Welcome to our 2019-2020 Board Members

We are very excited to have new and previous members joining our Board for the 2019-2020 year.

(Left to right) Alida Munro, (YCB Director), Jennifer Logtenberg (YCB Sales Manager), Michele Tubman (Director), Adam Gerle (President), Angela Drainville (Vice-President), Jennifer Heffernan(Director), Wendy Reid(Director), Carmen Magro(Treasurer), and Leneath Yanson(Director).

Happy Holidays! YCB’s Christmas Office Hours

Semi Annual Industry Update

YCB – Dec 2018 Eblast

15th Annual RED CARPET TOUR – The Yukoners’ FAM Tour

Please join us on The 15th Annual RED CARPET TOUR – The Yukoners’ FAM Tour

Thursday November 15th, 8:15am – 4:30pm

Tour local meeting venues and pre-post operators

$75 per person + GST

Space is limited! To register contact us: info@ycb.ca | 867-668-3555

Thank you to our continued Sponsors – Standard Bus Contracting & Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre!

Welcoming our 2018-2019 Board Members

Matthew VanLankveld, Westmark Whitehorse Hotel

Jennifer Heffernan, Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre

For a complete list of our Board of Directors, please visit: https://meetingsyukon.com/about-ycb/directors-and-staff/

YCB AGM – Wed May 23, 4-6pm

YCB 2018 AGM
Wed May 23rd, 4-6pm
Westmark Whitehorse

YCB Member Survey

We have created a membership survey that we’d appreciate your feedback on. Please take a moment and complete our survey – thank you! (Estimated time is 1 minute)


14th Annual Bravo Awards – Thursday Feb 22, 5-7pm *Sponsored by Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre*

Happy Holidays! YCB’s Christmas Office Hours

White Pass Holiday Open House

14th Annual Red Carpet Tour

IMEX 2017 – Chat & Win Contest

YCB Fall FAM Industry Reception

YCB Industry Reception – Invite – Sept 13, 2017

YCB Annual General Meeting

2017 March FAM Tour a Success!

March 7-10, 2017 YCB hosted four guests from Ontario and Texas, for a jam packed FAM tour of Whitehorse! This FAM tour helped secure the attention of key decision makers for bringing their groups to Yukon for an meeting, conference or event. A big THANK YOU to all our members who joined us at the Birch & Bear, for our Industry Reception and to the following members who helped make the YCB FAM tour a success;

Air North – Yukon’s Airline & Driving Force

Westmark Whitehorse & the Best Western Gold Rush Inn

Klondike Travel, Coast High Country Inn, Days Inn, Yukon Arts Centre, Beringia Interpretative Centre and the City of Whitehorse

Arts Underground, Sky High Wilderness, Up North Adventures, Lumel Studios & Yukon Brewing

Antoinette’s & Wheelhouse Restaurant

Your continued support and participation with YCB is integral to our success!

YCB March FAM Tour Reception

2017 Bravo & Golden Bravo Awards

The Yukon Convention Bureau and Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre are excited to present our annual Bravo & Golden Bravo Awards. The Bravo awards celebrate the dedication and hard work of those who hosted a successful conference in the Yukon.

Please join us as we announce this year’s winners on Thursday February 16th, from 5 to 7pm, at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre. Stay after the awards and enjoy live entertainment by Fawn Frizten.

This year promises to be a great event, with food, drink and new & familiar faces from our local business and tourism community. We look forward to seeing you on the 16th at Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre!

Bravo Reception Invite 2017

13th Annual Red Carpet Tour

We’re getting ready for our 13th Annual Red Carpet Tour – on Wednesday November 23rd. If you are planning a local meeting or conference in the Yukon, this is for you! On the Red Carpet Tour you’ll visit meeting facilities and services that are available in the Yukon. It’s a fun & informative day that provides you with the tools to make your event a success.

Space is limited, so sign up now and join in the fun!

Email info@ycb.ca for your registration form!

IMEX 2016 – Chat & Win Contest


YCB – Fall FAM Tour Reception

YCB Reception Invite Sept 15

Welcoming our 2016-2017 Board Members

New YCB Board Members:

Sherry Blake, Westmark Whitehorse Hotel

Jesse Cooke, Husky Bus Transportation & Tours

Kim Stavert, Northern Vision Development

Additional Air North Whitehorse-Yellowknife-Ottawa Flight Day – This Summer

Air North, Yukon’s Airline has added a additional flight to its Yellowknife/Ottawa route for the summer beginning June 13th through Sept 16th, 2016.

