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Free Guided Hikes end Saturday Aug 23rd!!!!
Miles Canyon Whitehorse

A historical nature hike covering the gold rush, First Nations history, plants, animals, ice age, and more! About two-hours long it is offered twice daily (10 am and 2 pm) from Tuesday to Saturday (NOT on Sunday and Monday). Hikes will run from June 14th to August 23rd, 2014, rain or shine! Meet at the Miles Canyon Bridge. Info at http://www.yukonconservation.org/nature_hikes.htm or 668-5678.

And don't forget these special events!

  • Miles Canyon In Art Exhbition
    Rah Rah Gallery in Whitehorse 6159 6th Ave
    Wed Aug 6th until Sat Aug 30th

    Visit the Miles Canyon In Art Exhibition! All the artwork produced at this year's event is on display as well as some photos of the actual event. If you missed the event or are interested in seeing the finished result then this is the time to visit.

    Featuring works by: Heidi Hehn; Blair Thorson; Marie-Hélène Comeau; Deanna Bailey; and Amber Church

    Learn more about the Yukon Conservation Society free guided hikes of Miles Canyon at http://www.yukonconservation.org/nature_hikes.htm


Protect the Peel!

Follow the court proceedings over at The Peel Watershed Legal Case blog. Here's the June 30th 2014 Press Release. But here's some background

have launched a legal action to force the Yukon Government to implement a Land Use Plan that will protect 54,000 square kilometres of wilderness in northern Yukon’s Peel River Watershed. Read the press release here.

The following are some of the legal documents filed with the Yukon Supreme Court.

...and here is the executive summary of the Berger opinion of the compensation of owners of mineral claims.

to the Peel legal case!

There is a an entire website devoted to protecting the peel - www.protectpeel.ca - it's worth a visit!! There's also more Peel Watershed info on this website. Avaaz.org has a great petition going to protect the Peel Watershed.


  • The Magical Thread: Hey Kids!  Take a Virtual Adventure at www.MagicalThread.com. The Magical Thread is an educational resource that teaches students (grade 4 – 6) about the magnificence of the natural world.   

This page was last updated (apart from the Twitter feed) Aug 15th, 2014

Original Web work by Mike Mason, updates by YCS staff