Great Klondike Outhouse Race

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: Bruce McArthur

“We’re dedicated to keeping the Yukon weird,” says Paul Robitaille, the marketing and events manager at the Klondike Visitors Association. He likens the Great Klondike International Outhouse Race to Jim Robb’s notion of the “Colourful Five Per Cent.” more

Aug. 09, 2017 midnight Dawson City


Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: courtesy of the Klondike Visitors Association

Nowadays, most people run away from the idea of using an outhouse. The Klondike Visitors Association (KVA) in Dawson City would rather you put that running to good use and join them in this year’s Great Klondike Outhouse Race, taking place... more

Aug. 18, 2016 midnight Dawson City

Imagine doing that race with four people pushing or pulling a wheeled conveyance tricked out to look like an outhouse, with a fifth member of the team sitting on the throne for the entire trip. more

Aug. 29, 2013 midnight Dawson City

While it's rare to find a weekend in the Dawson summer when there's not a major event, things do tend to slow down a bit after the Discovery Day weekend and the Yukon Riverside Arts Festival... more

Aug. 26, 2010 midnight Dawson City