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EVENT DETAILS - February 24th, 25th and 26th, 2023

Snow Sculpture Exhibit                                ALL DAY Friday Saturday and Sunday
Presented by The Hougen Group of Companies, with the support of the Yukon Government Arts Fund
Come by and enjoy the incredible snow sculptures produced by local Yukon artists. Check out the full list of 2023 teams below!

Location: Shipyards Park

Character Snowpad                        11AM-12PM Friday
Presented by Yukon Inn
You will want to tune into this battle as Rendezvous characters battle it out with their snowpad skills!
Location: CKRW Snowpad - Shipyards Park 

KIDSFEST Outdoor Zone                            11AM-3PM Friday and Saturday
Presented by Yukon Employees’ Union, with the support of the Yukon Government Youth Investment Fund
KIDSFEST is an exciting weekend-long event full of entertainment and activities designed for children and youth to participate FREE of charge! Led by the Yukon Rendezvous team, we will be offering your favourite events such as Tobogga Bowl, Mini Log Toss, Flour Packing, and more.  

Please Note Yukon Rendezvous is not responsible for childminding at KIDSFEST, as Guardians are to remain onsite.
Location: Behind Frank Slim Building - Shipyards Park

Public Snow Carving                                 11AM-3PM Friday and Saturday
Presented by The Hougen Group of Companies, with the support of the Yukon Government Arts Fund
You’ll have the inspiration of professional snow carvings and a mentor to help you! Get your team together to carve your vision out of snow.

Register by Feb. 17 - On-site applications may open depending on availability.
Location: Shipyards Park


Grad Challenge - Traditional & Minute-To-Win-It Events            12-4PM Friday
Presented by All-West Glass, Dakwakada Capital Investments LP, & The Cubs Den Day Home
Cheer on our high school grad classes as they compete in the Rendezvous traditional events of Axe Throw (now taking place in the Northern Axe Co. Mobile Trailer), Chainsaw Chuck, an
d Log Toss. Minute-to-win-it events will also be taking place in the Frank Slim Building.
Location: CKRW Snowpad & Frank Slim Building - Shipyards Park

Open Snowpad                                10AM-4PM Saturday, 10AM-3PM Sunday
Chainsaw Chuck Presented by ALX Exploration & Mining Supplies

Axe Throw presented by Chieftain Energy

Log Toss presented by Builders Supplyland
If you have always wanted to try your luck at Throwing an Axe (now taking place in the Northern Axe Co. Mobile Trailer), Chucking a Chainsaw, or Tossing a Log, then this is where you want to be! This year, it’s FREE to participate with each turn giving you 3 throws, chucks, or tosses.

Location: CKRW Snowpad - Shipyards Park


On-site applications for same day events will close at the discretion of the event runner and events running/awarding of prizes will be dependent on achieving required minimums of applicants/contestants. Events with on-site applications; Open Snowpad (Axe Throw, Chainsaw Chuck, & Log Toss)

Snow Carving Exhibition Teams


We have six amazing teams this year and will be adding more details about them as they come in!
mple Moose (Alia Shahab, Michel Gignac & David Martin) 
Double J (Joshua Lesage, Justice Reid)
LTL (Adam Green & Eric Daigneault)
Shai and Gisli! (Gisli Balzer & Shaila Baxendale)
White Rabbit (Scott Price)

The Northern Cultural Expressions Society is also putting together a team that includes Duran Henry, Justin Smith, Josh Ward, Colin Teramura, Violet Gatensby & a crew of their younger carvers!

A huge thank you to Ken Anderson and to Adam Green for all of your work on the 2023 Snow Sculpture Exhibit and Public Snow Carving!

Where To Eat at Shipyards Park

Maple Rush 10AM-3PM Fri Feb. 24-Sun Feb. 26

Maple products, including pre-packaged maple taffy.

Parking Lot - Shipyards Park

Sow Sandwich Shop 10AM-3PM Fri Feb. 24-Sun Feb. 26

Sandwiches, sides, and plenty of hot chocolate and coffee to warm everyone up.

Frank Slim Building - Shipyards Park

Fireworks & Parades

Rendezvous Pyro Musical                             8:30PM Sat Feb 25
Produced by Warren Zakus and Kiara Adams
Presented by Midnight Sun Fireworks
With the support of the Yukon Government Arts Fund & CKRW The Rush - 96.1 FM

Witness a spectacular display of pyrotechnic art put on by the internationally award-winning Midnight Sun Fireworks crew! Watch the sky over Whitehorse (across the river beyond the KDCC) and tune in to CKRW The Rush - 96.1 FM for the music broadcast.
Location: Sky Above Whitehorse - Soundtrack Broadcast CKRW The Rush 96.1 FM 

Rendezvous Parade                                          4PM Sun Feb 26
Presented by Coldwell Banker Redwood Realty
Featuring Rendezvous character floats with highlights from the past! Register your community float and join us as we wrap-up the 2023 Yukon Rendezvous Festival.
Pre-register your float at
Musterpoint (3PM): Main St. and 6th Avenue
Best Viewing (4PM): Main St. and Front St.

We gratefully acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council.

Thank you to our Signature Partners: Government of Canada, Government of Yukon, City of Whitehorse, Lotteries Yukon, and North of Ordinary Media. For our full list of sponsors, please see our SPONSOR PAGE. If you would like to volunteer at the Yukon Rendezvous Festival, please visit our VOLUNTEER PAGE. The 2023 Volunteer Program is sponsored by Canadian Tire Whitehorse.

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