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National Canadian Film Day

Wednesday, April 21 until Friday, April 23Various: Online and at the Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre, based on event

Presented with Reel Canada

Join us for National Canadian Film Day - a massive coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema. 

In case you didn’t know it, our nation’s filmmakers have incredible talent and innumerable achievements. David Cronenberg, Sarah Polley, Don McKellar, Tracey Deer, and so many more!

We’ll be hosting screenings, events, and conversations (both on and offline) for three days to celebrate Canadian film and spotlight Yukon filmmakers.

April 21 | Virtual Screenings of Canadian classics and Yukon-made films

All-day on ALFF Online

To celebrate Canadian film, we’re bringing FREE virtual screenings of Canadian cult classics and Yukon-made films – but only for the first 100 people who register!


  • Highway 61
  • Double Happiness
  • Rustic Oracle
  • April and the Extraordinary World 

Spotlight Films by Yukon Filmmakers:

  • Pictures Don’t Lie
  • Grey Mountain

Save your spot

April 22 | Lunchtime In-Cinema Screening at the VIC

12:15pm at the Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre
(100 Hanson St)

Take a break from the everyday boring lunchtime of staring at your screen or scrolling on social media with a special short in-cinema program downtown at the Visitor’s Information Centre.


Pond by Dan Sokolowski
A year in the life of a pond rendered in live action and animation.

Two Winters by Carol Geddes 
Live-action and animation combine to tell the Southern Tutchone story of how a First Nations family in the early 1800s survives when a volcanic eruption in Indonesia throws Canada’s north into an extended winter.

Pictures Don’t Lie by Lulu Keating
Illuminated with family photographs, JJ Van Bibber from Dawson City tells the story of his life in the Yukon Territory. Of mixed heritage, JJ and his family negotiated the middle path.

Only 25 spots available - save your spot!

April 23 | Pecha Kucha Night Whitehorse: Film edition

7:30pm in your living room

In celebration of National Canadian Film Day, Yukon Film Society and Yukon Arts Centre present PechaKucha Night Vol. 4! Visual storytelling that's fun, fast and thought-provoking! The theme? FILMS.

How will our presenters spin their interpretations in 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide? The possibilities are endless. Join 6 Yukon filmmakers for an evening of creative thinking at its best and its weirdest!

Get your tickets!

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