Exploring the Yukon
The Yukon, the north of Canada….A place that people don’t know much about due to its isolation far from any major Canadian center. I did not know much about it either to be terribly honest; the Klondike Goldrush and untapped wilderness are things I would associate with the Yukon. The largest city, Whitehorse, contains only 28,000 people (34,000) in all of the Yukon. So, exploring the Yukon for the first time has been filled with wilderness and, obviously, very few people. Even though it is getting closer to tourist season there is a marginal increase in traffic when you compare it to anywhere down in Southern BC.
Once we finally found a place to live we were ready to explore out new backyard, and we quickly realized it is nearly endless. It doesn’t matter which direction you go, whether it is towards Carcross, north to the iconic Dawson city, or west to
Kluane National Park, you will be astounded with the geographic and the serenity that the north can only deliver. The months ahead will be filled with excursion all across the Yukon and Alaska. Here’s to exploration in the frontier!
The beautiful Emerald Lake just north of Carcross. The intense green colour is created by white deposits of marl, a mixture of clay and calcium carbonate.