The new days are as following:
– Departing Whitehorse every Tuesday at 2:25pm, arriving Ottawa at 12:05am
– Departing Ottawa every Wednesday at 11:20am, arriving Whitehorse 3:40pm

This is in addition to their regular scheduled flights to Yellowknife/Ottawa, departing Whitehorse Sundays and Thursdays, returning the following days, at the same times (as above).

They have put their best fares on the new dates added – Check it out!!

For more information check out http://www.flyairnorth.com

Times are Changing at YCB!

Hello YCB Members and friends,

Today is Mike Collins last day at YCB. Please change his contact to sales@ycb.ca.
After 3.5 years, we are sad to see Mike move on. As many of you know, he was a great asset to the YCB team and Yukon, and we wish him all the best with his future endeavours in Vancouver.
YCB has found a new face for our Sales Manager position, Gina Bethell. Many of you many already know Gina, from her role at TIA and with the TCMF and YTTF programs. We are very excited to have Gina join our team, to sell the Yukon for meetings, conferences, incentives and events. Gina will be starting with YCB as of May 1, 2015.
In the meantime, please forward all YCB inquiries to myself at alida@ycb.ca.

2015 Bravo & Golden Bravo Awards

The Yukon Convention Bureau and Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre are excited to present our annual Bravo & Golden Bravo Awards. The Bravo awards celebrate the dedication and hard work of those who hosted a successful conference here in the Yukon.

Join us as we announce this year’s winners on Thursday February 27th, from 5 to 8pm, at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre. Stay after the awards and enjoy live entertainment in KDCC’s new and improved longhouse. KDCC’s new acoustic renos, make a world of difference in sound quality when hosting your meeting or event.

This year promises to be a great event, with food, drink and new & familiar faces from our local business and tourism community. We look forward to seeing you on the 27th at Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre!

11th Annual Red Carpet Tour – Sign up now!

Join us Wednesday November 26th, 8am-5pm for a day of fun!

The Yukon Convention Bureau’s Red Carpet Tour offers local meeting & event planners an opportunity to see first hand, the meeting & event venues and products available locally. Participants on the Red Carpet Tours are frequently amazed by the quality and variety of services being offered. It seems to be a common situation that residents are unfamiliar with the services in their own neighbourhood.

This year we will visit local museums, venues and hotels to view various meeting and conference spaces available. We will also visit a few local tour operators to showcase options for activities and entertainment for your event delegates visiting the Yukon.

Continental Breakfast, lunch and door prizes are all part of the fun!

Cost: $50 – email/call to register or for more information.

668-3555 / alida@ycb.ca

2014 Fall FAM Tour a Success!

Sept 12-17, 2014 YCB hosted five guests from Ontario and Quebec, for a whirlwind FAM tour of Whitehorse and Dawson! This FAM tour helped secure the attention of key decision makers for bringing their groups to Yukon for an event. A big THANK YOU to all our members who joined us at Burnt Toast, for our industry reception and to the following members who helped make the YCB FAM tour a success;

Air North – Yukon’s Airline & Driving Force – Rental Sales & Leases

Westmark Whitehorse,  Best Western Gold Rush Inn & The Downtown Hotel Dawson

Klondike Visitors Association & Parks Canada Dawson

Arts Underground, Yukon Wildlife Preserve, Sky High Wilderness and Up North Adventures

Burnt Toast & Wheelhouse Restaurant

Your continued support and participation with YCB is a necessary part of our success!


2014 Membership Tour

Team YCB along with our friends from TIA Yukon, will be touring throughout the territory July & August for our annual membership tour. This is your opportunity to tells your thoughts on industry trends,  whats new in your operation and how YCB can further  support your business success. Watch for us  July 24 & 25, when we will be in Carcross, Atin and Teslin areas. For more information on how to meet with us in your area call 867-668-3555 or email at alida@ycb.ca. See you soon!

