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Issue: 2019-09-25, PHOTO: Brenda Humenny

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: 2019-07-24, PHOTO: Will Shewen

In an increasingly digital and wired world, the annual Yukon Fish and Game Association (YFGA) camp for Yukon youth is an opportunity to unplug from phones and games, experience the land and reconnect with the natural world. Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2019-07-24, PHOTO: Pixabay

Foul weather can wreck more than your mood when you’re out camping and hunting moose. Fortunately, there are a few simple tips and tricks that can make a huge difference in the case of unexpected events. Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue-2019-07-10, PHOTO: courtesy of Doug Sack

Two prominent American tourism publications hit the streets recently. Neither included much of a mention of Dyea, except to list the Dyea Campground in Skagway and note that it is the start of the Chilkoot Trail to the Klondike. Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2019-04-17, PHOTO: Wilson Hui on Foter.com

We all know that Ziploc bags are unbeatable for packaging the individual parts of your lunch, but they are far more versatile than that. Except for needing scissors or a knife to open the package, vacuum-sealing is even better than Ziploc, though... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-09-19, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

It’s May long weekend and we’re driving to Skagway, and it seems as though most of Whitehorse has decided to do the same with a queue of 20 vehicles at the U.S. border… It was a warm evening, and we went to Starfire, in Skagway, to enjoy some Thai... Read more

Alaska

Doomsday

Don Davis/NASA, via Wikimedia Commons

Grandpa, if a giant asteroid was on target to collide with Earth and everyone knew the exact day and time of the explosion to blow up the planet, where would you want to go camping for the last night? Read more

Yukon Summer

Mosquito

Pixabay

Mosquitoes, black flies, mites and just about every other insect alive are out there waiting for you. There are countless insect sprays, also out there for the customer to buy, that contain chemicals that can harm the skin or even worse. Read more

Yukon Outside

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Sydney Oland August 15, 2018

Developing recipes for a campsite is a different beast than developing recipes for a kitchen. Over the past couple months I've stumbled across a couple of really great hacks that make creating awesome meals while camping way easier. And here they are Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

Conrad Campground

Credit: courtesy of the Government of Yukon

There is a precise and exact spot on the Alaska Highway between Watson Lake and Teslin, a little way northwest of Rancheria, where you cross the Continental Divide for the last time on your long journey to the northern hinterlands of our continent. Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2018-07-18, PHOTO: courtesy of the Government of Yukon

All Yukon RV campgrounds were not created equal. The territorial government operates and services 42 campgrounds from Watson Lake to Rock River on the Dempster, and Snag Junction on the Alcan, but the Feds (Parks Canada) have just one, Kathleen... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2018-07-04, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

That last day of any wilderness trip can be a bit dodgy when it comes to eating something that goes beyond sustenance. Making sure you’ve got enough shredded cheese and a bit of salsa can make all those little bits of food hanging around your... Read more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: Pixabay

Axes are very useful tools here in the north where campfires, bonfires and wood stoves are a big part of life. Everybody has at least one tucked away somewhere. I recently did an inventory and found that I had 11 or so, including mauls, splitters... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

A satisfying breakfast is so important to a good camping trip; it should be simple but filling—and, ideally, piping hot. Don’t try and feed me granola if I’m waking up in a tent. It will just set me off on a day of chasing snacks and being cranky... Read more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: Jerry E and Roy Klotz via Wikimedia Commons

Of all the cities, towns and villages in northwestern Canada, Atlin's journey through the turbulent 20th century was more dramatic than most. It went from a golden boom town, in 1898, to a burnt-down town in 1901, then another boom until the fire... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

One of the best parts of mass-produced breads, like hotdog and burger buns, is their super-squishy, cake-like quality. That makes them a great ingredient to serve as both dinner and dessert on your camping trips. Read more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Admittedly, this is more of a really delicious idea than a recipe. My one suggestion is to make sure you don’t leave the bananas on the fire too long; they will get watery if you forget about them for an hour or more (I know from experience)... Read more

Recipes

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

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... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: Scott Gilbert

On the Canada Day long weekend in 2012, the Congdon Creek Campground, located on the shore of Kluane Lake near Burwash Landing, played host to a furry teenaged visitor. A medium-sized grizzly found its way into the campground and proceeded to... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Frozen blocks of spinach are ideal for camping: they’re basically an ice pack for your cooler, but you can eat them! Really ideal. Especially when you make this super-fast and satisfying dip that uses just a few ingredients... Read more

Recipes