YCS Guided Hikes

See the human and natural history of Miles Canyon and Canyon City come to life before your eyes - explore and learn with our interpreters! Join us on a free guided hike through Miles Canyon to Canyon City!

Our guides will be running two hikes daily all summer (Tuesday through Saturday, start times 10 AM and 2 PM, June 8 to August 14). Meet at the pedestrian suspension bridge below the Miles Canyon parking lot. The two-hour, easy walking hikes are fun for nature enthusiasts, hikers and families alike. Learn about the Gold Rush, First Nations history, geology, plants, animals, and more! The hikes will

Operating as usual

Timeline Photos 07/23/2021

Timeline Photos

It's berry season! It is easy to surprise a bear that is focused on feeding. To reduce your risk:
✔️ Make noise while on trails.
✔️ Travel in tight groups.
✔️ Trail running and cycling place you at much higher risk; travel very slowly and do not wear earbuds.
✔️ Carry bear spray, ensure it is accessible and know how to use it.
✔️ Watch for fresh bear signs such as s**t. Be especially careful near berry patches.
✔️ If you see a bear, stay calm, back away slowly and leave the area; never run.

Please report your sighting to parks staff at 1-867-634-7207. For wildlife emergencies, please call Parks Dispatch at 1-877-852-3100.

07/20/2021

🌱 YCS is joining the CPAWS Yukon event "Backyard Biodiversity at Chasàn Chùa" on July 24.

🏞️ Our trail guides will lead two hikes at McIntyre Creek, starting at 11 am and 2 pm.

👉 Please note that there will be no guided hikes at Kwanlin/Miles Canyon on Saturday.

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🌱 YCS se joint à CPAWS Yukon pour l'événement "Backyard Biodiversity at Chasàn Chùa" le 24 juillet.

🏞️ Nos deux randonnées guidées à McIntyre Creek commenceront à 11 h et 14 h.

👉 SVP, prenez note qu'il n'y aura pas de randonnées guidées à Kwanlin/Miles Canyon ce samedi.

YCS offers guided hike focused on wild edibles - Yukon News 07/14/2021

YCS offers guided hike focused on wild edibles - Yukon News

The next Wild Edibles hike is on Friday, August 6 at 10 am!

YCS offers guided hike focused on wild edibles - Yukon News The hike is scheduled for July 10 at 10 a.m.

07/14/2021

Created at the Canyon - 10th Anniversary
Exhibit - July 16 to Aug 27 at the Yukon Arts Centre

Wild Edible Salad 07/10/2021

Wild Edible Salad

We had an amazing Wild Edibles Specialty Hike this morning!

Discover other uses of plants in this short video where we explain how to make a wild edible salad. 🥗

Wild Edible Salad This salad has been prepared in mid-June in Whitehorse on the Traditional Territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council.This rec...

Whitehorse residents warned not to feed wildlife after black bear killed in Riverdale | CBC News 07/09/2021

Whitehorse residents warned not to feed wildlife after black bear killed in Riverdale | CBC News

Whitehorse residents warned not to feed wildlife after black bear killed in Riverdale | CBC News After a black bear was shot dead in her front yard, a Whitehorse resident is concerned that people are inadvertently luring bears into the neighbourhood by feeding wildlife.

Health Canada issues a recall on bear spray - Yukon News 06/28/2021

Health Canada issues a recall on bear spray - Yukon News

Check your bear spray!

Health Canada issues a recall on bear spray - Yukon News Approximately 130,000 cans of bear spray in Canada have been recalled due to improper functioning

Photos from Yukon Conservation Society's post 06/25/2021

Photos from Yukon Conservation Society's post

Photos from Yukon Conservation Society's post 06/19/2021

Photos from Yukon Conservation Society's post

06/18/2021

🚶 Don't miss tomorrow's afternoon hike!

Michael Dougherty will join the trail guide team to lead A Walk Through History 🔍

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🚶 Ne manquez pas la randonnée de demain après-midi!

Michael Dougherty se joint à notre équipe de guides pour animer cette marche à travers l'histoire 🔍

🚶 Don't miss tomorrow's afternoon hike!

Michael Dougherty will join the trail guide team to lead A Walk Through History 🔍

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🚶 Ne manquez pas la randonnée de demain après-midi!

Michael Dougherty se joint à notre équipe de guides pour animer cette marche à travers l'histoire 🔍

[06/16/21]   2 pm Yukon River Fish Species Hike CANCELED
Bear spotted on the trail 🐻

06/16/2021

Come down to Kwanlin/Miles Canyon at 2 pm today for a Yukon River Fish Species themed hike. We promise it will have you hooked!

