Heritage-and-Culture

Hà Kus Teyea Celebration

The 2015 Hà Kus Teyea Celebration will take place in Teslin, Yukon Territory, Canada at the Teslin Tlingit Council Heritage Centre, with three full days of programming.

Leading the festivities will be a traditional lake crossing and arrival in a Tlingit canoe, followed by a greeting ceremony and the lighting of the Celebration Fire. A welcoming and grand entrance parade with pageantry, flags and Tlingit regalia will follow in the afternoon.

Jul 24 2015 - Jul 26 2015
867-390-2532 ext 333
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Break-Up Comedy Festival

Are you ready to have some fun? The head on down to the historic Palace Grand Theatre and laugh away the winter blues!

The annual Break-Up Comedy festival–in support of the Dawson City Museum–offers two evenings of laughter and escape. Shows can include improv, stand-up, or group comedy, and feature some of Canada’s top comedic acts. Past performers include Elvira Kurt, John Wing, and Ron James.

For more information, event updates, and to purchase tickets, please contact the Dawson City Museum.

May 15 2015 - May 16 2015
867-993-5291

White Ram Poker Tournaments

The White Ram Poker Tournament is the largest poker weekend in the North! Over $150,000 is handed out in multiple tournaments over a whole week! You’re sure to get your fill of Texas Hold’em Poker! Each tournament is a different style, with the Limit starting things off on Friday, followed up by the No-Limit on Saturday-Sunday and capping it all off is the Freeze Out tournament on Monday.

Pre-registration is available for this tournament and usually goes on sale in August.

Sep 11 2015 - Sep 14 2015
867-993-5525

Authors on Eight Literary Walking Tour and Writing Competition

The walking tour invites you to experience Dawson City through the eyes of literary greats Jack London, Robert Service, Dick North and Pierre Berton. Participants learn about the colourful and captivating pasts of these authors while visiting their historic homes with costume clad interpreters. The tour commences at the Jack London Museum and Interpretive Centre, proceeds to Parks Canada’s Robert Service Cabin and concludes on the lawn of the Berton House, which houses Writers in Residence year-round.

Aug 13 2015
(867) 993-5575

Canada Day Celebrations Dawson City

Celebrate Canada Day Dawson City style with a day packed full of fun community events! A Parade, pancake breakfast, free recreational activities throughout town…Fun for the whole family!

Jul 1 2015
(867) 993-7400

Dust 2 Dawson

The Dust 2 Dawson Motorcycle event is an annual event which invites motorcycle enthusiasts from across the world to get together and celebrate in Dawson City.

Since 1992, old friends and new have been getting together over a common bond: motorcycles. The D2D weekend consists of motorcycle games on unpaved streets of Dawson, a poker run in the historic goldfields, and a banquet full of delicious food, crisp Canadian beer, and a whole lot of fun!

Jun 18 2015 - Jun 19 2015
(867) 993-2920

Live at the Palace Grand

Enjoy the iconic Palace Grand Theatre in Dawson City as it was meant to be experienced- during live performances!

From June 22 to August 16, Live at the Palace Grand will offer locals and visitors the opportunity to take in a diverse selection of shows including jazz, blues, vaudeville, film and more!

Presented by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) in partnership with Parks Canada.

Tickets available from KIAC, the Visitor Information Centre, Westmark Hotel and the Palace Grand (on performance nights only).

Jun 22 2014 - Aug 16 2014
867-993-5005
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Yukon Beer Festival

The first annual Yukon Beer Festival will be held in Whitehorse in October! Enjoy a wide selection of craft beer from all over the world to our lovely city of Whitehorse for a weekend of samples, food, and general good times this October.

Craft brewers from all over Canada and the US are coming to Whitehorse for this three-day celebration of the world’s best craft beer. The festival will showcase more than 25 brewers and distributors, representing over 150 individual brews.

Oct 17 2014 - Oct 18 2014

Yukon Culinary Festival

This four day culinary festival takes place throughout the Yukon and highlights the flavours and culinary traditions of the Pacific Northwest region.

Featuring culinary talent both from the territory and abroad visitors will learn how local foods are harvested/produced, how local dishes are prepared, and of course, how they taste!

Events will include cooking demonstrations, foraging walks, farm tours and dine out opportunities.

Jul 31 2014 - Aug 3 2014
867-668-3331

Whitehorse Nuit Blanche

A free, all-night art festival in the heart of Whitehorse that will see the city transformed by contemporary artists, chefs and audiences.

This year, five commissioned artists and numerous independent artists will create performances and installations for Whitehorse Nuit Blanche. Local chefs will create feasts and snacks to celebrate local culinary delights and the creativity that can only be found in food.

Jul 5 2014
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