Tourism Awards of Excellence

The Yukon Tourism Awards of Excellence were established to recognize and foster excellence in the Yukon tourism industry. The awards allow the industry to recognize those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer superior tourism experiences to travellers in Yukon. The awards are presented annually at an awards dinner during the TIA Yukon Spring Conference.

Congratulations to our 2014 winners:

Marketing Innovation Award:
Tourism Yukon

Sustainability Leadership In Tourism Award:
Jill Pangman

Creative Travel Media Award:
Northern Vision Development

Innovator of the Year Award:
Holland America Line

Event of the Year Award:
Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

Yukon Cultural Tourism Award:
Dakhka Kwaan Dancers

Yukon Tourism Ambassador Award:
Heather Berg

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Linda Bierlmeier

Previous winners:

2013

Marketing Innovation Award:
Yukon Brewing Company

Sustainability Leadership In Tourism Award:
Terry Wilkinson, Caesar Lake Outfitters

Creative Travel Media Award:
Marcelle Fressineau, Alayuk Adventures

Innovator of the Year Award:
Carcross Tagish Management Corporation

Volunteer of the Year Award:
Bev Rieger, Yukon Quest

Yukon Tourism Ambassador Award:
Sheila Dodd, City of Whitehorse

2012

Marketing Innovation Award: 

Air North, Yukon’s Airline

Sustainability Leadership In Tourism Award:
Blaine Walden, Walden’s Guiding & Outfitting, Ltd.

Creative Travel Media Award:
Dan Barham, Dan Barham Photography

Innovator of the Year Award:
Mary Jane Warshawski & Craig Hougen, Taku Sports Group

Volunteer of the Year Award:
Teena Dickson, Dixon Outfitters

Yukon Tourism Ambassador Award:
Steve Leonard, Holland America

2011

Yukon Marketing Innovation Award:
Local organizing committee for the 2011 Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada

Sustainability Leadership in Tourism Award:
Nahanni River Adventures and Canadian River Expeditions

Creative Travel Media Implementation Award:
Fritz Mueller Photography

Innovator of the Year Award:
Klondike Visitors Association

Volunteer of the Year Award:
Anne Kennedy

Yukon Tourism Ambassador Award:
Rod Taylor, Mary Ann Ferguson, Dee Enright

2010

Yukon Marketing Innovation Award:
Outside the Cube, Department of Tourism and Culture, Department of Economic Development, Yukon Convention Bureau, Wilderness Tourism Association of the Yukon, Klondike Visitors Association

Sustainability Leadership in Tourism Award:
Cabin Fever Adventures

Creative Travel Media Implementation Award:
Yukon North of Ordinary

Outstanding Tourism Volunteer Award:
Dawson City Sled Dawgs

Yukon Tourism Ambassador Award:
Project YFN 2010