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St. Elias Convention Centre

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Issue: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Comedy Festival

Ricard Eden makes no apology for putting the focus of the Yukon Comedy Festival on the performers as much as on the audience. “We obviously want to bring up talent that residents are going to want to see and we want to make our ticket price... Read more

Humour

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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: 2018-10-03, 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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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Jessica Hickman

Three years of collaborating, interviewing and gathering has culminated in one powerful play that shares both beautiful, heartfelt reflections and the harsh realities of northern living. Busted Up: A Yukon Story presents the colourful and eclectic... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: by courtesy of Olivier de Colombel

If you go by way of Laos and the U.S. East Coast, the journey from France to Yukon is anything but a straight line. But a brief reunion of two lifelong friends in Paris two summers ago proves you can get from there to here. During a 2015 bike tour... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: Ryan MacDonald

Canadian music duo Katelyn Clark and Julie Ryning have been creating ethereal, medieval sounds for the past eight years. They are known as musica fantasia. On Sept. 23 and 24 they perform in Haines Junction Whitehorse. Clark and Ryning started... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Ray Marnoch

In the pines, in the pines, the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival will take place June 10, 11, and 12. It is held annually at the St. Elias Convention Centre and St. Christopher’s Log Church in beautiful Haines Junction, Yukon. The mostly... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-01-21, PHOTO: Courtesy of JAM

Haines Junction may never be the same again following the Beatles tribute shows being planned by Junction Arts and Music (JAM). JAM is hosting Britain’s Finest, a Beatles tribute band, for two rousing concerts in Haines Junction on Jan. 22 and 23... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: Steve Mynett

James Danderfer didn't intend to be a clarinet player. In Grade 6 he selected the drums as his preferred musical vehicle, but the band director overruled him. "He looked at my choice, then he asked to look at my hands, and then he asked to look ... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: by courtesy of Flatt Lonesome

June 12, the Yukon’s annual bluegrass bash is heading back to Kluane Country, where it all began. After a three-year sojourn in Whitehorse, the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival will celebrate its 12th anniversary next week in what artistic... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-04-09 PHOTO: Silke Gade

When Dieter Gade worked for a big TV station in Germany, he had no inkling he would one day manage a radio station in a semi-remote corner of Canada’s Yukon. Gade and his wife, Silke, were both engineers in their home country. Read more

Haines Junction

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Issue: 2015-03-26 PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

When Majdi Bou-Matar emigrated from Lebanon to Canada, he soon realized how difficult it was for "brown people accents" to find work in professional theatre here. "I was at a crossroads. Either I give up my professional practice and do ... Read more

Theatre - Dance

The last two times Eliana Cuevas visited the Yukon, audiences were huge. She liked the big rooms of the Yukon Storytelling Festival in 2003 and the Yukon Arts Centre in 2006 because she feels the energy from the audience. Read more

Yukon Music

Giller Prize winner Elizabeth Hay is among five authors taking part in this year's Yukon Writers' Festival which starts April 30. The five writers will be reading their work at public events in Whitehorse and Haines Junction.... Read more

Literature