Every year on the last weekend in June,
storytellers come to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory to the
largest and very unusual gathering to listen to poems and stories.
These people sleep in tents along the Yukon River. This
festival is called Yukon International Storytelling Festival.
These are a listing of the annual events
in the Yukon:
1. Southern Lakes Dogsled Race in
Carcross, Yukon. Jan.
2. Frostbite Music Frostbite Music
Festive In Whitehorse,
3. Shortest Night in Burwash Landing ,
4. Yukon Gold Planning Championships In
Dawson City, July
The Yukon Territory has always been known as the "Land
of the Midnight Sun", this is because during the summer
time, twilight last almost until sunrise.
During the winter months it is a very cold season but
there is very little snowfall.
Audrey McLaughlin was born and raised in the Yukon where
was the second women to be elected to Canada's House of
Endangered and Threatened Species
Mammals: wood bison
Birds: autumn peregrine falcon.