Weekend of Nov 30-Dec 2, 2018. Haines Junction, Yukon, Canada.
Welcome to the 3rd Annual Haines Junction Mountain Festival! We are planning an exciting celebration for the weekend of Nov 30-Dec 2, 2018, in Haines Junction, Yukon, in honour of the UN’s International Mountain Day. #MountainsMatter
This free mountain festival celebrates our Mountain Lands and culture in all its forms – First Nations culture, traditional knowledge, story telling, outdoor adventure, recreation, research, workshops, arts, live music, film, and shared food.
- Festival Schedule (subject to change) is available for download HERE.
- Food for Sale at the festival on Fri and Sat – by Teresa Ward – bring cash, your mug, a potlatch dish and cutlery please if you can!
- The western Canada premiere of the Indigenous People’s Atlas of Canada and associated Floor Map will be unveiled on Sat Dec 1 from 1-3pm, with presentation from CAFN citizen Jocelyn Joe-Strack (Atlas co-author).
- Feature Presentation by Chic Scott, world-renowned mountaineer, author and historian: “The Mountains of Canada.”
- Keynote address: “Kluane National Park & Reserve, The Story of Ǟ’sía Keyi, Grandfathers Land”, by Linaya Workman, Site Manager of KNPR, and CAFN citizen.
- Festival Opening Presentation: “60th Anniversary of the First Ascent of The Nose on El Capitan, Yosemite” by Wayne Merry.
- Dana Jennejohn and the Bennett Sun: Live music and CD release performance and CD sales.
- “Mount Logan Vignettes” – diverse experiences of climbing Mount Logan. Speakers will include : Chic Scott, Eva Riedwyl, Ron Chambers (CAFN citizen), Julie Bauer, Scott Stewart, and Scott Bradley.
- “Mountain Fish: the boom and bust of Kokanee”, by Dr. Carmen Wong, Parks Ecologist of KNPR
- Darryl Tait: Special presentation and films “Heroic Comeback” and “Lovin’ Life.”
- Mountain Films on Fri and Sat nights (Nov 30 and Dec 1).
- Art, photography, and mountain travel-related booths at St. Elias Convention Centre (Fri Nov 30) and Da Ku Cultural Centre (Sat Dec 1).
- Workshops including Bush Arts by Sharon Kabanek (from Kluane First Nation), Dezadeash River Hike/Snowshoe with Chic Scott and Brent Liddle.
- Snowmobile equipment demonstration led by the Junior Rangers on Sun Dec 2.
- The UN’s International Mountain Day theme for 2018 is #Mountains Matter (please visit link for details).
- The Festival Schedule for 2018 will be updated with additional details frequently as they are finalized.
Visit the various tabs across the top for information on the event Background, Schedule and Activities, (Schedule, Presentations, Workshops, Music, Films, Booths, Recreation, Mountains 101), Volunteering, Sponsors, Haines Junction Services, and Contact.
For more information, to have a booth (free), or to volunteer, please email us at yukonmountainfest [at] gmail [dot] com