Blogs from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, North America - page 8


North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 7th 2010

When we were in Watson Lake at the visitor center at the sign forest, we found out about a Yukon tourism project that has Yukon Gold passports. The idea is to get you to stop at various interesting spots in the Yukon and have the passport stamped. If you get ten stamps, you can enter to win two ounces of gold. If you get twenty stamps, you can enter to win 5 ounces of gold. Well, my sister Janet sure got gold fever! We had fun driving around Whitehorse today finding interesting museums, etc. to get our stamps. Janet completed ten, including the ones along the way from Watson Lake and Carcross. We'll wait until after our return trip through the Yukon to turn ours in when we'll have twenty stamps! One of our stops was ... read more
Yukon River

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse June 23rd 2010

Back in Whitehorse again now after my round trip to Alaska. The roads from Tok back to Canada were just as bad as the Alaska Highway, but the scenery was far more spectacular. I headed out of Tok up the Taylor Highway to the "city" of Chicken (population 35). Chicken is right in Gold Rush territory, and has a restored Gold Dredger at the centre of the town. After leaving Chicken, I started to head north up to the town of Eagle, but the roads were getting seriously bad at this point, so instead of completing the 100 mile round trip, I turned right onto the Top of the World Highway, and headed back into Canada. Now, the Top of the World Highway, does exactly what it says on the tin - it runs along what ... read more
Top of the World Highway
Top of the World Highway
Snow - Top of the World Highway

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse June 17th 2010

Day 6 One grows up hearing stories of the Yukon and the Klondike so when we realized that we'd be passing by the Klondike highway we wanted to stop. We found a store selling Klondike bars and bought 2 boxes. Then at the Klondike highway we pulled off, each took a bar and took a family photo. Probably a corny idea but fun anyway ... read more
The Siemens Klondike

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse June 12th 2010

At last! I've made it to Canada's 9th largest Territory/Province (which is also it's fourth smallest). At 186,000 sq miles and with a population of just 34,000 (75% of whom live in the city of Whitehorse) it's somewhat sparsely populated. I actually crossed the BC/Yukon border two days ago on my way up the Stewart-Cassier highway. I stopped off for a night at the third largest city in the Yukon - Watson Lake (pop. 846!). And then spent last night at a Government Campsite by the side of the Alaska Highway near the town of Teslin. The Yukon is noticeably different to British Columbia. In fact, as I crossed a hill on the way north, there was a surprisingly noticeable change to the scenery. It's far less verdant this far north. There are far fewer varieties ... read more
Welcome to the Yukon
Little Bear
Kinaskan Lake

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse March 31st 2010

OK, ich hab euch gewarnt und ihr wolltet ja nich hoeren. Also schaut euch das Video ruhig an!!! Es hat leider etwas laenger gedauert, da die Blog-Betreiber kleiner Probleme mit der Video-Hochlade-Funktion hatten und ich hatte gehofft waehrend der Wartezeit vllt noch die ein oder andere Stimme GEGEN eine Veroeffentlichung zu ergattern, aber bei diesem doch recht eindeutigen Abstimmungsergebnis muss ich mich wohl geschlagen geben! Aber wer erhofft mich irgendwie verletzt oder sonstwie koerperlich leiden zu sehen, den muss ich leider enttaeuschen. In der Hinsicht ist mir WIRKLICH nichts passiert...keine Brueche, Verstauchungen, Krankheiten...nichmal Kopfschmerzen - naja OK, von einigen Morgen nach mexikanischen Tequilaparties mal abgesehen ;) Aber das Leiden, was im Video zu sehen ist geht tiefer...aber seht selbst! Bis bald, Jaja PS: Und Ecki, dich muss ich auch enttaeuschen: di... read more
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North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse March 30th 2010

We went to Whitehorse in February 2009. We got a great deal on a package from Vancouver, including 2 nights accommodation from Air North. Our visit was primarily to see the Northern Lights, but there happened to be a festival on when we arrived, Rendezvous Festival. Lots of fun and entertainment in the city. Whitehorse is small, and sadly overrun with Starbucks, Walmart, all the usual chains. We went to see the lights on the first night and it was so snowy that we didnt see a thing. It was a bit of a waste of money, so Id definitely recommend hiring a car instead of going on one of the tours. The 2nd day we wandered around the town, and went to the hot springs, which were fantastic. The wind was wild and the snow ... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse March 3rd 2010

Mushing, was is das? Kann man das Rauchen? Ja sowas wurd ich schon gefragt, und ehrlich gesagt, noch vor einiger Zeit haett ich die Frage auch nich 100%ig beantworten koennen! Aber JETZT! Wie der aufmerksame Leser vielleicht schon...ohhh, sorry, natuerlich: die aufmerksame LESERIN natuerlich auch!!!...also wie der die das LeserIN in meinem Beitrag ueber Yukon Quest vllt schn herausgefunden hat ist Dog Mushing die offizielle Bezeichnung fuer das Fuehren eines Hundeschlittens. Damit ist der Musher der Hundeschlittenfuehrer! Also, haetten wir das nochmal geklaert! Warum ich mich dafuer gerade so interessiere? Nun, da ich beim Yukon Quest meine Begeisterung fuer diese Sportart schon beim Reinschnuppern bemerkt habe, hab ich mich danach darum gekuemmert bei einem Musher zu "arbeiten". Arbeiten in "" da es sich wieder einmal um eine Freiwilligenarbeit und somit um eine Beschaeftigung OHNE Be... read more
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North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse October 2nd 2009

Day 1, Destination: Whitehorse.... Success!!!! So today is the big day! We wake up at 6:00 and get ready to hit the road. Our goal was to get on the road before 8:00 a.m. It was hectic, but we got the kids up and ready, the dogs went and did their business and we left the hotel just a little after 8:00. We stop at the gas station and fill up the gas cans and head for the weigh station. For those of you who don't know, we have to drug our dog Reggie because when he gets in the car or knows he is going to go bye-bye, he gets really hyper and anxious. The vet gave us some drugs for him, but they really zone him out and we are afraid that he will ... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 28th 2009

The very next day however, I get my first sketchy hitching experience. Now resolved to hitching all the way to Whitehorse, I am a couple of lifts out of Dawson Creek, where I spend a couple of fruitless hours in the hot sun with my thumb out and insects all around me. I am rapidly losing heart, when a battered red pickup almost runs me off the road as it stops. A First Nation guy with a baseball cap, black shades and stubble opens the door, and I get in. This, it turns out, was a mistake. We set off, and his first words to me are "Got any beer?" "No." I reply. "Anything to smoke?" "Tobacco?" This gets the thumbs up, so I roll him a ciggy. But I am already aware of a problem ... read more
chilled out for a while here...
Mountain goats
Liard Hot Springs

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse June 24th 2009

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