This Canada Day, Yukoners will celebrate in communities across the territory with traditional activities. In Mayo, the day’s festivities coincide with the Mayo Arts Festival where local artists, craftspeople and musicians share their talents and creations with others. In Watson Lake, they’ll celebrate Canada Day with festivities at the Lucky Lake Park and water slide, which features the only outdoor water slide North of 60. In Dawson City, participants can take in the annual parade, barbecue and carnival.

The afternoon at Shipyards Park will feature music, performances and activities throughout the afternoon. Events include the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous’ Prince and Princess contest. Children aged four to 12 compete in five events to be named the Rendezvous Prince and Princess. They will then be featured as part of the 2020 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Royal Family. 

Most Yukon communities organize a Canada Day parade, but several put their own spin on the traditional festivity. Dawson City dusts off a historic fire engine for an event that features the Gertie’s performers. Haines Junction makes their parade a highway affair and gets onto the Alaska Highway as it cuts through town near the St. Elias Convention Centre. 

Wherever you are there are sure to be festivities to help you celebrate July 1 with your community. For additional information, check with local communities.