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Yukon River

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

This month, Yukon Pride: 24 Hours of Gaylight is happening for the sixth year in a row—and it just gets bigger every year. With more people involved and more events happening, 2018’s edition of 24 Hours of Gaylight is a hotly anticipated weekend... more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Jenny Trapnell

The world’s longest annual paddling race is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with the largest slate of international teams and racers ever. Up to 277 racers on 125 teams are expected to start the race at Rotary Peace Park at noon on... more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada

The Yukon River holds many roles—the namesake of a territory, the history of peoples for thousands of years and home to the world’s longest salmon run. Salmon: a global commodity that, like so many others, has become a supermarket convenience... more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The first rule is that it has to be fun or it will fail. Yukon has a long-running pothole lake fish stocking program. There are 18 of these lakes and six or seven of them are in or near Whitehorse. Others are within a 2-hour drive. These lakes are... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Hugh Copland

Quartz is everywhere; it is the second most common mineral making up the Earth’s crust, just behind feldspar. Quartz is composed of the two elements silicon and oxygen. It has many different forms.Single quartz crystals can be over two metres long... more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The ice pool tripod is in the river, anchored by a cable to the boxed clock on the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre, ready for when the ice moves during breakup some time in late April or early May. A statistical prediction created by local engineer... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-04-04, PHOTO: Marc and Mar Rodriguez

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: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: courtesy of SUP Yukon

Sixteen teams competed in the inaugural Yukon River Quest (YRQ) 20 years ago – that’s a fraction of the numbers anticipated by race organizers in 2018. In the two decades since that first race, the YRQ’s reputation has grown to the point where the... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Lene Nielsen

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: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: Cameron Eckert

Fall migration is over, but you can still see some pretty cool birds around if you know where to look. One popular birding area is along the Yukon River near the Rotary Centennial Bridge. The open water here attracts a wide array of species, and... more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Melissa Arkwell

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: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Harry Kern

At this year’s Yukon River Quest, stand up paddleboarders will be competing for prize money for the first time. The 2016 race introduced the stand up paddleboard category as an experiment. “Stand up paddleboards are hugely popular now and we had... more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Marten Berkman

The first days in the creation of the play Map of the Land, Map of the Stars took place in the summer of 2015 along the banks of the Yukon River. A group of artists gathered with stories, images, objects, and songs – items that they were drawn to... more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Given the odd behavior of the Yukon River this year, it’s not at all certain just how and when spring breakup will occur, but however it happens, the ladies of the IODE have it covered. What were some very wide open leads in the river prevented... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

It’s been a truly odd winter here in the Klondike. On the one hand it’s been colder, and colder for longer stretches than it has been for several years. Mostly, it hasn’t been really cold, which begins below, say, minus 35, and carries on down... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-12-21, Photo: Christian Kuntz

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: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: Ingrid Wilcox

It is winter in the Yukon, why would anyone even be thinking of paddling? If you are a breast cancer survivor, and would like an experience of a lifetime, in company of other breast cancer survivors, plus the chance to prove to yourself that you... more

Yukon Active

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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: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

Living across the Yukon River from Dawson City in the communities of West Dawson or Sunnydale has its perks. You’re near town, but not in town. A 35-minute walk or 10-minute ferry ride is all it takes to partake of the amenities of town living, ... more

Dawson City

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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