Blogs from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, North America - page 9


North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse June 20th 2009

As I previously said, when I left Dawson I wanted to start heading for home in the most direct way. I headed down from Dawson to Whitehorse, where I got back on the Alaska Highway. I ended up putting on over 400 miles and camping on Teslin lake in the Yukon. I was back driving through the Northern Rockies, which is a very beautiful, remote area. It is chock full of mountian goats, bears and moose. Having gone through the Northern Rockies on my way north, I kept thinking these are the Grandpa mountains of the Rockie Mountain Range. They must be older than their southern brethren. They are a little more slope shouldered, yet still a beautiful area with gorgeous lakes between the mountains. The driving is very winding and narrow with big drops on ... read more
Wild Bison

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse June 18th 2009

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North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse June 9th 2009

We got on the road at 8:30, with about 650 km ahead of us. We were still playing catch up from the whole tire fiasco in Grande Prairie. We had fallen about 80 km short of our intended destination of Liard River provincial park and their hot springs. So the first order of business was to stop at Liard and have a quick soak in the sulphur spring pool. There are 2 pools there and depending which one you go to, and where you sit in it, the water temperature ranges from 40 to 65 C. These are completely natural pools around which the province has built a nice boardwalk and locker room facilities. They also have benches in the pool to allow visitors to sit and enjoy the soothing effects of the water. We stayed ... read more
Liard River Hot Springs
Tom & Nolan from Florida

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse June 9th 2009

We spent the last couple of days in Atlin. A Historic Gold Rush town, right on the water. We had the penthouse campsite. Right on the point, overlooking the bay. It was 75 miles of partially paved road. This keeps away most of the tourists. There weere several historic buildings from the early 1900's still in use. We were lucky enough to have dinner at the new, and only, restaurant in town. They had a Prime Rib special taht was some of the best Prime Rib that we have had in a long time. Then we went to a BlueGrass performance at the newly restored Globe Theater. Great musicians, harmony and very funny. We finished the night with a beer at the local tavern. A perfect evening! I am attaching a photo of the sunset at ... read more
Storm over Atlin

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse June 8th 2009

By the way, If you ever make this trip, I highly suggest you plan to bypass the town of Watson Lake. Suffice to say, it’s a dump. That opinion may be influenced by the hotel I stayed in and the lousy internet connection. I heard from Lucy about this and she enjoyed her stop here. After leaving Watson Lake, I stopped at a great place for breakfast, called Nugget City, with a pretty cool gift shop and a great café: the Wolf It Down Café. Thanks again to Bryan for loaning me his copy of “Milepost.” It is THE bible for travelers in the North, particularly the Alaska Highway. It has every possible thing in it, mile by mile. That’s how I decided to have breakfast at Nugget City. My next destination was Whitehorse, on the ... read more
Nisutlin Bay Bridge
Yukon River
The Klondike

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse May 26th 2009

Hello all, I STILL plan on doing a final trip summery and update as well I will be fixing the photos on this site, and making a movie out of all the video I took on my trip I have just been really busy lately and took a little break. I have uploaded 190 of my favorite pictures to flickr although I haven't had time to order them and add descriptions yet. My Flickr Account I will (hopefully soon) get everything done. ... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse March 31st 2009

Today is the final day of preparation, tomorrow I leave for Vancouver at 7am, and from there onto Shanghai. This being a geek trek getting all my gadgets charged and organized, Apps installed, and itunes play lists setup, is really my top priority for the day. When i setup my countdown timer on iGoogle it started at 180 days, I must admit part of me never expected to open up firefox and see it say "1" day, but it is finally here. Now all that's left to do is setup my out of office and watch the clock. ... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse March 25th 2009

HI, my name is Wil! I am from a small town community called Teslin (population 250ish) in Yukon, Canada. I am only 17 years of age and I am looking for any advice on travelling in South America. As soon as I learned about Machu Picchu, I said to myself that I had to visit Peru to see it with my own eyes. I love learning cultures and different religions. The Inca people are very simular to my culture when it comes to beliefs and ceremonies. To be honest, I do not have much ambition for school. In fact, I do not intend on continuing my education after high school. I am currently enrolled at FH Collins High in grade 11. There are three of us that want to travel, not only in Peru but ... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse August 26th 2008

Tuesday August 26 - Thursday August 28 We arrived in Whitehorse earlier than scheduled due to the flight from Dawson. We took a ride on the waterfront trolly, checked out the visitor center and the local museum. That evening we enjoyed the Frantic Follies. On Wednesday morning we visited a local animal reserve and that afternoon met our friend Charlene who treated us to a tour of Whitehorse. Winter comes early in the Yukon the first snow of the season has already frosted the higher elevations around Whitehorsee. That evening we gathered for our farewell dinner. We said goodbye to Sherrie Moon, our tour director and the members of our tour group. The next day we flew to Vancouver. Our tour of Alaska and the Yukon officially ends with a night at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport. ... read more
Dawson from the Air

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse August 21st 2008

There is relatively little to say about this next bit of the blog... i think the pictures are far more comprehensive. Ultimately We are heading to Alaska-- having driven for three days we should be arriving there on friday, early in the AM if all goes as planned. Aside from having to change the battery in my car, everything has been going really well and we are thankful for the lack of complications which do abound this far from modern civilization. For me personally this is beginning to take a turn in terms of personal significance due to the fact that I am now re-tracing the trip my family took when I was only three years old. As I see various landmarks, memories are rekindled and I feel a strange sense of familiarity as well as ... read more
Kootenay National Park, BC
Kootenay National Park, BC

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