Keith Halliday

Official website of Yukon best-selling youth adventure novel Aurore of the Yukon and the MacBride Yukon Kids Series, plus Keith's new book Tar Sands Diplomat.

Check out our podcasts: Aurore of the Yukon and the new Klondike Gold Rush History pod!


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Aurore of the Yukon

A Girl's Adventure in the Klondike Gold Rush

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Yukon River Ghost

A Girl's Ghost Town Adventure

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Game on Yukon!

The Mystery of the Dawson City Nuggets & the 1905 Stanley Cup

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Yukon Secret Agents

A Boy's Adventure during the Alaska Border Dispute

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Podcast audiobook

now free on iTunes!

The Tar Sands Diplomat

A Novel of the Canadian Foreign Service


A real Yukon girl reads Aurore aloud by the woodstove. Each chapter is a podcast episode

Bedtime reading

Listen to Aurore of the Yukon via podcast on your own device. Perfect for bedtime or on long road trips to Dawson City, Skagway or beyond.

Download for free

Gold Rush stories

A new podcast bringing you the epic stories of the Klondike Gold Rush in an easy-to-listen format, hosted by Yukon descendants of 1898 stampeders who grew up listening to tales of the greatest gold rush of all time.

Download for free



"A wild ride ... Equal parts historical fact and pure entertainment."

"Amazing ... a thrilling read ... a tribute to the wisdom of kids. Can't wait for the movie!"

"We found the story very exciting because we never knew what might happen next. We loved Aurore and thought she was very brave."



who read it to her kids in Toronto

THANK YOU NOTE, from an elementary school class



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Keith Halliday is a Whitehorse-based management consultant and author.


He is the author of the MacBride Museum Yukon Kids Series of historical youth adventure novels, which were inspired by tales he heard around woodstove from his pioneering grandparents.

His latest book, The Tar Sands Diplomat, is inspired by his time as a Canadian diplomat in Brussels. 


He studied at the London School of Economics, University of Victoria and F.H. Collins in the Yukon.


He and his wife Stacy have four children and live in Whitehorse.



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Young-at-heart readers of all ages have enjoyed Aurore, but we have something special for Grade 4.


Educational publisher Sarah Collinge at Read Side by Side in Seattle has put together a wonderful learning program starring Aurore.


Contact Keith

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