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2015 Yukon Quest Start Photos

This year the world’s toughest sled dog race start returned to Whitehorse. Visitors and residents braved the cold and came out in large numbers. It was a beautiful sunny day, with little wind the cold was bearable (-30˚C) provided you dressed for it. Here are some photos of the action.

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2016 Guides Have Arrived!!

  Have you seen the 2016 guides? These updated guides are full of information, maps and local business listings. Pick one up for free today! Request Guides

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A foggy day in Whitehorse

The Yukon River, Jan 6, 2015. Photo by Christa Galloway. This afternoon the snow was falling as the fog was rising at the Yukon River in Whitehorse this afternoon. This photo was taken from the Riverfront trail in -30C. The Riverfront Trail, Jan 6, 2015. Photo by Christa Galloway.

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Air North Flights Schedule from Ottawa to Whitehorse Announced

Getting to the Yukon just got a little easier. Air North, Yukon’s Airline,  announced its 2014 travel schedule for flights from Ottawa connecting through Yellowknife to Whitehorse, Yukon. Air North previously announced the new service this November. The flights are between Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Ottawa on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays starting Feb. 6. On Sundays, the […]

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Burning Away the Winter Blues

   

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Christmas Day Timelapse

Christmas Day is one of the shortest days in the Yukon. With just over five and a half hours of daylight in Whitehorse, the sun never rises far above the mountains. This timelapse video was taken just off the South Klondike Highway on Christmas Day from 10:30am until 5pm.

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Freedom has never felt so good

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Unmatched beauty lies in the snow-kissed mountains, glacial lakes, fjords, rivers, valleys, and lush forests of Alaska. Visiting this majestic wilderness isn’t a question—but how you want to explore it may be a slightly tougher decision. With multiple trip options, you can make your Alaskan journey your own and ensure you return home with unique […]

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Grey Mountain Road Hike

Hikers enjoy the view from Grey Mountain Road (about 11 kilometres up the road) on Boxing Day, 2014. Photo by Christa Galloway. You’ve got to love a city where you can drive 12 km from downtown and be walking on a mountain side with breathtaking views. Although driving parts of Grey Mountain Road can be a bit daunting […]

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Hot off the press

The 2015 Faro Guide has arrived! It includes a town map, attractions, services and more. Pick up your free guide and find out more about this hidden gem in the Yukon.

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How to travel Alaska’s coast and interior in one trip

Did you know you can travel Alaska by both land and sea in one tour?   The Klondike Fever Tour offered by Alaska Travel Adventures combines an RV trip and a cruise. By land,  journey from Anchorage to Skagway in an RV, exploring Denali and Fairbanks on the way. Then board your cruise ship in […]

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Hugh Neff wins the 2016 Yukon Quest

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Neff crossed the finish line of the 1600 km race at 2:30pm yesterday. This was the second win for the veteran musher from Tok, Alaska. His first win was in 2012. Yukon Quest is a 1,000 mile international sled dog race held every year. This year mushers raced from Fairbanks, Alaska to Whitehorse, Yukon. Brent Sass came in second […]

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Liard River Hotsprings Provincial Park is beautiful in the winter

Liard Hotsprings is a popular year-round stop for travellers on the Alaska Highway, but in the winter the experience can be surreal. The surrounding flora is enveloped in a white layer of ice and snow from the steam rising off the pools. Although Liard is open year round there are few visitors in winter and you could have the hotsprings […]

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Limitless Las Vegas

Get to the entertainment capital of the world hassle free! Air North is offering a direct charter flight from Whitehorse to Las Vegas. With their schedule you’ll be able to spend more time enjoying Vegas and less time in airports. With flights that arrive before noon on Thursdays and leave late Sunday you’ll be able […]

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Northern Lights Viewing at Sundog Retreat

Spotlight on Yukon Photo by Phil Hart If you’ve ever seen the swirling, glowing swaths of green and magenta rippling across the sky, you know the northern lights (or aurora borealis) are one of nature’s most amazing phenomena. And if you want to see the northern lights, Yukon is one of the best places to do so. […]

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Open Mic Night at Gold Pan Saloon

Foot stomping, hip-style flute music and facing fears were all part of the performances at Open Mic Night at Gold Pan Saloon last night.      

