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YCS promotes and enhances awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the Yukon’s ecosystems.


YCS supports the conservation and protection of the Yukon’s natural resources.


YCS supports humane, sustainable and responsible management of wildlife


YCS is a watchdog for development and researches smart solutions for our territory.

Miles Canyon Hikes & Summer Programs

Through our free guided hikes, Kids’ Ed-Ventures, 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!


Free Guided Nature Hikes: Miles Canyon to Canyon City
Two-hour nature and history hikes leaving twice daily from Miles Canyon.
NOTE: There will be NO HIKES on Saturday July 1 (Canada Day).

When: 10am & 2pm, Tuesday through Saturday, June 10 through August 19
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.

HISTORY - with David Neufeld - Thursday June 22, 2-4pm

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.


Created at the Canyon
Applications are now closed. Thank you to all applicants.

Original art and music inspired by the natural and cultural history of Miles Canyon & Canyon City. This year's Created at the Canyon event will run July 14-15, 2017, featuring a group of artists creating original works inspired by the culturally and ecologically significant landscape of Miles Canyon & Canyon City. The finished artwork will be exhibited at Northern Front Studio during August 2017.
Friday July 14: 2-8pm
Saturday July 15: 10am-4pm

Funding for this project is made possible through the assistance of Arts Fund, Department of Tourism and Culture, Government of Yukon, Jeanie Dendys, Minister.

Kids’ Ed-Ventures
Games and activities for kids (Fireweed Market drop-in sessions and custom bookings).

Our regular hikes are great for people of all ages, including children, who are capable of walking 3.5km over mostly gentle terrain.
Would you like to schedule a specialized program for your camp, daycare, or other kids’ group? Contact Sarjana at 668-5678 or by email to book a custom Kids' Ed-Venture. We are happy to accommodate theme, time, and location requests. Themes include Art, Fish, Plants, Wildlife, Geology and more.
We also offer nature and conservation themed drop-in activities and games for children of all ages every Thursday from 3-8pm at the Fireweed Market in Shipyards Park, starting Thursday June 15.

Can't make it to a Kids' Ed-Venture, or looking for off-season ideas? For fun ways to get kids outside and playing in nature, check out the new Nature Playbook from the Canadian Parks Council.


Thank you to our supporters including the Government of Yukon, Government of Canada, and the Arts Fund for making this programming possible.


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