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Arts funding supports tours, celebrations and the creation of new works
June 23, 2017 – The Yukon government is announcing the recipients of fundnig for arts projects, tours and performances.

Community events celebrate National Aboriginal Day across Yukon
June 20, 2017 – June 21 will mark the first National Aboriginal Day since it was declared a statutory holiday in Yukon.

Local artists celebrate Yukon with new tourism banner designs
June 13, 2017 – The work of six Yukon artists is being unveiled on new tourism banners.

Beringia Centre celebrates 20 years of interpreting ice age Yukon
May 30, 2017 – One of Yukon’s most popular interpretive centres celebrates 20 years by bringing together some of the top Beringia researchers.

Museums funding supports projects to interpret and preserve Yukon heritage
May 23, 2017 – Funding programs for museums support 15 projects, including a new exhibit on renowned First Nation artist Kitty Smith.

Yukoners invited to explore their Yukon in month-long tourism campaign
May 19, 2017 – The Explore Your Yukon campaign invites Yukoners to become tourism ambassadors for the territory.

Saiga education days highlight antelope’s ice age past and present plight
April 25, 2017 – The Beringia Interpretive Centre is holding a two-day educational event for elementary students.

Funding programs support artistic exploration and creative communities
April 13, 2017 – Three arts fund programs are supporting a wide range of projects.

Yukon First Nation filmmakers attend Berlin film festival
March 22, 2017 – The Government of Yukon supports First Nation filmmakers participating in the Berlin International Film Festival and Marketplace.

Yukon fossil key to uncovering bison’s North American invasion
March 21, 2017 – DNA from bison fossil from Old Crow helps shed light on bison family tree.

Heritage projects promote Yukon First Nations language and oral history
February 22, 2017 – The Government of Yukon is helping to preserve Yukon's cultural legacy through the Yukon Historic Resources Fund.

Visual and performing artists present work to national and international audiences
January 27, 2017 – Yukon performers join pan-northern partners to present a contemporary interpretation of Canada's North.


Landmark exhibition includes new and historic art works
December 8, 2016 – An exhibition of the new acquisitions to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection opened today.

Friends of Mount Sima Society receives funding for pre-season training program
October 5, 2016 – Yukon government is contributing $145,000 to the Friends of Mount Sima Society to assist with the continuation of an early-season training facility for elite athletes.

Fund supports Filipino and African cultural festivals in Whitehorse
October 4, 2016 – Yukon festivals are sharing music, dance, food and culture with support from the New Canadians Event Fund.

Government of Yukon and Air North partner to promote the territory
October 4, 2016 – Tourism and Culture will match marketing expenditures made by Air North up to $75,000.

Yukon celebrates Canada’s 150th with pan-territorial cultural celebration
October 3, 2016 – Music Yukon will lead a pan-territorial event featuring performers, visual artists and athletes from Canada's North.

Aboriginal Curatorial Collective gathers in Yukon for the first time
September 29, 2016 – National gathering of Aboriginal curators provides unique opportunity to showcase Yukon First Nations artwork.

Yukon government supports young artists to develop artistic and business skills
September 29, 2016 – Northern Cultural Expressions Society artists will continue to build skills and contribute to Yukon's arts legacy.

Yukon’s first telegraph to tweet
September 28, 2016 – Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sent a message in Morse code from the historic telegraph office to Twitter

Community festival celebrates Yukon youth
September 26, 2016 – Everyone is invited to a downtown community street festival in Whitehorse being held in honour of the royal visit.

MacBride Museum receives $6 million to construct new building in downtown Whitehorse
August 30, 2016 – The Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon have provided matching funding toward the Museum’s expansion project.

Yukon government invests in local fare and culinary expertise
August 22, 2016 – The Yukon government has invested $15,000 to support the celebration and presentations of Yukon's culinary riches.

Magnetic North Theatre Festival enjoys huge success in Yukon
August 16, 2016 – 2016 box office revenues for Canada's Magnetic North Theatre were over $49K; the Made in Yukon box office was over $21K.

Yukon Walking Tour app launched
August 11, 2016 – Locals and visitors can take guided walking tours of three Yukon communities using a new mobile app.

Arts Operating Funds support community arts and culture
August 10, 2016 – Yukon visual arts, music, theatre and dance societies and community projects receive annual operating and project funds.

Yukon artists demonstrate their creativity and skill
July 25, 2016 – The Arts Fund is supporting a variety of hands-on arts projects and creativeactivities this summer.

Art gallery partnership launches in Carcross with support from Yukon government
July 14, 2016 – Through a collaborative project, the new Art House Carcross opened this month showcasing Yukon art and artists

Touring Artist Fund supports musicians and visual artists
July 13, 2016 – Yukon musicians and artisits are taking their projects on tour across Canada and to Europe.

Wi-Fi service now available at Whitehorse International Airport
July 12, 2016 – Passengers can now log into the network, called YXY-Public, to access the service anywhere in the airport terminal.

Ten Yukon artists receive Advanced Artist Award
July 4, 2016 – Senior-level artists working in a variety of media receive Yukon government support to further their careers.

Yukon government supports artists’ participation in Canada Scene
June 28, 2016 – In a partnership with the National Arts Centre, Yukon artists will particitpate in the Canada 150 celebrations in Ottawa.

New Canadians Event Fund available to support cultural projects and events
June 27, 2016 – The New Canadian Event Fund supports and celebrates Yukon’s diverse multiculturalism and is accepting applications.

Local filmmakers invited to produce Yukon digital stories
June 24, 2016 – For a third year, digital storytellers will encourage visitors to Yukon using unique video and original stories.

