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Signature events: August 1-4, 2019 | Satellite events: July 30-31, 2019

From northern getaways to airport hideaways, your insider guide to travelling smarter, for business and pleasure

By Charlene Rooke, BC Business
August 16, 2018
Catch some Yukon midnight sun: flights to Whitehorse are 2.5 hours from Vancouver or Victoria, and Dawson City a one-hour connection away. Plan around the fiercely local Yukon Culinary Festival, August 23 to 26.


The 3rd annual Yukon Burger Challenge has begun

Tara McCarthy, CBC Yukon Radio
August 8, 2018
The Yukon Burger Challenge is back! Local restaurant chefs have come up with brand new burgers for the third annual event. Dylan Soo, with Yukon Hotels, stopped by the CBC Yukon studio to chat with Airplay guest host Tara McCarthy about the competition.


Yukon Culinary Festival plays with fire ‘You get mesmerized by the fire’

By Ashley Joannou, Yukon News 
August 7, 2018
Yukon’s annual culinary festival is embracing open flames this year. One of the flagship events at the 2018 festival, which runs from Aug. 23 to 26, will involve using open-pit fire cooking methods at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre to prepare locally-sourced fish and game. 


Why the Yukon’s culinary scene is one of the most unique in the world right now

By Charlene Rooke, Special to the Globe and Mail
June 14, 2018
The smell of fire: In late spring in the Yukon, it’s the warm, smoky whiff of the wood-burning stove in a log cabin at Sky High Adventures, warming you after a dog-mushing sprint. It’s the collegial, marshmallow-toasting lick of a campfire at Northern Tales’ aurora borealis viewing site one dark midnight.


Yukon and First Nations food on the cusp of a big-bang moment

By Mia Stainsby, Vancouver Sun
May 1, 2018
A First Nations Fire Feast in Carcross, Yukon featured Indigenous chefs from Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto on the cutting edge of Canada’s next food trends. Flying over the snowy landscape of Kluane National Park and Reserve in a Cessna 206, I have a close-up of nature’s staggering beauty. It made me hungry. Down there, there are no plants, no animals, no edibles but I saw whipped cream, meringue and marshmallow fields. Food stalked my mind because I was in Yukon to experience a First Nations Fire Feast, part of the Yukon Culinary Festival. Yukon isn’t yet a foodie destination, but moves are afoot. Both Yukon and First Nations food are on the cusp of a big-bang moment.


Indigenous chefs from across Canada head to the Yukon for a Fire Feast

By Shirley McLean, National News, APTN
April 15, 2018
On a perfect day in Carcross, YT, Indigenous chefs are busy by the grills cooking up fare for the Fire Feast that probably won’t be found on southern grills. The menu includes; Smelts wrapped in kelp. Salted bison roast. And seal loin marinated in mint. “It’s really nice it brings you back to your roots and the humble beginnings,” said Chef Joseph Shawanda.