March 2018 FAM Tour – Recap

March 20 – 22 YCB hosted three guests from Guelph, Washington and Seattle for a busy and productive 3-day FAM tour of Whitehorse and surrounding areas. This FAM tour helped familiarize key decision markers who have specific conferences in mind for the Yukon and for a meeting that is confirmed for this June. Our guests were welcomed to the Yukon with a large snow fall creating a truly winter wonderland experience! A big THANK YOU to the following members who helped make the YCB FAM tour a success;

Air North – Yukon’s Airline, Driving Force

CKRW – The Rush

Westmark Whitehorse & Coast High Country Inn

Klondike Travel, Best Western Gold Rush Inn, Edgewater Hotel, Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre, Days Inn, Yukon Transportation Museum, MacBride Museum and the Beringia Interpretative Centre

Sky High Wilderness Ranch, Yukon Wildlife Preserve, Lumel Studios & Yukon Brewing

Antoinette’s, The Deck & Gold Pan Saloon

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

2017 Bravo & Golden Bravo Award Winners

The 14th Annual Bravo and Golden Bravo Awards were hosted in partnership at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

This year’s Bravo Award was presented to the Gizeh Shriners of BC & Yukon planning committee for their efforts with their May 2017 Spring Ceremonial event that brought 180 delegates to the Yukon, with delegates as far as Pennsylvania, Montana and Idaho.

The winner of this year’s Golden Bravo award was Leaf Solutions for their logistical efforts with the Gizeh Shriners of BC & Yukon Spring Ceremonial.

Congratulations to both winners!

YCB would like to thank the following members and partners for contributing door prizes to the Bravo Awards:

Yukon First Nation Culture and Tourism Association

Bean North

Klondike Rib & Salmon

Sky High Wilderness Ranch

Yukon Quest

Yukon Brewing

Lumel Studios

Sport Yukon

Klondike Visitors Association

The Old Log Church

Beringina Interpretive Centre

Westmark Whitehorse


14th Annual Red Carpet Tour: An Informative Day

Last week, YCB hosted its 14th annual Red Carpet Tour and what a fun and informative day it was! This year’s Red Carpet Tour saw a total of 10 participants from various government departments, the private sector and one participant from Ottawa. Thanks to the Beringia Interpretative Centre for kicking off the event and for the Westmark Whitehorse for catering the breakfast. Our ground transportation sponsor, Standard Bus drove the group around all day to properties for site visits which included, Skky Hotel, Yukon Transportation Museum, Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre, Coast High Country Inn, Edgewater Hotel, MacBride Museum and the Westmark Hotel. During lunch we ventured out to the Cut Off Restaurant for a privately catered lunch, which included a sampling of their lunch menu. We also visited the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and Lumel Studios to learn about the various pre and post meeting activities there are to do in and around Whitehorse. Our day ended off at the Birch & Bear where we drew names for door prizes and tasted some items off their catering menu. Thank you to all of our members, partners and sponsors for helping makethis day possible!


Our sponsors included:

Yukon Brewing

Air North, Yukon’s Airline

Lumel Studios

Westmark Whitehorse

Bean North

Beringia Interpretative Centre

Old Log Church

Sport Yukon


Sky High Wilderness Ranch

Standard Bus

2017 September FAM Tour a Success!

September 12-16, 2017 YCB hosted four guests from Ottawa, Toronto and Seattle for a packed FAM tour of Whitehorse, Carcross and Dawson City! This FAM tour helped secure the attention of key decision makers who have submitted bids for bringing their groups to Yukon for an meeting, conference or event. Our guests caught a spectacular show of the Northern Lights on the final night on the FAM too! 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 & Husky Bus

Westmark Whitehorse & Edgewater Hotel

Klondike Visitors Association, Diamond Tooth Gerties, Klondike Institute of Arts & Culture, Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre and the Downtown Hotel

Klondike Travel, Coast High Country Inn, Best Western Gold Rush Inn, Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre, Days Inn, MacBride Museum and the Beringia Interpretative Centre