Explore Your Yukon event attracts more than 950 people
June 24, 2016 – Business, Yukoner and visitor numbers made this year’s Explore Your Yukon extraordinarily successful.

New exhibit explores the scientific discoveries of ice age Yukon
June 14, 2016 – The interactive exhibit features historic and current research, and scientific exploration.

Magnetic North Theatre Festival launches in Whitehorse
June 9, 2016 – The Magnetic North Theatre Festival opens in Whitehorse, providing excellent opportunities for Yukon's theatre community.

Cultural and heritage institutions receive support for special projects
May 30, 2016 – Government of Yukon continues support for museums and First Nations cultural centres.

Explore Your Yukon campaign launched at Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre
May 18, 2016 – Yukoners are encouraged to explore the territory and share their experiences on social media.

Yukon government announces support for First Nations tourism association
May 18, 2016 – The Yukon government provided funding for the Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association to attend Rendez-Vous Canada.

Improvements underway for Yukon tourism data collection
May 9, 2016 – Yukon government is undertaking a review of current trends in collecting tourism information.

Exhibit documents archaeological projects in Kwanlin Dün Traditional Territory
May 3, 2016 – The exhibit explores the traces of the past found in three archeological sites located around Whitehorse.

Touring Artist Fund supports dancer’s travel to Italy
April 21, 2016 – A Yukon dancer is participating in workshops and performances in Italy through the Touring Artist Fund.

Arts Fund supports 12 art projects, reaches milestone with 1000th application
April 14, 2016 – The Arts Fund supports Yukon film, theatre, music and art productions.

Yukon government and Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association sign a partnership agreement
March 30, 2016 – The Government of Yukon signed a memorandum of understanding and announced an increase in operational funding to YFNCT.

Yukon government continues investment in Yukon Now tourism marketing program
March 29, 2016 – Television commercials will continue to invite Canadians to “Come to my Yukon” through renewed Yukon Now funding.

Yukon museums and cultural centres receive boost to annual funding
March 24, 2016 – Museums and First Nation cultural centres continue to preserve Yukon’s heritage with support from the Government of Yukon.

Government of Yukon contributes to MacBride Museum expansion project
February 10, 2016 – The funds will be applied toward the costs of engineering, architectural design, site preparation and planning.

Advanced Artist Award supports another 13 artists
February 10, 2016 – The Yukon government supports Yukon artists work in poetry, film, dance and other disciplines.

Expansion to Yukon Archives vault announced
February 9, 2016 – The Yukon government is supporting the preservation of Yukon’s history by expanding capacity at Yukon Archives.

Tourism commercials invite Canadians to Come to My Yukon
February 1, 2016 – First Nations dance group perform at unveiling of Yukon tourism TV commercials inviting Canadians to Come to My Yukon.

Visitors to Ottawa’s Winterlude festival to get a taste of Yukon
January 29, 2016 – Government of Yukon and Air North partner to promote Yukon as a year-round travel destination.

Arts Fund supports new creative work
January 21, 2016 – Arts organization across the territory are receiving funding for theatre, dance, festivals and workshops.

Unique television partnership for Tourism Yukon project
January 19, 2016 – Episodes from the digital storytelling project will be broadcast on TV starting today in a unique media promotion.

Artists funded to tour sculpture, puppetry, film and music performances
January 8, 2016 – Yukon artists are receiving support to tour in Europe, Canada, the U.S. and Japan.


Celebrate the season with Yukon-made arts and crafts
December 1, 2015 – This holiday season, support local artists and pick up one-of-a-kind Yukon-made gifts.

Yukon tourism organizations and businesses nominated for three awards
November 30, 2015 – More Yukon nominations for Canadian Tourism Awards.

Yukon government partners with Mount Sima to attract elite skiers and snowboarders
November 2, 2015 – Yukon government partners with the Friends of Mount Sima Society to help make Yukon an elite training destination.

Open house brings together Yukon’s tourism and cultural sectors
October 23, 2015 – The key theme for the day was cultural tourism, with presentations on Yukon arts, museums and historic sites.

Touring Artist Fund supports theatre production, musicians and photographer
October 23, 2015 – The Touring Artist Fund has been supporting local artists in gaining national and international exposure since 2008.

New Yukon tourism commercials unveiled
October 22, 2015 – More than 160 Yukoners played a role in the development of the commercials, which are part of the Yukon Now 2015/16 marketing campaign.

Yukon-Alaska marketing collaboration receives international award
October 19, 2015 – A Yukon-Alaska marketing campaign receives bronze award.

Successful tourism and business meetings held in Yellowknife
October 6, 2015 – Meetings wrap up after first-ever tourism mission involving Yukon, N.W.T and their two capital cities.

Tourism Yukon initiative wins national award for innovation
October 1, 2015 – Tourism Yukon has won Destination Canada’s Most Innovative PR Campaign award for its tourism marketing projects.

Ready to Work program supports tourism workers and employers
September 29, 2015 – Graduates of a tourism-focused program were celebrated at a ceremony last weekend.

Yukon government invests in national training for Yukon First Nation artists
September 24, 2015 – Sheldon and Steinhagen were in Ottawa this week to build business skills.

Yukon government provides funding for national theatre festival to visit Whitehorse
September 24, 2015 – A national theatre festival is receiving a funding contribution to host their event in Whitehorse next summer.

Yukon marketing initiative nominated for national award
September 17, 2015 – Destination Canada announced Tourism Yukon as a finalist for the Most Innovative PR Campaign award in July.

