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 programs and projects we currently have under way.

 

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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!