The Caribou Hotel and the Fine Art of History Finding the Writer

The Old Log Church Museum and Yukon Historical & Museums Association

303 Elliott Street

Whitehorse, YT


History & heritage



Writing & literature

Researching a book on history isn't just about digging through archives and conducting predictable interviews. It's often finding information and sources in places you least expect. And once you have written the book, the history just keeps on coming! Grab a cup of tea and plate of treats as you join John Firth for a journey of discovery centered around the crafting of his latest book, "The Caribou Hotel: Hauntings, hospitality, a hunter, and the parrot." Tea and refreshments provided. There will be time for questions and discussion. John Firth is an award winning author who lives in Whitehorse, Yukon. His books include the aforementioned "The Caribou Hotel: Hauntings, hospitality, a hunter and the parrot," "One Mush: Jamaica's Dogsled Team, Yukon Sport: An Illustrated Encyclopedia," "River Time: Racing the Ghosts of the Klondike Rush," "Better Than A Cure: One man's journey to free the world of Polio" (with Ramesh Ferris), and "Yukon Quest: The 1000-mile sled dog race between Fairbanks and Whitehorse."

This event is free.

Fri Sep 25
Sat Sep 26
Sun Sep 27

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Organized by

Old Log Church Museum and Yukon Historical & Museums Association

The Old Log Church is a place of heart, soul and passion. Here you will uncover fascinating stories and hidden treasures of Yukon’s early pioneers and missionaries. In this place, you will discover the passion, conviction and determination of the men and women who helped shape Yukon’s history. The Yukon Historical & Museums Association was established in 1977 by a group of concerned and passionate individuals to create a united voice for understanding and promoting heritage and history in the Yukon. We keep apprised of issues and advocate on behalf of the Yukon’s heritage and heritage sector. We continue to build a learning environment for history and culture and the development of skills and best practices in the heritage sector. We share knowledge with the Yukon heritage community and support each other in protection and conservation projects.


303 Elliott Street

Whitehorse, YT

Event Contact

Lianne Maitland




This event is wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.