Blogs from Dawson City, Yukon, Canada, North America - page 2


North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City August 16th 2015

Ok, we left Fairbanks heading south after we had repaired and serviced Trev's BMW and fitted new LED headlights to all the Harley's at Jerry Summer's, Thunder Road Cycles. Gerry and his team were such a pleasure to deal with. The ride down from Fairbanks to Cantwell was uneventful apart from a great lunch just before Nenana. We checked out the old Railway town of Nenana after lunch. Some of us stopped at Denali for some coffee and a look around, every thing here was pretty expensive, and sorta like Queenstown as it just caters for tourists during their short summer. The place is abandoned during the frozen months of winter. When we reached Cantwell and our pre booked cabins at Bluesberry Lodge,they were not ready for us. Some of us never got our rooms until ... read more
Jerry our main man in Fairbanks
Lodging in Bluesberry Lodge
Bluesberry Lodge

North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City June 18th 2015

English version follows: Du 8 juin au 18 juin au 2015 Jour 6 - lundi, le 8 juin Départ pour un voyage de 8 jours. Nous sommes six, dans une mini-fourgonnette louée pour la première partie du voyage. Sur la route pour Skagway, nous faisons un arrêt au Lac Lewes et le Lac Emerald pour faire quelques photos, puis nous faisons un petit détour d'une quarantaine de kilomètres pour nous rendre à Tagish pour visiter Normand, de CasAventures ( C'est avec grand interêt que nous avons écouté Normand nous parler de sa passion pour ses chiens Alaskan qui participent à des courses de chiens. La trentaine de chiens sont heureux de recevoir de la visite et sont très affectueux avec nous. Étonnamment, ils jappent très peu, sauf pour attir... read more
Dove Island, Yukon
Lake Lewes, Yukon
Lake Lewes, Yukon

North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City July 17th 2014

Ce matin, au départ, je ne sais pas ou je vais être ce soir. Soit de nouveau dormir a Tok, c' est 320 kms, soit Dawson city. J' aviserai le moment venu. Je fais donc un petit tour de la ville de Fairbanks, en "voiture", vous comprendrez en voyant les photos. Comme beaucoup d' autres villes, plus pres de la zone industrielle que ville comme nous on l' entend. Je vois la route qui mene au pôle, Prudhoe Bay, sur la mer de Baffin, si la route n' avait pas été en gravelle, et équipé de CB, ca m' aurait tenté, de faire ces 1800 kms, allé retour. J' étais surpris de voir dans cette ville du bout du monde, autant de plaques de tous les états d' Amérique mais vraiment de partout. J' ai compris ... read more
toute une face
il est pas loin
la gravelle

North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City September 9th 2013

Our announced time for leaving this morning was 9 am. As I left my room, I ran into Terry (the gentleman from Ontario), who told me that we'd moved back to 10 am because there were still problems with the bus and Sherry was trying to get another coach. When we met up at 10 am, she said that she'd gotten a different bus, but it wouldn't start, so no go, regroup at 1 pm. The town is laid out on a grid, with Front Street along the river, then 2nd Ave, 3rd Ave, etc... The cross streets are named streets. So I wandered along 3rd and 2nd Avenues, then down to Front Street and the trail on the dike along the river. Walked to the Visitor's Center and asked if the ferry took pedestrian passengers. ... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City September 8th 2013

Well, long and adventurous day today. Left hotel at 7 am in the grey and gloom again. Drove through North Pole, Alaska, where even the Mickey D's has a candy cane striped pole holding up the Golden Arches. First stop of the day was at Rika's roadhouse, which is a cute place but according to our tour guide will be closing at the end of the season because it's not as popular a stop off place as it used to be. Got a nice view of an interesting suspension bridge, not a car or people bridge, but rather a bridge of the pipeline. Lunch was at Fast Eddy's restaurant at Tok. If the weather had been nicer, I would have skipped lunch and wandered around (I still have plenty of granola bars), but since it was ... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City July 9th 2013

Geo: 64.0633, -139.434The sky was overcast, threatening rain and smoky from a nearby forest fire when we hit the road at 9 am for the 5 hour ride north on the Klondike Hwy to Dawson City, a Yukon gold rush town that hit it rich around 1898. Our late start was due to our quest to find some wildlife (of the 4-legged variety) along the Yukon River at dusk (11 pm) last night. We didn't have any luck, but we did enjoy the river views as the sun began to set in the west.Leaving Carmacks, we followed the Yukon River north for a while, then headed through miles of timberland, with the clouds threatening overhead. We stopped for coffee at the Pelly River crossing, and followed that river for a time. At the Stewart River crossing ... read more
The threatening sky
More heavy traffic
Klondike River near Dawson City

North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City June 22nd 2013

Since last night was the solstice the guys went to the top of the hill (called the dome) at around 10:30 to see what the city looked like from up there. They thought they might stay for sunset but decided they were too old to stay up until almost 1:00 am. Joe did take some great pictures though. This morning the guys went to check out the riverboat Keno and tour a gold mine dredge. Joe said the Keno was not as impressive as the Klondike that was in Whitehorse. They toured dredge #4, but decided it was too expensive to do any panning for gold. This afternoon Joe and I went into town to do some last minute shopping and get gas. Gas prices are still way too high so we sure will be glad ... read more
Jon & Ron in the dredge
Jon & SS Keno staff
SS Keno 1

North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City June 21st 2013

It rained most of the night and was still raining this morning, so we were very glad we did the walking tour last night. While the rest of the gang toured the town today I decided I needed to stay home and rest. Joe took awesome pictures of the city and everyone seemed to enjoy their walks about town. After dinner we all went to Diamond Tooth Gerties to do some gambling and watch the dancing girls show. Ron was picked to go on stage and dance with the "girls". His reward was a garter he had to take off one of the girls leg.. It was a total riot to watch. When we came out of the show at 9:30 pm we were literally blinded by the bright sunlight. Sunset was a little before 1:00 ... read more
Ferry 1
Ferry 2
Fire Engine 2

North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City June 21st 2013

A Klondike Nat'l. Historic Site, Dredge #4 was the largest wooden hull, bucket-line dredge in North America. It is 2/3 the size of a football field and 8 stories high with a displacement weight of over 3,000 tons with a 16 cu.ft. bucket capacity. It could dig 48 ft. below water level and 17 ft. above by using hydraulic monitors and washing the gravel banks down. In gold rich areas is produced as much as 800 ounces of gold in a single 24 hour day. It was built in 1912 and operated from 1913 to 1941, was disassembled, moved, re-assembled and operated from1941 until 1960.... read more
Digging end of Dredge #4
Shows how it works.

North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City May 13th 2013

Hunting tales…2007/2008 The Tourist season was winding down and the temperatures was starting to drop close to freezing . The days were already getting shorter and we were getting accepted by the small community as “local newcomers”. They where just as exited to meet us as we where meeting our new friends and neighbours. Getting to know everyone made me to feel like this was the best thing that could have happened. Iloved the little town and life felt like an adventure. Even going to the store was exiting. First we would take either the four-wheeler or hiked down to the river where Holly had his boat tied. We would cross the river and float down a few miles to Dawson, where everything was accessible by foot or bicycle. There were so many outside activities and ... read more
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