The S.S. Keno was built in 1922 and has a shallow two-foot draft and a narrow beam. These features allowed the ship to navigate through shallow water and sections with ever-changing sandbars and gave it the ability to make turns around tight, narrow curves. The stern-mounted paddlewheel permitted the sternwheeler to land anywhere along riverbanks and it assisted in getting off sandbars. The paddle wheel was protected from snags and sweepers by the hull. The S.S. Keno worked mainly on the Stewart River hauling silver-lead concentrate from Mayo to Stewart City. It was also used for the early and late season trips to Dawson City. The S.S. Keno National Historic Site is open from the May long weekend till the September long weekend.
Sea to Sky Expeditions has been offering quality wilderness experiences since 1988. Our goal is to provide a safe wilderness experience which meets your expectations and stirs within you the same love, caring, and passion for nature and the great outdoors that our guides possess. We know that you will make some new friends along the way and take wonderful memories home.
We offer hiking trips over the historic Chilkoot trail which is rich not only in Klondike goldrush history but beautiful and varied scenery as well. Our helicopter ride into the stunning Tombstone Mountains allows us to offer a moderate trip with a mix of day hikes and backpacking.
Continue the adventure by paddling canoes with us down one of the many Yukon Rivers - The Teslin, Pelly, Yukon and Wind rivers are all pre-scheduled trips which offer the beginner to intermediate paddler access to amazing Northern wilderness.
Disconnect from your busy life and allow a new rhythm to take a hold of you here in the North!
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.
Adäka means “coming into the light” in the Southern Tutchone language. The Festival is committed to shining a light on the creative spirit of Yukon First Nations people, helping to preserve and revitalize our arts and culture, while inspiring artists and youth to take pride in their heritage and communities.
Each year the Festival hosts over 150 artists and features a vibrant schedule of traditional and contemporary performances, artist demonstrations, an art market and gallery, workshops, cultural presentations, films, community feast, and more!
Located at Mile 919 Alaska Highway — two kilometres north of Two Mile Hill along the Alaska Highway (between Kopper King and Raven’s Ridge). Accessible via public transit.
The Copperbelt Railway and Mining Museum is an interpretive learning experience focusing on Whitehorse and Yukon mining and rail history. Whether it’s a ride through the northern boreal forests you crave, a place to take your family for fun and adventure, or a fascinating history lesson on northern mining, rail and life, visiting our museum, picnic pavilion, playground and beloved train ride on the “Loki” is a must for you, your friends and your family.
Yukon arts and crafts. Located in Carcross at the gold pans. We have eight local artists' items in our store. Featuring: Ron Berg's metal art, William Kane's antler carvings, Daphne Mennell's art cards and more. We ship! Don't drive past without seeing this display!
Come on an evening cruise including dinner and a cash bar. You will see a variety of attractions on this two-hour narrated cruise. Get your tickets at the front desk at Triple J Hotel. Group bookings welcome.
The Yukon Quest is a 1,000 mile dog sled race that happens each year between Whitehorse, Yukon and Fairbanks, Alaska. This incredible event takes place in February when weather conditions can be the coldest and most unpredictable. Between 25 to 30 mushers sign up for the race from around the world, each with a team of 14 canine athletes to take them to the finish line.
The Yukon Quest starts on schedule regardless of weather and lasts 10 to 15 days until the final dog team arrives at the finish line. The race has taken place each year since 1984 over rough, sometimes hazardous terrain.
Whitehorse will host a number of events during the 2016 Finish Week from Saturday Feb 13th to the 20th, including free mushing rides, Questfest, Meet the Mushers and our famous Finish & Awards Banquet. Not to mention the exciting chance to see mushers cross the finish line!
There are many opportunities to be involved either as a fan, visitor or volunteer.
The British Yukon Navigation (BYN) Company sternwheeler fleet plied the upper Yukon River between Whitehorse and Dawson City in the early twentieth century. The S.S. Klondike was the largest sternwheeler in the fleet. Built in 1929, the ship sank in 1936, was rebuilt and launched as the S.S. Klondike II in spring 1937.
Located on the banks of the Yukon River in Whitehorse, Yukon, and restored to its original 1937-40 appearance, the S.S. Klondike pays tribute to an era of riverboat transportation and the inland water transportation system that linked the Yukon to the outside world before the advent of roads. Explore the boat using the self-guided tour brochure, the Explora app, or the Xplorer kid's booklet. See if you can find the Geocache. Open from the May long weekend till the September long weekend. Bonjour! For more information, call 867-667-3910 / 1-800-661-0486, www.parkscanada.gc.ca/ssklondike.
Available Light Film Festival
February 6 to 15, 2015 @ Yukon Arts Centre
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 the ALFF Media Industry Forum, 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.
Highlights for 2015:
Live Music and Film Performances by: Tanya Tagaq and Nanook of the North, John Southworth and the South Seas, Julie Doiron, Jon McKiel, Old Cabin and The Wooden Sky.
23 cinema screenings, including: 20,000 Days on Earth, Down River, Violent, The Sower, Two 4 One, All the Time in the World, Mommy, Virunga and Tu dors Nicole.