View from the King's Throne trail

Two in One Day: Hikes in the Kluane National Park and Reserve

Kluane National Park and Reserve As you drive towards Haines Junction, the distant breathtaking mountain vista of the Kluane National Park and Reserve greets you. The 22 000 square kilometre Kluane National Park and Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home to the highest peak in Canada, Mount Logan, the St. Elias…

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…

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…

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.