Sports-and-Outdoors

A Celebration of Swans

An extraordinary spectacle of Trumpeter Swans in southern Yukon

This April we are also recognizing the 20th anniversary of the Swan Haven Interpretive Centre and have new exhibits inside and outside the centre!

Apr 12 2014 - Apr 20 2014
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The Yukon River Quest Canoe And Kayak Race

The world’s longest annual kayak and canoe race

Touted as “the race to the midnight sun,” the Yukon River Quest challenges canoeists and kayakers from around the world to test their endurance on a race from Whitehorse to Dawson City. Paddling the mighty Yukon River day and night for 715 km (444 mi), competitors range from larger groups in voyageur canoes to lone kayakers. The race start is an exciting spectacle that draws large crowds to the banks of the Yukon River in downtown Whitehorse.

Jun 25 2014 - Jun 29 2014
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Yukon 1000 Canoe and Kayak Races

At 1000 miles long, the Yukon 1000 is the longest race of its kind in the world. The race route takes in some of the wildest and most remote paddling conceivable. The course starts in Whitehorse and heads north to the Alaska Pipeline/ Dalton Highway.

Jul 21 2014
1-867-333-0755

Klondike Trail of ‘98 International Road Relay

Teams of up to 10 runners compete in this exhilarating overnight relay through the scenic Coast Mountains.

Starts in Skagway, Alaska, follows the Klondike Highway past the Southern Lakes region to Whitehorse and finishes along the Yukon River in Whitehorse.

It follows the trail of the Gold Rush Stampeders over the famous White Pass.

Sep 5 2014 - Sep 6 2014
1-867-668-4236

Thaw-Di-Gras Spring Carnival

The Thaw di Gras is Dawson City’s very own spring carnival. Held in mid-March, locals shake off the dark days of winter and come out to compete in events such as a chainsaw toss and a tug of war, a one-dog pull and even a tea boiling contest.
Join in and help us welcome in the spring.

Mar 14 2014 - Mar 16 2014
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24 Hours of Light Mountain Bike Festival

Solo cyclist and teams of all ages race on the forested trails around Mt. McIntyre. The team that does the most laps in the time allotted, WINS! Sunday awards presentation to racers with the best lap times and teams with the most spirit.

Jun 28 2014 - Jun 29 2014

Weekend on the Wing Birding Festival

Tombstone Territorial Park’s annual birding festival. Join us for free walks and talks as we catch the return of migrating birds in to this sub-arctic tundra environment just south of the Arctic Circle.

Event is co-hosted by Yukon Parks and Friends of Dempster Country.

Jun 6 2014 - Jun 8 2014
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Trek Over the Top

Depart from Tok, Alaska for a one-day snowmobile ride to Dawson City. While in Dawson City, enjoy numerous events, including a variety of live entertainment shows, gambling and lots more.

Welcome to North America's most northern international poker run!

Mar 6 2014 - Mar 9 2014
1-877-465-3006 or 1-867-993-5575

Yukon Quest International Dog Sled Race

Experience the thrill of the world’s greatest sled dog race

The legendary Yukon Quest challenges mushers and their dog teams to traverse the frozen wilderness between Whitehorse, Yukon and Fairbanks, Alaska each February. Spectators from around the world travel to the Yukon to witness the event live, while thousands follow the race progress online. The Quest trail follows historical gold rush and mail delivery routes, but varied weather and trail conditions provide a fresh challenge for mushers and their dogs every year

Feb 7 2015 - Feb 21 2015
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Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay

Hijinks and athleticism combine for the season’s most fun sporting event

The Kluane Chilkat race is an eight-leg road bike relay from Haines Junction, Yukon to coastal Haines, Alaska, that attracts joy riders and serious athletes alike.

The course takes participants through alpine passes and past ocean views on a variety of flat stretches, steep descents and long climbs.

Teams often outfit themselves in hilarious costumes, and for many, the race is one of the most rewarding sporting and social events of the season.

Jun 21 2014
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