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Aussie Girl in the Yukon

Kylie Campbell

Aussie Girl Columnist Kylie Campbell is an Australian writer and photographer exploring the Yukon.  


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Issue: 2019-09-11, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Breathtaking views, delicious food and delectable wines. The Okanagan is the top wine destination in the world, according to the Huffington Post, and I had to find out if they were right. Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2019-08-21, PHOTO: Sam Hertz

We awoke to a ferry horn blaring its arrival into the port. We went to Glacial Smoothies & Espresso for a delicious breakfast burrito to fuel us for the drive back to Whitehorse. Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2019-08-14, PHOTO: Sam Hertz

When you tell your friends and family that you’ve finally found the place you want to settle, they get a little excited. I mean, after living in London, Moscow, Dublin, Edinburgh, they figure it must be a truly vibrant city with access to the world. Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

What does it take to be Canadian? I’ve been in this country two-and-a-half years. After 18 months of processing, I received my permanent residency on Jan. 5, 2019 and started the march towards citizenship. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2019-01-23, PHOTO: David Gonda

Haines' third annual Kat to Koot winter alpine adventure race begins at the Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds and ends around six mile Lutak Road by way of Mt. Ripinski summit of 1097 metres... Read more

Alaska

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Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: Pixabay

Halloween is most certainly a North American pastime, but this tradition has slowly morphed into a worldwide event for both kids and adults. I love Halloween ... Ever since I was a little kid, I envied the kids I saw, on TV and in movies, who got... Read more

Yukon Halloween

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

I first arrived in the Yukon on April 30, 2017—springtime. Throughout the summer, Yukoners would catch my accent and ask where I was from, to which I would reply, “Australia.” “Oh my, why would you move here?” they would say, as though they... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2018-08-29, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

“Miss, where are you living?” (U.S. border agent) “Whitehorse.” (Me) “Ohh ... you’re coming to eat Thai food.” “What?” (Me, looking puzzled) Read more

Alaska

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

The Yukon Fish and Game Association hosted the Yukon Outdoor Woman (YOW) Program, a weekend where 20 women participated in outdoor workshops, in the bush, to further develop skills and knowledge... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: courtesy of Skydive BC

I’ve only experience skydiving back home in Australia when I was 17 years old. As the plane ascends into the sky, your heartbeat races with anticipation as the ground gets farther and farther away. You’re strapped to a “stranger” that you will... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: Nicole-Marie Novodvorský

It was 6:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning in Whitehorse as my friend Nicole pulled into my driveway in her large black pickup truck. I threw my rucksack and snowshoes onto the back seat and we started our venture on the icy, dark Alaska Highway towards... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

The First Poutine I had to start somewhere, but my first poutine should be the best, right? So, I queried the public to ask – where is the perfect poutine in Whitehorse? With the most votes on my public poll, I got my first taste of fries, cheese... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

I have not made the trip to mainland Alaska yet, but my experience of those oddballs and genuinely interesting characters that live in the tiny village of Skagway truly are one of a kind. Hiking and camping are certainly a great way to get out and... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

September 26, 2016 – the day I arrived in Canada with wide eyes, little money, my entire life fitting into a single rucksack, but happy to be back to an English-speaking country for the first time in two years... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

We are in one of the few places left in the developed world to have an entire mountain and trail all to yourself. With the sheer size, vast open spaces and constant wildlife encounters, is truly a reason to visit – and live – in the north... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Early morning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, December 23 I began my journey to Skagway. The brisk Whitehorse temperatures of -27ºC would be a distant memory once I got to Alaska. I arrived to a balmy -6ºC in Skagway and I started the trek up to Upper... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-10-18, Screenshot: Kylie Campbell

Perpetually single and constantly moving all over the world, settling into a new place can be tough. How do you meet people? How do you get into a good clique? How do you meet a decent or even “normal” person who you don’t want to throw out a... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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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... Read more

Yukon Summer

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

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... Read more

Yukon Summer

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

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... Read more

Yukon Summer