George Johnston Museum unveils new addition to museum grounds
September 4, 2015 – The not-for-profit association commissioned local artist Keith Wolfe Smarch to paint a traditional Tlingit house-front.

Yukon government, City of Whitehorse partner for tourism and business mission
September 4, 2015 – The Yukon government and the City of Whitehorse will host a business event in Yellowknife in October.

Amazing Race contestants return to Yukon to face new challenges
August 28, 2015 – The contestants who put Yukon in the spotlight last summer accept invitation to return.

Visual, literary and performing artists receive Advanced Artist Award
July 21, 2015 – Senior level artists are given support for professional development and creative practice.

Government supports 14 projects through the Arts Fund
July 21, 2015 – Arts Fund benefits Yukon youth and artists, and visitors in the territory.

Ceremony honours Whitehorse historic site
July 21, 2015 – Yukon’s most recent historic site designation was celebrated at the Old Log Church and Rectory.

Annual funding announced for arts organizations
July 20, 2015 – Arts Operating Funds support theatre, film, dance, music and visual art festivals and events in Yukon.

Yukon arts and culture showcased at Pan Am and Parapan Am Games
July 10, 2015 – Yukon dancers and musicians will offer a taste of the North to audiences at the games in Toronto this July and August.

Yukon government and City of Whitehorse sign two-year tourism partnership
June 30, 2015 – Yukon government and City of Whitehorse are renewing commitments to work together on tourism initiatives.

Exhibition celebrates fine craft in Yukon
June 4, 2015 – Eight new works of fine craft added to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection in honour of 2015 Craft Year in Yukon and Canada.

Yukon government contributes to artist retreat
June 1, 2015 – The Yukon government is supporting an artist retreat in the territory.

Touring Artist Fund supports artist’s tour to Ireland
May 28, 2015 – The artist will take her exhibition North of Myth to Northern Ireland later this year.

Cultural and heritage institutions supported through special projects funding program
May 27, 2015 – Government of Yukon continues support for museums and First Nations cultural centres.

Explore Your Yukon during Tourism Week
May 26, 2015 – Yukoners are encouraged to explore their home during Tourism Week.

Yukon’s Visitor Information Centres open early for the summer season
May 5, 2015 – Yukon opens its Visitor Information Centres for the upcoming season.

Yukon government supports community development in Kluane region
April 24, 2015 – The long-term prosperity of Haines Junction and the Kluane region was explored in a recent two-day workshop.

Winning producer of Yukon Digital Storytelling Project announced
April 10, 2015 – Innovative and creative video chosen by professional jury.

Yukon artists funded for tours in Canada and beyond
April 7, 2015 – Dawson City filmmaker is among the latest Touring Artist Fund recipients announced.

Additional support for arts and community activities along the Whitehorse waterfront
March 26, 2015 – Additional funding announced for community and cultural programming along the Whitehorse waterfront.

Dawson City Arts Society to receive funding increase
March 20, 2015 – Dawson City Arts Society receives funding boost.

More than $130,000 in arts funding awarded to 12 Yukon groups
March 17, 2015 – Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in is among 12 recipients receiving arts funding for a diverse set of projects.

Yukon tourism mission strengthens ties in China
March 12, 2015 – Tourism industry delegates and the minister of Tourism and Culture return home after a successful mission to Asia.

Yukon delegates poised to benefit from first tourism mission to Japan
March 12, 2015 – Tourism industry delegates and minister of Tourism and Culture return home after great success in Japan.

Arts Fund encourages public engagement in performing arts
February 24, 2015 – The latest intake of the Arts Fund is supporting performing arts events in Yukon.

Latest intake of Arts Fund supports festivals in Yukon
February 23, 2015 – Five festivals in Yukon are receiving support through the Arts Fund.

Yukon embarks on Asia tourism trade mission
February 23, 2015 – Yukon tourism industry delegates will join the minister of Tourism and Culture on a trade mission to Asia this month.

Four unique projects chosen for Yukon Historic Resources Funding
February 18, 2015 – Yukon Historic Resources Fund supports four new projects in preserving and promoting the territory's unique heritage.

Yukon government increases investment in Yukon museums
February 17, 2015 – Tourism and Culture announces increased funding for Museums Unit clients.

Yukon culinary talent promoted in Vancouver
February 4, 2015 – Yukon culinary arts showcased in a Vancouver restaurant by Yukon chefs.

New Yukon television commercial hits the national stage
February 2, 2015 – Yukon will be seen on the small screen today as a brand new made-in-Yukon television commercial airs across the country.

Arts Fund supports professional development
January 30, 2015 – The Arts Fund is supporting a variety of professional development projects in Yukon.

Yukon Days celebrated at Ottawa's Winterlude festival
January 29, 2015 – Yukoners are providing Ottawa with a taste of the territory at Yukon Days as part of the Winterlude festival.

Advanced Artist Award supports more development of the performing arts in Yukon
January 27, 2015 – Performing artists in Yukon receive boost through the Advanced Artist Award.


Advanced Artist Award supports four Yukon literary artists in creating new works
December 22, 2014 – Literary artists receive funding for new works though the Advanced Artist Award.

Yukon visual artists receive funding through latest intake of Advanced Artist Award
December 15, 2014 – Four Yukon visual artists supported through latest intake of Advanced Artist Award.

Four finalists chosen for Yukon Digital Storytelling Project
December 10, 2014 – Yukon digital storytellers help to boost the tourism sector

‘Destination Yukon’ promoted during Vancouver Santa Claus parade
December 8, 2014 – Yukon featured in Vancouver Santa Claus Parade.

