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Category: Yukon

Whitehorse to Calgary

The journey back down the Alaska Highway from Whitehorse to Calgary wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be;…

Miles Canyon and Canyon City

One of the most treacherous areas on the Yukon River runs through Miles Canyon, an 8km long death trap. Here…

The Yukon Brewery

A trip into Whitehorse is not complete until you have done a tour of the Yukon Brewery (or so we…

The S.S. Klondike

Parks Canada has converted the largest sternwheeler to work the Yukon River into a National Park. It is located on…

Whitehorse

Whitehorse, 2339 km from Calgary As the story goes, Whitehorse is named after the violent rapids of the Yukon River….

Watson Lake

Watson Lake, 1886 km from Calgary The next and last stop on the journey to Whitehorse was the town of…

Liard Hotsprings

Liard Hotsprings, 1647 km from Calgary About three hours north of Fort Nelson on the Alaska Highway is one of…

Fort Nelson

Fort Nelson, 1361 km from Calgary. Fort Nelson is this lovely little redneck town that is famous for being the…

The Alaska Highway

Begins at Dawson Creek, 882 km from Calgary. The Alaska Highway has a bit of an interesting history and is…

From Calgary to Edmonton

Edmonton, 294 km from Calgary. Our plan for the long weekend is to drive to Whitehorse to see our friends…

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