Ghosts of the Alaska Highway

Old machinery, Alaska Highway

One of the best parts of travel is being surprised by little-known gems along the way. Such was the case when we stopped at Discovery Yukon Lodgings along the Alaska Highway in Yukon, home to a large RV park, campground, and picture-perfect log cabins. This is an especially scenic section of the highway, adjoining the Kluane Wildlife Sanctuary and a short drive to Beaver Creek,… Read moreGhosts of the Alaska Highway

Dawson City an Icon of Canada

Dawson City, Yukon

Dawson City is a fundamental part of the Canadian psyche. Just think of the North and this icon of the Klondike Gold Rush springs to mind. In the late 1800s, it seemed that the entire world was stampeding to the Yukon, where fortunes were both made and lost. Almost overnight, Dawson City became the largest Canadian city west of Winnipeg, complete with larger-than-life characters, and… Read moreDawson City an Icon of Canada

18 Favourite New Landscape Photos from 2018

Kaskawulsh Glacier, Kluane National Park, Yukon

In 2018 we were fortunate to get to some fantastic places for landscape photography. Namibia was definitely a highlight, especially the incredibly reddish-orange dunes of Namib-Naukluft National Park and the fairytale rock formations of Spitzkoppe. Just as compelling was Kluane National Park in Yukon, and in particular flying over the awesome Kaskawulsh Glacier. The Sumidero Canyon in Chiapas, Mexico offered some marvellous wild landscapes, both… Read more18 Favourite New Landscape Photos from 2018

Where to Stay When Visiting Yukon’s Kluane National Park and Area

log cabin, Yukon

Spectacular Kluane National Park in Yukon differs from many Canadian national parks in that there is no accommodation in the park itself, other than one campground at Kathleen Lake. However, highways skirt the eastern edge of the park, where small communities, lodges, and campgrounds cater to visitors. Haines Junction, less than a two-hour drive west of Whitehorse, is the main service centre for the park…. Read moreWhere to Stay When Visiting Yukon’s Kluane National Park and Area

Easy Day Hikes in Yukon’s Kluane National Park

hiking trail, Kluane National Park, Yukon

Sprawling across south-western Yukon, Kluane National Park has some of Canada’s most spectacular hikes. The park is home to the world’s largest ice fields outside the polar regions and many of Canada’s tallest mountains, including the Big Daddy of them all – Mount Logan – the country’s highest at 5,959 metres. Add wild rivers, glaciers galore, and abundant wildlife, and it’s easy to see why… Read moreEasy Day Hikes in Yukon’s Kluane National Park