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Fish Lake Road

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Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: Lauren Humble

What’s the best part of winter in the Yukon? Why, it’s sleeping in and still being up at the crack of dawn to go on an adventure, of course. One of my go-to’s when I need to get out and get some fresh air is Fish Lake. The area hosts endless... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2018-12-19, 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: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The first rule is that it has to be fun or it will fail. Yukon has a long-running pothole lake fish stocking program. There are 18 of these lakes and six or seven of them are in or near Whitehorse. Others are within a 2-hour drive. These lakes are... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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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: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: James Connor

The weekend of January 26, 27 and 28 will see the Klondike Snowmobile Association journeying out on a group ride to Mount McIntyre and Fish Lake area to observe the night sky. The idea for the Aurora ride was hatched by James Connor, director at... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Josh Obrien

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to Editor@WhatsUpYukon.com Read more

Living With Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Ben Schonewille

In summer, birding is all about the kids. Or, chicks. After the spring blitz of migration and mating, many birds are rearing offspring and staying closer to their nests. It’s a time when many Yukoners stop birding. “Our forests are usually more... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Jennifer Trapnell

There's nothing like a bird count to inspire new and seasoned birders. This Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) takes place Feb. 12-15 and it’s a family-friendly event for any skill level. The GBBC helps to give a snapshot of bird life throughout... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2015-08-27 PHOTO: Tim Green

The next time you travel north on the Alaska Highway between the Fish Lake Road and the Porter Creek Super A, ask yourself why the canyon there is called Rabbit Foot Canyon. Why not Anaconda? In 1899, the White Pass Railway was wondering whether... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2015-08-27 PHOTO: Winnifred Peterson

My favourite childhood memories are when Mom would take us to Fish Lake, just a few miles out of Whitehorse. We spent our summers there along with several other families during the 1950s. Though the summers at Fish Lake were my favourite times, ... Read more

Yukon Culture

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My name is Simon Blakesley, and I am a photographer living in Whitehorse. I’ve submitted a photo from June 2014 showing the parent eagle flying with the juvenile Read more

Living With Wildlife

It was a cool November morning in 2010, when the unexpected happened. My dog Gypsy and I had walked the Fish Lake Road area for the past five years, enjoying the tranquility and beauty of McIntyre Creek. Read more

Yukon Wildlife

The middle of March is important for more than just spring break — it also marks Canada Water Week. Described as the week to celebrate water across the nation, Canada Water Week is held annually in the third week of March, coinciding with the... Read more

Yukon Education

Ice climbing was destined to be my true love. Twelve years ago a friend introduced me to the sport by taking me on a three-day trip up Mount Hood, east of Portland, Oregon. I returned home to the Yukon, excited about my discovery and talked to anyo Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2011-12-08

Observers report: Planning a solar eclipse party is a relatively simple affair. The first priority is your observing site, as you have to make sure there is enough horizon to view the entire eclipse. This is especially true when the eclipse is... Read more

Hobbies

Valentine's Day has arrived and according to my online weather forecast, it might actually be clear this evening. A quick check on the aurora forecasts, and they all seem to basically agree: there will be little or no northern lights this evening... Read more

Hobbies

Two weekends ago, a friend and I drove up the road from Rabbits Foot Canyon, to Fish Lake, to take her dog for a walk. While the roads were mostly dry, there was still a good foot or two of snow scattered intermittently along the path that we walked. Read more

Beverages

The words of the newspaper ad came to mind again during the 20-minute drive up Fish Lake Road. Earlier in the week, those words had matched up nicely with the approaching full moon indicated on the wall calendar in the kitchen. Read more

Yukon Winter