Traditional Watercraft of Canada's North
Start date: 1 June, 2017
End date: 6 July, 2017
Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation with the Traditional Watercraft Project in Whitehorse!
The Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association invites you to participate in The Traditional Watercraft of Canada's North project on the grounds of the SS Klondike, in downtown Whitehorse, during June 2017. Indigenous boat builders will construct four traditional watercraft including a birch bark canoe, a dugout canoe, a seal skin kayak and moose skin boat.
Come by our tent and watch the boats take shape day by day. We'll have presentations, workshops, and traditional activities throughout the entire month!
The boats will be launched with a special celebration at the beginning of July, during the Adäka Cultural Festival. Don't miss this extraordinary event!
Nature of the Project Reach
This unique project has the capacity to attract residents from all Yukon communities and visitors to the Yukon.
To support the revitalization and reclamation of lost First Nations skills by transmitting knowledge of cultural customs and practice of traditional art form. Additionally, to build awareness and appreciation of traditional watercraft as an art form and method of traditional transportation.