This week you can take in any number of activities surrounding what goes on in the north land. Specifically, today hghlights local native artisans and businesses that specialize in serving people in the arctic. Visit the downtown Doyon building for the native arts, or stop by the food court for a taste of Alaskan food. In addition, you’ll find business available for Arctic related services and products.
There’s still time this weekend to enjoy more of the SuperTour events at Birch Hill. Cream of the crop skiers from around the US have gathered to compete, as well as some of great Alaskan and interior skiers. Come cheer them on!
The Ice Park displays are fabulous and you still have time to view them! As long as the weather holds (read: if it doesn’t get too warm), the park will remain open until March 31th. Daily hours are 10 am to 10 pm. Be sure to dress warm and visit both day and night, as the lighting makes the sculptures look beautiful both ways.xccLocated just off the Johansen Expressway, be sure you don’t miss this amazing display of ice art.
Dog ready to run
And they’re off! Join the fun and follow along (you can view in real time at www.yukonquest.com) Saturday for the start of the race from Fairbanks to Whitehorse.
Named for the Yukon river that was the path for gold prospectors, and other travelers north for adventure, this race covers vast stretches of wilderness, and is tracked by many sectors of society: school children, journalists, dog lovers and others simply enchanted by the sheer endurance to accomplish the feat of the 1000 mile race.
Twenty three brave individuals will begin their trek over icy rivers, mountains, and rugged terrain, and continue for anywhere from 10-16 days to complete the course.
Dont’ miss one of the most popular holiday bazaars this weekend, Saturday, November 7, and Sunday, November 8 at the Civic Center in Pioneer Park, from 10 am until 4 pm. Dozens of tried and true vendors you won’t want to miss come to offer a wide variety of choices for your Christmas shopping.
fall trees along the trail
Ready to run! On Saturday, September 19th, at 8 am., thousands of locals and scores of visitors converge to participate in running one of the most grueling trails in the country.