Category Archives: Plants

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.

Fall colours on the trails

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Flowers of Yukon: All around Whitehorse

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All these flowers were photographed during a bike ride. Late July seems to be their peak time of year.

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.

Fall colours in Riverdale

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On the Upper Riverdale trail you can see bright orange, yellow and red colours beginning to blend in with the green leaves.

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.