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Walks, Hikes & Runs

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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... more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2018-09-12, PHOTO: Lauren Humble

Fall is upon us. When I leave the house in the mornings now, the sun has yet to awaken. It feels too early in the season to see my breath, but here we are. Winter whispering at us does come with some pretty wicked benefits, though: the air is... more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Cheri-Lee Walters

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! more

Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Jenny Trapnell

In a city renowned for its trails, Whitehorse has several informal walking groups to help us connect socially – and stay fit mentally and physically – all year-round. Most Sundays and sometimes Wednesdays, Peter Long and his partner, Wynne Krangle... more

Yukon Active

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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: 2017-08-02, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Finding the entrance to Orchid Acres can be a little confusing for newcomers to West Dawson and Sunnydale. Someone will tell you it’s on the road to the Dawson City Golf Course, and that’s true, but the signs indicating that road are a little... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: Blausen.com staff. Medical gallery of Blausen Medical 2014

May is Cystic Fibrosis (CF) month. A drive through Watson Lake will give you an idea of just how important this month is to our town. Numerous businesses join in “painting the town purple” by decorating windows and doors in purple, the official CF... more

Watson Lake

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

Whitehorse resident Dianne Homan knows people make the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage for many reasons. So on March 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., she and the Yukon chapter of the Company of Canadian Pilgrims are hosting an informal presentation... more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Alexander Weber

On my third day in the Bugs I team up with my friend Andrew, who is one of the late-comers. We wake up when our bodies decide to and have a leisurely morning. Our objective for the day is the West Ridge of Pigeon Spire - a very easy technical... more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Alexander Weber

I sleep in the next morning and Dan and I take it slow. Ironically named, Sunshine Crack faces north and does not catch sun until late in the day. It is cold in the Bugaboos, despite it being late July. Our approach is easy however and we are at... more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Alexander Weber

We begin the next day by eating cereal with rehydrated milk powder, gathering our things and setting out. The hike and scramble to the base of the climb involves navigating past several glacier pools, ascending a snow ramp in crampons, and... more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Tess Casher

You know the drill. There’s a beautiful, warm, cozy and glowing fire in your living room. Sweat pants are on. A nice dinner’s been eaten. It would be so easy; it would be so great, just to lie on your couch and go to sleep. But, there’s one... more

Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Alexander Weber

I have a terrible feeling about this. I am mentally preparing for the worst: tent bound by rain, wind, hail and all manners of terrible weather - for days on end. My hopes have been dashed before; it will not happen again. We are heading into a... more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

Whitehorse resident Peter Long is an avid walker. He has explored many trails in and around Whitehorse. He believes he has found a city trail which could become an exciting historic walk. Today at Miles Canyon, just above the parking lot on... more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-10-19, PHOTO: by Selene Vakharia

For most of our Canadian lives, we are told that lasting bone strength is a glass or two of milk away. This is reflected heavily in the Canada’s Food Guide, which acts as a foundation piece for nutrition and wellness in doctors’ offices, ... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Bhaktimarga Swami

“I have always had a fascination with the North.” I am on the phone with Bhaktimarga Swami, a 63-year-old monk in Toronto. We are talking about the visit to Whitehorse he has planned for late September. Better known as The Walking Monk, at 63 he... more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: George Maratos

If there's a competitive foot race nearby, or a fun run for charity, Tom Ullyett will almost certainly be there. The 58-year-old deputy minister of Justice has been an avid runner since his teen years, with at least 40 half-marathons under his... more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Dan Davidson

For many years there has been an annual event known as the Mayo Marathon and runners for Dawson City have been pleased to participate in it. This year, for a change, there is a Yukon Energy Dempster to Dawson (or D2DC) Solstice Race, which will... more

Dawson City

Walking

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Walking is still one of the most enjoyable and inexpensive ways to maintain a modicum of fitness. A favourite excuse is being too busy, but if you look at your schedule there are always some real time-wasters in it and that time can be used for more

, Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-01-21, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

WHEN I MENTION MY GYM IT DOESN’T HAVE A BASKETBALL RIM. MY GYM IS THE GREAT OUTDOORS I SHARE IT WITH ANIMALS ON ALL FOURS. more

Old Crow