Annual call for submissions to Yukon Permanent Art Collection focuses in on fine craft
December 5, 2014 – Tourism and Culture marks Craft Year 2015 with a focused call for submissions to the Permanent Art Collection

Celebrate the Christmas season with Yukon-made art and crafts
November 28, 2014 – Yukon gets into the Christmas spirit with locally made art and crafts.

Yukon tourism leaders take home two Canadian Tourism Awards
November 27, 2014 – Yukon has two new award-winning tourism operators.

Touring Artist Fund supports local musician’s Canadian tour
November 26, 2014 – The Touring Artists Fund is supporting a Yukon artist’s cross-Canada tour.

Four Yukon tourism leaders up for Canadian Tourism Awards
November 24, 2014 – Yukon finalists in the running for tourism awards demonstrate the range of experience for visitors to the industry.

Notable site in Whitehorse receives Yukon Historic Site Designation
November 18, 2014 – One of the oldest structures still standing in Whitehorse designated as Historic Site.

Yukon welcomes the 14th annual Fulda Challenge
November 14, 2014 – Minister Mike Nixon welcomes all to the Fulda Winter Challenge, an event that boosts overseas tourism marketing

Hougen photographs and films highlight work and play in Yukon’s past
November 10, 2014 – Exhibit of Rolf Hougen’s photographs and films provides a pictorial history of how Yukoners lived, worked and played.

Yukon Now marketing program unveiled at tourism open house
October 24, 2014 – Destination Yukon to be highlighted like never before with new tourism marketing program.

New fund helping to celebrate multiculturalism in Yukon
September 25, 2014 – A Chinese New Year celebration is just one of three events being funded through the New Canadians Event Fund so far.

Tourism minister builds stronger ties during European trade mission
September 22, 2014 – European tourism trade mission results in new cooperative marketing agreements and new connections in the Netherlands.

Ice Age Mammals exhibit features real fossils and specimens
September 5, 2014 – Travelling exhibit takes visitors into Yukon's ice age past.

Governments of Canada and Yukon announce largest tourism marketing initiative in Yukon’s history
September 2, 2014 – Tourism marketing gets a significant boost through a new joint initiative.

Fund supports artists in showcasing their talents beyond Yukon borders
August 20, 2014 – Touring Artist Fund supports artists in their desire to share blues music, rock n' roll, and fashion outside Yukon.

Arts Fund supports a variety of creative community projects
August 19, 2014 – Yukon communities will enjoy film, music, dance and festivals with events supported through Arts Fund.

Government expands camping and visitor services for tourism shoulder seasons
August 14, 2014 – Spring and fall visitors to Yukon will be able to access camping and visitor information services to enhance their visit.

Permanent Art Collection exhibition features diverse new works
July 31, 2014 – New acquisitions to Permanent Art Collection draw inspiration from Yukon stories, landscapes and traditions.

Yukon government increases the Advanced Artist Award by $70,000
July 31, 2014 – Award increase means that literary, performing and visual artists can access greater financial support for creative exploration.

Fund supports projects to preserve Yukon’s built heritage
July 30, 2014 – Fifteen historic buildings in eight communities will be preserved with Yukon government assistance.

Yukon government supports The Amazing Race Canada’s return to Yukon
July 30, 2014 – Television commercials aired during The Amazing Race Canada will promote Yukon as a tourism destination.

Advanced Artist Award supports professional artistic development
June 19, 2014 – Advanced Artist Award supports ten professional artists to further their artistic skills and abilities.

Yukon government supports museums and First Nation cultural and heritage centres
June 12, 2014 – Yukon museums and First Nation cultural centres receive support for operations and management, and special projects.

Funding programs expand opportunity for arts in Yukon
June 10, 2014 – Funding programs support eleven community arts projects and performing artists’ Canada and U.S. tour.

Watson Lake Sign Post Forest celebrated as Yukon historic site
June 6, 2014 – Watson Lake Sign Post Forest is celebrated as a Yukon Historic Site 72 years after a soldier posted the first sign.

Arts Operating Fund supports cultural groups and art projects
May 15, 2014 – Yukon government supports the arts through the Arts Operating Fund with financial assistance from Lotteries Yukon.

Online tools showcase Yukon historic sites and visual art
May 8, 2014 – Online culture double bill showcases Yukon historic sites and visual art.

Three year funding agreement renewed for Yukon Arts Centre
April 2, 2014 – Three-year funding agreement supports Yukon Arts Centre to provide art programming, education and public participation.

New fund celebrates Yukon’s cultural diversity
March 24, 2014 – New fund will support events that celebrate diversity and the culture of new Canadians.

Arts Fund helps community organizations grow appreciation for the arts
March 10, 2014 – Government of Yukon Arts Fund supports community projects that celebrate art appreciation.

Yukon artists supported to present poetry and fashion to outside audiences
March 5, 2014 – Touring Artist Fund supports fashion designer to showcase original designs and writer to tour new poetry collection.

Yukon’s larger than life brand profiled at Canada Corroboree in Australia
February 13, 2014 – Yukon attends Canada Corroboree in Australia–the second largest overseas market for tourism.

Yukon government targets Ottawa tourism market through Air North flights
February 6, 2014 – New service includes two flights a week from Whitehorse to Ottawa via Yellowknife.

Outfitters promote Yukon as world class hunting destination
February 6, 2014 – Yukon recognized as best-practice leader in outfitting management in North America.

Minister in Fairbanks to support Yukon Quest
January 30, 2014 – Yukon government promotes race to Alaska legislative members and business leaders.

