In the Athapaskan language, the word Yukon means the great river or big river.
Yukon Events and Festivals
Discover the authentic, unpretentious Yukon. Meet Yukoners, learn about local traditions and share a story or two at one of Yukon's dozens of lively community events and festivals.
Whitehorse plays host to the Yukon Quest, the 1,000 mile international sled dog race, and the world's third largest storytelling festival while other Yukon communities have pioneered their own unique art and cultural events and festivities. Prepare to join the fun for days of unforgettable entertainment.
Visit the Yukon during the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous, Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, Dawson City Discovery Days, Frostbite Music Festival, Available Light Film Festival or Dawson City Music Festival.
Gear up for your Yukon vacation by checking our upcoming event listings below.
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