Hilltop Bistro

The Hilltop Bistro at Yukon College is a fine dining training facility for Yukon College Food and Beverage, and Culinary Arts students.


The Bistro is open for lunch Tuesdays to Thursdays with seatings at 11.00, 11.15,11:30, 11:45, 12:00, and 12:30.

The menu changes bi-weekly and can be viewed on our community hub page.

The Bistro is open from October to May. Reservations are required: bistroreservations@yukoncollege.yk.ca

Bon appétit!


Capacity: 45 for standing reception or sit-down dinner. Bar service and catering are available.

For private event booking, please contact Gene Batten at gbatten@yukoncollege.yk.ca or 867.668.8855.


The Hilltop Bistro also operates as a Community Gallery, showcasing a new artist every fall and winter term. For information on how to have your artwork featured in the Bistro, email collegerelations@yukoncollege.yk.ca

FALL 2015

Lillian Loponen is the featured artisit for the Fall 2015 Term. Lillian, in the Yukon since 1979 and mother of three wondrous sons, was born into a Finnish Canadian heritage. She was raised in the logging community of Longlac, northwest Ontario. A strong connection to the land and love of Mother Nature came with that Finnish heritage.

The Loponen heartbeat can be felt in her paintings located in noted permanent art collections as those in the Royal Collection of Drawing and Watercolours, Windsor Castle, UK; Yukon Government, City of Whitehorse, Canada Games Center in Whitehorse, Crown Life, Shell Ltd. Since 1976, numerous private collections around the world hold that vibration of life; her images carrying a life of their own in the quiet power, haunting mists and spirit energies of living landscapes of Canada’s Yukon.

After living in a world of Yukon winters blues with variations of sunrise and sunsets, my spirit, heart and soul had been leaning towards a creative world of green, developing a relationship with green. I wanted to know it, absorb it. 
As with taking a bite out of an apple, what is its essence of that apple: the skin, the texture, the colour, the patterns, the white inside, the sound the apple makes with each bite, the core, the smell, taste and all the associations of that apple? What gives it the mystical power to be formed that way, to taste that way, to smell that way? As a parallel thought in my relationship to green, what is its character, essence and magical power?
Green started with a harmonic resonance, an almost osmotic type of flow, an interconnectedness with myself and its essence.  Over the years, I became to know all the nuances, its tones as the magic of green gave me a gentle touch in the whispering willows, fresh smell after the rains, variation of hues of alpine meadows, the tundra and the taiga and the sunlight seen through the trees. I was taken by the hand and led to places unknown, touched and entranced.

A Touch of Green invitation