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Issue: 2019-05-29, PHOTO: mvipond / everystockphoto.com

I was 12 years old in 1955 when my oldest brother, Robin, went away to university. As siblings in a close-knit family, we had shared many delightful (and less-than) hours around the dinner table. But the six-year difference in our ages meant we... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

It’s been 20 years since Thomas de Jager first discovered the Yukon. Today, he runs his successful business Yukon Wide Adventures that gives locals and tourists the opportunity to enjoy the Yukon’s outdoors. Thomas, originally from Monheim... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

It is easy to laugh at the antics of ravens. They are quirky, curious and yes, funny. A well-known title they carry among First Nations people is that of Trickster, known for their pranks and intelligence. Read more

Dawson City

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

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... Read more

Yukon Summer

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

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... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: Ingrid Wilcox

It is winter in the Yukon, why would anyone even be thinking of paddling? If you are a breast cancer survivor, and would like an experience of a lifetime, in company of other breast cancer survivors, plus the chance to prove to yourself that you... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Miche Genest

It’s 6 a.m. on a rainy morning just before Canada Day. In six hours I need to be ready to drive to Mayo, with three canoes on the roof and six days of breakfasts, dinners and desserts packed and labelled for the communal kitchen, and 17 days of... Read more

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Roger Jackson

Nine ladies in a voyageur canoe whose ages range from 23 to 62; 715 kilometres; paddling for Yukon Cancer Care Fund. Stix Together is a team of Whitehorse women participating in the 18th Annual Yukon River Quest. The race begins with a mass start... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: Maria Gruninger

Usually after a long Yukon winter, you look forward to packing away your warm winter coat and saying goodbye to your winter activities for another season. Maybe the winter wasn't as cold and as long as it used be, but it was still there and we all... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-03-10, PHOTO: Kevin Taylor

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! Read more

Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2016-01-21, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

WHEN I MENTION MY GYM IT DOESN’T HAVE A BASKETBALL RIM. MY GYM IS THE GREAT OUTDOORS I SHARE IT WITH ANIMALS ON ALL FOURS. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-10-08 Photo: Miche Genest

When your friend blows into town, you hang onto your hat and lay on the groceries, especially the Stolichnaya Vodka, or “Stoli”, as he calls it. Your friend is a Martini drinker, and particular about his cocktail of choice. Read more

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Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: kozzi.com

The Code is clear: what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Ditto for jury rooms and papal conclaves. Double ditto for hunting trips. But sometimes a story demands to override the Code. There were four guys that September weekend on the Mayo River. Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: Alexander Weber

I couldn’t sleep the night before. Was it the roughly 10 night-shifts in a row I had pulled just prior to leaving, or was it the excitement to get on that river? I’m not a river paddler. I grew up in Ontario (which I realize has rivers) and am at... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Alexander Weber

Gruelling. Gruelling is the word used to describe the West Coast Trail in the official online guidebook. The trail is a 75-kilometre backpacking trek, situated on the southwestern edge of Vancouver Island. Read more

Travel Outside

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August 28, 2014

Some people are just not content to watch the river flow.They have to get in it and, as Ratty said to Mole in The Wind in the Willows, “mess about in boats.”It can be contagious. Our current Berton House writer-in-residence is Anik See. See is a fre Read more

Dawson City

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July 10 Issue

My oldest daughter Hayley and I have spent her whole life in the outdoors together; we hunt geese, ducks, moose, and caribou. Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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July 3-2014

It was a Monday evening in June, before solstice. At nine o’clock, the sun was shining hot. Dallas-rae Gaven was reading in her bathhouse-cum-cabin on her parents’ property in Goring. She was recovering from what she refers to as her ‘wrecking ball’ Read more

Dawson City

Meet Gabriel Rivest, a Yukoner. Last summer, Rivest and five friends spent 63 days canoeing 1,500 kilometres through the six rivers in the Peel and Yukon Watersheds. He and the team brought 220 pounds of camera equipment on the trip and they are now Read more

Yukon Summer

There is a strong current heading north towards Dawson and it is not just that of the Yukon River. Sixty-nine teams are registered in this year's Yukon River Quest with a voltage of energy in those paddling arms that will make that river sizzle. Read more

Yukon Active