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Takhini Hotsprings

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Issue: 2019-07-03, PHOTO: Hugh Copland

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2018-10-10, PHOTO: Jake Paleczny

It was a record-breaking summer at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, with 4,899 visitors coming through the gates this past August. Compare that with 3,200 visitors in the entire first year of operation in 2004–05, and you get an idea of how the... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

Doomsday

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Grandpa, if a giant asteroid was on target to collide with Earth and everyone knew the exact day and time of the explosion to blow up the planet, where would you want to go camping for the last night? Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: Daniel Brousseau (RASC)

At the end of October, the Takhini Hot Springs, a short 30-minute drive north of downtown Whitehorse, will be turned into a hub for astronomy lovers. The Yukon Astronomical Society (YAS) will be hosting its first annual Star Party from October 20... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

The week began with my English friend finally making it with her CanaDream Camper – a one-month, one-woman journey from Calgary to Whitehorse. For the special occasion , to celebrate her arrival, we decided to head to Takhini Hot Springs; my first... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

While others hunker down against winter’s wrath, the local literary scene is hotter than ever. The winter Writers’ Roundtable organized by the Friends of the Whitehorse Library (FOWL) provides a thorough overview of events for the coming season... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: Anthony Gucciardo

Space, science and sci-fi is one of the strongest current trends in popular media, from the rebooted version of Carl Sagan's Cosmos and the new Star Trek movies to galaxy-print everything, and the I F***ing Love Science Facebook page. Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Josh O’Brien

Stargazing has long been part of the human psyche. For thousands of years, we – and our ancestors before us – have turned our eyes upward and wondered. With myths and legends, we have explained the sky’s magic with demons, heroes, gods and... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Kirsten Pattimore

The father of my daughter’s and I started taking our daughters for Dempster Highway camping adventures around 1991, and the magic and fun times of those trips stayed with them, helping them to become independent and adventurous souls. Here is an... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-03-24, Photo: Nellie Dale

Well, that is not a 2016 clue, but one from a past Egg-stravaganza event at Yukon Wildlife Preserve. Lindsay Caskenette, Manager of Visitor Services, is busy getting ready for the 2016 Egg-stravaganza event, scheduled for Easter Monday, March 28, ... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2015-02-12 PHOTO: Chris Grishler

“Ice climbing is a cold, miserable activity to do; these days technology makes it more comfortable, but still, you’re climbing up a frozen piece of water.” Chris Grishler is doing everything he can to make ice-climbing appeal to the masses Read more

Yukon Winter

Something new was added to the Takhini Hot Springs Road neighbourhood, where I live, last fall. We now have a Little Free Library at Bean North Café. Little Free Libraries allow you to take a book and return a different book, or the same one... Read more

Literature

Whether it's finding a way to get the kids out of the house when it's -20°C, or letting tightened shoulders drop down from ear-level, the outdoor pools at the Takhini Hot Springs offer comfort even in the frigid temperatures of winter. Read more

Yukon Winter

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Bison and foxes and sheep. Oh my! The Yukon Wildlife Preserve on the Takhini Hot Springs Road offers all of these and more—and it's recently added a series of track-set ski trails to give visitors a new way to get up close and personal with the... Read more

Yukon Winter

wine-tasting

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Over the last several weeks, I have been giving a significant amount of thought to wine tastings, and wanted to speak about them in more detail. Before I proceed further, I should provide the disclaimer that I am the president of the Rotary Club... Read more

Beverages

There are legends – those men and women who left their mark on the Klondike ... Read more

Yukon Winter