Come down to Kwanlin/Miles Canyon at 2 pm today for a Yukon River Fish Species themed hike. We promise it will have you hooked!

06/10/2021

Ted Parnell was a passionate environmentalist who contributed greatly to conservation in the Yukon. ⁠⁠
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In honour of his legacy, an annual scholarship of $500 is awarded by YCS to a Yukon resident in environmental studies who demonstrates outstanding interest and motivation in the environmental field.⁠⁠
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Applications are open until June 30, 2021. Learn more about eligibility and how to apply here: http://yukonconservation.org/resources/awards-scholarships/

A decade of Created at the Canyon - Yukon Events Magazine 06/08/2021

A decade of Created at the Canyon - Yukon Events Magazine

A decade of Created at the Canyon - Yukon Events Magazine This summer marks the 10th anniversary of Yukon Conservation Society’s “Created at the Canyon,” a live multi-media art event celebrating the creative process of local artists.

06/03/2021

Created at the Canyon artist applications close June 12th! 🎨⁠⁠
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This paid opportunity encourages local artists to reflect on and create art outdoors while sharing their process and inspiration with the public. A variety of multi-media interpretations tell the rich history, culture, and natural beauty of the area. ⁠⁠
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Artists at all stages of their careers and practiced in all types of artistic media are welcomed. Youth and Indigenous artists are encouraged to apply.
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Download the artist application at yukonconservation.org 🌿

05/17/2021

A new season of guided hikes at Miles Canyon begins on June 8th. Come join our Trail Guides for a 2-hour hike and learn more about the local history and the natural beauty of the area!

Two free daily hikes will run from Tuesday to Saturday starting at 10 am and 2 pm.

Visit yukonconservation.org to learn more about themed hikes and events!

A new season of guided hikes at Miles Canyon begins on June 8th. Come join our Trail Guides for a 2-hour hike and learn more about the local history and the natural beauty of the area!

Two free daily hikes will run from Tuesday to Saturday starting at 10 am and 2 pm.

Visit yukonconservation.org to learn more about themed hikes and events!

05/14/2021

We're calling for 10 artists for the 10th annual Created at the Canyon live art event!

Artists at all stages of their careers and practiced in all types of artistic media are welcomed. Youth and Indigenous artists are encouraged to apply.

Download the artist application here 👉 bit.ly/2QUxJj6

05/12/2021

#YukonConservationSociety est à la recherche de 10 artistes pour la 10e édition annuelle de Created at the Canyon, un événement d’art en direct. 🎨⁠⁠

Cet événement offre aux artistes locaux l’occasion de réfléchir et de créer de l’art en plein air tout en partageant leur processus et leur inspiration avec le public. Une variété de médias d’interprétation permet de représenter la riche histoire, la culture et la beauté naturelle de la région.

Les artistes de tous les niveaux et des différentes formes d’art sont les bienvenus. Les jeunes et les artistes autochtones sont encouragés à postuler.

Téléchargez le formulaire d'application pour les artistes à yukonconservation.org 🌿

Hikers asked to stay off popular Yukon mountain to avoid disturbing sheep | CBC News 04/26/2021

Hikers asked to stay off popular Yukon mountain to avoid disturbing sheep | CBC News

Hikers asked to stay off popular Yukon mountain to avoid disturbing sheep | CBC News Caribou Mountain near Carcross is a sensitive lambing area for Dall sheep, says the Carcross/Tagish First Nation. Hikers are asked to stay away until June 15.

04/23/2021

Would you like to spend your summers outdoors? We are hiring three Trail Guides for the 2021 Summer Guided Hikes program - for work at Miles Canyon/Kwanlin. For detailed job descriptions and how to apply check our website http://yukonconservation.org/who.../our-team/join-our-team/ Apply by May 2nd!

04/19/2021

Join us for a virtual 5k fun run and walk hosted by Canadian Bar Association - Yukon Branch!

Register by donation to receive a free tote bag designed by local artist Tedd Tucker. Proceeds support Yukon Conservation Society.

Sign up here → bit.ly/cbayfunrun

04/01/2021

YCS will be having a Special Meeting soon (date to be determined) to select the 2021-2022 Board of Directors. If you are interested in becoming a Board member, feel free to contact us.
We are particularly interested in having members from the communities, Indigenous, or other visible minorities represented.
http://yukonconservation.org/

03/16/2021

We are looking to hire Trail Guides and a Trail Guide Coordinator for our Summer Interpretive Program.
Job descriptions are available here:
http://yukonconservation.org/who-we-are/our-team/join-our-team/

02/23/2021

The Yukon Conservation Society Annual General Meeting is scheduled for March 30, 2021 - online. Please pre-register with [email protected].

