Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: DeYoung’s via Wikimedia Commons

U.S. President Donald Trump’s grandfather started the family fortune during the great Klondike Gold Rush. He never reached the Klondike Gold Fields; he was hundreds of miles short. Nevertheless, he made his golden stake in Golden, B.C., and in the... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-02-06, PHOTO: Hugh Copland

As the story goes, the early gold rush stampeders found all the creeks staked when they arrived. The Sourdoughs already there jokingly told the newcomers to go to the top of the hills to find gold. One of those hills became known as Cheechako Hill... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Klondike Lost Photography (Jon Wilkie)

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. Read more

Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: MacBride Museum Collection, 1990.29.1.60

On October 23, 1918, at 10:10 p.m., over three hours later than scheduled, the CPR vessel S.S. Princess Sophia (So-PHY-Ya) piloted by Captain Leonard Locke, departed Skagway with at least 353 passengers and crew, the exact number unknown because... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: Pixabay

The 2018 Moosehide Gathering in Dawson City was, once again, a smashing success. The local Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in relocated to Moosehide, two miles north of Dawson City on the Yukon River, during the gold rush of 1898, to escape the insanity of... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Primary Source: Hougen's History, a CKRW Yukon nugget by Les McLaughlin

It's a story many times told but never gets old, this tale of Kate and Otto Partridge of Ben-My-Chree, which is Manx for "Girl of my Heart" and is the greatest love story in the history of the Yukon. Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Historic Miles Canyon holds a special place in the story of Whitehorse. Today’s picturesque hiking trails, pedestrian suspension bridge and impressive rock cliffs are a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. And the historical... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-07-04, PHOTO: Greg Runyan

Kristin Link is a visual artist based in McCarthy, Alaska, who works in natural history and science art. She creates interpretive signs and educational material about nature. She has a background in Environmental Studies and graduated from... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Josh Winkler

Josh Winkler´s work is no stranger to the Yukon. In 2016 his work was exhibited with two other artists at the Yukon Arts Centre; Cut Climb Conquer was the title of his exhibition. He used watercolour and printmaking to show the history of American... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The Frantic Follies Vaudeville Show was a staple for Yukoners and visitors alike for 47 years, bringing gold-rush themed vaudeville performances to the stage. Last year, owner Grant Simpson lowered the curtain on the show and it appeared that it... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-05-16, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Skagway holds its quirky charms with its Klondike-themed buildings and summer staff dressed similar to the time period. It’s no different as you step inside the Red Onion Saloon. The blood-red walls, wooden furniture and old-time music gives the... Read more

Alaska

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Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Rolf Hougen

Our Yukon heritage is a mix of different traditions and different eras, including First Nations history, gold rush stories, the construction of the Alaska Highway and the evolution to the current day. The Yukon’s magic has captured the imagination... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Vanessa Ratjen

On the surface of national history, the Yukon is primarily known for events that happened more than a hundred years ago: the Klondike Gold Rush. Residents of the Territory today know, intimately, how much more there is to the region than its... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Hoefs’ family collection

Gold-mining in the Yukon River watershed took place well before the Klondike discovery. It started in the Forty-Mile River in 1886 with 600 miners participating, and Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka (1892) described 100 to 200 miners working the... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Government of Yukon

From a comfortable, 21st century perch, the casual Yukon visitor might mistakenly assume The Klondike Highway (Highway 2) was planned to be a Skagway to Dawson tourist route, roughly following the journey made by the stampeders in 1898, but... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

The new musical drama Stonecliff, which opens at the Yukon Arts Centre stage on Friday, November 17 (for four performances only!) tells the story of Michael J. Heney, the son of poor Irish immigrants in the Ottawa Valley who went on to build one... Read more

Literature