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Kluane National Park

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Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Hugh Copland

The recent eruption of the Kilauea volcano, on the island of Hawaii, has consumed property and displaced people. The eruption at the Fuego volcano, in Guatemala, has killed dozens of people. Past volcanic eruptions in Alaska have resulted in... more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2018-07-18, PHOTO: courtesy of the Government of Yukon

All Yukon RV campgrounds were not created equal. The territorial government operates and services 42 campgrounds from Watson Lake to Rock River on the Dempster, and Snag Junction on the Alcan, but the Feds (Parks Canada) have just one, Kathleen... more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: Nicole-Marie Novodvorský

It was 6:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning in Whitehorse as my friend Nicole pulled into my driveway in her large black pickup truck. I threw my rucksack and snowshoes onto the back seat and we started our venture on the icy, dark Alaska Highway towards... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Welcome. Here are some tips and tricks to starting out in Whitehorse as a Cheechako (which is the name for being new to the north of 60th parallel). 1. Long summer days and the outdoors Sunsets at midnight can make it difficult to know when to... more

Yukon Summer

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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... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Chris Gishler

Chris Gishler, owner and operator of Equinox Adventures, has spent the last 15 years building and developing his outdoor adventure and education company as the Yukon has continued to grow. Back in 1999, Gishler arrived to Whitehorse in preparation... more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: Yvonne Mueller

The colourful fall season is over very early in the Yukon – much earlier than in my home country, Switzerland. But I found that the month of October is also very attractive for an amateur photographer like me, even if the coloured leaves have... more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Neil Zeller

Yukoners – and others – who enjoy celestial pursuits may want to follow the stars to Kluane’s “Northern Nights” Dark Sky Festival at Kathleen Lake this weekend. This is the second time around for this event, which is jointly sponsored by Parks... more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Every week I spend in the Yukon, the more I fall in love with this Northern magical place. I feel lucky to call this place home. This week was spent doing more Yukon Search and Rescue training and volunteering at the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass... more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: courtesy of Yamnuska Mountain Tours

Coming from urban Japan to the vast Canadian wilderness changed Naoto Motoyama’s life. Now he wants to return the favour, inspiring Yukoners with the unique, natural beauty of his homeland. Motoyama is the one-person, Yukon branch of Yamnuska... more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Glenda Koh

Mentioning Yvonne Emson’s name can trigger a response like my neighbour’s: “Oh, she saved my life! My husband’s, too.” Physiotherapists are not in the business of saving lives, but for people with severe or chronic pain, getting the right... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: Jason Westover

I’m not saying my daughter Emily is soft when it comes to roughing it. She just happened to have spent her first three and a half years living in the total comfort of a warm bed, running water, and the ability to flush her business down a toilet... more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: Alexander Weber

I am making my way up a mountain. I am alone, tired, and very thirsty. The nearest road or person is 30 km away. The sun has just disappeared behind a mountain; I know it will be dark shortly. I must make it back to my tent soon, or risk crossing... more

Yukon Summer

When I first arrived in Kluane as an aspiring biologist, it seemed fitting that I would land in the place where the famous lynx-snowshoe hare cycles had been studied since the '70s. Famous – at least to ecology students and trappers – graphs... more

This month Robert Kennedy Jr. will be here rafting with his family. An environmental lawyer and co-founder of the non-profit conservation group Waterkeepers Alliance, Robert Jr. will also give a talk. more

Yukon People

"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, more

Yukon Summer

I'd been in the Yukon for less than a week when I was dragged on a trek into Kluane National Park. Old hiking hands, Denis and Marshall, were worryingly keen to test my mettle. It was early May and we were going to hike Slims River to Observation Mou more

Yukon Lifestyle

(by the Globe and Mail's Gary Mason) A couple of years ago, I flew to Whitehorse for the opening of the Canada Winter Games. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in town and, as a columnist with The Globe and Mail, I was sent to chronicle his time.... more

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