Blogs from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, North America


North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse October 13th 2022

Welcome back to Marilyn’s Journey, the blog I started in 2013 when I was travelling during a leave of absence from work. I’ve since retired (in December 2021) and the Yukon photography trip was a retirement / birthday present to myself after other travel plans were derailed because of Covid earlier this year. It was a busy few days in mid-September, roaming in the southern Yukon with Neil Zeller, a Calgary-based photographer (Neil Zeller Photography ( I initially met Neil a few years ago when he offered a class on how to shoot fireworks at Globalfest and have followed his work and taken a couple of classes and local tours with him since. Six fellow photo enthusiasts and I met at the Calgary airport for the flight to Whitehorse on the evening of September 10 to ... read more
Carcross Desert
House Decoration in Carcross
Train Bridge at Carcross

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse February 28th 2019

It’s easy to forget what your own country has to offer. As the end of 2018 was approaching, you start to look back at your year and you start to think about what you have accomplished. How many of those so-called “New Year Goals” have you realized in the last few months? The approach of a new year always gives you that extra push to accomplish even more of that 2018 list. Plus, how exciting is it to tick off a list and start a new one? At the beginning of 2018, I had given myself the goal to explore all of Canada’s provinces and territories. I want to see more of my own country. There are no deadlines, no starting point really. But how about the Northern Territories? Whitehorse, Yukon img= It was early November ... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 28th 2018

These narrows on the Yukon River look tame after the installation of two dams. But in the 1890s they were impassible and stymied gold seekers trying to reach Whitehorse to journey on Dawson City. It’s in the 80s and the group is stressing the parks power grid. Some parks have their own generators-there’s no public power available. The views while driving are expansive.... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 22nd 2017

Bonjour à tous, Si vous êtes accro au téléphone portable, si vous n'aimez pas la nature, si vous n'êtes que citatin, si vous n'aimez pas le vert, surtout ne venez pas dans la région. Sur les 540km d'aujourd'hui, je n'ai eu seulement environ 2 km de réseau téléphonique. Un bon entendeur........ Pour ce qui est de mon hôtel hier au soir, beaucoup de cachet à l'extérieur, mais les chambres confortables, pour un moine en pénitence, difficile de faire plus simple et rustique. Par contre le prix lui est une pénitence, mais pour Dawson, c'est quasiment le plus abordable. Regarderez les photos. Hier au soir, il était tôt, je voulais aller boire un bière, dans un saloon, de type début 1900, avec danseuses de Cancan. Je me suis rendu compte devant la saloon, que je n'avais que ... read more
sur le Yukon
Five Finger Rapids
la chambre

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 13th 2017

What a day!! Spent 9 hrs fishing Lake Labarge and the Yukon river. Caught artic grayling, northern pike - largest was 20lbs and Mike caught a Lake trout that was 30 lbs!! When we got on the lake it was sunny and the lake was like glass. Ended up with a thunderstorm that dropped alot of rain and hail. Made for an interesting ride home ?. The Lake and river are glacial . The color is spectacular. Rainy had much fun running and swimming. Another check off for our bucket list (will need to start a new list when we get back)... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 12th 2017

Spent the day again doing errands in preparation for our fishing trip tomorrow. Whole day of fishing with a guide for lake trout, northern pike and artic grayling on Lake Labarge and the Yukon river. Rainy gets to come too. Today was 66 and sunny. Hope tomorrow is the same. The Yukon is so beautiful and vast. Can't wait to see it from the river !!... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 11th 2017

Spent the day doing errands. Ended up at the 2nd brewery in Whitehorse - winterlong brewery! Great beer. Found another Spruce top ale that is great. Very nice place off the beaten path. Excellent service from a British young man. His accent was even better than Dan's!!!!! Finalized our fishing trip for Thursday down the Yukon river looking for the XL pike. Fixed steak on the grill. Feeling full and happy!! ... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 10th 2017

Beautiful drive once again. 47 and raining in Whitehorse. Accommodations at Sundog Retreat exceeded our expectations. Nice log cabin nestled in the woods with no other cabin in site AND a mountain view. We will be here 4 days!! Trying to figure another route home. The forest fire in British Columbia are burning through the route we took up. Kamloops, Cache Creek, Williams Lake, 100 Mile House, etc. So incredibly devastating - such a beautiful area. Going to adjust our route north and east. I'll be busy tomorrow cancelling/rebooking new places to stay ?... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 1st 2017

Day 8 – Travel Day to Skagway Today, we are not sitting in a bus for 9 hours, we are in a bus for 3 hours, a train for an hour and half, and then bus back into Skagway to the hotel. This is the first night that we have seen street lights come on at night, very late, around 11:30pm, but they came on. We left Whitehorse, and passed through Carcross, Y.T. and Bennet, B.C. on our way to Fraiser, B.C. Carcross, Y.T. was originally named Caribou Crossing, but postal confusion abounded, since there was evidently another destination with the same name, so they renamed this one to Carcross. We saw some beautiful scenery, even though the skies were overcast, we had no rain, and without the sun, the colors were not as bright, and ... read more
Emerald Lake

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 1st 2017

HAPPY CANADA DAY eh! ?? We got here to Whitehorse, YT yesterday (Friday) early afternoon and good thing we did as we couldn't find a campsite. They were all booked with CARAVANS!!!! ??? We were told that the Walmart was very accommodating and would let us stay there as long as we wanted. (Oh joy! Sic) So that's where we headed. Now keep in mind it was only 1:30, as we rounded the corner and got a view of the Walmart, we saw a sea of RV's already in the parking lot! I felt my anxiety level go up and sweat start to accumulate under my arms. This was not looking good. How in the heck were we going to maneuver that parking lot, let alone find a place to park. Luckily Don remained calm since ... read more
This is the other half. Crazy......
Here is the list of places they have been.

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