Ensemble of artists will represent Yukon culture at Arctic Winter Games
January 29, 2014 – Six young performing artists join Team Yukon's cultural delegation.

Tourism statistics see new record set in 2013
January 28, 2014 – Border crossing statistics for 2013 show 345,510 visitors entered Yukon, a new record.

Advanced Artist Award supports artistic development
January 27, 2014 – Eleven professional artists will advance their practice in performing, visual or literary arts.

Yukon-Japan tourism marketplace promotes overseas visitation
January 27, 2014 – Japan is Yukon's fastest growing international market with aurora viewing being popular.

Expression of Interest received for Millhaven Bay development
January 22, 2014 – A tourism development project on Bennett Lake is being reviewed.

Government of Yukon approves land use plan for public lands in Peel Watershed region
January 21, 2014 – The plan balances environmental protection and economic opportunity.


New visual arts and craft strategy outlines opportunities for growth
December 6, 2013 – Strategic priorities will strengthen Yukon's arts sector and help grow the industry.

Community art projects supported through Arts Fund
November 26, 2013 – Yukoners of all ages benefit from funding for arts projects by 12 organizations.

Fund supports artists touring beyond Yukon borders
November 18, 2013 – Yukon artists present snow sculpture, portraits, metal arts, roots music and theatre to outside audiences.

Three Yukon finalists in the running for a 2013 Canadian Tourism Award
November 14, 2013 – The Tourism Industry Association of Canada rewards those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer travelers superior tourism experiences in Canada.

Archival exhibition highlights 3D photography in Yukon
November 1, 2013 – Historical 3D photographs can be viewed with contemporary 3D glasses in new exhibition.

Touring Artist Fund benefits artist and audience through a shared experience
October 10, 2013 – Yukon artists receive funding to tour national and international venues.

Watson Lake Sign Post Forest receives official Yukon Historic Site designation
October 10, 2013 – Since 1942, more than 75,000 signs from around the world have been added by tourists.

New Ice Age booklet added to Tourism and Culture publications
October 3, 2013 – Old Crow's ice age history becomes public.

Arts Fund supports projects that enrich communities
October 1, 2013 – Music, theatre and visual art projects get funding.

New Works exhibition opening launches Yukon Culture Days
September 27, 2013 – Three-day event launches winter exhibit.

Premier’s European mission wraps up with several key agreements
September 5, 2013 – Premier’s European mission ends with accord among Yukon government, Air North and Condor to bring more European travellers to Yukon.

Premier signs cooperative marketing agreements with European tourism partners
August 30, 2013 – Premier and European partners sign marketing agreements with UK and Germany tour operators.

Touring Artist Fund supports artistic professional development
August 26, 2013 – The Touring Artist Fund supports Yukon artists with touring opportunities that extend their reach to new audiences.

Advanced Artist Award supports career development
August 26, 2013 – The Advanced Artist Award provides project assistance to Yukon artists working at an advanced level.

Premier’s European trade mission will advance tourism investments
August 23, 2013 – Premier Pasloski, Tourism and Culture Minister Mike Nixon and Yukon tourism industry reps. to travel to Germany and England in first ever premier-led tourism trade delegation from a Canadian province or territory.

A.J. Goddard shipwreck commemorated as a Yukon historic site
August 20, 2013 – Shipwrecked Klondike-era steamer commemorated as a historic site in Lake Laberge.

Government of Yukon and City of Whitehorse announce tourism partnership
July 15, 2013 – The Government of Yukon and the City of Whitehorse today announced their first formal collaboration on tourism marketing, promotion and visitor services with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Arts Fund supports community engagement in the arts
June 18, 2013 – Arts Fund supports community arts engagement.

Arts Operating Funds support arts and culture in Yukon communities
June 4, 2013 – Arts Operating Funds supports artistic activities throughout Yukon.

Fund supports community museums development
May 31, 2013 – Yukon museums receive funding for projects ranging from exhibit development to building upgrades.

Yukon hosts Canadian museums conference
May 28, 2013 – Canadian Museums Association holds national conference in Yukon for the second time.

New passenger bridge opens at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport
May 27, 2013 – New passenger bridge at the Erik Nielsen International Airport now open to accommodate the increase of passengers using the airport.

Acquisitions to permanent art collection highlight Yukon’s artistic excellence
May 22, 2013 – New acquisitions to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection include exciting new work by established and emerging visual artists. website delivers a new online experience
May 15, 2013 – website refresh simplifies user choices for online travel information.

Premier leads tourism trade mission to Europe
May 9, 2013 – Premier Darrell Pasloski will lead a Yukon delegation on a trade mission to Europe later this year.

Touring Artist Fund allows artists to grow new audience appreciation
May 7, 2013 – Yukon’s Touring Artist Fund supports professional artistic development.

New tourism data highlights strength of industry
May 7, 2013 – Opportunities for tourism businesses and operators identified in the initial key findings of the 2012 Yukon Visitor Tracking Program visitor exit survey.

Community art projects reflect Yukon’s cultural diversity
May 2, 2013 – Arts fund supports diverse projects to encourage community arts development and engage audiences.

Funding supports First Nation interpretive training
April 30, 2013 – Yukon government supports three students to enroll in a First Nation interpretive training program which will lead to employment opportunities in the wilderness/heritage field.

Yukon government supports customer service training
April 30, 2013 – Welcome Yukon customer service workshops will benefit employees and Yukon businesses.

