Burning Away the Winter Blues is an unforgettable Yukon event staged by Yukon Educational Theatre to celebrate the end of winter and renew the spirit in time for spring.
Join the torch-lit and lantern procession along the banks of the Yukon River to Robert Service Campground, led by large-scale effigies created by local artists. Once at the campground, a large bonfire greets the participants, where effigies and symbolic items are burnt in a cathartic ritual.
For centuries, Yukon First Nation communities gathered - feasting, dancing, singing and drumming. The Yukon is still home to a vibrant culture. Today, it is a kaleidoscope of festivals, feasts, celebrations and artwork inspired by our rich heritage, amazing landscapes and magical skies.
Come dance under the midnight sun and discover the energy of endless days. Experience timeless traditions. Enjoy inspired flavours. Explore the dozens of museums, historic sites, and interpretive and cultural centres. Learn our stories, brought to life in so many ways. You’re invited to come to the Yukon and connect with our culture. It’s everywhere you look.