Arts and culture celebrations


The Government of Yukon hosts or sends arts and cultural performers to Canadian, circumpolar, and international events with representation of vivid and dynamic performing and visual artists.  


Arctic Winter Games

Yukon sends talented youth aged 15-21 to participate in the cultural contingent for the Arctic Winter Games. The games are held every two years with teams from Yukon, Northwest Territories, northern Alberta, Nunavut, Nunavik (Quebec), Alaska, Greenland, Yamal (Russia),and Sápmi (Scandinavia). The 2016 Arctic Winter Games were in Nuuk, Greenland.


Pan Am and Parapan Am Games

In 2015, the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers performed at cultural venues in Toronto, Ontario.

PanAm Games Dakhka Khwaan Dancers

Dakhká Khwáan Dancers at 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games/Nadya Kwandibens


Northern Scene

In 2013,the National Arts Centre in Ottawa curated a multi-venue showcase of northern visual and performing artists. Northern Scene featured over 80 Yukon artists to audiences at many sold-out performances.


Olympic Games

In 2010, Yukon showcased visual, performing and traditional arts at the Vancouver Winter Olympics and co-presented Northern House with the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

2010 Olympics Sewing Our Traditions Exhibition

Sewing Our Traditions - Dolls of Canada's North exhibition/Government of Yukon

2010 Olympics Sasquatch Prom Date

Sasquatch Prom Date/Government of Yukon

2010 Olympics Jerry Alfred

Jerry Alfred/Government of Yukon

Canada Winter Games

Whitehorse hosted the 2007 Canada Winter Games.