Lights of Life offers a way to remember the lives of our loved ones who have died. We often feel their absence and miss them especially during the holiday season.

Visiting a Lights of Life tree and hanging a tag in their memory is a way to bring their presence closer. It’s a meaningful thing to do on your own, or with family, friends, or coworkers.

Lights of Life trees are available throughout Whitehorse and in many Yukon communities.

The main location for Lights of Life trees is at the Elijah Smith Building on Main Street where there are several trees, including a child tree and a pet tree. There are also volunteer tree sitters ready to offer compassionate support. If you can join us in person for the opening ceremony, it will take place on Thursday December 15 at noon at the Elijah Smith Building. The trees will be available weekdays from Thursday December 15 until the morning of Thursday December 22nd.


Lights of Life Tree locations in Whitehorse:

Elijah Smith Building on Main Street

Hospice Yukon, 409 Jarvis St.

Whitehorse General Hospital

Copper Ridge Place

Whistle Bend Place

Thomson Centre

Wind River Hospice House

Home Care

Heritage North Funeral Home

Kwanlin Dun Wellness Centre

Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre

Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services

Canadian Mental Health Association

YAPC / Yukon Housing residences

Yukon University


Yukon Communities hosting Lights of Life:

Dawson City (Hospital and TH Band Office)

Faro (Recreation Centre)

Mayo (Post Office and JV Clark School)

Old Crow (VGFN Office)

Ross River (Health Centre)

Teslin (Village Chambers)

Watson Lake (Recreation Centre)

Haines Junction (Convention Centre and CAFN)

Old Crow (VGFN)


Opening Ceremony:

Thursday December 15th, 12pm at the Elijah Smith Building

Later the ceremony will be re-broadcast on

NWTel Community TV & Hospice Yukon FB page

Ongoing online availability afterwards


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