The Magic of Yukon Summer
Join us on this unusual journey to the heart of the culture and culinary developments in the Yukon and take part in one of the most extraordinary events of the year, the Adäka Cultural Festival. Launched in 2011 it delivers a world-class, iconic festival that showcases, celebrates, and fosters the development of Yukon’s diverse and distinctive First Nations arts and culture.
7 DAYS - JUNE 28 - JULY 4 2024
Join the incredible celebration of Indigenous arts and culture as it rises each summer along the banks of the Yukon River.
Explore the use of wild medicinal and edible plants of the north for everyday life health with a local herbalist and healer.
Come and soak in the four luxurious rock pools containing natural hot springs water at Yukon’s only hot springs spa.
Discover why the Yukon’s culinary scene is one of the most unique in the world right now and participate in a dinner with private chef.
Immerse yourself in the warmth of community with storytelling events, cultural performances, and and live art crafting.
The Adäka Festival
Adäka means “coming into the light” in the Southern Tutchone language. The Festival is committed to shining a light on the creative spirit of Yukon First Nations people, helping to preserve and revitalize their arts and culture.
Meet with local First Nations artists with deep connections to this land and stories passed down through many generations.
MEET YOUR TOUR LEADER
Artistic director and consultant for artists, government and arts organizations
With a life-long passion for arts, culture, travel and adventure, Lynn has worked with hundreds of artists for over 20 years.
While she has lived, travelled and worked around the world, most of her joy and expertise are owed to the unique relationships with Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists and arts organizations throughout Canada’s spectacular Northern Territories (Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut).
She is known for her creative projects, including the award-winning Canada’s Northern House, the pan-territorial Olympic Pavilion for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, NWT Days for Winterlude, and Yukon’s own Adaka Cultural Festival, and her innovative arts strategies, including the NWT Arts Brands, and the newly minted Yukon First Nations Arts Brand.
Lynn is honoured to share her experience and love of Yukon’s people, art and culture with you!