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Why should you come to the Yukon?
The Yukon is rich in culture, community and beautiful sights. Travel to Whitehorse for the Equal Futures 2023 Summit, but experience more while you’re in the North. From a museum filled with innovative modes of transportation to an entire forest made up of international signposts, the Yukon is filled with historical sites that can’t be missed! It is home to 14 different First Nations that play a big role in the culture and community within the Yukon.
Today in the Yukon, 11 of the 14 Yukon First Nations have signed their Self-Government agreements. They are responsible for their own resource management, economic and social programs, combining traditional activities on the land with entrepreneurial and administrative skills in businesses, government and tourism. Visitors are extended a warm welcome to the local First Nations cultural centres and festivals across the Yukon.
Fun Fact: Did you know that there is a higher population of moose than there are people in the Yukon? There are approximately 70,000 moose and 40,000 people in the Yukon Territory!
While you are in the Yukon, there is so much for you to see and do!
- Step outside between the hours of 10 P.M. and 3 A.M. for a chance to see the beautiful Aurora Borealis, more commonly known as the Northern Lights. If you plan to stay a couple of days, rent a car and take the scenic route towards Fish Lake or Chadburn Lake Road for a free viewing session of the lights!
- Opened in 2016, the Lumel Studios (or locally known as the Happiness Factory!) provides guests the opportunity to experience the art of glass blowing in a safe environment and you get a cute keepsake to take home with you.
- If you are wanting to sightsee and experience more of the culture and history of the Yukon, a great place to do that is by walking the shops on Main Street in Whitehorse. It is filled with many local vendors and their work!
Thinking of extending your stay but aren’t sure what to do?
Located 2 hours south of Whitehorse is the historic town of Skagway, Alaska! Hop on a restored 1920 bus for a sightseeing adventure through the town centre and end your day watching the “The Days of ’98 Show with Soapy Smith!” to learn about Alaska’s most notorious outlaw, Jefferson Randolph “Soapy” Smith.
While you’re in Skagway don’t miss the chance to experience the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, trestles & tunnels from the comfort of vintage rail cars on the Whitepass & Yukon Route Railway “The Scenic Railway of the World”.
Are you interested in more pre or post-summit activities? Click here for more information!
Bringing the whole family and looking for Child Care Services?
We understand that some attendees will be travelling with small children needing child care services. Below we are sharing a list of Child Care Services in the downtown Whitehorse area that provide a daily drop in service.
Please note that the Equal Futures Network has not reviewed the services and practices of each facility; please do so at your own discretion and contact directly for availability and rates
Grow with Joy – 2288 2nd Ave. 867-334-9191
Bubbles Daycare Inc. – 206 Jarvis Street. 867-668-2035 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Laugh N’ Learn ABC Guarderia – 3147 3rd Ave. (867) 633-5010 | email@example.com
Cornerstone Preschool – 2nd Ave – 867-456-7337 | firstname.lastname@example.org