We Came, We Saw, We Thaw Di Gras’d – March FAMiliarization Tour

YCB Hosted a fantastic group of fun and enthusiastic individuals March 13th-19th. YCB showed them the best of what Yukon has to offer, in the hopes of enticing each guest to return, years later, with a group of conference delegates. If you have ever wondered how the “YCB cru rolls'” check out the day by day highlights – from the FAM guests perspective here: http://steppingoutofthewoods.wordpress.com



2013 Bravo Award Winners

The Yukon Convention Bureau (YCB) held its 10th Annual Bravo Award and 15yr Anniversary Celebration, sponsored by NVD Hospitality Division & Leaf Solutions, Thursday Feb 27th, at the Coast High Country Inn.

“NVD Hospitality Division & Leaf Solutions have been longtime members and partners with the Yukon Convention Bureau and we are grateful for their sponsorship and continued support.” said Alida Munro, Manager at the Bureau. “As a not-for-profit, we heavily rely on and look to our membership for support and contributions. The Yukon Convention Bureau markets Destination Yukon for conferences and events, benefiting all of our members and Yukon’s economy. Industry support and partnerships increase our presence and impact in the Meeting, Incentive, Conference and Event sector – a key ingredient to our success. ”

YCB’s Bravo Award is in recognition of Yukoners, who have worked to bring meetings and conventions to the Yukon and who encourage local organizations to host meetings here at home. This years Bravo Award was presented to the 2013 Canadian Museum’s Association Committee for their significant efforts with their May 27-31, 2013 event.

For our 15yr anniversary, YCB honoured our Gold & Platinum member sponsors who have supported YCB since our inception in 1998. Six Golden Bravo Awards were presented; Gold Sponsors – Westmark Whitehorse, Northern Vision Development Hospitality Division, Northwestel/ Latitude Wireless, Driving Force – Rental, Lease & Sales, CKRW-The Rush and to YCBs only Platinum Sponsor – Air North – Yukon’s Airline. Through their contributions and other YCB members, YCB has generated over $110,000 in 2013.

Congratulations and thank you to each of this years winners!


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YCB in Ottawa to Celebrate Air North’s – Yukon’s Airline new service routes!

The Yukon Convention Bureau (YCB) and our Yukon tourism partners, will be traveling to Ottawa in celebration of Air North –Yukon’s Airlines, new service to Ottawa and Yellowknife.

February 3rd to 6th, YCB will be hosting and attending a week of events in Ottawa – with host partners Government of Yukon, Yukon Department of Tourism & Culture, Sport Yukon and Air North – Yukon’s Airline. The week of Yukon celebrations and activities will wrap up with the arrival of Air North’s – Yukon Airlines, inaugural flight into Ottawa, at the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. This week will offer the Ottawa market a chance to experience and learn what the Yukon offers to leisure, sport and business travellers, year round.

February 4th to 6th YCB will also be conducting sales calls and attending the annual Tete-a-Tete (TAT) trade-show. TAT, is the Canadian Society of Association Executives, Ottawa Chapter, annual trade-show, attracting over 650 Ottawa based, Executive Directors and association event planners. YCB will be joined by partners from Yukon’s Meeting/Conference industry; the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre, Northern Vision Development Hotel Division and the Westmark Whitehorse. The YCB team will also be attending Meeting Professional International fundraiser gala and auctioning off an all-inclusive vacation to the Yukon. The annual gala fundraiser, draws over 700 guests, and raises funds for Ottawa Schools Breakfast Program.

YCB’s primary target market is Ottawa, with both associations and federal government head offices. These markets generate a significant amount of business in meetings and conferences, each year in the Yukon. The new service will further establish Yukon as an attractive, accessible and affordable destination for the meeting & incentive travel market. Air North’s move is very exciting and a strategic step in successfully opening the Yukon to the businesses in our nation’s capital. As a long time, dedicated partner and corporate sponsor of YCB, we would like to congratulate Air North – Yukon’s Airline, on their new route and wish them every success in their new market.

Sign up now! 10th Annual Red Carpet Tour!

Yukon Convention Bureau’s – 10th Annual RED CARPET TOUR

Join us!

***Registration Extended to Tuesday Nov 19th***

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 for our Annual Red Carpet Tour

Learn more about facilities available for holding meetings & events in Whitehorse 


Thursday, November 21st, 2013 for our Red Carpet Tour Day 2

Learn more about pre-post and spousal programs & visit tour operators

*Transportation and Lunch included on both days

Attendance Fee:

Day 1 – $50 per person

Day 2 – $30 person

Join us for Day 1 and Day 2 for a reduced fee of $75 per person

Sign up now, space is limited!