Arts Underground, The Claim Cafe, Lumel Studios & Yukon Brewing

Antoinette’s, Wheelhouse Restaurant & Burnt Toast

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

YCB Member’s Win at TIA Yukon’s Tourism Awards of Excellence

The Tourism Industry Association of Yukon (TIA Yukon) hosted their Tourism Awards of Excellence on Friday, April 21 at the Old Fire Hall. The awards highlight the industry and recognize people, places, organizations and events that have shown excellence in the Yukon tourism industry. Of the eight awards given out five were members of the Yukon Convention Bureau. The winners of the 2017 Tourism Award of Excellence were:

Yukon Marketing Innovation Award: Coast High Country Inn: Will & Kate “Worodl’s Most Famous 3 Star Hotel” (YCB Member)

 Innovator of the Year Award: Lumel Studios (YCB member)

Cultural Tourism Award: Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre (YCB Member)

Event of the Year: Thaw Di Gras in Dawson City (YCB Member)

Tourism Employee of the Year: David Mountain, Air North, Yukon’s Airline (YCB Member)

Traveller Experience Award: Sundog Retreat

Sustainable Tourism Award: Dickson Outfitters

Lifetime Achievement Award: Frantic Follies

A big congratulations to all!

2016 Bravo & Golden Bravo Award Winners

The 13th Annual Bravo and Golden Bravo Awards were hosted in partnership at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

This year’s Bravo Award was presented to the Geological Association of Canada/ Mineralogical Association of Canada’s Whitehorse 2016: Margins Through Time Conference Planning Committee for their significant efforts with their June 2016 event that brought 350 delegates to the Yukon.

The winner of this year’s Golden Bravo award was Yukon College Culinary Arts Department for their efforts with the Geological Association of Canada/ Mineralogical Association of Canada’s Whitehorse 2016: Margins Through Time Conference.

A big congratulations to both winners!

YCB would like to thank the following members and partners for contributing door prizes the event:

Yukon Brewing

Lumel Studios

Tintina Air

Antoinette’s Restaurant

Coast Mountain Sports

The Old Log Church

Beringina Interpretive Centre


Outcrop Yukon

Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre

Yukon Transportation Museum

Team Yukon off to Tete a Tete Trade Show in Ottawa

Team Yukon and partners are off to Ottawa to celebrate Canada’s 150 and to drum up business in the MICE market at the Tete a Tete trade show.

YCB, Air North, Yukon’s Airline, Yukon Hotels, Holloway Lodging Corp and Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre are heading to Tete a Tete in Ottawa February 1 – 2, 2017.

Tete a Tete is a yearly trade show held in Ottawa that YCB has been attending for 12 years? longer than we can remember. Prior to the trade show is Destination Direct’s, Hosted Buyer program that is in its second year. The program allows for a more effective sales partnership opportunities and creates dedicated one on one time with planners.

A Yukon Adventure Package will be auctioned off at the MPI Ottawa Charity Auction and Gala Dinner. Thanks to Air North, Yukon’s Airline, Yukon Transportation Museum, Yukon Brewing, Driving Force, the Westmark Whitehorse, Coast High Country Inn and the Downtown Hotel for their generous donations to make this package happen!

Fall Update / Welcome YCB New Members


Team Yukon Heads to IMEX 2016

YCB, Yukon Hotels, Holloway Lodging Corp and Air North, Yukon’s Airline are heading to the International Meetings Expo (IMEX) in Las Vegas, October 18 – 20.

Team Yukon hopes to generate more MICE business for the Yukon by hosting our “Chat & Win” contest.

Over 80% of inbound business travellers came from the US in 2015 according to a recent report from Business Events Canada.

The strong US dollar and affordable, frequent access to the territory are the main factors for YCB to seek opportunities across the border. This is YCB’s first targeted trade show in the US market.


Welcoming our new YCB Members!

Welcoming our newest members to the Yukon Conventions Bureau’s membership! We look forward to working with you!

The Downtown Hotel – Dawson City

Aasman Brand Communications Inc.

Husky Bus Transportation & Tours Inc.

Vaxandi Group Inc.

12th Annual Red Carpet Tour was a SUCCESS!

