The Government of Yukon Snow Sculpture

Jacques-Cartier Park

Photo of a boat sinking close from the Yukon shore.

Mondays and Tuesdays, February 4, 8, 11 and 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, February 5, 6, 12 and 13, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sundays, February 7 and 14, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Cremation of Sam McGee, by Robert W. Service
The Government of Yukon has commissioned award-winning snow carvers Donald Watt, Michael Lane, Ken Anderson and Adam Green to create a snow sculpture illustrating The Cremation of Sam McGee, one of Robert W. Service’s most famous poems.
Much celebrated as the bard of Yukon, Robert W. Service helped to create the lore of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. The Cremation of Sam McGee is the tale of a prospector who freezes to death and his travelling companion who has to find a way to fulfil his promise to cremate him.

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