Yukon Riverside Arts Festival


Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The Yukon’s Discovery Day Holiday is one of those things that it’s kind of hard to pin down. While it was originally fixed to be the third Monday in August when it was established back in 1911, these days it is more likely to be the Monday closest... more

Aug. 16, 2017 midnight Dawson City


Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: James Healey

It’s not too often that you get to walk up to an artist in creative process and say, “Excuse me, what are you working on?” The Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, which takes place from August 17th to 20th in Dawson City as part of the Discovery Days... more

Aug. 09, 2017 midnight Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Priska Wettstein’s love affair with photography began in 2008 when husband Paul presented her with a camera. “I don’t know why he did that,” she says, “but ever since then, I’m just hooked. So whenever I go for a walk, or drive out of town, or... more

Aug. 11, 2016 midnight Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-09-03 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Each year during the Riverside Arts Festival, the ODD Gallery sponsors a paired set of exhibitions called The Natural and the Manufactured, each dealing with some way in which people and their plans have had an impact on the environment around them. more

Sep. 03, 2015 midnight Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-08-06 PHOTO: by courtesy of Klondike Institute of Art & Culture

The fourth edition of the Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Symposium, part of the annual Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, is taking a walk on the wild side. This year, the symposium’s popular Dawson Daily News Postcard Story Competition will... more

Aug. 06, 2015 midnight Dawson City

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September 4, 2014

The territory celebrates its birthday on June 13, but for Dawson it’s August 16, the day in 1896 that someone — either George Carmack, Skookum Jim or Tagish Charlie — found gold on what was then called Rabbit Creek, but has been known ever since as B more

Sep. 04, 2014 midnight Dawson City

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August 14, 2014

This August, Dawson City celebrates one of its last summer events. From August 14 to 17, Discovery Days, the Riverside Arts Festival, and the Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Symposium aim to keep people of all ages and tastes busy and entertain more

Aug. 14, 2014 midnight Dawson City

Bear Creek Compound is owned by Parks Canada now, but it was once the thriving centre of operations for the Yukon Consolidated Gold Corporation (YCGC), and it's safe to say that Dawson would not have survived as long as it has if YCGC had not been... more

Sep. 05, 2013 midnight Dawson City

The festival season isn't over yet in Dawson City. From August 15-18, the 13th Annual Yukon Riverside Arts Festival will take place at various venues around town. The Festival features workshops, live music, guest lectures, artist talks, exhibitions more

Aug. 08, 2013 midnight

You could expect a 10-years lifespan from mining projects, and Hakonson is well aware that placer miners have been roaming the creeks since 1898 and show no signs of stopping, but the short life of Viceroy's Brewery Creek Mine... more

Apr. 25, 2013 midnight Dawson City

Over the course of the Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, August 18 and 19, CFYT 106.9 in Dawson City broadcast its first remote live radio programming. There was a series of three remote shows: a drawing game on Saturday afternoon from the tents on Fro more

Aug. 30, 2012 midnight Yukon Arts

The Dawson Daily News building shut down as an operating business in 1954, a casualty of Dawson losing its Yukon capital status to Whitehorse. more

Aug. 16, 2012 midnight Dawson City

Welcome to another peek at my corner of the Klondike. Apparently this little column is getting a bit of notice, since my absence last issue has already had a couple of people asking me if I'd stopped writing it. more

Oct. 28, 2010 midnight Dawson City

In its 10th year, the Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, has made a few changes intended to give people more to do, as opposed to just looking and buying. more

Aug. 12, 2010 midnight Dawson City

Throughout history, rivers have been associated with life. It seems appropriate, then, that those who create would celebrate alongside the Yukon River. The Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, in Dawson City, is going into its ninth year ... more

Aug. 06, 2009 midnight Yukon Music

It's spring. For Cori Giacomazzi, that means busy. I had the chance to visit this Canadian garment artist in March at her home in Skagway. I had seen her work at the Yukon Riverside Arts Festival in Dawson City. more

May 02, 2008 midnight Yukon Arts