YCB recently hosted our 12th Annual Red Carpet Tour and what a fun day it was! We had a full bus of 13 participants venturing around Whitehorse visiting facilities, venues, and meeting spaces and looking at pre-post and spousal programs. Our day started at the Beringia Centre for welcoming remarks by   Minister Elaine Taylor- Thank you! followed by the SKYY Hotel, Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre, Westmark Hotel, High Country Inn & Convention Centre, Best Western Gold Rush Inn. We stopped for a delicious lunch at Sky High Wilderness Ranch and explored some of their beautiful cabins and meeting spaces. The afternoon started with a visit to Mount Mac Curling Club, The Days Inn, Yukon Artists @ Work, we finished the day at the Yukon Inn for a well-deserved drink and some door prizes! A BIG thank you so Standard Bus for transporting the group all day and to all the businesses/organizations involved. If you would like more information on this event please contact us!





The Yukon featured in The Globe & Mail

The Yukon as a conference destination & the services of YCB were featured in a Site Inspection article in The Globe & Mail!

“Whitehorse boasts venues that can accommodate up to 450 guests, a wide range of hotels, plus plenty of activities, from viewing the midnight sun and the Northern Lights to dog-mushing and outdoor sports”

Check out the article by clicking the link below:

The Yukon – The Globe & Mail 

Super Spring for Yukon Meetings & Conferences!

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NEW! Fly Ottawa to Whitehorse on Air North – Yukon’s Airline!

Great News for our Ottawa & Ontario based clients – you can now fly to Yukon on Air North – Yukon’s Airline! The new route is set to being with inaugural flight Thursday February 6th. The new route will include a short stop in Yellowknife, NWT. This new flight will reduce travel time between the Yukon & Ottawa, avoid switching aircraft, and the best part – save us all money!

Not traveling from Ottawa or Yellowknife? Remember Air North – Yukon’s Airline, has interline baggage agreements, allowing you to fly to their gateway cities (Ottawa, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Yellowknife & Kelowna) and hop on Air North flight.

For more info – check out Air North – Yukon’s Airline website at

YCB is Full SALES Ahead!

Fall 2013 – Sales Activities – The Yukon Convention Bureau is gearing up for our fall sales line up, heading across the country, establishing Yukon as an accessible, attractive and affordable destination for meetings and conferences. This is the beginning of our industry’s busiest period with tradeshows and conferences. Over the next three months YCB and our partners, will attend three trade shows, host two in market client events and make a number of sales calls in our target markets of Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. And really, why stop there, when we can bring some of our potential clients up for a FAM Tour in September and host a Red Carpet Tour in November?  For more information on our Fall 2013 Sales line up contact us at or 867-668-3555!

YCB’s Summer Membership Tour

Its our favourite time of year again – when YCB travels throughout the Yukon, meeting with our members and industry partners.

Each summer, YCB makes three separate trips within in the territory, to; Southern Lakes (Teslin, Atlin, Tagish & Carcross), Dawson City and Haines Junction. Meeting with YCB members and tourism operators face to face, help to strengthen our communications and develop important relations we need to succeed as a year round destination.  By offering an opportunity for open discussions on current trends, issues and success’, YCB becomes better equipped to represent and market the Yukon, for meetings, conferences and incentive travel.

This year YCB will be joined by our partners from TIA Yukon & Air North, Yukon’s Airline – industry leaders in marketing & selling destination Yukon. YCB would also like to thank member/sponsor DRIVING FORCE, for providing our vehicle for this years tours!

Watch for our YCB/ DRIVING FORCE van as we head out to the Southern Lakes are on Thursday Aug 1 & Friday Aug 2nd. We look forward to seeing everyone!


September Schmooze a Great Success

Check out this article by YCB partner, Adam Gerle, who attended last September’s Meeting Planners International (MPI BC Chapter) September Schmooze held in Vancouver

On Wednesday September 19th, members from MPI BC Chapter came together with fellow industry professionals for the annual September Schmooze. Held at the Westin Bayshore, this year’s networking and exhibitor reception had a fantastic turnout!

YCB and partners attend events year round for meeting & event planners. Our goal: to position the Yukon as an attractive, accessible and affordable meeting & event destination. Adam Gerle proves this event accomplishes this goal.

Read more about the event from the perspective of MPI member Adam Gerle: September Schmooze

Be sure to check out the photos, courtesy of Mark from Vision Event Photography!

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!