The 2014 Arctic Winter Games Returns to Fairbanks!

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Arctic Winter Games 2014 Logo, black, pink, green and blue.

Join us at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel this March 15-22 in Alaska’s Golden Heart City to celebrate the 2014 Arctic Winter Games! The weeklong sporting event is the world’s largest northern multi-sport and cultural event, hosted every two years by northern communities such as Alaska, Greenland and Canada. The Arctic Winter Games brings together more…

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Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Celebrates 50 Years of Festivities in Whitehorse

Posted in Things To Do In The Yukon

Gold Panner holds "50th" Anniversary Gold Pan of the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous, black and yellow, Westmark Hotels

Courtesy of the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous is a winter festival in Whitehorse, Yukon, featuring fun-filled activities for locals and visitors alike. If you’ve never been to Whitehorse, this is a great time to visit this gem of a town, situated right along the Yukon River and surrounded by mountainous beauty. Whitehorse…

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Five Must-Sees Around the 2014 Iditarod

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Iditarod sled dogs lead the way along snow covered trails. The lead dog is white with tongue lolling to one side.

This photo is used under a Creative Commons license by AlaskanDude. “Away up in Alaska The state that stands alone There’s a dog race run from Anchorage into Nome And it’s a grueling race with a lightning pace Where chilly winds do wail. Beneath the northern lights, across snow and ice It’s called the Iditarod Trail.”…

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