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24 Hours in Skagway: Beyond Broadway

Our arrival to Skagway coincided with a non-cruise ship day. It was dead quiet in town. The timing provided an opportunity to admire the historical buildings and architecture details of the gold rush town. The next day we witnessed the mass of tourists descend from the dockyard towards Broadway Street, a perfectly manicured movie set of…

Emerald Lake Panorama

On the Klondike Trail: Whitehorse to Skagway

Pictures and panoramas can’t capture the grandeur of the Yukon landscape. It is an ambitious task. Like many first time Easterners, our trip from Whitehorse to Skagway along the Klondike Highway takes longer than the two-hour and 45-minute drive. We often break to admire the views! Today’s pace is ‘discovery and recovery’ from yesterday’s paddling…

Rock Glacier Trail, Yukon Territory

Postcard of the Week: Rock Glacier Rock Cairn

Rock Glaciers: moving masses of rocks (instead of ice) slowly descending a mountain. The Rock Glacier Trail is a short and informative interpretive walk in the Kluane National Park and Reserve. The trail starts along a boardwalk and moderately climbs to views of Dezadeash Lake and the surrounding valley.

Enjoying the view

On the Klondike Trail: Paddling the Yukon River

It was meant to be an 8-month work contract, but she’s fallen under the spell of the Canadian North and is now calling Yukon home. Her sister has joined her for the summer, so of course, we had to visit. After a long flight, we arrive in Whitehorse at 11 pm to bright twilight. Natasha,…