off the grid

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

Living across the Yukon River from Dawson City in the communities of West Dawson or Sunnydale has its perks. You’re near town, but not in town. A 35-minute walk or 10-minute ferry ride is all it takes to partake of the amenities of town living, ... Read more

Dawson City


July 31, 2014

My first friend in Whitehorse is an older man I meet in the automotive section of Canadian Tire the day I arrive. Read more

Yukon Outside

A day in the life at Uncle Berwyn's Birch Syrup camp, and an ode to spring. Read more

Wild Harvest

Have you been kept awake at night by the threat of a zombie apocalypse? The interesting question isn't what will happen to the world, but how will the Yukon fare? Read more


Living off the grid and without water has its challenges, but chopping wood and carrying water beats going to the gym. On this day we were out of water and had to drive to Carcross to fill up the blue water jugs. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

Off-the-gridders belong to the robust breed that turns their backs on the conventional services we are all accustomed to, which include running water, on-demand hot water, limitless electricity, indoor plumbing, dishwashers and mechanical laundry. Read more

Yukon Communities