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Murals by Lance Burton in Whitehorse, Yukon


An Explorer's Guide to Whitehorse, Yukon

    Lance Burton has worked extensively with the , whose Web site says: "Youth Of Today Society has produced more than 24 murals to date, with the first one being the back of the Hougen Centre where it still exists today. Several murals are apparent in the city today, and a couple of the most iconic would be on the wood street annex and the Royal Bank Building. We still produce murals today as a fundraiser for our arts program and anyone interested in dressing up their building inside or out, you can contact us directly." There only have photos of 6 of their murals, and I only know of 9 of them at this point.

More information about Lance:
-
A Mural With A Message (Whitehorse Star, October 20, 2011)
- "The Raven" (a mural in Haines Junction, June 2016)
- Yukon Apparel (Lance's regular gig)

See Murals in Whitehorse, Yukon for over 50 murals by several artists.

Click on each photo to greatly enlarge it.

The parking lot behind the Hougen's retail complex on Main Street was painted to look like a frontier main street during the filming of a movie in 1993. The work of Haines Junction artist Lance Burton and the Youth of Today Society, this was the first of Whitehorse's murals.





This panoramic mural of mining history on the Yukon Chamber of Mines building at 3151 - 3rd Avenue was painted by Lance Burton and the Youth of Today Society.





This mural depicting loons on a lake, painted by Lance Burton and the Youth of Today Society, is over the entrance of a former elementary school now called the Wood Street Centre, at 411 Wood Street.





One of the most colourful of the murals is the huge one that was painted on the side of the Wood Street Centre, facing onto 4th Avenue. The beautiful gardens and picnic tables help to make it a very popular spot. It was painted by Lance Burton and the Youth of Today Society.





The lower floor of the north wall of the RBC Royal Bank building at 4110 - 4th Avenue, facing the parking lot, hosts a mural by Lance Burton, showing a White Pass & Yukon Route steam locomotive behind men building the new railway.





In the alley behind Mac's Fireweed Books at 203 Main Street is this wrap-around mural painted by Lance Burton and the Youth of Today Society.





NorthwesTel's main office parking lot is the beneficiary of this grand piece. It faces onto 2nd Avenue (a main street), so the addition of this work to the formerly blank wall has been widely commented on. This is one of 5 murals painted by Lance Burton and a crew of 10 talented young assistants from the Youth of Today Society in 1998.





In the alley behind Murdoch's Gem Shop at 207 Main Street, you'll find the mural "Mountains of Gold", painted by Lance Burton and the Youth of Today Society.





A panoramic mural showing a large herd of elk covers the fence at the back of the parking lot at the Elks Lodge, 401 Hawkins Street. It was painted by Lance Burton and the Youth of Today Society.





On the 3rd Avenue windows of the Hougen's Centre on Main Street was a mural depicting famous Yukoners, by Lance Burton. The windows now (2017) display clothing for the store in that space.