Events

See what's going on at the Yukon Transportation Museum. Here, we'll list upcoming events that you won't want to miss. Also have a look at projects we currently have under way.

 

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Summer Camps and Programs Listing Will Be Released in Early Spring.  

Email info@goYTM.ca to be placed on a notification listing.

 

OPEN: Doggedness in Love and Labour: Call for Yukon Dog Photos

The Yukon Transportation Museum is finishing up its revamped dog exhibit with a call for photos of Yukon dogs and their people.


Parameters:

  -Submit a digital or printed photo, the name of the dog and person, a caption 15 words or less, and a photo credit to janna@goYTM.ca
-Must be a Yukon resident
-Must be a Yukon dog
-You give permission for YTM to use your photo in this exhibit and in marketing
-Submitting a photo doesn't guarantee it will be used, we have space for 40 photographs

 

Garbage Truck Santa: The Movie

December 16th, 6-8pm

Who has one of the best transportation stories in the world? Well Santa of course!

Yukon's own Garbage Truck Santa has a soon to be released documentary and the world premier of that documentary will be at the YTM on Dec 16 at 7pm.

Film by Brendan Preston www.brendanpreston.com

Garbage Truck Santa's Sponsors:
Tahkini Trailer Court (lends the garbage truck)
It's Party Time (lends Santa his outfit)
Canadian Tire (gives the lights)
Superstore (gives the candycanes)
Ajax Industrial Supplies (give the santa gloves - lots of them!)
Whitehorse Motors (ensures safety and provides space to decorate and store the truck)
Elves - Santa's son and his friends

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-Santa's garbage truck will be at YTM
-Photos with Garbage Truck Santa will be available

Let's take this opportunity to remember our wealth of volunteers in the territory and all they do to create a strong and vibrant community spirit.

Admission is by donation. Suggested donation $10. 

All donations will be split evenly by YTM, Santa, and Brendan. 

Santa will be donating his portion to the MS and Cancer Societies, Brendan will be donating his portion to the Whitehorse Food Bank. YTM will continue to keep Yukon transportation history relevant, well cared for and inviting with its portion.

 

A Good Ol' Freeze Up Dance with the Canucks (hosted by Hands of Hope, YTM hosting the bar)

October 23th, 7pm

You know this is gonna be good!

 

Art Talk (& Walk) with Nicole Bauberger

October 20th, 5-9pm

[Greeting from Nicole]

Hello Yukoners! The show of road paintings which you might remember as Get There From Here at the Yukon Arts Centre in 2011 has grown and expanded to stretch right across Canada, from East to West to North. Now it spans St. John’s NL to Victoria, and up the Stewart Cassiar to Inuvik.

I wanted to show you folks the new works, since I probably won’t do a remount of the whole show here in Whitehorse. So I’ll spread them out in the Yukon Transportation Museum on October 20. You will be able to see St. John’s to Montreal, Portage La Prairie to Victoria, Vancouver to the Alaska Highway, all works never before shown in public. Over 100 one foot square oil paintings will be laid out in sequence, and you can walk from one to the other. I will also discuss the different way I approached painting the Highway of Tears, as well as having a dog along with me, and the other people who accompanied me along the way.

As an added bonus, I will be bringing my mobile studio truck into the Yukon Transportation Museum. As part of my artist talk, I will demonstrate the various ways I used my truck for shelter as I painted these works. I will have my tote lid palette and other tools available for perusal and questions. Also, as has become my habit, I will wrap up the talk with three original songs on the ukulele.

The evening will look like this: 
5-7:30, snacks and a cash bar, browse the paintings, drop in whenever you can get to YTM after your day.
7:30-8:30 art talk
8:30-9 or so, more chatting till we feel like the party’s wrapped up.

 

YTM Ice Palace with Kim Beggs, Ben Sures and Jay Aymar

October 9th, 7pm

 

Yukon Transportation Museum Annual General Meeting

August 25th, 7pm

All members and those interested in becoming members are encouraged to attend.  This is the key governance event of the year for our society with a review of the past year and a presentation of what is to come.

 

YTG Safety Day

August 20th

Fun filled day with a transportation safety focus.

 

Declan O'Donovan: Live at the Ice Palace

August 13th, doors at 7:30pm

$15 YTM Members -- $20 Everybody Else

Tickets available at Dean's Strings (starting July 22) and YTM Front Desk

 

Declan O'Donovan is a singer, songwriter and pianist from Whitehorse, Yukon. His music is influenced by the sounds of Americana, blues, folk and roots, finding inspiration from artists such as Bob Dylan and Randy Newman. Informed by adept piano playing, an evocative voice, and skillful songwriting, O'Donovan's music is at times dark, consistently poignant, and often underscored with twists of wicked humour. 

