Celebrating Yukon’s tenacious, frontier spirit

For a week in February, Whitehorse buzzes with energy that brings Yukon’s heritage alive and heralds the coming of spring. Enjoy family-friendly and sporting events by day like the pancake breakfast, axe throwing, dogsledding, flour packing and chainsaw chucking. At night, the raucous fun gets in full swing with Sourdough Sam competitions, crowning of the festival Queen and roving performances by the world-famous Snow Shoe Shufflers and Rendezvous Can Can dancers.

Shipyard's Park (2nd Ave and Ogilvie St)

Feb 24, 2016 - Feb 28, 2016

Heritage & Culture

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.

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