Fort Selkirk Historic Site


Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Hugh Copland

Quartz is everywhere; it is the second most common mineral making up the Earth’s crust, just behind feldspar. Quartz is composed of the two elements silicon and oxygen. It has many different forms.Single quartz crystals can be over two metres long... Read more

Yukon Outside


Issue: 2017-08-02, PHOTO: Yvonne Mueller

As someone who has always been very interested in Yukon history the Fort Selkirk Historic Site was definitely on the list of places we wanted the visit during the year we lived in the Yukon. But how to get there since there is no road access... Read more

Yukon History


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: 2015-07-23 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


Issue: 2015-07-09 PHOTO: Kim Beggs

“It will be a special week in a very special place. Lots of one-on-one time with mentors and lots of cowriting,” says singersongwriter Kim Beggs. That special place is Fort Selkirk, on the Yukon River, about half way between Whitehorse and Dawson... Read more

Yukon Music


Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: courtesy of Eileen Peter

On March 8, 2015, a team of 18 Northern Tutchone elders and heritage staff from the Nacho Nyak Dun, Selkirk, and Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nations embarked on a trip across the country in search of their heritage. Read more


"This is a celebration of all kinds of parks," says Hillarie Zimmermann, external relations manager with Parks Canada. "Territorial parks, city parks, community parks ... anywhere people enjoy the outside." After 125 years of enjoying these parks, Read more

Yukon Summer

Colleen Potter has an infectious smile that can put even the most-guarded person at ease. It's a smile that doesn't fade when she begins to talk about her ancestry. Potter is Métis. We often think such a fact should be pushed to the side, that... Read more

Yukon People