Since the August 2012 release of his debut solo record, his song 'Cheap Souvenir' has received airplay on CBC Radio 1 across Canada, as well as campus and community airplay including CKUA in Alberta, CJLO in Quebec, and CFRC and CILU in Ontario. The album has garnered positive reviews both nationally and internationally with The Globe and Mail's Brad Wheeler likening Declan O'Donovan to 'Tom Waits or Joe Henry', while Jeff Monk of Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine declared 'O'Donovan's bittersweet premier self-titled album is concrete proof that living somewhere that's not the recognized heart of Canada's music scene matters not when it comes to creating poignant, listenable songs.'
Through regular touring over the last two years, Declan has performed across Canada and into the US including major music festivals such as Roots and Blues Festival in Salmon Arm, BC; Canadian Music Week in Toronto, ON; and Breakout West in Calgary, AB which included a featured performance at the Western Canadian Music Awards Gala. Recently Declan O'Donovan also received a 2014 Maple Blues nomination for Best New Artist Of The Year. Either as a solo performer or fronting his four-piece group, Declan continues to boast energetic and engaging live performances across the country.

 

Klondike Cruisers Show and Shine

August 9th

Such a beautiful gathering, come and see the shiny and fabulous collector vehicles of Whitehorse.

 

Bravo 369 Flight Foundation Presentation ' Running the ALSIB'

July 23, The Harvard and Navion are arriving at 7:45. Talk will start at 8 or perhaps 8:30.

The Yukon Transportation Museum presents the compelling Northern chapter of the 9/11 story and its effects on Whitehorse, Yukon.

On 9/11, the peaceful world of a remote northern town was shattered when a "hijacked" 747 approached with fighter jets on its tail. Schools were evacuated, and parents, already shaken by images of the tragedy in New York City, raced in panic to locate their children in what they feared could be the last moments of their lives. 

Until that day, the people of Whitehorse, Yukon believed that such a thing could "never happen here." A decade later, questions remain about why a hostile Korean airliner was diverted to Canada. 

7pm: Introduction by Max Fraser, the movie's writer-director-producer.

Film Showing (45mins)

8pm: (Approximately) David White, an Air Traffic Controller in the tower that day will share his memories.

$10 at the door.

 

YTM Movie Night 'Never Happen Here - The Whitehorse 9-11 Story'

July 21, 7pm

The Yukon Transportation Museum presents the compelling Northern chapter of the 9/11 story and its effects on Whitehorse, Yukon.
 

On 9/11, the peaceful world of a remote northern town was shattered when a "hijacked" 747 approached with fighter jets on its tail. Schools were evacuated, and parents, already shaken by images of the tragedy in New York City, raced in panic to locate their children in what they feared could be the last moments of their lives. 

Until that day, the people of Whitehorse, Yukon believed that such a thing could "never happen here." A decade later, questions remain about why a hostile Korean airliner was diverted to Canada. 

7pm: Introduction by Max Fraser, the movie's writer-director-producer.

Film Showing (45mins)

8pm: (Approximately) David White, an Air Traffic Controller in the tower that day will share his memories.


Transportation Hall of Fame 2015 Ceremony

June 2, 7pm

http://www.hpw.gov.yk.ca/trans/transportservices/hall_of_fame.html

 

YTM Week Long Summer Camps for 7 - 9 Year Olds

June 15-19

Everything Yukon Transportation

Does it move, people, stuff or ideas?  Then its transportation! This is a peek through the window into the weird, wonderful, common and curious transportation modes of the Yukon.

 

July 6-10

I Think I Can: Yukon Trains

What's the best way to build a railway in the Yukon?... Tell a northerner it can't be done.  Our trains go over mountain ranges and into the hearts of mountains.  We have tracks built out of logs and trains with wheels.  Yukon ingenuity!

 

July 20-24

Up Up and Away: Yukon Aviation and Flight

Learn and play with the fascinating stories of Yukon aviation. Yukoners take to the skies in every which way.  Helicopters! Hot air balloons! Airplanes!

 

Aug 3-7

Dear Old Dogs: Friends, Workers, Racemates

We love those stinky, beautiful, drooly sweethearts.  Whether snoozing in the sun, barking at squirrels, delivering mail, racing the Yukon Quest, or running traplines - they are quintessential Yukoners.

 

All camps include one or more field trips, games components, art sessions, and creative learning projects.  Members: $160/week  |  Non Members $175/week

 

May 21, 2015

Opening Celebration: Complementary museum admission and lunch time BBQ by donation.

 

May 19, 2015

Opening Day: March 19 to end of August we are open seven days a week, 10-6.

 

April 20th through May 15th, 2015

Open 12-3, Monday to Friday

 

March 6, 2015

Ice Palace Blues: Brandon Isaak - SOLD OUT!