Yukon Makes

In partnership with Yukon Tourism, Makejoy has curated a collection of 12 extraordinary makers who work in the Yukon and are inspired by its tremendous beauty. The effect that small, talented arts businesses have on development in remote areas is told through digital storytelling and products themselves — an invitation to bridge the distance and explore a diverse creative community from a wildly beautiful place.

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 "During my time in Kluane National Park, I got to travel to incredible backcountry — spots that I fell deeply in love with, and I held that love with me — I really wanted to think about a way to bring people there in every way I could. To make people feel, or see these places that are so special."

Kym Rempel — Anto Yukon

“I saw a gap for a positive space. Nobody was investing in our community privately, (other than government). I saw an opportunity to get my business out of my house, create a new building, create housing — which is critical across Canada — but especially in the north and for Indigenous communities.”

Joella Hogan — The Yukon Soaps Company

"I am committed to the use of locally harvested products. It is of the highest priority for me that I know how and where my materials are obtained. Whenever possible, I am directly involved in the harvesting process."

Vanessa Ægirsdóttir — Wild Yukon Furs

Landscape Photo Credit: Pete O'hara and Jenna Dixon (Image 1, 7, 8,9) Greg Olsen (Image 2) Sheena Greenlaw (Image 3) Hecktic Travels (Image 4) Michael Overbeck (Image 5) Rhonda Krause Photography (Image 6) Tobin Seagal (Image10)

made things make us happy

Makejoy was sparked from a passion to share beautiful — often untold — stories.

When we peek at the backstory of an object, or business, the story begins with a person, a family or a tradition.

We encourage thoughtful choices that support makers and quality over anonymity and quantity. The most joyful part of experiencing something new is uncovering stories that haven't yet been heard.

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