Yukon Weekly

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

About Us

Yukon Weekly is an independent online newspaper, 100% locally owned and operated. It is one of the most-read digital newspapers in Yukon.

Yukon Weekly progressed from a weekly to twice-weekly, three-times-weekly to five times per week. It has been published five times per week. As of June 4, 2020, the Yukon Weekly publishes 5 days per week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


The “sternwheeler” Yukon Lou at “Pleasure Island” for a Native culture tour and salmon bake on August 8, 2002 at 6:20 p.m. The Yukon Lou was built by Captain Dick Stevenson, who came up with many unique marketing schemes including the “Sourtoe Cocktail” and the Miss Nude Yukon contest (which is when “Pleasure Island”, where the contest was held, got its name).
This photograph is © 2007 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.

The Yukon, a territory in northwest Canada, is wild, mountainous and sparsely populated. Kluane National Park and Reserve includes Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak, as well as glaciers, trails and the Alsek River. In the far north is Ivvavik National Park, with protected calving grounds for Porcupine caribou. In the south are numerous glacier-fed alpine lakes, including boldly coloured Emerald Lake.

Kluane National Park and Reserve is in the southwest of the Yukon, in Canada. It’s a vast wilderness of ice fields, forests and towering peaks like Mount Logan. Trails include the King’s Throne, which winds above Kathleen Lake to a dramatic cirque. The glacier-fed Alsek River snakes through areas inhabited by grizzly bears. The park also shelters Dall sheep and more than 100 bird species.