Category Archives: Food

Edible plant walk at Miles Canyon


The Yukon Conservation Society offers guided walks in Whitehorse, for people who want to learn about local plants.

Guides point out what’s edible and what to avoid.


Whitehorse community garden


Whitehorse’s community garden gets plenty of sunlight even though it’s at the foot of this bluff.

The Agridome: Prototype for Arctic agriculture

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The Cold Climate Innovation Centre at Yukon College has built a prototype Agridome. Glenn Scott says he hopes the design will prove so energy-efficient as to make it cost-effective to grow produce in the Arctic.


Experimental greenhouse at Yukon College

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Yukon College has some interesting projects. One of them is this experimental greenhouse which is attempting to discover ways of growing produce in the arctic. 

This all-season prototype in Whitehorse uses colourful LED lights to grow plants.

One use could be vegetables in small remote communities. The greenhouse includes a motorized shutter which opens and closes a window; sealing the cold outside in times of darkness. 


Whitehorse’s food bank fundraiser: A parking ticket becomes ‘meal ticket’

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Whitehorse city council has a great holiday tradition. If you get a parking ticket during the holidays you can pay as a donation to the Food Bank.

Staff at City Hall tell me they love the policy because people paying their fines are more cheerful about it.

It’s even common for people to over-pay their tickets. You can’t say that about a regular fine.


There’s carrots in them hills

DSC_0176 (Large)There’s some agriculture in Yukon and it’s a growing industry. Here we see a bag of carrots purchased at the local Extra Foods.

A lot of Yukon products seem to feature a bearded, Gold Rush panner on the label.



Chilkoot Trail: Final post. Lunch and return aboard the White Pass

DSCF7277 DSCF7305 DSCF7306 DSCF7308When booking your return from the Chilkoot aboard the White Pass and Yukon route, you can buy a $15 meal in advance. It’s great!

All the hikers gather in a large dining room and there is coffee, stew, bread and apple pie. It’s a feast after five days on the trail.

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