Statement from Minister of Tourism and Culture John Streicker in honour of the 2024 Yukon Quest

Minister of Tourism and Culture John Streicker has issued the following statement:   

 “As the Yukon Quest gears up for its 40th running, our government is proud to recognize the cultural and historic significance of the race and the spirit of community it inspires.

“Since 1984, the Yukon Quest has been an iconic showcase of the challenges, triumphs and frozen beauty of the territory. From the frenzy of the start line to the fellowship along the trail, the event continues to embody the sense of adventure and perseverance for which the North is known.

“On behalf of the Yukon government, thank you to the many volunteers, organizers, officials and veterinary staff who make the race possible. Because of your around-the-clock efforts, the Yukon Quest touches individuals, families and communities across the North and around the world. 

“And to the mushers and their incredible canine athletes, good luck, bonne chance, łäkhäl and safe travels!”


Media contact 

Renée Francoeur  
Cabinet Communications  


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