On the Frontiers of Canadian Sovereignty

Just over a century ago, more than 500 explorers, businesspeople, government officials and consuls came together to establish an International Yukon Polar Institute.

Dennis Fentie
Published: Wednesday, 05/13/2009 12:00 am EDT

Just over a century ago, more than 500 explorers, businesspeople, government officials and consuls came together to establish an International Yukon Polar Institute. But this didn't happen in Ottawa or any other traditional seat of government, it took place in Yukon's lively Dawson City in the midst of the Klondike Gold Rush. Yukon, you could say, has had an international focus ever since.

If you are already a subscriber

Subscribe to Embassy

Subscribe to the print and electronic editions and get instant access to Embassy online.


Quick purchase

Purchase this week's edition of Embassy in electronic format (PDF) for $4.00


Sign up for a free trial

For access to the website.



Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Embassy. Personal attacks, name-calling, offensive language, and unsubstantiated allegations are not allowed. For more information on our commenting policies, please see our Community Discussion Rules page.

This Week's Issue
policy briefings

July 23, 2014

A record of Canada Vietnam relations