Department of Tourism and Culture

Arts Section

Special Cultural Events

Special Cultural Events


Dakhká Khwáan Dancers at 2010 Olympics/Yukon Government

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


Past events
  • In 2016, Yukon sent a group of talented youth aged 15-21 to participate in the cultural contingent for the 2016 Arctic Winter Games in Nuuk, Greenland.
  • In 2013 the National Arts Centre curated a multi-venue showcase in Ottawa of northern visual and performing artists. Northern Scene featured over 80 Yukon artists to many sold-out audiences.
  • In 2010, the Yukon carried out significant cultural programming at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and shared Northern House with the NWT and Nunavut at the Vancouver Olympics.
  • In 2007, Whitehorse hosted the Canada Winter Games.