Receptions and Luncheons

The conference will have free shuttles every ~ 15 min from the College to two downtown pick-up and drop-off locations during the lunch break (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.). Taxis and the city bus system also provide easy access to the College from downtown. A list of restaurants and cafés is available here.

Icebreaker Reception – Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre – May 31th, 7:30-10 pm

Held at the beautiful Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre in downtown Whitehorse, the opening event of GAC-MAC 2016 promises to be an evening to remember. Reconnect with old friends, meet new ones, and if you’re daring, try the Yukon’s famous sour-toe cocktail!

Student Reception – May 31th, 6-7:30 pm ***** CHANGE OF VENUE****

 This event will be held at the Jarvis Street Saloon (206 Jarvis St)

If you are a student, come enjoy a drink at one of Whitehorse’s favorite pub, meet other students from across Canada and get ready for an exciting conference!

GAC Luncheon – Yukon College- June 1st, 12-1:00 pm
MAC Luncheon – Yukon College- June 2nd, 12-1:00 pm
MDD Luncheon – Yukon College- June 3rd, 12-1:00 pm

Other activities

The organizing committee is putting together some amazing activities that will allow you to get a taste of Whitehorse and its beautiful outdoor scenery! If you have any questions, please contact

Takhini Hotsprings Tour – June 1st, 6-9pm

Onsite registration available for “soak only” tickets (includes transportation to the hotsprings and entrance fee). A bus will depart the conference center at 5:30 pm (Yukon College bus loop), and will return to downtown Whitehorse by 9 pm. More details at

Public Lecture – June 1, 7:30 pm, Beringia Centre

Ice Age Klondike – frozen mammoths from the goldfields
by Grant Zazula

Yukon Brewing – Brewery Tour – June 2nd, 6-7pm  FULL

Tasting includes tasting of 8 beers & Solstice vodka. More details at A bus will depart the conference center at 5:45 pm (Yukon College bus loop), and will drop off participants downtown Whitehorse after the tour.

Public lecture – June 2, 7:30 pm, Beringia Centre

Beautiful Lofty Things: Yukon’s Favourite Mountains

by JoAnne Nelson

Lunchtime library tours

Visit Yukon’s largest natural resources library! The Energy, Mines and Resources Library will be offering lunch hour tours June 1-3. Come and explore our excellent collection, which includes Yukon geology resources, maps, aerial photographs, rare books and more. The library is located downtown Whitehorse, 335-300 Main Street – 3rd Floor of the Elijah Smith Building. Tours will begin at 12:00 and run for 40 minutes; pre-registration is not required. Light refreshments will be served.

Mountain Biking Tours on Grey Mountain

Boreale Biking will be offering tours on one or several evenings (June 1-3). Please contact for details on tours and cost or check

Music in Whitehorse!

If you arrive to Whitehorse a few days before the conference, do not miss an opportunity to come listen to some great classical music by the Whitehorse String Ensemble! Details for the concert are below:

Music on a Sunday Afternoon
Sunday, May 29th at 2:00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral (On 4 th Ave., opposite RCMP)
Program includes: Grieg, Albinoni, and Mozart’s Violin Concerto
Admission : adult $10, youth $5 (10 & under Free)
Reception after the concert