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Canyon City

Yukon Conservation Society Free Guided Hikes 2015

From June 13 to August 22, the Yukon Conservation Society will be offering free guided tours of Miles Canyon and Canyon City five days a week.

Regular guided tour schedule:

  • Tuesday through Saturday
  • 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. 
  • Meet at the Robert Lowe Suspension Bridge below the Miles Canyon parking lot

The 2 hour, easy walking hikes are fun for avid nature enthusiasts, hikers and families alike. Learn about the Gold Rush, First Nations history, plants, animals and so much more! The hikes with their knowledgeable guides will run rain or shine.

Check the YCS website for the up to date schedule of special themed hikes.

New this year for families

YCS is offering interactive nature and conservation related activities for children of all ages each Wednesday at Miles Canyon from 12:30pm-2pm. Each regular hike will incorporate an interactive activity for any children who are on the hike so that everyone is able to enjoy their time at this historic site!

We take requests

Do you have a group that would like to join YCS for a hike? Do you have a specific theme you would like to hear more about? OR Would you like to schedule a specialized Kids Education Program?

Contact YCS. Their guides are happy to accommodate your requests.

Traditionally a First Nation fish camp, it became a bustling townsite during the rush to the Klondike Goldfields.

Canyon City was a scene of frantic activity for three short summers, but as suddenly as it was born it disappeared. It was completely abandoned in the early 1900s. There are no standing buildings at the site.

The Department of Tourism and Culture has carried out archaeological digs, archival research and oral history interviews to better understand the site and to provide interpretation to visitors.

Hikers can reach Canyon City by walking from Miles Canyon parking area, across the Robert Lowe footbridge, and upriver along the 1.77km unmarked trail.