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Our new quadcopter drone

Our new Inspire 1 quadcopter drone (named TK-471 after arguably the most famous stormtrooper) can record crystal clear 4K or 1080p video. The 3-axis gimbal which holds the camera gives smooth, stable footage while giving the camera that ability to turn 360 degrees. The GPS keep the drone steady, even in winds, without touching the […]

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RV Alaska: a brand new travel guide, hot off the press

Our brand new guide, RV Alaska, has just been printed and it’s on the way to locations in the U.S. and Canada along the main routes leading to the Yukon and Alaska, along with our 2015 edition of RV Yukon. If you are thinking about going RVing in Alaska, RV Alaska has a wealth of valuable information, everything from […]

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RVing in Alaska: The ultimate road trip

If you have ever wanted to experience the wilderness of Alaska without the restrictions of a scheduled tour, an RV trip might be perfect for you. Alaska has spectacular sights along its highways, including endless mountains, colorful glaciers and fresh or salt waterways. Explore at your own pace, spend time doing the things you want […]

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Season of Swans

Photo by Christa Galloway

Spring comes to the Yukon with longer days, warmer weather, blue skies and melting snow. After a long winter, signs of spring are welcomed. One of the most anticipated portents of spring is the arrival of swans. Swans, as well as other waterbirds, arrive in the Yukon in April each year. M’Clintock Bay on Marsh […]

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Tanya Tagaq performs at the Yukon Arts Centre

 Photo by Christa Galloway “It’s gonna get weird,” warned throat singer Tanya Tagaq last evening at the Yukon Arts Centre just before she started her performance of Nanook of the North with violinist Jesse Zubot and drummer Jean Martin. The audience remained rapt for the next 79 minutes as the trio delivered a visceral soundtrack […]

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The new Inuvik guide is here!

Check out this year’s Inuvik guide for a new fold-out map, highway information. events calendar, articles and listings for local businesses.

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Tour the Inside Passage, the Yukon and Alaska in this 12 day trip

Last Minute Travel Special July 1 and July 8, 2015 departure!      $7000 value for only $1500 per person! More than 55% off! Plus a Suite Upgrade too! 12 Days, 11 Nights! Call 1-800-323-5757 to reserve it now! Cruise the scenic Inside Passage including Tracy Arm and Twin Sawyer Glaciers—then tour the famous Alaska Highway, […]

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Volunteer Opportunities

Gain valuable experience, take part in exciting events, meet new people, and make a difference in your community. Volunteering can take you to surprising places and opportunities, so volunteer today and make a difference! Current Whitehorse Volunteer Opportunities 2015 Skookum Jim Folklore Show is looking for Volunteers Volunteer PR/Volunteer Marketing Writer United Way Yukon is […]

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Work Opportunities

The Yukon has a wide range of work opportunities available. Current Whitehorse Work Opportunities: Human Resources and Travel Coordinator #1058 at Capstone Mining Corp. in Minto Mine After School Sport Program Assistant at Skookum Jim Friendship Centre

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Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous 2015

Saturday Feb 21, 2015           Friday Feb 20, 2015 – We lucked out with some fantastic weather for the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous this year. Here are a few photos from this afternoon.    

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Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Video Feature

Here’s a highlight feature of the 2014 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. It’s an annual winter festival Yukoners and visitors look forward to.  

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Yukon’s new Southern Lakes guides

Check out our new and improved Southern Lakes guide. Inside you’ll find useful maps of the southern lakes region as well as maps of Atlin, Carcross and Teslin. There is also a handy guide to southern lakes flora, a mile-by-mile guide to the South Klondike Highway as well as information about the Alaska Highway, the Klondike Highway, […]

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