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Yukon Southern Frontier: Canada Over the Edge (Season 4)

This title is a part of the series Canada Over the Edge (Season 4)

Catalogue Number:  BAM193
Producer:  Blue Ant Media
Subject:  Arts, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, First Nations Studies, Geography, History, Science, Social Studies, Travel
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2015
Running Time:  52
Closed Captions:  Yes

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  • Whitehorse: The Boreal Forest

Whitehorse, the "Wilderness City", is the major population centre in the Yukon Territory; it has become a destination for food foragers. Michele Genest, author of "The Boreal Feast" encourages people to learn about their own local wild and foraged foods.

  • Carcross: The World’s Smallest Desert

Carcross, once known as Caribou Crossing, has been home to the Tlingit and Tagish people for more than 4000 years. Southern Yukon’s Carcross Desert, the world’s smallest desert, originated when ancient glacial action created dunes, now home to a unique ecosystem and some rare plants.

  • Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Maria Hallock discusses the wildlife that is found in this harsh climate, from tiny hares to the mighty muskox. Here is found the only northern centre for injured and orphaned wildlife; a high tech operation provides examining areas and incubators for eggs that will ultimately feed injured animals.

  • Artist Libby Dulac

Yukon artist Libby Dulac shares her paintings and the inspiration she finds in Haines Junction.

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