RSVP by November 15th, 2015 to alida@ycb.ca or call 668-3555

Check Out Canada’s North Summit 2013

The Conference Board’s Centre for the North is pleased to present Canada’s North Summit 2013, taking place October 15-17, 2013, at the Coast High Country Inn and Yukon Convention Centre in Whitehorse, Yukon. We expect more than 400 people from both the north and south at this national event that will explore how we can build resilient northern communities for all peoples. Don’t miss this chance to:

  • Get the latest analysis and forward thinking on Canada’s Northern policies and initiatives
  • Network with key policy makers, industry representatives and Aboriginal organizations operating in the North
  • Participate in a national dialogue on Arctic and Aboriginal issues

The Hon. Darrell Pasloski, Premier, Government of Yukon has been confirmed as a speaker on the event. You’ll also hear The Hon. Bob Rae who will speak about his new role as the Chief Negotiator for the Matawa First Nations for their talks with the Ontario government on the massive Ring of Fire mineral development project. They will be joined by representatives from business, NGOs, academia, Aboriginal organizations, and governments, including:

  • Michael van Aanhout, Chairman, Stratos Inc.
  • Nils Andreassen, Executive Director, Institute of the North, Alaska
  • Mitch Bloom, Vice President, Policy, Planning, Communications and Northern Projects Management Office, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
  • Justin Ferbey, Chief Executive Officer, Carcross Tagish Management Corporation
  • Jennifer Flanagan, Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Actua in the North
  • Alanah Heffez, Director, Operations, English and Northern Schools, Youth Fusion
  • Anja B. Jeffrey, Director, Centre for the North, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Jorn Meier, Director, Public Works, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Yukon
  • Stephen Mooney, Director, Cold Climate Innovation, Yukon Research Centre, Yukon College
  • James Nasso, Chairman of the Board, Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited
  • Scot Nickels, Director, Inuit Qaukisarvingat, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
  • Anna Reid, Past President, Canadian Medical Association and Emergency Physician, Stanton Regional Health Authority, Yellowknife

Don’t miss the Northern Networking Exchange!

This afternoon event will be open to the public, and give everyone—across education, skill, and interest levels—an opportunity to exchange ideas and connect for the future. Exhibition space will be offered giving local and national organizations the opportunity to showcase their northern operations. If you are interested in exhibiting please contact Joel directly at the information below.

Contacts of the Institute Save on Registration!

Don’t miss this chance to network with your peers and lend your voice to the discussion on the future of the North! Register online and quote your rebate code PRM9 to save $200 off of the total conference fee! There are also special rates available for aboriginal groups, northern travelers, not for profits, and more. For more information on these special rates, or the event itself, please contact Joel Elliott at elliott@conferenceboard.ca

What’s the Value of your Event?

YCB’s Economic Impact Calculator – a free and easy tool!

Are you hosting a conference or meeting in the Yukon? Find out your economic impact value to the Yukon with one easy step – contact us! All you need is the event dates and number of delegates. Our staff can provide you with a dollar value in seconds – it’s that easy.

Why get your Economic Impact Value?

Your economic impact value can be of importance for a number of reasons – but the number one reason- is to establish the positive impact your event has on Yukon’s economy! Your events’ economic impact value can also be used to generate sponsorship, establish the events success and for press and media pursposes.

Email or call us at info@ycb.ca or 867.668.3555


Three Big Winners at the YCB Awards

Three businesses took home prizes at the Yukon Convention Bureau (YCB)’s its 9th Annual Bravo Award and Golden Bravo Awards held last February. Sponsored by Outside the Cube, Coast High Country and Gold Rush Inn, Westmark Whitehorse & Leaf Solutions, the event was a great success.

There was a tie for this year’s Bravo Award. The two winners are 2012 GoMedia Marketplace Host Committee and the 62nd Canada-France Convention. Both made significant efforts with all their 2012 events.

This year’s Golden Bravo Award was presented to Coast High Country Inn & Yukon Convention Centre for their outstanding service to the GoMedia Marketplace event.

Congratulations to all three of these years’ winners!

YCB would like to thank the following members and partners for the evening’s door prizes:

Air North – Yukon’s Airline,Yukon Brewing Company, North End Gallery, Old Log Church, Diamond Tooth Gerties, Morels at Coast HCI, Sport Yukon, Klondike Travel, Antoinette’s Restaurant, Cabin Fever Adventures!