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Outside (of the Yukon)

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: courtesy of Sherri Green

If I were to go to Germany, where would I go? There are so many possibilities. I usually have trouble deciding what to order off of a restaurant menu! I asked some friends and they helped me narrow down the possibilities. Their suggestion? Tour... more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Freehand Books

In 2010, nine-year-old Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and his family moved from Iraq to Syria. Their home had become politically unstable, and the threats of violence were turning into reality – but Syria was supposed to be safe... more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Claude Vallier

The Yukon is a pretty incredible place, but with so much wide, empty wilderness, few people and limited technology capacity in backcountry areas, it’s important to remember to prepare, plan and train before you venture out there... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

The 2018 Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) features a strong Indigenous presence in this year’s films – and in the audience, with more than 40 guests attending from Outside. The weeklong event is put together by the Yukon Film Society and will... more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Dianne Homan

It's a walk, it's a pilgrimage. It's called “the camino” and it has the power to make people feel called to do it, the power to make people talk about it, the power to draw people back to do it again. The Camino de Santiago is an ancient... more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Alexander Mark Weber

The Nā Pali Coast’s Kalalau Trail is a stunning 18-kilometre there-and-back hike on the north coast of Kauai, Hawaii. Often topping Greatest-Hikes-in-the-World lists, along with Most-Dangerous-Hikes-in-the-World, it promises a rugged trek along... more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Ben Barrett-Forrest

Many of us daydream about packing everything into a van and hitting the road at one time or another. For one Yukoner, 25-year-old Ben Barrett-Forrest, this is a dream come true, and it's happening at this very moment... more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Elke Reinauer

It's 15 minutes before our performance starts and one of my actors has a meltdown. “No, I am not gonna play,” he says avoiding eye contact. Philo is 12 years old and usually confident. I would never have expected that from him. It’s Valentine’s... more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Elke Reinauer

I am sitting in the Lemon Tree Restaurant in Windhoek, Namibia, waiting for my fellow writers to show up. It is raining, and everybody is happy about that. Rain is a gift in Namibia; it is such a dry country and it rarely rains... more

Travel Outside

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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: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Trees that naturally grow in and around Whitehorse There are only three families of trees represented in the southwest Yukon. Sounds easy enough? It isn't, so don’t feel bad if you can’t see the trees for the forest. more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Cameron Eckert

A happy melodic song rings along the Yukon River below the dam, and you imagine it’s a pretty little bird singing in a tree. But it’s 10 below. Then you notice a small chubby bird, coloured like slate, sitting on boulders near the rushing water... more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Wildland Fire Management

On July 2, 1998, as Canada Day weekend celebrations carried out across the Yukon, a wildfire ignited. It was one of the largest and most expensive wildfires in the history of the territory. It was preventable and began after a campfire was not... more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Roger Jackson

Nine ladies in a voyageur canoe whose ages range from 23 to 62; 715 kilometres; paddling for Yukon Cancer Care Fund. Stix Together is a team of Whitehorse women participating in the 18th Annual Yukon River Quest. The race begins with a mass start... more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Wildland Fire Management

Mike Sparks has been managing wildfire for more than 35 years. Beginning as a teenager in Alberta and then moving north, he is now the Manager of Wildfire Operations for the Yukon Wildland Fire Management(WFM) program. “We are a small organization... more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Kim Melton

I've put a lot of miles under me this spring between Victoria, B.C. and the Klondike Valley, and had thought I would be riding the green wave north. It is true that there were more leaves out on the Gulf Islands than there were when I arrived at... more

Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: Scott Cameron

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. more

Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2015-05-14 PHOTO: Nicole Fradette

It’s been ten years and three months since we moved to this street. The neighbors are friendly. It’s quiet and neat. The bus and the mail come right to our door. We’ve updated the paint and we’ve reclaimed the floor. more

Literature

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: kozzi.com

Both hiking and walking use feet for propulsion. A walk is often more leisurely, unless it’s your mode of exercise, and it’s done without a load. A walk is usually undertaken close to home, it doesn’t usually cover too much distance, and it usually.. more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: courtesy of Jennifer Trapnell

Yukon birds, and its birding community, have lost a true friend. When he died last month, at 74, Helmut Grünberg had spent over 40 years promoting the enjoyment, study, and conservation of Yukon's bird life. He found his way to Whitehorse in ... more

Yukon People