Heritage-and-Culture

Great Klondike International Outhouse Race

Get ready for fast paced hilarity! It’s a race, it’s a scavenger hunt, it involves decorated outhouses on wheels, it’s completely absurd! Visitors are encouraged to participate in this one of a kind event. And yes, we supply the outhouses.

Sep 1 2014
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Adäka Cultural Festival

Celebrate First Nations culture on the banks of the Yukon River

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.

Jun 27 2014 - Jul 3 2014
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Atlin Arts & Music Festival

The picturesque town of Atlin holds its annual arts and music festivals for up to 2,500 people for just three days of the year. It boasts a diverse musical lineup and fun for both children and adults. Participate in art & music workshops & demos, artist exhibitions, comedy, dance & storytelling.

In addition to a stellar roster of performances and film screenings at the Globe Theatre, marthoners can partake in the Atlin Mini-Marathon scheduled during the festival.

Advance tickets are advisable as camping sites and accommodation fill up fast!

Jul 11 2014 - Jul 13 2014
1-867-335-1428

International Gold Show

North America's largest industry and consumer trade show focused on the placer Yukon mining industry. An exciting place to talk shop, buy and sell gold!

May 16 2014 - May 17 2014
1-867-993-5274

Saint Jean Baptiste Celebrations

Come celebrate a unique French-Canadian culture, annually held on June 24th.

Photo © Aurore Boréale

Jun 21 2014

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1-867-668-2663 ext 232

Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival

Celebrating Yukon’s tenacious, frontier spirit

For a week in February, Whitehorse buzzes with energy that brings Yukon’s heritage alive and heralds the coming of spring. Enjoy family-friendly and sporting events by day like the pancake breakfast, axe throwing, dogsledding, flour packing and chainsaw chucking. At night, the raucous fun gets in full swing with Sourdough Sam competitions, crowning of the festival Queen and roving performances by the world-famous Snow Shoe Shufflers and Rendezvous Can Can dancers.

Feb 19 2015 - Feb 22 2015
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Yukon Riverside Arts Festival

The Yukon Riverside Arts Festival takes place in many venues around Dawson City on Discovery Days weekend, including the open-air Riverside Park & Gazebo.

The festival aims to provide an accessible environment for community members and visitors to interact directly with the arts and explore their creativity.

Aug 14 2014 - Aug 17 2014
1-867-993-5005

Burning Away the Winter Blues

A community event staged by Yukon Educational Theatre to mark the Spring Equinox. This annual ritual is a way to help Yukoners celebrate the end of the winter and renew their spirits in time for spring.

Join the torch-lit and lantern procession along the banks of the Yukon River to Robert Service Campground. Participants are encouraged to burn of symbolic items in a giant bonfire at campground.

Mar 22 2014
1-867-335-9269

Available Light Film Festival

Canada’s largest feature film festival North of 60

The Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) has been a fixture in the territory’s cultural scene for over a decade. Every year, the festival screens the best of contemporary Canadian and international film to eager audiences in Whitehorse. ALFF provides the opportunity to see award-winning films, participate in workshops and forums, and be transported to other worlds in the dead of winter. Get cozy with the locals in a darkened theatre to share an intimate cinematic adventure.

Feb 7 2015 - Feb 15 2015
1-867-393-3456
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Canada Day

Celebrations in Whitehorse, Yukon's capital, takes place at Shipyards Park located between the Yukon River and 2nd Avenue at the northern end of downtown. An annual parade ends here at noon, where the swearing in ceremony and awards presentation is held.

Check with local community Visitor Information Centres for more details beginning of June, for activities in an area near you.

Jul 1 2014

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