Road Trip: Haines Junction to Haines

Set against a spectacular backdrop of mountain peaks, the village of Haines Junction is a great jumping point to the Kluane National Park and Reserve or Alaska via the Yukon. Your first stop should be the First Nation Da Kų “Our House” Cultural Centre. We particularly enjoyed an oversize floor map in the Da Kų centre…

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 architectural 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…

2015 was Awesome, 2016 will be Amazing!

2015 was awesome! Here’s a look back at the calendar. January: January 2015 started unusually warm. Here we are celebrating fireside, taking shelter from the drizzling rain under an upturned canoe in Wakefield, Quebec. February: The temperature quickly turned frigid, breaking cold weather records in the region and we went north to Québec City for the…