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5128 Fifth Avenue, Whitehorse, Y1A 1L6, Canada
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Whitehorse Transportation Museum by the airport
Waiting for the train
Start of our Yukon River canoe trip in Whitehorse
Abandoned steamboat on island in Yukon river
Travel Tips for Whitehorse
Whitehorse is a city of character, colour and contrasts and is often referred to as 'Wilderness City'. Although Whitehorse is one of the largest urban-designated areas in Canada, the central core is quite small with a unique northern character.
The Yukon in mid-late August is just gorgeous, with the bright red colors vibrant! This is the St. Elias Mountains very close to Kluane Lake. I used to see them every morning on a clear day walking to work- breathtaking!
Oddity - Exhibit B
On my trip to Haines Junction we did get to see some odd sites, so I included them under local customs and tips. I have no explanations, I am sorry but they were enjoyable to come across!
If you were wondering who stole your hub caps, it might have been this guy?
The Yukon is unique and is a...
The Yukon is unique and is a part of Canada but should not be taken as a representative of Canada- hotels will often not have tvs or phones in the rooms, and do not expect email service etc wherever you go! Grocery stores are rare and not big outside of Whitehorse but this is simply because they are unnecessary. The Yukon is home to 30,000 people spread over a great distance and some parts can be very remote. Although some everyday conveniences are lacking in the Yukon, does not mean that they are lacking in the rest of Canada and take advantage of this! (This is a building on Third Avenue in Dawson and is quite famous, but hey most Canadians do not live in places like this and we do not live in igloos!)
An additional interesting tip for die hard Coke fans. Pepsi generally has a monopoly in the territory and Coke is not found outside of Whitehorse- only Pepsi products, so be prepared.
Along the Two Mile Hill road we discovered a very colourfull graveyard. The signs at it were very clear: this is not a touristic place, please don't disturb this graveyard.
We can't imagine who would ever disturb a graveyard. We always visit graveyards whereever we go but always with respect, like we would visitors to visit the grave of my mother, and someday our own graves.
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