Category Archives: Canada’s territories

Carcross – last Yukon stop

I returned the car I rented in Whitehorse and bused to Carcross. On the way, the driver stopped at Emerald Lake where a chemical on the shallow lake’s floor along with sunshine, caused the iridescent greens. Continue reading Carcross – last Yukon stop

A fight for survival against the Yukon

Salmon travel from the Bering Sea, past Whitehorse along the Yukon River for close to 3 000 kilometres to spawn. I still can’t grasp how an animal could swim against the powerful Yukon current for what must take weeks. Continue reading A fight for survival against the Yukon

The Yukon’s mighty glaciers of Klaune National Park

I took an hour flight over some of Klaune National Park’s glaciers. The snow packed on top and between the mountains was hard to get a grip on, even while flying over the glaciers, Continue reading The Yukon’s mighty glaciers of Klaune National Park

Klaune National Park, Yukon Territory

Bald eagle near Klaune Lake, Yukon Territory
Bald eagle near Klaune Lake, Yukon Territory

I bused to Whitehorse. The Yukon’s capital lacked the atmosphere of Dawson City, but it still had the Yukon River powering past its door. Continue reading Klaune National Park, Yukon Territory

A view of the Yukon River from the Dome

I hiked the built-up dyke, past the swirling Yukon as far as the tailings at the junction with the Klondike River; piles of stones left by gold seekers. Continue reading A view of the Yukon River from the Dome

The casual ambience of Dawson City

This outpost had a good Chinese, and equally good Greek restaurant as well as a supermarket that sold samosas. What more could I ask?  I clomped over wooden sidewalks for these food delights only a stone’s throw away from my hotel. Continue reading The casual ambience of Dawson City

Day/night owls of Dawson City

Dawson City graveyard
Dawson City graveyard

Dawson City was once a booming gold rush town. I’d visited other gold rush towns: Ballarat, Bendigo, Hill End, Barkerville; but this one oozed natural friendliness. Continue reading Day/night owls of Dawson City