Miles Canyon Hikes & Summer Programs
Through our free guided hikes and other programming at Miles Canyon, we help visitors and locals alike learn about conservation by exploring nature. We also offer a glimpse into the First Nations history of the area and the Klondike Gold Rush. See human and natural history come to life before your eyes as you explore and learn with our trail guide interpreters.
Created at the Canyon
Calling all Yukon artists: it’s that time of year again! Created at the Canyon is coming upon us fast. On July 5th and 6th, six local artists will create original works of art in the Miles Canyon area inspired by its natural and cultural history. Artists will receive a $35/hour honorarium, and all finished pieces will be presented at a public exhibit for the month of August.
We are looking for Yukon artists interested in creating original art in Miles Canyon while sharing their work with the public! We welcome applications from artists in all media, at all stages of their artistic career. Artists must be age 16 or older on July 5, 2019. Applications are due on Monday June 3rd at 11:59 PM and can be downloaded below or filled in online here. Hard copy applications are also available at the YCS office at 302 Hawkins St. (open 9-5 Monday to Friday). A travel subsidy is available to one artist living outside of Whitehorse. If you have any questions, please contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (867) 668 - 5678 x 6. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Free Guided Nature Hikes: Miles Canyon to Canyon City
Two-hour nature and history hikes leaving twice daily from Miles Canyon in the summer months.
HIKES RUN SATURDAY JUNE 8 to SATURDAY AUGUST 17, 2019
When: 10am & 2pm, Tuesday through Saturday
Where: Meet at the Robert Lowe Suspension Bridge below the Miles Canyon parking lot
Our two-hour, easy walking hikes are fun for avid nature enthusiasts, hikers and families alike. Learn about the Gold Rush, First Nations history, geology, plants, animals and so much more! Hikes leave from the bridge during the summer, rain or shine. Wear sturdy footwear, dress for the weather, and bring your own water and snacks – Miles Canyon has no facilities except an outhouse. We practice Leave No Trace principles on the trail. Special themed hikes with guest leaders will take place periodically throughout the summer.
No registration is required for any of our hikes - just show up on time at Miles Canyon Bridge! Well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome to attend.
No transportation is provided to the Canyon. The Canyon is not serviced by public transit. It is a long walk (7.3 km or approx. one and a half hours) from downtown.
For information about hikes, please call 867-668-5678 or email us.
Our regular hikes are great for people of all ages, including children, who are capable of walking 3.5km over mostly gentle terrain.
Special Events & Themed Hikes
Watch this space for details on special themed hikes with guest presenters, art events, and more.
Information and application for Created at the Canyon 2019 (PDF for printing).
Created at the Canyon application 2019 (Word document to download, fill in and email to us).
Related News & Events
August 1, 2016
Come to the Northern Front Studio on Tuesday August 2nd between 5-8pm to view original local artwork created at Miles Canyon, hear live music and poetry, and enjoy some free snacks!
June 13, 2016
Lunchtime yoga in Miles Canyon is back on Wednesday July 27, 12:15-1:15pm!
May 24, 2017
Apply now to be one of six featured artists for Created at the Canyon 2017!
July 11, 2017
Six local artists created original work in Miles Canyon. Artwork will be exhibited August 2nd - September 1st 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday at the Northern Front Studio, Waterfront Station (curved roof bldg)
June 7, 2018
Applications for artists are now closed.
June 27, 2018
Friday June 29, 12:30-1:30pm, meet at the Miles Canyon bridge
May 9, 2019
Calling all Yukon artists! Apply to Created at the Canyon by Monday June 3, 11:59 PM.
September 12, 2016