Festival Season

Each summer the Yukon plays host to a number of different music festivals. After a long winter locals are just itching to get out into the blazing hot weather and party till the sun goes down . . . but it never does. Music festivals bring out all sorts of characters and always lead to good times, this year i covered the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival, the Whitehorse Sunstroke Music Festival, the Atlin Arts & Music Festival and the Dawson City Music Festival.



Situated within the sprawling city limits of Whitehorse, Yukon the Whitehorse Cadet Summer Training Centre (WCSTC) plays host to hundreds of cadets from across Canada and UK each year. The only permanent cadet camp "North of 60 the WCSTC was established in 1973 at Yukon Hall in downtown Whitehorse.  The current cadet camp, officially opened on July 12, 1984, is situated 20 kilometers south of Whitehorse city center is surrounded by 460 acres of woodland. WIth this picturesque wilderness backdrop, cadet's easy access to mountain, hiking, river and lake training sites.


The Final Resting Place of Pegasus Wing

July 5th 2009 the triumphant Yukon reunion tour of the ever popular 80's tribute band Pegasus Wing came to its inevitable end in a fit of hysteria as the band rocked Dawson City one last time.




Active Yukon

From marathons to bouldering festivals, kyak rodeos to downhill mountain bike slaloms Yukoners like to keep themselves busy during their few short months of glorious summer. With a total population of around 30 thousand, 25 of which reside in the capital city of Whitehorse, it is a testament to the determination and sheer outdoorsyness of locals that so many different activities, clubs and events are available to participate in.



Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Situated just a few minutes outside of Whitehorse the Yukon Wildlife Preserve provides a unique opportunity for visitors to get up close and personal with some of the Yukon's most fascinating and iconic wildlife. Operating as a non-profit organization the Preserve maintains over 700 acres of land and tends to more then seven different species of animals. Accessible by bus of by foot a walk through the Preserve is full of excitement and good times for all ages.