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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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