The river is dangerous
It might be a hot day and the Yukon river might look tempting, but don't go for swim.
As you can see in the picture the river has dangerous currents. The old rapids were the name Whitehorse came from wrecked many boats. But today you can canoe in the river as a dam is in the place of the rapids.
Grey Mountain Road
In my Whitehorse tips I have highly recommended a visit to the top of Grey Mountain.
So I have also provided this picture to show if you go off the road you will most likely come to an unplanned death.
It is very steap in sections and the road gravel is loose, so just be careful and don't get caught admiring the views to much while your driving at the same time.
- Mountain Climbing
- Hiking and Walking
These are the famous Cranberry...
These are the famous Cranberry Rapids on the mighty Liard River, south of Whitehorse on the Alaska Highway in northern B.C. Many a pioneer lost their lives on this trecherous river during the trek to the goldfields of the Yukon. They stretch for more than 1 kilometer. (Click on the image for a larger view)
-In Whitehorse stay clear of...
-In Whitehorse stay clear of the TNT and 98 degrees bars. You do not want to be in there unless you are looking for some severe local violence (if you are very brave and big and strong you may want to venture)
-do not(!!!!) approach or get out of your car to better photograph any wildlife. It is common to see bears and moose and both of these animals and extremely fierce and will not hesitate in killing you!
A warning for travellers,...
A warning for travellers, especially backpackers and younger adults: if you are planning on travelling up into Alaska, the American border guards will often ask for proof of funds while in the state. I saw many a person turned away. You should have a written offer of employment for working there or a printed statement of funds in your banking account, travellers cheques and/or a credit card. $500 was usually the minimum you were required to prove you had. Hitchhikers are especially prone to these kind of checks. (don't be fooled, I met 2 Americans that were refused entrance into Alaska!)
Well, just one thing: when you...
Well, just one thing: when you plan to go down the yukon, do not leave your car alone for more than a couple of days. It is not safe to leave it at the river, so the recommendation is to bring it to the dump-yard: it is fenced in, they got big dogs and for a couple of bucks they might keep it until you return from canoeing.
Since humidity is genarally...
Since humidity is genarally very low in the Yukon, winter coldness is often more tolerable than similar tempetures in damper climates.
Whitehorse as a dry cold which they consider to be less harsh.
Yukon is characterized by long,cold winters with dark nights and by short,mild summers featuring long, sunny days.
The Yukon has abundaut clear, sparkling rivers and lakes. However, there is a hidden risk if you drink natural raw water in the Yukon bacteria, viruses and parasites may be present and could cause intestinal disorders for the unway.
If you're camping,bears. Take appropriate precautions with your food and trash.
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