June 27, 2014 - July 03, 2014
The Adäka Cultural Festival was launched in July 2011, with a mission to develop and deliver a world-class, iconic festival that showcases, celebrates, and fosters the development of Yukon’s diverse and distinctive First Nations arts and culture.
Adäka means “coming into the light” in the Southern Tutchone language. The Festival is committed to shining a light on the creative spirit of Yukon First Nations people, helping to preserve and revitalize our arts and culture, while inspiring artists and youth to take pride in their heritage and communities.
Each year the Festival hosts over 150 artists and features a vibrant schedule of traditional and contemporary performances, artist demonstrations, an art market and gallery, workshops, cultural presentations, films, community feast, and more!
Come down to Arts Underground to shop and browse through the galleries featuring artwork and crafts from Yukon Art Society members. Arts Underground has three gallery spaces, the Focus Gallery and Edge Gallery feature artwork from Yukon artists and the exhibits change monthly. The third gallery is the Hougen Heritage Gallery featuring historical exhibits displayed in partnership with Friends of Yukon Archives and MacBride Museum. Be sure to check out our Gallery Shop filled with Yukon art and crafts. Arts Underground also has fully stocked art supply store, if you feel an urge to create!
Our day and multi-day trips are a perfect combination of adventure and local culture. Daily nature walks, city cycle tours and three to five day experiences are all available to ensure you have a memorable Yukon vacation!
The Canada Games Centre, built as a host venue for the 2007 Canada Winter Games, is a multi-purpose venue located in the heart of Yukon’s capital city, Whitehorse. Minutes from Whitehorse hotels, the Centre is the largest venue of it’s kind in Northern Canada and one of few in Western Canada.
With two arenas, a flexihall, a fieldhouse, aquatic centre, fitness centre, indoor running track and flexible event space, the Canada Games Centre really does offer it all. From Aquafit to Zumba….the Canada Games Centre has spontaneous use drop-in activities for all ages, dawn till dusk at affordable rates!
Amenities include: ATCO Ice, Child Play Area, Coca-Cola Fieldhouse, Family Literacy Centre, Flexihall (sprung hardwood floor), Indoor Fitness Track, Leisure Ice, Meeting Rooms, Northwestel Arena, Physio Plus, Subway® Food Services, Wellness Centre, Wellness Studio, Whitehorse Lions Aquatic Centre, Booster Juice®
Located at Mile 919 Alaska Highway — two kilometres north of Two Mile Hill along the Alaska Highway (between Kopper King and Raven’s Ridge). Accessible via public transit.
The Copperbelt Railway and Mining Museum is an interpretive learning experience focusing on Whitehorse and Yukon mining and rail history. Whether it’s a ride through the northern boreal forests you crave, a place to take your family for fun and adventure, or a fascinating history lesson on northern mining, rail and life, visiting our museum, picnic pavilion, playground and beloved train ride on the “Loki” is a must for you, your friends and your family.
Family Entertainment nightly except Monday at 8:30pm. Comedy, music, magic, dancing, juggling and Robert Service brought to life on stage. For 43 years this show has entertained over 1.5 million customers to rave reviews.
MacBride Museum of Yukon History is a vibrant, interactive museum that covers more than half a city block. Exhibits feature the history of the Yukon with a focus on our capital city – Whitehorse, northern animals, First Nation beadwork and tools, transportation history, the real Sam McGee’s cabin and more. We also present special exhibits that reflect our local community.
Opened in 1952, MacBride is the Yukon’s first museum with an interesting wide-ranging collection of artifacts, photographs and documents. We welcome researchers to use our archive.
Visit our gift shop for unique Yukon treasures and books, or buy online through www.macbridemuseum.com and have the items delivered to your door.
MacBride is open all year round with special programs and events throughout the year. During the summer, we offer daily programs and give our visitors the chance to try one of Yukon’s oldest professions … gold panning.
From WildPlay's ZOOM Zip Lines, over 1km long, and Monkido Aerial Adventures, with 48 suspended obstacles, to Mt. Sima's Panoramic Chairlift tours and downhill biking. Experience summer at Mt. Sima.
"The magic of the northern lights, the vast wilderness, the mountains, the wildlife, the campfires and the people we met… It changed our lives forever.” This is what we do best: We help you to go off the beaten path and make unforgettable memories.
Nature Tours of Yukon offers all inclusive ‐no hassle‐ packages (guided or self‐guided) as well as custom crafted vacations and expeditions in summer and winter.
What would it be like, hiking up to the Chilkoot Pass and seeing the relics of the Klondike Gold Rush?
How would you feel, when you cross the Arctic Circle on a crisp, sunny winter’s day?
Picture yourself sitting at the campfire under the Northern Lights roasting marshmallows, contemplating
the great day you had dog sledding in winter wonderland...
Discover a new, exciting experience around every corner. Give us a call; your Yukon adventure awaits!
North End Gallery, in Whitehorse, Yukon, specializes in original paintings and prints by traditional and contemporary Yukon artists. A significant part of the gallery is devoted to First Nations artisans, with masks, carved panels, drums, fur, beading, and tufting. Our extensive jewellery selection is crafted from gold nuggets, sterling silver, trade beads, semi-precious stones, and dichroic glass. We also carry etchings, Inuit sculpture, pottery and ceramics, metal art, blown and fused glass, and wood creations. Many of our artisans work in mammoth ivory, moose antler, caribou antler, and sheep horn, creating everything from sculptures and carvings to pendants and earrings. North End Gallery is consistently recognized by customers as one of the best shopping and art experiences they have in the North. We are proud to exclusively represent Yukon and Canadian artisans.