The Cremation of Sam McGee, a poem by Robert Service, is often thought to be fiction. But a Sam McGee did exist; he worked for a transport company in Whitehorse. The poem was based on an experience of Dr Sugden whom Service once lived with. When the doctor went out to tend to a sick prospector, he found the man dead and frozen stiff. With no tools to bury him, he cremated him in the Olive May's boiler (referred to as the Alice May in the poem), bringing the remains back to town.
Yukon summers have almost 24 hours of daylight. Northern Lights (aurora borealis) are only visible at night from mid-August until the end of April. The longest night is December 21st, giving the most display hours.