Special Events


Join us for Canada's 150th Birthday!

2017 is a particularly significant year in Canada because the nation is turning 150 years old. In the land of the midnight sun, what better way to celebrate than with a 24 hour celebration for Canada Day 150? The City of Whitehorse, in partnership with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 254, will be the hosts of the Canada 150 Canada Day Celebration in Whitehorse.

The Celebration will be titled 24 Hours of Canada Day, and will bring together all visitors, artists, athletes, musicians, and residents young and old for an inclusive and family oriented celebration of Canada for 24 hours.

The Celebration will be held on July 1, 2017 and feature an outdoor multicultural celebration, free to all patrons, situated in Shipyards Park and along the Waterfront Trail. It will celebrate Yukon’s talented artists and performers.

The anticipated attendance for this event is 10,000 people over the day, which will feature many local organizations who wish to participate and offer programming for this event.


We started 2017 with the Canada 150 New Year's Eve Countdown!  

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Thanks to Canada 150 funding and our generous sponsors: 


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Recreation & Facility Services is responsible for the planning, delivery and support of many special events in the community. Our most popular events include Shipshape, Annual Kids Triathlon, Halloween Spooktacular, Sports Day in Canada, Remembrance Day Ceremony and Family First Night.

Planning an Event? 

Contact us to organize an event in one of our fabulous facilities! Visit Facility Booking

for details on how you can book a space for your meeting, event or function and reference documents to assist you.

Festivals and Special Events Grants

The City of Whitehorse offers financial and in-kind support to community groups and organizations planning special events within the City of Whitehorse. Visit our Grants Page for information.