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4 Arctic Hikes in Ivvavik National Park

For some of the prettiest, most pristine hiking of your life head to Ivvavik National Park in Canada's Yukon Territory, home to wild empty spaces and non-glaciated mountains. From the Imniarvik Base Camp there are a huge number of hiking opportunities, all on unmarked trails but with big vistas so it's easy to find your way. These are the four fabulous Arctic hikes our group did while staying in Ivvavik National Park. Sheep Slot Hike…

The Ivvavik National Park Base Camp Experience

Tucked into the northwest corner of the Yukon and sharing a border with Alaska sits Ivvavik National Park - the first Canadian national park directly formed as a result of an aboriginal land claim settlement. It's a magnificent part of Canada that only about 100 people experience every year. This year I was one of those lucky 100. Getting to Ivvavik National Park Ivvavik National Park isn't easy to get to. On the first day…

The White Pass Yukon Route Railroad Experience

If you have a day in Whitehorse, one of the must do activities is to ride the White Pass Yukon Route Railroad (WP & YR), a narrow gauge railway that runs from Skagway, Alaska to Carcross, Yukon Territory. It's one of the most scenic train trips I've ever done.  The WP & YR was built in 1898 in just 26 months during the Klondike Gold Rush. The railway, an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, shares…

Herschel Island: A Must Do Day Trip From Inuvik

Herschel Island - Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park is not a place many people ever visit. With a location in the Bering Sea, five kilometres off the coast of the Yukon, and a 90 minute Twin Otter flight from Inuvik - the closest city of any size, it's not what you would call an easy place to get to. Also Lady Luck needs to be on your side as both the island and Inuvik can be shrouded…

9 Reasons why you Should Visit Whitehorse in Winter

Who ventures up to the Yukon Territory in the dead of winter? Do you have to be half-baked to visit? View of Whitehorse flying into the airport From my experience on a five day trip to Whitehorse in early March of last year (which I appreciate is hardly the dead of winter) I can tell you with certainty that not only is it an awesome destination but there is a heck of a lot to…

Why You Need to Go on a Winter Holiday in the Yukon

The Yukon is a place of magic in the winter and a unique and unforgettable holiday destination. In a drama-filled landscape you can experience a host of guided winter activities that range from easy to adventurous. Throw in the warmth of the northern people and the great vibe you'll feel the minute you arrive in the Yukon and there's little doubt you'll leave the Yukon with a lifetime of memories. Why You Need to Go on a Winter Holiday in the…

Mush Like a Local: Dogsledding in the Yukon

Have you ever heard 100 plus dogs all barking at once? That's how we were greeted as we drove into Muktuk Adventures, deep in the woods about a 30 minute drive northwest of Whitehorse. We had come for a full day of dogsledding in the Yukon on the Takhini River and hoped to mush like a local by the end of the adventure. History of Muktuk Adventures Muktuk Adventures is owned and run by Frank…

Bonanza in the Sky: Yukon’s Astonishing Aurora Borealis

It's hard to describe what the Aurora Borealis does to you.  Of course the aurora is both beautiful and magical and will stir your soul in a way few things can. Likely you will thank the universe or perhaps even God for intervening and showing you the beauty of a dancing night sky. If you see them you might clap, scream or even cry. Descriptions and photos will never capture what you see - or what you feel. You have to…

Big, Bold & Beautiful: Kluane National Park From the Air

Yukon's Kluane National Park offers visitors one of the most stunning and unspoiled mountain landscapes in North America. Along with neighbouring Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska, the two parks are home to the world's largest non-polar icefields as well as some of the world's longest and most impressive glaciers. Seventeen of Canada's highest 20 peaks can be found in Kluane National Park, including Mount Logan, the highest of them all at…

26 Fun, Interesting and Useful Facts About Whitehorse, The Yukon

I've been to Whitehorse three times - always on the way to grand outdoor adventures. Although there are plenty of outdoor activities in the immediate vicinity of Whitehorse, beautiful Kluane National Park is an easy drive away as is Skagway, Alaska and the start of the famous Chilkoot Trail. Should you be lucky enough to visit here are 26 fun, interesting and potentially useful facts about the city of Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory. Whitehorse…

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