Come celebrate Yukon’s energetic festival culture

Discover Yukon’s authentic, joyful spirit by connecting with locals at our festivals. Come join the fun at world-class music, art and cultural festivals that happen year-round.

Wintertime revelry

February is the ‘hottest’ time of year in Whitehorse – for festivals that is! Dance the night away at Frostbite Music Festival – Canada’s premier winter music festival – or try northern traditions like can-can dancing and chainsaw chucking at the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. Watch the legendary Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, or attend the Available Light Film Festival.

Summertime celebrations

Festival energy is at a fever pitch in summer, too. Discover Yukon First Nations culture at the Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse. Music lovers venture to the Klondike for the famous Dawson City Music Festival, as well as Discovery Day celebrations and the Riverside Arts Festival. Explore a variety of sporting events and smaller festivals throughout the territory.

Adäka Cultural Festival

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...

Available Light Film Festival

.The North on Screen! Circumpolar and world cinema, live interdisciplinary performances, installations, guest filmmakers and the ALFF Industry conference. February 4 to 12, 2017, Whitehorse. www.alff...

Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race

The Yukon Quest is a 1,000 mile dog sled race that happens each year between Whitehorse, Yukon and Fairbanks, Alaska.
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