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Free Guided Hikes
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 themed hikes!

Invasive Plants Lunch Hour Hike
Special Guest: Jennifer Line from Yukon Invasive Species Council
Thursday, July 24th at 12pm
Meet at Frank Slim Building (Shipyards Park)

Have you ever seen plants around Whitehorse that seem like they don’t really belong here? Join us on this lunch hour walk and learn about some invasive plants growing in the city and the effects they have on our environment, economy and health. Presented with Jennifer Line from the Yukon Invasive Species Council (YISC).

Hikes are free, but remember to dress for the weather. Info hikes@ycs.yk.ca or 668.5678 or http://www.yukonconservation.org/nature_hikes.htm

Miles Canyon In Art
Fri July 25th/Sat July 26th, 10am-4pm
Yukon Conservation Society
Meet at the Miles Canyon Suspension Bridge

Join five local artists along the Miles Canyon and Canyon City trails as they provide a unique interpretation of this ecologically and culturally rich landscape through their artwork.

Take a guided tour of this special event with our trail guides (guides leave  at 10am and 2pm) or grab a guided map, walk the trails, and meet the artists yourself. Dowload the poster for the Miles Canyon In Art here.

Hikes are free, but remember to dress for the weather. Info hikes@ycs.yk.ca or 668.5678 or 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) July 21st, 2014

Original Web work by Mike Mason, updates by YCS staff