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Miles Canyon

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Issue: 2019-08-28, PHOTO: Hugh Copland

There is a geological feature that has caught human imagination for tens of thousands of years. Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2019-07-17, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Conservation Society

Though always a popular spot with locals and tourists alike, the basalt columns of Miles Canyon received more than 450 visitors over the weekend of July 5 and 6 for the Created at the Canyon art exhibit. Read more

Arts & Culture Events

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Issue: 2019-07-17, PHOTO: Lauren Humble

Are you into history and/or walking? Maybe you prefer history and exploring beautiful places, but not walking? Either way, I’ve got you covered. Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Historic Miles Canyon holds a special place in the story of Whitehorse. Today’s picturesque hiking trails, pedestrian suspension bridge and impressive rock cliffs are a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. And the historical... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Matt Jacques Photography

Whitehorse’s ninth annual Ride for Dad is happening … and you can help out. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, approximately 11 Canadian men died of prostate cancer each day in 2017. Approximately 58 men were diagnosed each day. This means... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Jenny Trapnell

One of the most visited attractions in Whitehorse, the Miles Canyon Suspension Bridge, is a great launching point for interesting half-day hikes. Located about 10 minutes from downtown by road, the historic 95-year-old suspension bridge (which has... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Conservation Society

If you’re a Yukon resident, you’ve no doubt walked, biked or skied the trodden path of the Miles Canyon trail. Perhaps you’ve observed the gradient of the canyon’s rocky columns, watched canoeists paddling from atop the suspension bridge, or... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

Whitehorse resident Peter Long is an avid walker. He has explored many trails in and around Whitehorse. He believes he has found a city trail which could become an exciting historic walk. Today at Miles Canyon, just above the parking lot on... Read more

Yukon History

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August 14, 2014

The 20th Century artist Marc Chagall once stated, “Great art picks up where nature ends.” After organizing this year’s Miles Canyon In Art event, hosted by the Yukon Conservation Society (YCS), I certainly agree. Read more

Yukon Arts

In every Yukon town and city we are less than five minutes from mother natures gifts. Spring is almost here and the world outside is changing daily. Birds are returning, snow is melting, and life is returning to the frozen mountains. Well, maybe not Read more

Yukon Winter

"Miles Canyon is a special place," says Heidi Hehn, one of the local artists who will be participating in Inspired by the Canyon: Multi-media Interpretations of History and Place, a free event this weekend. "It has a unique feel about it, an Read more

Yukon Summer

Our Yukon night skies are hosting some special cosmic interlopers for the next couple of months, including Comet Garradd. This little fuzz ball of a comet can be found to the left of the keystone shape of the constellation Hercules. It is easily... Read more

Hobbies

Winter has arrived and the weather is starting to stabilize. With clear skies and reasonably warm temperatures, it is time to grab your parka and head outside to explore those amazing Yukon night skies. So what is there to see, you ask? Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2011-09-22

For most northern astronomers, summer is either solar observing, or waiting for the return of the autumn night skies. The other option is to head to a star party in the southern part of the country. This year we went to one of our favourite star... Read more

Hobbies

Warmer temperatures motivate and promote amateur astronomy in this marvellous northern land in which we live. For example, my favourite in-town observing site is the Miles Canyon Lookout Point. This remarkable observing site is opened by the City... Read more

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Issue: 2008-12-04

As winter sets in, the planets are making a spectacular showing. In the morning hours, the planet Venus is clearly visible even at 7 a.m. While waiting to take the bus to work in the morning, I happen to look to the eastern horizon and, much to my... Read more

Hobbies

Welcome back to another fascinating year of astronomy in the Yukon. Bad weather this fall has made it a tough go for Yukon amateur astronomers. But let's back up a bit and catch up on the summertime happenings. In July, our astronomy club, Yukon... Read more

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Issue: 2009-02-12

For Yukon amateur astronomers, time for viewing those amazing night skies will soon vanish, temporarily that is. At this time of year, as soon as it starts to get dark, dawn approaches shortly after. This means you have to be ready and have a list... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2009-05-14

In astronomy, there are good nights and there are bad nights. A good night is a cosmic gift: cloud-free skies and transparent atmosphere are basic requirements before you get started. Our last outing at Miles Canyon Lookout Point was one of those... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2009-02-12

The month of May is a time of furious activity for Northern amateur astronomers. We are closing in on the time when the night sky will soon disappear only to be replaced by our local star, the sun. The exciting part of this time of the year is... Read more

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