Snowshoes and Sled Dogs: Wintering in the Yukon  
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Frozen lakes provided large, smooth surfaces for motorized vehicles. Pictured here is Atlin's first "tricar", out for a spin on Atlin Lake. 1900 British Columbia Archives #18659

What do Yukoners do when days are short, nights are long and there's no sign of spring for weeks on end? Yukoners not only endure the winter season: they festoon it with festivals, fill it with fun, embrace it with celebrations, spirit it with sports and games, and exploit it by "bringing home the bacon" reaping harvests of game and fur possible only in the coldest months of the year.

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