Heritage-and-Culture

John Tizya Information Centre

Visitors to Old Crow never forget their experience. Whether the visitor is a Yukoner seeking adventure, contractors or government workers with some extra time or an international traveler, all find this community a fantastic experience. The John Tizya Centre offers unique information about the land and the culture of the Vuntut Gwitchin who have lived here for millennia. Tours of the exhibits are available by Vuntut Gwitchin Heritage Interpreter Tracy Rispin in addition to a half hour village tour on request.

Location

Old Crow, YT Y0B 1N0
Canada
Phone: (867) 966-3261
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Vuntut National Park

Vuntut National Park was established in 1995 as part of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Final Land Claim Agreement. Vuntut means "among the lakes" in the Gwitchin language. The park encompasses 4,345 square kilometres of wilderness in the northwestern corner of Yukon.

Vuntut National Park offers a range of wilderness opportunities from

Location

Parks Canada Box 19
Old Crow, YT Y0B 1N0
Canada
Phone: (867) 966-3622
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Ivvavik National Park

DEMPSTER HIGHWAY TO THE WESTERN ARCTIC
The Northwest Territories Visitor Information centre provides information services on the Dempster Highway, Inuvik Region and rest of Northwest Territories. Current road and weather conditions, accommodations, licensed operators, visitor facilities and special events. Videos on the Dempster Highway and the Northwest Territories. Open mid-May to mid-September.

Ask for a copy of ""Destination Inuvik"" brochure showcasing summer & winter packages including accommodation such as:
Boat/Fly to Tuktoyaktuk

BONJOUR!

Location

Parks Canada Box 1840
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
Canada
Phone: (867) 777-8800
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Ruby Range Adventure Ltd.

Ruby Range Adventure has been guiding visitors to the Yukon and Alaska for many years. We bring unmatched experience and a genuine love of the North to every trip we lead. Our guides are qualified to lead you into the deepest wilderness and knowledgeable enough to explain the rich history of the communities that dot the landscape.

BONJOUR!
GUTEN TAG!

Location

Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5M2
Canada
Phone: (867) 667-2209
Fax: (867) 667-2265
Toll-Free Phone: 
1-888-667-2209
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Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race

An iconic event in the North, the Yukon Quest trail visits 11 communities on historic routes and unique landscapes.

Between 25 to 30 participants sign up for the race from around the world, each with a team of 14 athlete dogs to take them to the finish line

Over 800 volunteers join our family in making this race a great success, and we have over 200 members that support our race every year.

Whitehorse will host 5 events during Finish Week from Saturday Feb 8th to the 15th, including free mushing rides, Questfest, Meet the Mushers and our famous Finish & Awards Banquet.

BONJOUR!

Location

2-1109 First Avenue
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5G4
Canada
Phone: (867) 668-4711
Fax: (867) 668-6674

George Johnston Museum

See rare Tlingit First Nation hide and beaded cultural artifacts, brilliant ceremonial clothes, film and dioramas; 1942 World War II U.S. Army highway-era radio range; and the story of a car in the roadless wilderness, on an ice highway. RV parking.

Experience galleries devoted to colourful exhibits, dioramas and artifacts honouring the lives of George Johnston, the Inland Tlingits and other Teslin Lake residents.

Location

Mile 776 (Historic Mile 804) Alaska Highway Box 146
Teslin, YT Y0A 1B0
Canada
Phone: (867) 390-2550
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Adäka Cultural Festival

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.

Location

Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Black Street and First Avenue
Whitehorse Y1A 5P7
Canada
Phone: 867-667-7698
Fax: (867) 667-7527
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Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre

The Teslin Tlingit Heritage Cente sits on the beautiful shores of Teslin Lake near the community of Teslin (1 ½ hrs south of Whitehorse on the Alaska Highway). The centre is open June 1st to September 1st 7 days a week from 9:00-5:00pm, during the winter months by appointment only.

The Centre exhibits stunning art by our local carvers, beaders and crafts people. Cultural demonstrations are scheduled during the summer as well. The Ha Kus Teyea Celebration has become our featured bi-annual event. Plan to join us for our next one in July 2015!

BONJOUR!
GUTEN TAG!

Location

Mile 779 (Historic Mile 807) Alaska Highway Box 133
Teslin, YT Y0A 1B0
Canada
Phone: 867-390-2532 (332)

Yukon Artists At Work

This artist-run co-operative gallery has brought some of the best Yukon art to the world since it was founded ten years ago. All-original and all-Yukon, Yukon Artists at Work’s goal is to provide a venue for emerging and established artists. Artists get the chance to develop in a supportive community, and to grow their business skills to enter markets outside of the territory. From an original dozen members, YA@W now features the work of about 35 painters, potters, sculptors, photographers and fibre artists (and many other disciplines as well).

Location

Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2T9
Canada
Phone: (867) 393-4848
Fax: (867) 393-4848
60° 44' 7.1304" N, 135° 4' 34.7232" W
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Crane and Sheep Festival

Don't miss the Annual Crane & Sheep Viewing Festival and one of North America's most spectacular migrations of the Sandhill Cranes!

At the beginning of May, Sandhill Cranes migrate to nesting grounds in western Alaska and North-eastern Siberia. Visitors can see the birds funnel through the Yukon's Tintina Trench, swooping, soaring and riding thermals right over the Town of Faro.

The festival also showcases Fannin sheep, tours of the area, natural history talks, and family entertainment.

May 2 2014 - May 4 2014
1-867-994-2728
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