Great scenery, fantastic fishing and hiking.
Short tourist season.
A delightful and peaceful place to visit.
If you're looking for a good Yukon guide, I can certainly recommend Polly Evans's Bradt Guide to the Yukon - I kept it on my bedside table before, during, and even after the trip! Not only does it give you a great description of everything there is to see and do in the Yukon (tried & tested by yours truly, and also validated by my friend who works...more
We were looking for a place that might be a little remote, not something in centre of town, which...more
This is another Whitehorse institution, for sure. This market's motto is "If we don't have it, it's not worth having", and that pretty much sums it all up. This place is literally full to the brim with grocery products of all kinds, and of every brand you can think of. People with special diets will love it as they are sure to find all the...more
One of the reasons why I wanted to visit Dawson City in June was because I wanted to experience what it felt like to be there when days are 20h long. In June, the sun sets shortly before 1:00 am and gets up again shortly before 4:00 am. Even when it goes down, it never really gets dark. The most wonderful thing about it is that you end up having...more
THE HOTEL HAS BEEN RENOVATED AT 1998 IN THE OLD STYLE IT WAS VERY CLEAN AND IT S PLACED IN THE...more
I recommend stopping by Dawson City's Information Centre when you first get to town. The centre's friendly and knowledgeable staff will go out of their way to help you make the most of the time you have to spend in Dawson, whether it's one hour, one day or one week. It's also the place to go to find out more about the different activities organized...more
There are strange things done in the midnight sun By the men who moil for gold; The Arctic trails have their secret tales That would make your blood run cold; The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, But the queerest they ever did see Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge I cremated Sam McGee. Now Sam McGee was from Tennessee, where...more
The Yukon government does not even know how to spell the name of the lake? I think VT is wrong, it is Lake Lebarge and not Lake Laberge.This was the first of many decaying cabins that we saw on our way down the Yukon. A few more years and all this history may be gone. Many of the indian villages and fish camps are only inhabited during the fishing...more
Lake LaBerge is probably the most dangerous part of the 435 mile canoe trip from Whitehorse to Dawson. The water in the Yukon river and in the lake is very cold - there was ice on shore during our June trip. The wind can come up very quickly and create whitecaps in the lake that can swamp your canoe. Even with a life jacket it may be difficult for...more
This Bakery is off the beaten path in Haines Junction. A block and a half behind The Raven hotel exists this place that, well, is a great little bakery. Inquire locally, but I think it's on Friday's (summer months) when they have a Salmon BBQ Bake in the evenings -- the best Salmon you'll ever have!!! Wow! The Salmon bake was absolutely amazing --...more
Box 5470, Alaska Hwy., Haines Junction, Y0B 1L0, Canada
Good for: Business
If you have a car then a stop at Emerald Lake may well be of interest. Although the photo does not do it justice, it is generally a strong green colour especially if the sun is shining as it is a reflection of the marl, a mixture of clay and calcium carbonate at the bottom of the shallow waters which are reflecting sunlight back.more
Spirit Lake has a lot to offer for a true Northern adventure, nicce motel units , cool...more
From the outside, it looks like an ordinary post office. But step inside, there's a gift shop section with postcards & souvenir stationery items that would rival any post office in nearby Whitehorse. It's the perfect place to find unique Canadian souvenirs. If you're making a brief stop in the Yukon while riding the White Pass & Yukon Route train...more
Liard Hot Springs is a nice hot springs about half way between Fort Nelson and Whitehorse, which tend to be regular stops for us when we travel the AlCan. There is a nice RV campground with some tent sites, and a couple of nearby inns and bed-and-breakfasts, so you can stay or just stop. The parking area to access the springs is a bit short of...more
136 Adela Trail, Box 825, Watson Lake, Y0A1C0, Canada
Good for: Families
Sadly, this was closed when we went by. Again, strange I thought since we were traveling during summer/tourist season. I really wanted to see the light show too...Oh well..."Features the myth and science of the northern lights. Uses advanced video and laser technology to offer presentations on the aurora borealis inside a 100 seat theatre...more
The Air North Flights are invaluable to Old Crow, as there are is no road access to the village of around 300 people. It is on the sheduled flight route from Whitehorse to Inuvik, via Dawson and Old Crow, and is the only community in the Yukon which is north of the artic circle.
Both on land and airside of the airport, ATVs are the order of the day, both used to convey freight and baggage from the aircraft to the small wooden building that is the terminal, and also to carry people to and from the tiny airport to the village.
As with Dawson, the 5000' runway is made up of gravel rather than the more conventional paved surface which can make for a huge plume of dust to follow the aircraft, as it ploughs down the runway, as can be seen on my Dawson page.