Tourism and Culture minister helps bring focus to Yukon artists in Ottawa
April 25, 2013 – Yukon performers welcome audiences to first day of Northern Scene

Yukon government provides unique opportunity for heritage and cultural workers
April 19, 2013 – Many Yukon cultural workers are attending a national museums conference thanks to special one-time funding.

Yukon’s Northern Scene artists featured in kickoff event
April 16, 2013 – Yukoners invited to be part of Midday Café Northern Scene kickoff

Yukoners recognized for discoveries of prehistoric bison fossils
April 12, 2013 – Two special Yukoners receive special acknowledgement for their prudent actions.

New information centre for tourists to open in Carcross
April 11, 2013 – Visitor to Carcross will enjoy a new visitor centre this summer

Tourism partnerships drive customer awareness at consumer shows
March 4, 2013 – Yukon tourism industry delegates attend consumer shows as part of the Destination Yukon marketing campaign.

Yukon artists will make a Scene in nation’s capital
February 25, 2013 – Yukon artists will join their northern colleagues to make a scene in Ottawa this spring.

You’re Gonna Eat Here! contest winners will experience Yukon
February 15, 2013 – Two lucky Canadians will win a trip to Yukon to enjoy local cuisine and culture.

Outfitters promote Yukon as a destination
January 23, 2013 – Yukon government and outfitters partner to attract visitors.

Fulda challenges Yukon winter
January 10, 2013 – Black and red Fulda colours travel Yukon highways.

Yukon and Alaska renew long-standing tourism marketing partnership
January 8, 2013 – Joint Yukon-Alaska Cooperative Marketing partnership promotes both jurisdictions.

Marketing fund recipients promote Yukon worldwide
January 7, 2013 – Both traditional and innovative tourism marketing methods get support from Yukon’s Tourism Cooperative Marketing Fund.

Advanced Artist Award supports individual artistic skills development
January 7, 2013 – Advanced Artist Award supports innovative developmental artistic pursuits.


Call for submissions offers unique opportunity for Yukon artists
December 20, 2012 – Call for submissions to Permanent Art Collection includes unique opportunity for Yukon artist to have their work photographed.

Arts funding supports artistic expression and community engagement
December 18, 2012 – Festivals, Francophone culture and young fiddlers are supported through Yukon arts funding.

Holiday season provides opportunity to support local economy
December 10, 2012 – The perfect gift this holiday season is created in Yukon.

25th anniversary of Yukon government support for historic properties
December 6, 2012 – Yukon government's Historic Properties Assistance marks its 25th anniversary this year.

Funding enables Yukon artists to reach new international audiences
December 4, 2012 – Yukon visual artist, snow carvers and comics to tour internationally and reach new audiences.

Marketing partnership to target cruisetour visitors
November 26, 2012 – Cooperative marketing agreement between Holland America and Yukon government strengthens partnerships to increase cruisetour visitors to Yukon.

Archival Gold captures the influence and romance of Yukon history
November 2, 2012 Archival Gold showcases favourites from the Archives staff.

Open house brings tourism partners together
October 25, 2012 – The Department of Tourism and Culture open its doors to partners for a day of tourism-related activities.

New support for preserving Yukon’s past
October 16, 2012 – Yukon Archives building projects include new siding on the exterior and new storage on the interior to make room for records that capture Yukon’s economic, social and cultural development.

Yukon government supports Yukon Quest 30th anniversary celebrations
October 1, 2012 – $50,000 in additional funding will support Yukon Quest (Canada) with community-wide 30th anniversary pre-race celebrations to mark the iconic winter event.

Yukon marks Tourism Day with local awards
September 27, 2012 – Yukon celebrates its tourism champions at a morning breakfast in recognition of World Tourism Day.

Yukon’s Touring Artist Fund reaches across borders
September 21, 2012 – Touring broadens audience appreciation.

Arts Fund supports community art engagement
August 28, 2012 – Public engagement strengthens Yukon's arts community.

Yukon explores innovative strategies with German and Swiss tourism partners
August 27, 2012 – Yukon tourism sector to visit with German-speaking European partners including Fulda, Condor, Hannover Zoo and tourism trade representatives.

Visitor study will contribute to the future health of Yukon’s tourism industry
August 27, 2012 – New visitor study will provide Yukon with accurate up-to-date stats reflecting today's travel choices and experiences.

Yukon’s ancient Arctic ground squirrel makes its television debut
August 23, 2012 – Yukon's little Arctic ground squirrel will make its television debut in the BBC's Ice Age documenttary next year.

Yukon communities greet Alaska Highway convoy
August 10, 2012 – Convoy travels through Yukon communities to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Alaska Highway.

Advanced Artist Award fosters professional development
July 5, 2012 – Yukon's visual, literary and performing arts are supported by Advanced Artist Award.

Arts Fund supports community engagement
June 28, 2012 – Arts Fund supports group projects encouraging communities to celebrate cultural identities and diversity.

Yukon art is front and centre at Haines Junction visitor services
June 18, 2012 – Doug Smarch Jr.'s Ice and Flowers unveiled at Haines Junction Visitor Information Centre.

Yukon’s Touring Artist Fund supports audience appreciation
June 15, 2012 – Nine Yukon visual and literary artists receive support through the Touring Artist Fund.

Yukon archaeology publication receives national recognition
June 4, 2012 – Yukon's Frozen Past ice patch publication recognized as an outstanding contribution to public communications in archaeology.

Symposium explores secrets from the ice
June 1, 2012 – Ice patches, icemen and ice age technology featured at Frozen Pasts: 3rd International Glacial Archeology Symposium.