The Yukon Conservation Society Annual General Meeting is scheduled for March 30, 2021 - online. Please pre-register with [email protected].

02/09/2021

YCS is looking for Board members for the 2021-22 year. To be elected at our AGM on March 30, 2021. For more information contact [email protected].

01/14/2021

Yukon Conservation Society

YCS is Hiring! Check out the full job description on our website:
http://yukonconservation.org/who-we-are/our-team/join-our-team/
#job #hiring #Whitehorse #Yukon

cbc.ca 12/01/2020

Yukon rejects ATAC Resources application for mining access road | CBC News

cbc.ca ATAC announced in a press release Nov. 30 that the Yukon government had rejected its construction application for a 65-kilometre access road to its Tiger Gold Deposit in central Yukon, citing opposition from the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun.

12/01/2020

#GivingTuesday

Dec 1st is #GivingTuesday - If you donate $20 or more Canada Helps will add $2 to your donation. Consider giving today. https://canadahelps.org/en/charities/yukon-conservation-society/

11/13/2020

Yukon Conservation Society

We hope you will join YCS on December 11th for our Annual Holiday Open House, and for the presentation of the Gerry Couture Stewardship Award. Please RSVP to [email protected]

10/30/2020

YCS provides guided hikes in the summer - but lovely to see it in its winter dress!

Do you ever wonder what your favourite Yukon spots look like under snow?
📷 nbcastle (Instagram) #exploreyukon
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As of 1 July 2020, any Canadian may enter Yukon. However, those who are not residents of BC, NWT or Nunavut, or have travelled outside of those jurisdictions in the 14 days prior to entering Yukon are required to self-isolate in Whitehorse for 14 days. For travel updates and details, please visit our website: https://fal.cn/3bf0B

10/20/2020

Yukon Conservation Society

We are hiring a new Energy Analyst. Apply by November 2nd!
The job description is available here:
http://yukonconservation.org/who-we-are/our-team/join-our-team/

10/20/2020

Yukon Youth Panel on Climate Change

Youth Panel on Climate Change - deadline extended to October 27th
https://yukon.ca/en/yukon-youth-panel-climate-change

09/14/2020

Rivers to Ridges

Are you ready for registration this Tue. Sep. 15 @ 9 am?

Find all the details online @ www.riverstoridges.org/forest-school!
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09/11/2020

Yukon Conservation Society

We would like to thank everyone who attended our Annual BBQ yesterday! Even the weather cooperated!

08/31/2020

You're invited - September 10th - Please RSVP!

Our Story

Our free guided hikes are up and running! Come join us on a free guided tour through Kwanlin/Miles Canyon to Canyon City. We run these free tour every Tuesday - Saturday throughout the summer, at 10 AM and at 2 PM. We meet at the Miles Canyon bridge on the parking lot side.

The two-hour, easy walking hikes are fun for nature enthusiasts, hikers and families alike. Learn about the Gold Rush, First Nations history, geology, plants, animals, and more! The hikes will run rain or shine.

Difficulty: Easy; Approximately 3.5 kilometers (2.1 miles) round trip. Two hours.

Kids' Ed-Ventures can be booked for groups during the week. Call or email to book your group in for an educational and fun session at Miles Canyon, Rotary or Shipyards Park, or another downtown location. We're also at the Fireweed Community Market every Thursday, 3-7pm, Shipyards Park, Whitehorse, with fun nature activities and crafts for kids.

DIRECTIONS FROM DOWNTOWN WHITEHORSE:

SOUTH on Robert Service Way and go past the campground, the ball diamonds and the railway track crossing
LEFT onto Miles Canyon Road
FOLLOW Miles Canyon Road past the floatplanes, up a big steep slope, down a little one, then up a little slope, past a lookout and down again
LEFT into Miles Canyon Parking Lot (if you start going up a third steep hill and end up at the Alaska Highway you've gone too far).


DIRECTIONS FROM ALASKA HWY (IF YOU'RE HEADING NORTH FROM THE CARCROSS CUTOFF):

Go past the Pioneer RV Park and turn RIGHT onto the Miles Canyon Road
If you're heading north on the Alaska Hwy and you go past the Mountain Ridge RV Park you've gone too far
Turn RIGHT into the Miles Canyon Parking Lot (the right turn is at the bottom of the steep hill. If you go up a hill you've gone too far)

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