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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

Six Yukon artists will be creating art at Miles Canyon. Visit them to see them making art outdoors and learn about their work!

Friday July 5, 2-8pm

Saturday July 6, 10am-4pm

Exhibit @ Yukon Arts Centre August 1-31

 

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

Yoga by the River with Erica Heuer
Thursday June 27, 12:10-1:10 pm
Meet at Miles Canyon bridge. By donation.

Lunchtime Weed Walk with Yukon Invasive Species Council
Tuesday July 2, 12:30-1:30pm
Meet at 302 Hawkins St. downtown to learn more about invasive plants!

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