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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

Inuvik photo shoot?

Inuvik cuisine left a lot to be desired. I’d gone to a restaurant for lunch on a local’s recommendation and been served seafood with an overdose of bottled sweet chili sauce poured on top. After that disaster, there was no point in wasting money. I headed to the indoor supermarket for fast food.

While I munched fries, I managed to snap a photo of a local woman who turned out to be quite a character.

Inuvialuit people, Inuvik, North West Territories
Inuvialuit people, Inuvik, North West Territories

Do you know a place where the whole town shares a refrigerator?

Descending into the community refrigerator, Tuktoyuktok
Descending into the community refrigerator, Tuktoyuktok, North West Territories

I didn’t until I arrived in Tuktoyaktuk. We descended a ladder Continue reading Do you know a place where the whole town shares a refrigerator?

Tuktoyaktuk – North West Territories

I was on my way to Tuktoyaktuk, an island in the Arctic Ocean. In the winter, a highway joins the outpost to the mainland; an ice road, but in summer, the road’s ocean. Continue reading Tuktoyaktuk – North West Territories

A glimpse at the tail of Canada’s longest river

My goal in 2012, was a trip to the Yukon and the Arctic Ocean. I booked a one-way flight to Whitehorse and another up to Inuvik in the very north of the North-West Territories. Continue reading A glimpse at the tail of Canada’s longest river