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Chilkoot Trail

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Issue: 2019-08-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Sara Tabbert

Sara Tabbert has undertaken three artist residencies in national parks. This August and September, she will undertake her fourth, as part of the Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program. Read more

Active & Outdoors Events

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Issue-2019-07-10, PHOTO: courtesy of Hannah Perrine Mode

Hannah Perrine Mode’s art practice exists at the confluence of visual art, community storytelling and climate science. She will be bringing this unique perspective to the Chilkoot Trail artist residency from July 3 to July 16. Read more

Arts & Culture Events

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Issue: 2019-06-19, courtesy of Joelle Hache and Pat McKenna

The 53-kilometre Chilkoot Trail starts in Dyea, Alaska, at sea level and in full rain forest. Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

The landscape east of the Klondike Highway, between Log Cabin and Fraser, B.C., is a giant jigsaw puzzle of water and rock. Large, round rocky outcrops are surrounded by water, with scattered vegetation growing in-between the rocks. This is a very... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

I'm not much of a poet, but here’s something I wrote while on the trail, with a picture at the Chilkoot Pass summit, looking down towards Dyea. Read more

Readers Submissions

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Issue: 2018-09-26, PHOTO: Lauren Humble

International Falls. You’ve probably seen the signs, but have you gone for the hike yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Just past the Fraser border crossing, it’s a pretty chill adventure you can easily do enroute to Skagway. Shortly after you... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2018-09-26, PHOTO: Murray Lundberg

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: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: Dianne Homan

Walk … “You weren’t in any hurry to walk,” my mother said as she showed me a photo of myself at 15 months, happily sitting on a blanket in the yard. But after a late start, there was no stopping me. Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2018-07-18, PHOTO: Da Ping Luo

Hilary Lorenz is an artist living in Brooklyn, New York. Like a lot of artists she has many projects going on. One of them is the Moth Migration Project, which is an ongoing international project where people worldwide created moths out of paper... Read more

Literature

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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: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: amazon.ca

In the summer of 1972 Pierre Berton decided to recreate a trip he had taken with his mother, father and sister back in the 1930s and take his family rafting from Bennett Lake to Dawson City. Some of them had earlier hiked the Chilkoot Pass, so... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2017-06-28, PHOTO: Andrea McGee

Ever since I was a child I would see the Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and think, “Wow! Our national police force is beyond cool!” Today, I still think that. The Mounties definitely know how put on a good horse show and parade. Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Maureen McCulloch

Whitehorse resident Maureen McCulloch wrote her debut novel to bring a message into the world. She wrote the book under the pseudonym, Maureen Senecal. “I used Angels and Aliens to bring the message that mankind needs to work together for the... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: Teresa van der Meer-Chasse

Looking through Sid’s antiquities I spot a familiar sight: stereoscopes. I had a pair of bright orange View Masters (a trademarked format of stereoscope) when I was a child in the 1990s with photos of Bugs Bunny. Sid’s stereoscopes are truly... Read more

, Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Bryce Bekar

We drove four hours from Whitehorse to one of my favourite fishing lakes, then an hour and a half across. As a sheep hunter that’s all the info we give on our hunting spots. If you know where that is, you know the Yukon better than I do. Looking... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: courtesy of Parks Canada.ca

This summer my family and I hiked the Chilkoot Pass. When we kids learned we were actually going, the first response was “Why?” and “I don’t want to!” We got over it and realized that we were, in fact, going to go no matter what our opinion was. Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2015-08-13 PHOTO: Alexander Weber

Everyone needs to drop what they’re doing, and go and hike the Chilkoot Trail. Already hiked it you say? Well get back out there. Not fit enough? Then start training. Barring any major physical restrictions, you really have no excuse. Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: courtesy of Bryce Bekar

The 20-minute drive into the heart of polar bear country led to Sheldon’s secluded house. The large two-story dwelling looked out of place in the desolate landscape, and blowing snow squalls caused it to appear and disappear in the distance as I... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

When Ione Christensen invited me into her home to talk sourdough, I could tell she's done this before. I hadn't gotten passed "Nice to meet you," before she handed me a printout of recipes and a sample of her famous starter. She looks out from the... Read more

Yukon People