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Culture Days Parade

Culture Days Parade

Culture Days is having a Parade and you are invited to join us to walk along Front Street on Saturday September 30th! If you are wanting to be in the parade, please meet us 10:15am. If you are spectating, the parade starts at 11am.

Kids and kids at heart are invited to show off your culture (for example you can wear your family kilt, your beaded vest or your grandpa’s captain hat) or wear a costume that makes you feel empowered in the Culture Days ParadeCulture Days is a collaborative initiative that welcomes public participation. Everyone has a part to play in Culture Days whether you’re already passionate about the arts or interested in discovering something new.

We are asking participants to meet us at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre at 10:15am and the parade will start at 11:00am, walking along Front Street, ending at the Visitor Information Centre. After the parade you are invited to join us at the Culture Days Hub, doors open at 12:00pm – 5:00pm, where there will be a variety of entertainment, demos, organizations and collectives with activities and more. While you’re there, grab a Culture Days Map or go to to plan your Culture Days weekend with events happening all around Whitehorse and Carcross.

For more information search ‘Culture Days Parade’ on the Culture Days website or by visiting

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Heather Steinhagen
Gallery Intern
Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery
Tel: 867-667-8460

Call for Participation!

Call for Participation!

Everyone is encouraged to get involved – whether you are a professional or amateur cultural creator (artist, artisan, educator, animateur, historian, curator, choreographer, architect, designer, to name a few), municipality, library, group or organization in an urban, suburban or rural community – you can play a part in Culture Days.

This is an open invitation for all individuals, organizations, groups and municipalities to register free interactive arts or cultural activities in your community during Culture Days, September 25, 26, & 27, 2015.

2014 Mystery Tour: Behind the scenes of The Yukon Arts Centre.

Not organizing an activity? As a member of your community, you play a key role in showing artists and cultural organizations that they matter. Whether you are already an active participant in arts and culture or curious to discover new opportunities within your creative community, Culture Days is the perfect occasion for you!

There is no fee to register. If you want to register a free participatory or interactive arts or cultural activity during the upcoming fourth annual Culture Days weekend, register it now!

Check out the Culture Days Participation Guide to learn more about how you can present an activity and other ways to get involved.

Visit Yukon Culture Days to see the events already registered for this year.

Culture Days Call for Submission

The Yukon Arts Centre and Yukon Historical and Museums Association are pleased to present Culture Days / Doors Open Yukon 2015. The sixth annual Culture Days weekend that  will take place across Canada September 25, 26 and 27, 2015, and will feature thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invites the public to engage with the arts and cultural life of their communities. Similar to last year, we will be combining Culture Days with Doors Open, an annual international event that provides free public access to culturally and historically important buildings, and celebrates our local arts, heritage and culture with free events including a mystery tour, self-guided heritage and culture tours, artist demonstrations and much more.

We would like to invite artists to participate in Culture Days / Doors Open Yukon 2015 and help us in our goal of offering the public free access to Yukon’s vibrant culture. Artists are encouraged to complete the Call for Subissions Form  and submit a project that would support the Culture Days/ Doors Open initiative. We are interested in any and all ideas that you may have in contributing to the celebration, this is an opportunity for a variety of activities or performances. An honorarium will be available for successful artists!

Provide an overview of your project and include any and all information required to fully describe your project proposal. Visit the Yukon Culture Days website to find out what activities are already registered for this year. 

NOTE: All submissions will be matched with a confirmed list of locations TBD. For consideration, please feel free to suggest a location which you feel would best suit and accommodate your submission. If your project requires site specific specs, please do include these in your description.

Culture Days 2012

Culture Days 2012

It’s Culture Days in Canada! On September 28, 29 and 30, culture is taking over from coast to coast to coast, and dozens of spots around Whitehorse will be offering Yukoners an incredible variety of fun, FREE activities.

With free museum visits, trolley rides, live music, family-friendly art-making activities, artist demonstrations and studio tours, book readings and spoken word performances, and Doors Open events at historic sites across the city, there’s something to pique the interest of every kind of culture lover.

At the Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery, we’ll be hosting a very special Culture Days Kids Kreate session. On Saturday, September 29 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, local artist Helen O’Connor will be teaching us the traditional art of wet felting. We’ll also be taking inspiration from the colourful fibre art of Louise Hardy, on view all day in our Public Gallery. (All welcome - Kids Kreate is drop in; all kids must be accompanied by an adult!).  Kids Kreate is generously sponsored by Lotteries Yukon.

If you’re downtown, stop and visit the Old Firehall and get to know the cultural community of Whitehorse. From 12:00 to 5:00 on Saturday, there will be great activities for the whole family including: live music, face painting, the Cultural Expo, a market by the Potluck Co-op Society, and lots more. Doors Open Yukon will give visitors a chance to visit local historical sites all weekend, free of charge. And for the curious, our famous Mystery Tour will be departing from the Old Fire Hall at 11:50, 1:40, and 3:30. Each tour is under two hours and will give tour-goers some fascinating behind-the-scenes looks at a number of cultural destinations across the city.

While you're out exploring the city, keep an eye out for Bright Spots:


Venues displaying these stickers are Culture Days destinations, open to the public and offering great events! You can access the full list of events for the city here. With so much to do, why not plan your weekend using the handy My Culture Days tool? Sign up and you can create, print and share your own personal event schedule so you don’t miss a moment of fun.

See you there!