Delegates at GoMedia Canada enjoy Yukon's northern hospitality
May 31, 2012 – The CTCs GoMedia Canada Marketplace comes north of 60 and experiences northern hospitality at its best. 

Yukon artists participate in milestone exhibition of Canadian art
May 28, 2012 – Yukon artists participate in Oh, Canada, the largest exhibition of contemporary Canadian art held outside Canada.

Arts Operating Funds support local groups
May 23, 2012 – Local arts groups encouraged to innovate with Yukon governemnt support.

New book and exhibit highlight the history of Herschel Island
May 9, 2012 Herschel Island/Qikiqtaryuk – a natural and cultural history of Yukon’s arctic island to be launched at MacBride Museum.

Yukon Archives marks milestone with a book and a new vault
May 2, 2012 For the Record: Yukon Archives 1972-2012 commemorative book highlights Yukon Archives' forty-year history and celebrates its accomplishments.

Yukon government welcomes Norwegian ambassador
April 11, 2012 – The Norwegian ambassador to Canada is in Yukon to celebrate the opening of an exhibit of Roald Amunden's polar expeditions.

Yukon’s Arts Fund strengthens community spirit
April 3, 2012 – A wide range of community arts related projects receive support from Yukon's Arts Fund.

Finding new audiences one element of Yukon’s Touring Artist Fund
March 16, 2012 – Touring Artist Fund supports public presentations of Yukon artists to outside audiences.

Permanent art collection acquisitions feature tradition and innovation
March 6, 2012 – Artists explore themes of history, tradition and imagination in new acquisitions to the permanent art collection.

Knowledge preservation supported by the Yukon Historic Resources Fund
February 22, 2012 – Yukon Historic Resources Fund supports local projects aimed at preserving and promoting Yukon heritage

Fulda’s signature red and black colours return to Yukon
January 13, 2012 – Fulda Challenge contestants pit themselves against the weather and each other as they vie for Yukon gold.

Fund supports Yukon b-boys’ American tour and other projects
January 12, 2012 – B-boys, musicians and snow sculptors showcase their work to international audiences.


Advanced Artist Award supports a balance of education and experience
December 20, 2011 – Visual, literary and performing Yukon artists receive funding to further their professional development.

Yukon celebrates the season with homegrown products
December 12, 2011 – Holiday spirit captured with made-in-Yukon arts and crafts.

Arts Fund supports community engagement through artistic expression
December 1, 2011 – Yukon government support to arts groups helps foster art appreciation and development that engages community involvement.

Yukoner wins prestigious Parks Canada Sustainable Tourism Award
November 25, 2011 – Yukoner recognized at TIAC's annual awards ceremony and takes home prestigious tourism award.

Touring Artist Fund supports Yukon artists
September 8, 2011 – Tourist Artist Fund supports new scope of touring opportunities.

Website features voices from the Yukon Legislative Assembly’s past
August 17, 2011 – Legislature Speaks website captures the voices of many Yukon Legislative Assembly memberswho have helped to govern the territory.

Speed Control to perform at Yukon Day during Western Canada Summer Games
August 8, 2011 – Speed Control with band members Graeme Peters, Jody Peters and Spencer Cole will rock Yukon Day at Western Canada Summer Games.

S.S. Tutshi Memorial and Carcross Gateway Pavilion opened as part of Golden Spike Day
July 29, 2011 – S.S. Tutshi and Carcross gateway visitor pavillion offer history and hospitality to visitors celebrating WP&YR's Golden Spike Day in Carcross.

Yukon government awards commission for public artwork
July 27, 2011 – A major public artwork has been commissioned for the new Haines Junction Visitor Information Centre.

Official plaque unveiling commemorates Fort Selkirk as a Yukon Historic Site
July 12, 2011 – Yukon government and Selkirk First Nation unveiled a plaque commemorating the designation of Fort Selkirk as a Yukon Historic Site.

Art and artists supported by Yukon government
July 5, 2011 – Yukon government announces recipients for the latest intake of three arts funding programs.

Yukon museums receive support for capital projects
June 30, 2011 – 2011-12 Special Projects Capital Assistance program funding announced

Yukon Tourism Champion Award presented to Ranj Pillai
June 28, 2011 – Ranj Pillai is the 2011 recipient of the Yukon Tourism Champion Award.

A welcoming environment for travellers at the Whitehorse Airport
June 9, 2011 – Ted Harrison's artwork Departure of Persephone grounds the new look at the Whitehorse airport with character and colour.

Selected works and new acquisitions from Yukon Permanent Art Collection on display
June 2, 2011 – A unique showcase of the Yukon Permanent Art Collection which feature a retrospective aspect combined with new acquisitions.

Longtime Yukoner honoured with Beringia Research Award at Gold Show
May 20, 2011 – Earl Bennett receives the Beringia Research Award for his contribution to Yukon's vertebrate fossil collection.

Southern Canadians expected to Look Up North
March 17, 2011 – Music, people, and stunning images of Canada's North captured in television ad.

Touring Artist Fund enables Yukon artists to explore new audiences
March 10, 2011 – December 2010 Touring Artist Fund recipients announced.

2012 GoMedia Canada Marketplace coming to Yukon
March 1, 2011 – First time ever – GoMedia to be held North of 60 in 2012.

Gold Rush era music from the A. J. Goddard wreck identified
February 28, 2011 – Recordings found on A.J. Goddard shipwreck yield up their secrets.

Young Yukon artists to perform at Halifax 2011 Canada Games
February 11, 2011 – Young Yukon artists will inject Yukon culture into the Halifax 2011 Canada Winter Games

Destination Yukon summer campaign launched
February 8, 2011 – Destination Yukon summer campaign ready to launch Yukon's attributes to southern Canada.

