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Issue: 2019-11-20, PHOTO: Hugh Copland

Just about every country in the world has caves. Every province and territory in Canada, including the Yukon, has some. Caves have provided shelter to humans and animals. Culturally, they can represent dark pits of mystery or storeholds of treasure. Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2019-11-06, PHOTO: Pixabay

Like most, I used to just take the butterfly for granted. Like most, I never gave it a thought other than that it was nice to see one. I lived in the more northern-central part of Ontario. Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2019-11-06, PHOTO: Pixabay

Different knives are for different purposes, so peeling potatoes is not as easy with a Leatherman as it is with a paring knife. If your budget allows it, I think a person who hunts and fishes needs three knives. Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2019-09-11, PHOTO: Lindsay Cornell

Adventure therapy is designed to enhance the support work done in the health, mental health, education, justice and related human service fields. Read more

Active & Outdoors Events

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Issue: 2019-09-04, PHOTO: Peter Heebink

Pets have always been an essential part of Peter Heebink’s life. Peter had been grieving his last dog, Oliver, and was not sure how he would replace his beloved companion. Read more

Pawsitive Tails

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Issue: 2019-08-14, PHOTO: Murray Martin

Red squirrels are a fascinating part of the outdoor life. They also can be an intentional nuisance to your pet dog. We often watch Red, the red squirrel that inhabits our backyard, as he torments Avalanche, our Siberian husky, daily. Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTO: Helen Booth

Virginia Labelle didn’t learn to dive in the Yukon, but that’s where she teaches others how to do it. Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2019-06-19, courtesy of Joelle Hache and Pat McKenna

The 53-kilometre Chilkoot Trail starts in Dyea, Alaska, at sea level and in full rain forest. Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2019-05-29, PHOTO: mvipond / everystockphoto.com

I was 12 years old in 1955 when my oldest brother, Robin, went away to university. As siblings in a close-knit family, we had shared many delightful (and less-than) hours around the dinner table. But the six-year difference in our ages meant we... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2019-04-17, PHOTO: Atticus Baker

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: 2019-04-03, PHOTO: Murray Martin

Hurlburt Enterprises is a well-known Yukon supplier of bug-killed firewood. I’ve been buying my woodstove firewood from them for years. Recently, Bob (like myself, an Ontario transplant) handed me a small package of 24 small cubes of fire starter... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2019-04-03, PHOTO: Pixabay

If you don’t make it fun, they won’t like it. Going out again will be unlikely. In that respect, it’s like summer fishing, only it’s cold as well as boring. Kids need to be entertained and that’s your job. They also do better if they have stuff to... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2019-03-20, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Springtime at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve is just one more thing to look forward to as the days get longer and the weather gets warmer. If getting up close and personal with wild animals in the great outdoors is your kind of thing, there are... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2019-03-13, PHOTO: Pixabay

From pleasure rides to bison hunts, snowmobiles have revolutionized backcountry travel in the winter. Sadly, too many people are not at all prepared for the possibility of the many life-threatening situations that can arise. Already this season... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2019-02-06, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

If there is anybody out there who recognizes what is in these pictures, please step forward. Recently, I found myself looking more intensively at lichens and mosses. As there are no blooming wildflowers in the midst of winter and as there happened... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: Pixabay

A lot of folks who are new to camping would rather use one of the new(er) camp stoves that will simmer or rage and that also have an electronic igniter, so you don’t even need a match to get it going. They run on cans of butane or propane, or... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Pixabay

If you have a big budget and a small appetite, freeze-dried meals will work to keep you healthy on the trail. I have always found the servings too small and I’d need two of them to fill me up. They are certainly convenient and super light to carry... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2018-11-21, PHOTO: Jim Bishop

December 1 is Global Fat Bike Day, a day to celebrate all things fat bike-related. But what exactly is fat biking and why get into it? I caught up with Jonah Clark, owner of Icycle sports, to find out about their celebration and why fat-biking is... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-11-14, Photo: Cameron Eckert

It’s snowy and cold outside, and most of the Yukon’s migratory birds, such as swans, pretty yellow warblers, ducks and shorebirds, have long fled the territory. There’s always a few species, however, that linger... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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How to survive and experience world-famous mountain biking trails on Montana Mountain in Carcross. Read more

Yukon Active

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