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Yukon –  Bring Your Dreams

Nestled in the northwest corner of Canada, the Yukon is a pristine, unspoiled destination to explore; offering even the most discerning traveler an experience unlike any other and making for truly memorable sporting events. Groups heading to the Yukon should still expect all the big-city amenities coupled with truly spectacular scenery.

The Yukon offers several world-class facilities for sporting events, including the Canada Games Centre, Whitehorse Nordic Centre and Pepsi Softball Complex. We can accommodate numerous summer or winter activities, indoor or outdoor.

Why Choose Yukon?

  • Proven hosting experience – large national and international events. 

  • World-class competition venues & high-tech meeting facilities.
  • All hotels are within 5-10 minutes of the airport, venues, and meeting sites. 

  • Accommodations are within walking distance of restaurants and services. 

  • Lower ground costs than many other sport event destinations.
  • No Provincial sales tax.
  • Activities and attractions make the Yukon the trip of a lifetime (think midnight sun, northern lights and dog mushing).

Hosting Experience

Whitehorse has a strong volunteer spirit and a history of hosting national and international sporting events! Past national and international events hosted in Yukon’s capital include:

2017 Men’s World Softball Championship
  • 377 athletes & officials from 20 countries
  • 250 volunteers
2016 Haywood Ski Nationals
  • 400+ competitors of all ages from across Canada
  • 300 volunteers
2014 Junior Men’s World Softball Championship
  • 288 athletes & officials from 12 countries
  • 150 volunteers
2012 Women’s World Softball Championship
  • 378 athletes & officials from 16 countries
  • 200 volunteers
2012 & 2000 Arctic Winter Games
  • 3,000 athletes & officials from across the Circumpolar North
  • 3,000 volunteers
2011 Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada on CBC
  • Over 30 hours of national broadcast coverage spanning four days
  • 300 volunteers
2007 Canada Games
  • 4,500 athletes & officials from across Canada
  • 4,000 volunteers

Getting Here

Whitehorse is home to an international airport with service from several major airlines including Air North, Yukon’s Airline and Air Canada. Whitehorse is located approximately 2.5 hours by air from Vancouver, as well as Calgary and Edmonton.

Air North – Yukon’s Airline:
  • Daily jet service to Whitehorse from Vancouver
  • Three times per week service to Whitehorse from Calgary and Edmonton
  • Two times per week service to Whitehorse from Kelowna, Ottawa and Yellowknife
  • Discounted group rates, as well as charter service, available
Air Canada:
  • Daily jet service to Whitehorse from Vancouver year-round
WestJet:
  • Daily jet service to Whitehorse from Vancouver, May through October
Condor Airlines:
  •  Once per week service to Whitehorse from Frankfurt, Germany, May through October

Accommodations

Whitehorse has over 1,000 hotel rooms.
All host hotels are located downtown, within 5-10 minutes of the airport, Canada Games Centre, and other competition venues. All host hotels are also within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. 


The Yukon Convention Centre offers over 9,000 square feet of meeting space, and the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre offers an ideal and picturesque location suitable for conferences, galas, and cultural festivals.

Activities & Attractions

The Yukon captures the hearts and imagination of travellers from everywhere. These are just some of the incredible experiences that make the Yukon one-of-a-kind:
  • Northern lights & dog sledding tours
  • Scenic wildlife viewing
  • Trips on the Yukon River via boat, canoe, kayak or raft
  • Historic White Pass & Yukon Route railway tours
  • Mountain biking, golfing, snowmobiling and fishing
  • First Nations heritage and culture festivals

 

For more information on hosting your event in the Yukon, visit www.sportyukon.com/bringyourdreams

Contact: echo@sportyukon.com
 



 

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