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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: 2018-12-05, PHOTO: Alexander Mark Weber

If you’ve read about our first attempt to climb (or even glimpse) Bear Mountain, you may be wondering how or why we ever returned. I wish I knew myself, with any sort of confidence. Was it the resentment of failure? Was it the undeterrable... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Bruce Binder Photography

Like any person who’s ever driven into Haines Junction, the Kluane mountain range will take your breath away with its sheer beauty. Its residents live year-round in the small community that has had over 50 years of scientific research conducted in... Read more

Haines Junction

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukon Backcountry Skiing

Yukon Backcountry Skiing’s owner, Claude Vallier, introduces his two girls, Kiona and Heidi, to the world by making a movie of skiing the wild Yukon mountains. “I didn’t really want to make a movie, but after participating in other movies and TV... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2018-10-31, PHOTO: Gerry Whitley

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. Read more

Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: Alexander Weber

Things started off great when we immediately got off trail (we wouldn’t know this till days later). We attempted to follow some GPS tracks I plucked from the internet. This involved scaling a wet, lushly vegetated and slippery mountainside... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Henry Navarro

Landing in Whitehorse for the first time, Henry Navarro Delgado arrived in the Yukon knowing nothing about the place. Delgado wanted to remain as open-minded as possible when he settled into the coveted Junction Artist in Residence (JAR) Program... Read more

Haines Junction

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Shawn Pollard

I took these with a drone on a hike into the Samuel Glacier last weekend, this hike is off the Haines Road. Read more

Yukon See It Here

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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... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2018-05-16, PHOTO: Harry Kern

June is a special month in Kluane country ... The angry, muddy rivers of May have settled to their calm and clear spring moods. The vast aspen stands below the mixed pine and spruce have burst with their blanket of fresh green. The impossibly... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon College

The white-capped Mackenzie Mountains, which spill over the border between Yukon and the Northwest Territories, are surprisingly active… for a pile of rock. Each year, the mountains are growing a few millimetres taller. It may not sound like much... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

From "Don’s Descent," the small hill behind our house, one can look as far as Haines Junction. Mount Decoeli and Mount Archibald loom on the western horizon when skies are clear. In front of Decoeli, I can clearly make out Paint Mountain... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Alexander Weber

I sleep in the next morning and Dan and I take it slow. Ironically named, Sunshine Crack faces north and does not catch sun until late in the day. It is cold in the Bugaboos, despite it being late July. Our approach is easy however and we are at... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Alexander Weber

On my third day in the Bugs I team up with my friend Andrew, who is one of the late-comers. We wake up when our bodies decide to and have a leisurely morning. Our objective for the day is the West Ridge of Pigeon Spire - a very easy technical... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-02-01

Now in its 15th year, the Available Light Film Festival kicks off on Friday, Feb. 3 with a musical performance by John K. Samson and the Winter Wheat. The festival features over 40 events: film, media art, live performances and artist talks... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-11-09, Art: Aislinn Cornett

Aislinn Cornett is an art therapist, writer, artist and adventurer born in Whitehorse, Yukon. She currently lives, writes and doodles on the beach in Mexico. Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: Alexander Weber

This is part four of a four part series, chronicling Alex and Mandy’s attempted ascents at the Cirque of the Unclimbables. We left the pair as they were half-way up an intimidating spire-like peak called Lotus Flower Tower. They had just reached... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: Alexander Weber

This is part three of a four part series, chronicling Alex and Mandy’s attempted ascents at the Cirque of the Unclimbables. We left the pair as they were about to try to climb Easy Huey Spire, after seven days of waiting out the rain. It was a... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Willow Gamberg

The road that encircles Iceland, called Highway 1 or the Ring Road, offers access to many of the sights on the tourist track, called the Golden Circle. We explored the usual postcard sights; geysers, rift valleys, craggy ocean shores, and flat, ... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: Paul Rath

On Saturday May 14th, under sunny skies, hundreds of spectators celebrated the Grand Opening of the Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage Centre and Bald Eagle Preserve Visitor Centre, amidst some of the most spectacular scenery in Alaska. The cultural... Read more

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