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Top of the World Highway

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: courtesy of the Government of Yukon

The Top of the World Highway is neither on top of the world nor is it a highway, but is certainly one of the most memorable drives in both Alaska and the Yukon. Technically, it runs 127 kilometres from Jack Wade Junction in Alaska, which is the... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The 25th annual Trek Over the Top snowmobile race will arrive in Dawson City on March 8 and return to its starting point in Tok, Alaska, on March 11. The event has been organized on the Dawson end by the Klondike Visitors Association (KVA) for the... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Summer, with its long daylight hours, is a great time to travel around the Yukon. We started our travels the summer after we arrived, trading up from a VW Beetle to a Ford 150, and loading a second hand 8 ½ foot camper on the back. Over the next... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-03-24, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Anna Claxton and the rest of the Percy DeWolfe Race Committee were hugely relieved to be able to announce that the “really hard working, amazing, dedicated trail crew” had managed to push a trail through a total of about five miles of jumble ice, ... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Aside from the Yukon Quest, the Yukon Arctic Ultra, and a few curling and hockey events, February was a quiet month. The same cannot be said for March, which begins to crowd the calendar with weekly highlights. Read more

Dawson City

The 21st running of the Trek Over the Top snowmobile run from Tok, Alaska, to Dawson City and back will take place from March 6 to 9. It's a 200-mile (382 km) trip each way, over the spectacular scenery provided by the Top of the World Highway. Read more

Dawson City

Sebastien Weisser considers himself a fortunate man. When his snowmobile broke down in a remote location on the Top of the World highway near Dawson City, he wasn't worried. "I knew someone would come and get me," he says. Read more

Making A Difference!

As we get closer to the time when Dawson sees an influx of summer workers, I thought I would take this week to reflect on the glory that was Tent City. To begin with, there has been a summer housing crunch in Dawson from at least the 1970s on. Read more

Dawson City

Guy Couture didn't realize he was about to become a hero. He was simply helping his friends offer a local dog musher an extraordinary birthday gift – a ride with the longest dog team in Dawson! He was simply helping his friends offer a local dog m Read more

Active & Outdoors Events

So the Outhouse Race is over and the last ball tournament of the season has played its final innings. Later today the Goldrush Campground, whose owners kindly allow me.... Read more

Dawson City