Gold Rush era music from the A. J. Goddard wreck identified
February 2, 2011 – Recordings found on the shipwreck yield their secrets.

Advanced Artist Award supports literary, visual and performing arts
January 18, 2011 – Arts grants help Yukon senior artists with their professional development and artistic growth.

Hockey Day In Canada celebrations funded by Yukon
January 17, 2011 – The Yukon government is contributing almost $180 thousand to fund the celebration of Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada.

Fulda Challenge embraces Arctic elements
January 17, 2011 – Contestants, delegates, foreign journalists and event organizers are coming to the territory to experience the Fulda Challenge, an extreme winter competition.

Yukon Historic Resources Fund supports five projects
January 14, 2011 – Heritage projects receive funding support from Yukon government.


Communities benefit from Arts Fund projects
December 3, 2010 – Community arts offerings include a big band and bellydancing, ballet, a love story, a parade, snow scultpures, poetry and kids fiddling.

Touring Artist Fund supports international collaboration
November 26, 2010 – Yukon artists descend on New Zealand as First Nation dancers explore warrior culture at a Māori arts festival, and a husband and wife team attends an international event promoting collaborative art.

Open call for submissions for Yukon Permanent Art Collection
November 25, 2010 – Permanent art collection call for submissions offers a unique opportunity for artists to have their work professionally photographed.

Preliminary identification established for recovered human remains
November 18, 2010 – Recovered human remains are identified as two First Nations males and a male of European descent.

Discovery of human remains leads to united response
November 10, 2010 – Joint community effort in Dawson City helped with the recovery of human remains and three wooden coffins found during construction work.

Carcross infrastructure projects 2010 update
November 2, 2010 – The departments of Community Services and Tourism and Culture reported continued progress in 2010 in completing vital Carcross waterfront infrastructure projects worth more than $6.75 million.

Yukon Permanent Art Collection acquisitions expand cultural legacy
September 16, 2010 – "Capture" exhibition features eight new yukon-inspired acquisitions to the Permanent Art Collection.

Yukon promotes collaborative tourism initiatives with German partners
September 8, 2010 – Tourism sector joins Minister Elaine Taylor in a trip to promote collaboration and co-operation with German partners.

Fund supports community arts and culture
September 1, 2010 – Funding the arts allows for economic and social change, bringing Yukon into new stages of development while encouraging a strong sense of community.

Touring Artist Fund enables national and international showcases for Yukon artists
August 23, 2010 – National and international venues offer expanded opportunities for Yukon artists to present their talents to outside audiences.

Safeguarding Yukon’s built heritage
August 19, 2010 – Historic Properties Assistance funding helps preserve Yukon’s many important legacies.

Fort Selkirk designated a Yukon Historic Site
August 6, 2010 – Heritage partners Selkirk First Nation and Yukon government announce Fort Selkirk as a Yukon Historic Site.

Touring Artist Fund supports literary, visual and performing arts
June 17, 2010 – Yukon artists are given an opportunity to showcase their literary, visual and performing art talents while travelling to other parts of Canada, Alaska, Europe and Russia.

Organizations undertake projects with Arts Fund support
June 16, 2010 – Upcoming arts projects include festivals, camps, performances, workshops and residencies.

Yukon government invests in arts organizations
June 10, 2010 – Operational funding for arts organizations promises another year of festivals, concerts and performances Yukon-wide.

A.J. Goddard receives historic designation
June 9, 2010 – Shipwrecked sternwheelers used during the Klondike Gold Rush designated a Yukon Historic Site.

Yukon celebrates three tourism champions
June 8, 2010 – Three Yukoners are recognized for their enthusiasim and energy in promoting Yukon as a tourist destination.

Local photographer profiled at Arts Underground
April 30, 2010 – Engineer James Quong's photographs capture a Yukon era.

Yukon museums benefit from Special Projects Assistance Program
April 16, 2010 – Valuable museum collections preserved and displayed through 15 community projects.

Partnerships strengthen Yukon’s presence at consumer shows
March 26, 2010 – Tourism partners target consumers in gateway cities

Enhanced marketing initiatives to expand Yukon reach
March 16, 2010 – Funding increase will support Yukon’s tourism sector and businesses.

Yukon shares the spirit of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games
March 12, 2010 – Yukon celebrates the 2010 Paralympic Games.

Arts Fund assists Yukon community projects
March 11, 2010 – Communities will be animated with dancing, fiddling, drumming and storytelling.

Yukon artists explore new venues through touring opportunities
March 3, 2010 – Artists will be featured throughout exhibits and festivals in southern Canada.

Yukon Day highlights Canada’s Northern Weekend at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games
February 19, 2010 – Yukon’s people, places, performances and personalities set to shine at the 2010 Winter Games

Sport, culture and youth ambassador contingent heading to Vancouver
February 12, 2010 – Yukon’s ambassadors at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games receive warm send-off.

New northern search and rescue web resource
January 26, 2010 – New search and rescue website helps adventurers plan better and stay safe in Yukon’s magnificent, world-class wilderness areas.

Advanced Artist Award supports artistic exploration and innovation
January 20, 2010 – Risk-taking artists will explore collaborative dance and contemporary ghost stories in latest round of Advanced Artist Award allocations.

Fulda arrives in Yukon to take on the extreme elements once again
January 11, 2010 – Local and International competitors test their skill, strength and stamina at the Fulda Extreme Winter Challenge, while vying for Yukon gold.